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SMN Daniel Joseph McVeigh
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1915
Barrie
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jan. 14, 1945
Colombo, Sri Lanka

2nd Radio Officer, CMM Noranda Park, 175592, Merchant Navy (ID cert. 36134)

2nd Radio Officer Daniel Joseph McVEIGH died of smallpox in hospital at Columbo, Sri Lanka on January 14, 1945. He was 29 years of age. The ship's log of the Noranda Park shows that Daniel McVeigh was in sick bay suffering from fever at sea off Columbo on Jan. 9, 1945. On Jan. 13 he was transported to hospital in Columbo where he was diagnosed with smallpox; he died the following evening and is buried in Sri Lanka. The entire ship's crew was then vaccinated against smallpox.

Son of Daniel E. McVeigh and Annie Skelton McVeigh of Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.

R/O2 McVeigh is commemmorated on page 191 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance in the chapel of the Peace Tower, The Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada.


Remembered on the family gravestone in Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Emmett McVeigh (1874 - 1951)
  Annie I. Skelton McVeigh (1879 - 1950)
 
 Siblings:
  Emmett Thomas McVeigh (1904 - 1977)*
  Anne Catherine McVeigh (1905 - 1920)*
  Joseph Daniel McVeigh (1915 - 1945)*
  Daniel Joseph McVeigh (1915 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: [Not listed in the CWGC cemeteries, because those who died during WWII in service with the Merchant Navy were not officially recogized for many years as being war casualties]
 
Burial:
Colombo (Borella Kanattha) Cemetery
Colombo
Western, Sri Lanka
 
Created by: ohSunnyOne
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61465286
SMN Daniel Joseph McVeigh
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For Duty -- we salute them; For Valour -- we honour them; For Sacrifice -- we remember them.
- Beth, from Barrie Canada
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010

- ohSunnyOne
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
 
 
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