For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


William Robert Park


Able Seaman Anti-Aircraft Gunner 3rd Class, V48704, RCNVR


Born:  24 Mar 1924 , Hamilton, Ontario


Died: 14 Feb 1945, Ostend, Belgium


Book of Remembrance


PARK, William Robert, AB, V48704, RCNVR, MPK - 14 Feb 1945, MTB 465 - son of Haydn Augustus and Gladys Park, Hamilton, ON. AB Park is missing, presumed killed after an accidental explosion on a motor torpedo boat in Belgium; his body was never recovered.


Ships served in:


HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY 10 Jul 1943 - 16 Jul 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

MTB 465


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(1) Newspaper article on the death of AB Park

(2) Certificate of Service

(3) Naval Training and Active Service record

(4) Report of Death

(5) Letter to AB Parks mother on the details surrounding his death



Second World War Casualty Index