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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Michael Alan Hardy


Able Seaman, 58548-H, RCN


Born: 22 Jul 1948, Sarnia, Ontario


Died: 23 Oct 1969 at sea


Book of Remembrance


HARDY, Michael Alan, AB, 58548-H, RCN, died - 23 Oct 1969, HMCS KOOTENAY - Son of Alan and Helen (nee Dunford) of Sarnia, ON.; brother of Linda and Debra; husband of Sandra Faye (nee Edward) Hardy of Dartmouth, NS.


AB Michael Hardy joined the RCN on 30 Jul 1965 in London, ON.  He was one of nine sailors who died as a result of a gearbox explosion and fire aboard HMCS Kootenay. AB Hardy is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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Headstone of AB Michael Hardy at the Brookwood Military Cemetery


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


Naming Certificate naming Hardy Lake, Ontario in honour of AB Michael Hardy

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In Service of Canada - RCN Peacetime Casualty Index