In memory of

Ordinary Seaman

Arthur Roland Stinchcombe

who died on 1 May 1941

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service Navy
  Unit SS Nerissa
  Rank Ordinary Seaman
  Service number 3589
  Date of death 19410501
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  3589 Telegraphist (SS Nerissa) (Arthur) Roland Stinchcombe (b.1920) of Regina was KIA 19410501 and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. The Nerissa was based at Hamilton, Bermuda, and was sunk by U552 west of Ireland. Stinchcombe enlisted in 14 Field Co., Royal Canadian Engineers, at Regina on the outbreak of the war and transferred to the Navy at Esquimalt, British Columbia, four months later. He was the son of Arthur and Rosella Stinchcombe (who later moved to Long Branch, Toronto, Ontario) and attended Central collegiate. Roland's brother Milburn Roger also served overseas.

GR Craig also served on Nerissa and FG Harrison was one of her passengers.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
Central collegiate
  Geo-memorial Stinchcombe Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.3833°N / 105.4°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74A6
  Geo-memorial details North of Nagle Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19200820
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19390905
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation student
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