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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Cameron Adams


Able Seaman Quarter Rating 3rd Class, V17001, RCNVR


Born:  06 Apr 1913, London, Ontario


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ADAMS, John Cameron, AB, V17001, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07 - husband of Ida Eileen Adams of London, ON.


He was the first to join the RCNVR London Division which was formed in August of 1938. He enlisted at HMCS PREVOST in London and served aboard the destroyer HMCS SKEENA. He was lost at sea, age 31, when the destroyer HMCS ATHABASKAN was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944.


Ships served in:

LONDON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 05 Apr 1939

HMCS STADACONA - Served in STADACONA 26 Jun 1939 - 08 Jul 1939 for annual training as an OS, RCNVR

LONDON DIVISION RCNVR - Commenced Active Service 08 Nov 1939

* Rated AB 05 Apr 1940

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 Apr 1940 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS SKEENA - Served in SKEENA 24 Apr 1940 - 01 Jun 1941 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 02 Jun 1941 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 28 Oct 1942 as an AB, RCNVR

* Rated QR III 22 Jan 1943

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 as an AB, RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of John Adams



Second World War Casualty Index