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Harold Irving Chizy 


Sick Berth Attendant, V51974, RCNVR


Born: date / place          Died: 22 Aug 1944 at sea


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CHIZY, Harold Irving, SBA, V51974, RCNVR, killed - 22 Aug 1944, HMS NABOB - son of Abraham and Michla Chizy, of Montreal, QC.


SBA Harold Irving Chizy, V51974, RCNVR, of Montreal, was killed in action on 22 Aug 1994, on board HMS Nabob, a Canadian-manned aircraft carrier which was torpedoed off North Cape, Norway. He was buried in Douglas Bank Cemetery, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, in the presence of Vice-Admiral P.W. Nelles, RCN. SBA Chizy was the son of Abraham Chizy of 4883 Clark St., Montreal. He was born in 1924 in Wysock, Poland, and was educated at Mount Royal Public School, Strathearn High School, Commercial High School and McGill University. He attended the Talmud Torah. He was a member of the Y.M.H.A., where a memorial trophy bearing his name is annually awarded to the most outstanding club in the Senior Division. He was an accountant before his enlistment. (extract from CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties, compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.)


Ships served in:


HMCS DIGBY - Served in Digby 13 Oct 1943 - 08 Jun 1944 as an SBA, RCNVR

HMS NABOB - Drafted to Nabob 08 Aug 1944 as an SBA, RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service record  (3-4) Summary of Service  (5) Report of Death  (6) Letter to SBA Chizy's mother informing her of the details of the torpedoing of HMS Nabob and her son's death


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