They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LONG, Gordon Pierce, OS, V79998, RCNVR, MPK - 14 Feb 1945, 29TH MTB FLOTILLA - Son of William C. and Emma J. Long, of Woodstock, Ontario.
OS Long was killed in a fire and resulting explosions on MTBs at Ostend, Belgium, his body was not recovered.
Ships served in:
HMCS PREVOST - Enlisted 28 Feb 1944. Commenced Active Service 20 Mar 1944
HMCS SANS PEUR - Served in SANS PEUR 22 Jul 1944 - 28 Jul 1944 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS
* Rated AA III 25 Sep 1944
29TH MTB FLOTILLA - Drafted to the 29th MTB FLOTILLA 13 Jan 1945 as an OS, RCNVR
(GL01-GL02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(GL03) Report of Death
(G04) Letter to OS Long's mother
Press release on the destruction of 5 MTBs of the 29th MTB Flotilla and Casualty List
Second World War Casualty Index