For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MILES, George William Victor, LS, V5504, RCNVR, MPK - 23 Mar 1944, HMCS QU'APPELLE - Son of Victor G. and of Nora Miles, Verdun, QC; husband of Mary Irene Miles, Sydney, NS.
Leading Seaman G. W. V. Miles was reported missing in action overseas according to the RCN, he was lost overboard at sea from the ship HMCS QU'APPELLE in which he was serving on, no body was recovered. He was standing in the company of another rating at the left hand corner of the superstructure on the quarter deck, when the ship took a heavy roll to port, and a large sea washed him overboard.
Ships served in:
HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA 08 Apr 1940 - 03 May 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS LYNX - Served in LYNX 21 Oct 1940 - 13 Nov 1940 as an AB, RCNVR
ISLANDER (Harbour Craft) - Served in ISLANDER 24 May 1941 - 10 Jan 1942 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS LA MALBAIE - Served in LA MALBAIE 29 Apr 1942 - 22 Jul 1942 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 - 08 Oct 1943 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE 10 Nov 1943 - 23 Dec 1943 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS QU'APPELLE - Drafted to QU'APPELLE 08 Feb 1944
(GM01-GM04) Certificates of Service
(GM05) Report of Death (GM06-GM07) Letters to LS Miles' widow