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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Earl Irwin Fralick


Able Seaman, V31885, RCNVR


Born: 01 Jan 1922, Port Dufferin, Nova Scotia


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


FRALICK, Earl Irwin AB, V31885, RCNVR MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - Son of Charles Irwin Fralick and Mary Ada Fralick, of Port Dufferin, Nova Scotia.


AB Fralickdied when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944.


Earl's father, Charles Irving (Irvin/Irwin) Fralick was born in Hacketts Cove, NS; his mother Mary Ada (née Westhaver) Fralick was born in Sheet Harbour Passage, NS. Both are buried in the Port Dufferin Cemetery. Charles Fralick was a WW2 Army veteran. Earl's brother Edward served overseas during WW2 with the Canadian Army.  Edward died in 2008. (researched by George Newbury)


Ships served in:

HALIFAX DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 25 Mar 1942

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 22 Apr 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

NOIC SYDNEY - Drafted to NOIC SYDNEY 28 Apr 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 16 Jul 1942 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 08 Sep 1942 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 12 Dec 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 22 Apr 1943




(EF01) AB Fralick reported missing - Halifax Mail 23 May 1944

(EF02) Documents from the Service File of Earl Fralick



Second World War Casualty Index