For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 

 

William Gordon deBalinhard

 

Able Seaman Steward, C.A.F. (Navy)

 

Died: 22 Sep 1971 at sea

 

AB deBalinhard was presumed drowned after falling overboard off HMCS PROVIDER while enroute from Hawaii to San Diego.  The search was called off after 9 hours.  His body was not recovered.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS PROVIDER

 

Article on the BOI of AB deBalinhard

From the Daily Colonist 02 Oct 1971

Courtesy of Steve Hutchings

 


 

Peacetime Casualties of the RCN - Index

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT