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Harold John Hurd


Leading Sick Berth Attendant, V35998, RCNVR


Born:  14 Aug 1916, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 24 Nov 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


HURD, Harold John, L/SBA, V35998, RCNVR, MPK - 24 Nov 1944, HMCS SHAWINIGAN - son of Harold Henry and Rhoda Ellen Hurd; husband of Olga Hurd, all of Toronto, ON.


Leading Sick Bay Attendant Harold John Hurd, 23, had served three years in the navy. Because of his knowledge of first-aid he was assigned to medical duties at the outset. He is the husband of Mrs. Olga Hurd, 8 East Rd., Birch Cliff, and father of Charlene, 3, and Gerald, 2. Born in Toronto, he attended Birch Cliff public School and Scarboro Collegiate, and was active in sports. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hurd, 92 lakeside Ave., Birch Cliff. A younger brother, Charles, is serving in the navy, while three other brothers, Cedric, Dick and Burt, and a sister, Eleanor, are in Toronto.


Ships served in


HMCS SHAWINIGAN - Drafted to Shawinigan 29 Aug 1944 as a L/SBA, RCNVR


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(1) Portrait of L/SBA Hurd  (2) Certificate of Service  (3) Training and Active Service record  (4-5) Service Summary


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(6) Casualty report  (7) Letter to L/SBA's wife on the details of the loss of HMCS Shawinigan and her husband  (8) Letter stating L/SBA Hurd is missing, presumed dead



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