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Donald St Clair Bowser


Able Seaman, A5207, RCNR


Born: 13 Jun 1918, Pleasant Point, Halifax Co., NS


Died: 11 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BOWSER, Donald St Clair, AB, A5207, RCNR, DOW - 11 Sep 1942, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Son of Frederick L. and Gladys Bowser, of Point Pleasant, NS; husband of Pearl Bowser, of Ostrea Lake, NS


AB Bowser died on the morning of September 11th, 1942, about three or four hours after the Charlottetown was hit. He had sustained serious internal injuries as a result of the underwater explosion. He was brought on board the rescue ship and attended by the Charlottetown's Sick Berth Attendant, himself wounded. He died as a result of an internal hemorrhage and shock while still at sea.


Ships served in:

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Drafted to Charlottetown 12 Dec 1941 as an AB, RCNR


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Report of Death  (4) Article on the death of AB Bowser - The Halifax Mail, Sat., 29 Sep 1942



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