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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Nelson Murray Galloway


Able Seaman, RCN


Born: 07 Jul 1950, Vancouver, British Columbia


Died: 23 Oct 1969 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GALLOWAY, Nelson Murray, AB, RCN, died- 23 Oct 1969, HMCS KOOTENAY - Son of Dave and Elizabeth Galloway of Hamilton, ON; brother of Linda Galloway of Peterborough, ON.


AB Nelson Galloway joined the RCN 17 Jun 1968 in Hamilton, ON.  He was one of nine sailors who died as a result of a gearbox explosion and fire aboard HMCS Kootenay. AB Galloway is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery Surrey, United Kingdom, Canadian Annexe, Row A, Grave 3.


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AB Nelson Galloway's headstone at the Brookwood Military Cemetery


Headstones for graves of Kootenay and Nipigon casualties in the Brookwood Military Cemetery


Naming Certificate naming Galloway Lake, Ontario in honour of AB Nelson Galloway

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In Service of Canada - RCN Peacetime Casualty Index