Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ritchie Oulton Seath

In memory of:

Coder Ritchie Oulton Seath

October 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

V/23611

Age:

24

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Division:

H.M.C.S. Skeena

Additional Information


Son of Andrew Whitton Seath and Josephine Mintzer Seath, of St. Lambert, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 439 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

C49. 33.

Location:

Reykjavik is in the south-western part of the island and the REYKJAVIK (FOSSVOGUR)CEMETERY lies south of the town on the road to Hafnarfjordur.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Coder RITCHIE OULTON SEATH was one of 15 sailors who died when a sudden night gale drove the destroyer HMCS Skeena ashore on Videy Island, two miles off Reykjavik Iceland, in the late evening/early morning of October  24-25, 1944.  

This list contains 14 names.  The name of Leading Seaman JOSEPH FREDERIC ANDRE BLAIS is missing from this list, which was published in the Globe and Mail, November 18, 1944.
  • HMCS Skeena
  • Newspaper Clipping – Details of the loss of HMCS Skeena on October 25, 1944 were only made public in May 1945. Newspaper Clipping from the Globe and Mail May 17, 1945
  • Newspaper Clipping – Details of the loss of HMCS Skeena on October 25, 1944 were only made public in May 1945.  Newspaper Clipping from the Hamilton Spectator, May 16, 1945.  Part 1
  • Newspaper Clipping – Details of the loss of HMCS Skeena on October 25, 1944 were only made public in May 1945.  Newspaper Clipping from the Hamilton Spectator, May 16, 1945.  Part 2
  • Memorial – This memorial is located in Iceland.
  • Memorial – This propellor that was salvaged from HMCS Skeena and it is dedicated in memory to fifteen Canadians who died while serving on the ship.
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker
  • Newspaper clipping – From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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