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Arnold Ashley Hibbard

 

Ordinary Seaman, V75031, RCNVR

 

Born:  26 Jan 1926, Sweetsburg, Quebec          Died: 24 Nov 1944 at sea

 

HIBBARD, Arnold Ashley, OS, V75031, RCNVR, MPK - 24 Nov 1944, HMCS SHAWINIGAN - son of Eric Arnold and Cathleen Prudence Hibbard, of Grand'Mere, QC.

 

Ordinary Seaman Arnold Ashley Hibbard, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hibbard, Grand'Mere, Québec, was reported missing in the sinking of H.M.C.S. Shawinigan, in the North Atlantic. He received his educated at Lachine, Sherbrooke and Grand'Mere high School, Québec, and joined the naval service in Québec City in November, 1943. Besides his parents - his father is the manager of the Bank of Montréal at Grand'Mere - he is also survived by a brother Eric Dale.

 

Book of Remembrance entry

 

Ships served in:

HMCS MONTCALM

HMCS SCOTIAN

HMCS SHAWINIGAN - Drafted to Shawinigan 30 Aug 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

 

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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Training and Active Service record  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Casualty Report  (6) Memo stating that OS Hibbard is missing, presumed dead  (7) Newspaper article on the death of OS Hibbard

 

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