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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


George Howard Currie


Supply Assistant, V25263, RCNVR


Born: 24 Jun 1917, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 22 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CURRIE, George Howard, SA, V25263, RCNVR, killed - 22 Aug 1944, HMS NABOB - son of Noble Howard Currie and Viola M. Currie, of Halifax, NS.


SA Curried died when his ship, HMS NABOB, was hit by a torpedo from U-354 which resulted in the loss of 21 of NABOB'S crew. NABOB made it back to port but was never repaired. She was later paid off and sold for scrap.


George Currie is buried in the Douglas Bank Cemetery, Dunfermline, Fire, Scotland.


Ships served in:

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 04 May 1940 - 01 Jun 1941 as a VA (prob), RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Served in Venture 20 Jun 1941 - 02 Apr 1942 as a VA, RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE II / VENTURE - Served in Venture  II - 02 Apr 1942 - 18 Dec 1943 as a SA, RCNVR.

HMS NABOB - Drafted to Nabob 18 Dec 1943 as a SA, RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service records  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Report of Death  (6) Temporary grave marker for SA Currie



Second World War Casualty Index