They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Stanley George Strickland


Able Seaman, A1657, RCNR


Born: 18 Sep 1921, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 01 Dec 1940 at sea


Book of Remembrance


STRICKLAND, Stanley George, AB, A1657, RCNR, killed - 01 Dec 1940, HMCS SAGUENAY - Son of Cecil and Maria Strickland, of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.


AB Strickland was killed when HMCS SAGUENAY, while escorting convoy HG.47, was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Argo 300 miles west of Ireland. With her bows wrecked and 21 dead, SAGUENAY made Barrow-in-Furness largely under her own power, and was under repairs until 22 May 1941. His body was recovered and he was buried in Barrow, Lancashire, England on 14 Dec 1940.


Able Seaman Stanley George Strickland was born at Halifax, N.S., on September 18, 1921. George Strickland was educated at St. James High School at Channell, Newfoundland, where he had resided prior to joining the service. He was reported December 09, 1940, as "Missing, presumed killed in Action." Able Seaman Strickland was a member of the crew of the gallantly-fated ship HMCS SAGUENAY, which was torpedoed while engaging a submarine in the Eastern Atlantic. He lost his life together with some twenty-one other ratings who at that time were reported missing, and eighteen other who were wounded. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Maria Strickland of Channell, Port-Aux-Basque, Newfoundland


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 20 May 1940 as an AB, RCNR

HMCS SAGUENAY - Drafted to SAGUENAY 26 Jun 1940 as an AB, RCNR





(SS01-SS02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(SS03) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index