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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Harold Irving Chizy 


Sick Berth Attendant, V51974, RCNVR


Born: 31 Aug 1924, Wysock (Wisock), Poland


Died: 22 Aug 1944 at sea


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CHIZY, Harold Irving, SBA, V51974, RCNVR, killed - 22 Aug 1944, HMS NABOB - son of Abraham and Michla Chizy, of Montreal, QC.


SBA Chizy died when his ship, HMS NABOB, was hit by a torpedo from U-354 which resulted in the loss of 21 of NABOB'S crew. NABOB made it back to port but was never repaired. She was later paid off and sold for scrap.


SBA Harold Irving Chizy, V51974, RCNVR, of Montreal, was killed in action on 22 Aug 1994, on board HMS Nabob, a Canadian-manned aircraft carrier which was torpedoed off North Cape, Norway. He was buried in Douglas Bank Cemetery, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, in the presence of Vice-Admiral P.W. Nelles, RCN. SBA Chizy was the son of Abraham Chizy of 4883 Clark St., Montreal. He was born in 1924 in Wysock, Poland, and was educated at Mount Royal Public School, Strathearn High School, Commercial High School and McGill University. He attended the Talmud Torah. He was a member of the Y.M.H.A., where a memorial trophy bearing his name is annually awarded to the most outstanding club in the Senior Division. He was an accountant before his enlistment. (extract from CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties, compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.)


Ships served in:


HMCS DIGBY - Served in Digby 13 Oct 1943 - 08 Jun 1944 as an SBA, RCNVR

HMS NABOB - Drafted to Nabob 08 Aug 1944 as an SBA, RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service record  (3-4) Summary of Service  (5) Report of Death  (6) Letter to SBA Chizy's mother informing her of the details of the torpedoing of HMS Nabob and her son's death



Second World War Casualty Index