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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Donald Alexander Bell


Stoker 1st Class, V53224, RCNVR


Born:  03 Dec 1923, Peterborough, Ontario


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BELL, Donald Alexander, Sto 1c, V53224, RCNVR, killed - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of Ernest and Catherine Bell, of London, Ontario. 


Stoker Bell 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. 


Ships served in:

HMCS PREVOST - Enlisted 23 Jan 1943.  Commenced Active Service 12 Feb 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 20 Apr 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 12 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 28 Aug 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Oct 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of Donald Bell



Second World War Casualty Index