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Eric George Harman, CD

 

Petty Officer 1st Class, RCN

 

Born: 18 Feb 1927, Winnipeg, Manitoba          Died: 23 Oct 1969 at sea

 

HARMAN, Eric George CD, PO1, H30595, RCN, died - 23 Oct 1969, HMCS KOOTENAY - Petty Officer Harman was one of nine sailors who died as a result of a gearbox explosion and fire aboard HMCS Kootenay. He was the son of Harold William and Anne Sophia Harman of Vancouver, BC. Husband of Mary Eileen (Nee Omand) Harman and father of Anne, Eric, Darlene, Franklin, Susan and Shawn Harman of Dartmouth, NS. He enlisted in the RCN on 13 Dec 1945

 

Awards and decorations: War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Forces Decoration, Canadian Centennial Medal

 

Naming of Harman Lake:  The province of Manitoba has a program of naming geographical features in the Province after members of the Canadian Forces who were killed on duty with the military. Harman Lake has been named in honour of PO Eric George Harman who died on 23 Oct 1969 on HMCS Kootenay.  Harman Lake is located at 57 04 23 latitude / 101 34 20 longitude approximately 45 kilometres north-west of Leaf Rapids. Harman Lake is approximately 20 kilometres west of Crabbe Island.

 

Book of Remembrance entry

 

Ships served in:

HMCS KOOTENAY

 

Commemorative Name Certificate

 

Harman Lake, Manitoba was named after Petty Office Harman on 26 Sep 2018

 

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