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Gordon Joseph Harrington


Cook (Seamen), V25405, RCNVR


Born: 04 Feb 1912, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 14 Jul 1941, St. Lucia, British West Indies


Book of Remembrance


HARRINGTON, Gordon Joseph, Cook, V25405, RCNVR, died - 14 Jul 1941, HMCS PRINCE DAVID - son of Edward and Mary Bell Harrington. Brother of Elizabeth and grandson of Mary Harrington.


Cook G. J. Harrington died at St. Lucia, British West Indies from accidental drowning while serving in HMCS Prince David. He is buried in the Choc Bay War Cemetery, St. Lucia, British West Indies.


Awards and Decorations: 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Medal and Clasp, War Medal.


Ships served in:

HMCS PRINCE DAVID - Drafted to Prince David 24 Dec 1940 as an Ass't Cook (S)(T), RCNVR.  Rated Cook (S) on 05 Mar 1941 


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service records  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index