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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


George Albert Armstrong


Able Seaman Quarter Rating 3rd Class, V12833, RCNVR


Born:  17 May 1919, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ARMSTRONG, George Albert, AB, V12833, RCNVR, killed - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of Guy and Emma Armstrong, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.


AB Armstrong died when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944. His body was recovered and he was buried in the Plouescat Communal Cemetery, Finistere, France.  He joined the Canadian Navy in June, 1941, was assigned to the ATHABASKAN before its launching, and had served on the ship continuously since. His sister Ethel is a private with the C.W.A.C. in Winnipeg.


Ships served in:

EDMONTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 29 Sep 1941. Commenced Active Service 01 Oct 1941

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 13 Jan 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AA LG 02 May 1942

HMCS NONSUCH - On divisional strength for Agricultural Leave - 21 May 1942 - 24 Jun 1942

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 26 Jun 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 20 Jul 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated QRIII 31 Aug 1942

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Sep 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 27 Oct 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated A/AB 05 Nov 1942

J.4234 - Drafted to J.4234 06 Jan 1943 as an A/AB, RCNVR

* Rated AB 05 Nov 1942

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 as an AB, RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of George Armstrong



Second World War Casualty Index