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The made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Roger Seymour Harris


Lieutenant Commander, O-31163, RCN


Born:  19 Jan 1924, Edmonton, Alberta


Died: 12 Dec 1959 at sea


Book of Remembrance


HARRIS, Roger Seymour, CD, LCdr, O-31163, RCN, died - 12 Dec 1959, HMCS BONAVENTURE - 880 Anti-Submarine Squadron - Son of Charles and Hilda Harris of Edmonton, Alberta. Husband of Geraldine Harris and father of Christopher and Geraldine Susan Harris of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He enlisted in the RCN 10 Mar 1943, Edmonton, AB. 


LCdr Harris died when the Tracker he was crew of crashed shortly after taking off from HMCS BONAVENTURE. His body was not recovered.


Awards and Decorations:  Canadian Forces Decoration, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, United Nation Service Medal


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In Service of Canada - RCN Peacetime Casualty Index