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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Paul Henri Aloys Chamberland


Able Seaman, V3677, RCNVR


Born:  26 Apr 1922, Thetford-Mines, Quebec


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CHAMBERLAND, Paul Henri Aloys, AB, V3677, RCNVR, killed - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of Fortunat and Emma Chamberland.


AB Chamberland 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:

QUEBEC DIVISION RCNVR -Enlisted 11 Nov 1940. Commenced Active Service 16 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 13 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NAPANEE - Drafted to NAPANEE 19 Sep 1941 as an OS RCNVR

HMCS AVALON - Drafted to Avalon 19 Mar 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NAPANEE - Drafted to NAPANEE 30 Mar 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 16 Jun 1942

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 29 Dec 1942 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 28 May 1943 as an AB, RCNVR






(HC01)AB Paul Chamberland

(HC02) Newspaper article on Paul-Henri Chamberland from a Quebec newspaper

(HC03) Letter from Mr. J. H. Oliver in England to Canadian authorities with a photo of the grave of AB Chamberland for forwarding to his family.

(HC04) Documents from the Service File of Paul Chamberland



Second World War Casualty Index