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Arthur Garfield Holmes


Able Seaman, V2527, RCNVR


Born: 26 Jul 1918, Saint John, New Brunswick


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


HOLMES, Arthur Garfield, AB, V2527, RCNVR MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - son of Isaiah Jacob and Ethel W. Holmes, of Saint John, New Brunswick.


Ships served in:

HMCS OTTER - Drafted to Otter 21 Dec 1940 as an OS, RCNVR. He survived the sinking of HMCS Otter on 26 Mar 1941.  He was an OS at the time of the sinking and was listed as living at 265 Chesley St., Saint John, NS.

GATE VESSEL - Served on a gate vessel out of Sydney and Gaspe from 13 May 1941 to 25 Oct 1941 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to Raccoon 26 Oct 1941 as an AB, RCNVR


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Report of Death



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