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Charles Daniel Devine


Petty Officer Writer, 40348, RCN


Born: 11 Oct 1906, Troy, New York, USA


Died: 19 Oct 1940, (near) Trois-Rivieres, Quebec


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DEVINE, Charles Daniel, PO Writer, 40348, RCN, killed 19 Oct 1940, HMCS STADACONA - Son of Ethel Devine, of Ottawa Ontario; husband of Isabelle B. Devine, of Halifax.


Born 11 Oct 1906, Petty Officer Devine was killed in an automobile accident on a Québec highway near Three Rivers, while returning to Halifax from a visit with his mother in Ottawa. Two motorists were arrested on drunken driving charges. 


Petty Officer Writer Charles Daniel Devine whose home was at 39 London Street, Halifax, leaves a widow and two daughters, Kathleen and Claire, age five. His home has been in Halifax for the last eight years and last June he was given the rank of Petty Officer Writer. He had been connected with the Leave and Transportation Office since the opening of war hostilities. He was well known in shipping and railway circles. The son of Mrs. D. A. Devine and the late Mr. Devine, a well-known building contractor in Ottawa, who died a year ago. Petty Officer Devine joined the navy eleven years ago at Esquimalt, B.C. He served most of his training on H.M.C.S. Saguenay, and was on her when the war commenced. As a naval rating he was at the Coronation of King George VI and at the unveiling of the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy, France. He was among the naval men commissioned to England to bring H.M.C.S. Restigouche to Halifax. He was a member of the Masonic Order. A Naval funeral was held at Cruiksbank Funeral Home to St. Mark's Anglican Church. Services will be performed by Rev. John Furlong naval chaplain and Rev. W. W. Clarkson pastor.


PO Devine is buried in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS.


Ships served in:

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in Saguenay 14 Jun 1934 - 30 Sep 1936 as a L/Wtr, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in Saguenay 21 May 1938 - 01 Jul 1938 as a L/Wtr, RCN

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche 02 Jul 1938 - 10 Oct 1938 as a L/Wtr, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in Saguenay 11 Oct 1938 - 31 Dec 1940 as a L/Wtr, RCN



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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Report of Death  (4) Article on death of PO Devine. Halifax Chronicle 21 Oct 1940. Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury  (5) Headstone of PO Devine at the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS


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(6-7) Newspaper articles on the death of PO Charles Devine



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