For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


John E. Boothman


Stoker, V67609, RCNVR


Born:  02 Jul 1925, Clacton on Sea, England, UK


Died: 07 Sep 1970, Sudbury, Ontario


BOOTHMAN, John E. - In Memory of John E. Boothman - Born in England July 2, 1925, Died Sudbury, Ontario, September 7, 1970. Funeral from the Hulse and English Funeral Chapel, Thursday, September 10, 1970. Rev. M. McKinley Officiating. Final resting place, Victoria lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ont. 


Ships served in:



HMCS FRONTENAC - Served in Frontenac 23 Nov 1944 - 07 Jun 1945


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(1) Portrait of John Boothman  (2) John Boothman on a train bound for .....  (3) John and Betty Boothman on their wedding day  (4) Certificate of Service  (5) Naval Training and Active Service record  (6-8) C.N.S. 264  (9) On 19 May 1945, John Boothman volunteered for service in the Pacific theatre


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(10) Surrendered U-boats alongside an unknown frigate, Lisahalley, Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland  (11) Escort Carrier, HMS Pretoria Castle  (12) "Newfie Park"- John Boothman and Al at a park in Newfoundland  (Note:  Newfie Park has been identified as Bowring Park, St. John's. In 2011, the field gun was moved for repairs and then transferred to the Royal Artillery Park, Pleasantville, St. John's in 2011)  (13) John Boothman  (14) John Boothman  (15) Unknown corvette  (16) Unknown corvette


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(17) John Boothman (right) and Elmer  (18) John Boothman in front of unknown monument  (19) In Memoriam pamphlet for John Boothman


Photos and service information courtesy of Dave Boothman



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