George William Victor MilesLeading SeamanV/5504Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer ReserveH.M.C.S. Qu 'AppelleJanuary 12, 1921Montreal, QuebecApril 12, 1939March 23, 194423Halifax MemorialPanel 11Commemorated on page 394 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 24George Miles was the son of Victor G. Miles, and Nora Miles, of Verdun, Quebec, and husband of Mary Irene (Delaney) Miles, of Sydney, Nova Scotia.Ships served in:MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVRHMCS OTTAWA - Served in Ottawa 08 Apr 1940 - 03 May 1940 as an OS, RCNVRHMCS LYNX - Served in Lynx 21 Oct 1940 - 13 Nov 1940 as an AB, RCNVRISLANDER (Harbour Craft) - Served in Islander 24 May 1941 - 10 Jan 1942 as an AB, RCNVRHMCS LA MALBAIE - Served in La Malbaie 29 Apr 1942 - 22 Jul 1942 as an AB, RCNVRHMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in Athabaskan 04 Feb 1943 - 08 Oct 1943 as an AB, RCNVRHMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche 10 Nov 1943 - 23 Dec 1943 as an AB, RCNVRHMCS QU'APPELLE - Drafted to Qu'Appelle 08 Feb 1944 Leading Seaman Miles was lost overboard at sea from H.M.C.S. Qu 'Appelle at 7:10 am on Thursday, March 23, 1944. He was holding on to the life line lanyard on the port side of the upper deck with other members of the watch for the purpose of securing the scrambling net. A heavy sea struck the ship causing it to list heavily to the port side and the deck was completely submerged. Leading Seaman Miles and Petty Officer Jerome Garfield Dougherty were carried overboard. An extensive search was made without success.