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Name: Nethen Raymond Harrington Rank: Sapper Service No: F/21249 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Engineers Place of Birth: Melbourne, Yarmouth Co.,NS Date of Birth: November 7, 1923 Date of Enlistment: April 2, 1943 (Halifax NS) March 27, 1945 (Debert) Address at Enlistment: Lower Melbourne Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Complexion: Medium Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour: Brown Trade: Farmer Martial Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Helen Harrington (Mother) Lower Melbourne, Yarmouth NS Date of Death: November 1, 1945 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Pinkney’s Point (St. Raphael) Cemetery, NS Grave Site: Family Plot. Commemorated on page 522 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 4 The 49th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (Raymond N. on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Nethen Raymond Harrington was the son of John and Helen Harrington, of Lower Melbourne, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was the brother of Edward, Catherine, Marion, Nettie, Mabel, Violet, and Cecilia. The records show his original enrolment was at Halifax on April 2, 1943. He initially completed eighteen days of Basic Training at Yarmouth in May and June of 1943, and was attached to the PEI Highlanders on June 3, 1943. In August, he was granted agricultural leave from September 19, to October 16, 1943. In November of 1943 he was transferred to 26 General Pioneer Company, Royal Canadian Engineers and served in Debert, Dartmouth and Halifax in Nova Scotia. He attested for General Service on March 27, 1945 at Debert, NS. In November of 1945 Sapper Harrington was assigned to No. 6 Company Engineers Services and Works. He was killed on November 1, 1945 the result of a vehicle accident when a military truck, in which he was an occupant,went over a sixty-four foot embankment on the highway near Newport Corner, West Hants Co, NS. The military vehicle side-swiped a car at a curve before plunging over the embankment. Four members of the military were killed, (Sapper Peter Robichaud, New Brunswick; Sapper George Werner, Manitoba; Sapper Martin Chamberlain, New Brunswick; and Sapper Nethan Harrington, Nova Scotia) two escaped injury, and four others were injured. Occupants of the car were uninjured. Sapper Harrington was buried November 6, 1945 in the family plot at the Pinkney's Point (St. Raphael) Cemetery.
Nethen Raymond Harrington
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Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada Province of Nova Scotia Certificate of Registration of Death