Albert Edward Forward

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Albert Edward Forward

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1941

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Albert Edward Forward was born at Pleasant Ridge, NB, on 2 May 1918 to his parents, Ethel and James Forward. Prior to enlisting, Albert worked as a mechanic in the City of Saint John. Albert had a younger brother, Elmo, and two sisters, Evelyn and Elanor. Albert joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Saint John on 23 April 1936, he was assigned to the HMCS Stadcona. Unfortunately , Albert would be discharged on 10 June 1937 for 'non-attendance at drills.' When the Second World War broke out, Albert reenlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserves on 25 January 1940. He was an Able Seaman and he served with the Navy until his death. Albert was on shore leave in London when a heavy German Bombing hit the city. He was at the Victoria League Hotel, Albert was killed during that bombing raid, 16 April 1941. He was buried with full Naval Honours at the Gilighan Cemetery, Kent, England, Grave 1283.

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