For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Harry Clifford Blinch


Able Seaman, 4265, RCN


Born:  12 Oct 1922, Riverhurst, Saskatchewan          Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


BLINCH, Harry Clifford, AB, 4265, RCN, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gerner Blinch, Abbotsford, BC.


The province of British Columbia honoured Able Seaman Harry Clifford Blinch by naming Blinch Lake in his honour.


Book of Remembrance entry


Ships served in:

HMCS ST FRANCIS - Served in St Francis 04 Sep 1941 - 02 Feb 1942 as an OS, RCN

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to Athabaskan 04 Feb 1943 as an AB, RCN


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Casualty Report  (6) Letter to AB Blinch's father informing him that his son is missing, presumed dead



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