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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Moshein Irvine


Able Seaman, V90288, RCNVR


Able Seaman, V90288, RCN(R)


Born: 19 Oct 1926, Bassano, Alberta


Died: 21 Feb 1946, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Book of Remembrance


IRVINE, John Moshein, AB, V90822, RCN(R), died 21 Feb 1946, HMCS STADACONA (RCNH) - Son of Mitchell and Ida Irvine, of Calgary, AB.


Able Seaman Irvine died of tuberculous meningitis.


John Irvine - The death occurred Thursday evening in the Royal Canadian Naval Hospital, of John Irvine, whose home address was given as Calgary. He was 19 years of age. The funeral will be held from Cruikshank's Funeral Home, Robie Street, at 3 p.m. today, with interment being made in Fort Massey cemetery. (Halifax Herald, 23 Feb 1946 page 7 col 2)


Ships served in:

HMCS TECUMSEH - Enlisted 27 Jun 1944. Commenced Active Service 14 Aug 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS SHELBURNE - Drafted to SHELBURNE 28 Nov 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 13 Jan 1945 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ACADIA - Served in Acadia 31 Mar 1945 - 06 Apr 1945 as a OS, RCNVR while in training at HMCS CORNWALLISD

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 23 Jul 1945 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated A/AB 14 Aug 1945

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 27 Jan 1946 as an OS, RCN(R)

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 17 Feb 1946 as an OS, RCN(R)





(JI01) Documents from the Service File of John Irvine

(JI02) Headstone for AB John Irvine at the Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, NS


Death Registration

Source: Nova Scotia Public Archives



Second World War Casualty Index