Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Raymond Craig

In memory of:

Able Seaman Henry Raymond Craig

July 18, 1945

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

V/63822

Age:

33

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Mentioned in Despatches (Posthumous) gazetted 1 January 1946. "For outstanding valour in the face of fire during magazine explosion at Halifax in July 1945. This rating was on duty at the south jetty when the first explosion occurred. He turned in the necessary alarm and then attempted to proceed to the scene to help extinguish the fire. He was killed by the ensuring explosion before he could reach the scene. His bravery and resource were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Canadian Naval Service."

Additional Information


Born:

September 28, 1911
Mosside, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 23, 1943
Windsor, Ontario

Husband of Glennis Hilda Craig, of Harrow, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 506 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COLCHESTER (MEMORIAL) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Grave 161.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– The Toronto Star, July 21, 1945, page 2

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