They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
PURDY, Gordon Francis, Sto 1c, V52969, RCNVR, killed - 14 Feb 1945, 29TH MTB FLOTILLA - Son of Fredrick and Ada Beatrice Purdy, of St. Catharines, Ontario.
Stoker Purdy was killed in a fire and resulting explosions on MTBs at Ostend, Belgium. He is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem, Belgium.
Ships served in:
HMCS STAR - Enlisted 20 Jan 1943. Commenced Active Service 20 Jan 1943. Served at STAR until 28 Mar 1943
HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 09 Jul 1943 - 05 Sep 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
29th MTB FLOTILLA - Drafted to the 29th MTB FLOTILLA 05 Jul 1944 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
(GP01-GP02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(GP03) Report of death
Press release on the destruction of 5 MTBs of the 29th MTB Flotilla and Casualty List