For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
COLE, John Ward, Sig, 3033, RCN, MPK - 22 Oct 1940, HMCS MARGAREE - son of William John and Edna Cole of Regina, SK.
John Cole enlisted in the RCN at Esquimalt, BC as a boy seaman on 12 Jul 1937.
Ships served in:
HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 02 May 1938 - 27 May 1938 as an OS, RCN
HMCS FRASER - Served in Fraser 28 May 1938 - 28 Oct 1938 as an OS, RCN.
HMS EFFINGHAM - Royal Navy cruiser - Served in Effingham 29 Jul 1939 - 12 Sep 1939 as an O/Sig, RCN
HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in Assiniboine 18 Oct 1939 - 22 Nov 1939 as an O/Sig, RCN
HMCS FRASER - Served in Fraser 11 Feb 1940 - 05 Sep 1940 as a Sig, RCN. John survived the sinking of HMCS Fraser on 25 Jun 1940.
HMCS MARGAREE - Drafted to Margaree 06 Sep 1940 as a Sig, RCN
(1-2) Certificate of Service (3) Letter to John Cole's mother informing her that he son is missing, presumed lost at sea.