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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


The made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Charles William Connolly


Leading Cook (S), V2601, RCNVR


Born: 20 Jan 1907


Died: 22 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CONNOLLY, Charles William, L/Ck (S), V2601, RCNVR, killed- 22 Aug 1944, HMS NABOB - Son of Charles P. Connolly and Jenny Connolly, of Saint John, NB.


L/Cook Connolly 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.


L/Ck Connolly is buried in the Douglas Bank Cemetery, Dunfermline, Fire, Scotland.


Ships served in:


HMS NABOB - Drafted to Nabob 18 Dec 1943 as a L/Ck (S), RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service records  (3-4) Summary of Service  (5) Report of Death  (6) Letter to L/Ck Connolly's aunt informing her of details of the torpedoing of Nabob and the death of her nephew.



Second World War Casualty Index