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John Raymond Lapp


Stoker Petty Officer, V30120, RCNVR


Born: 24 Oct 1916, Victoria, British Columbia


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


LAPP, John Raymond, Sto PO, V30120, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of George William and Eleanor Lapp, of Courtenay, BC; husband of Ruby Elvina Lapp, father of Donna Lapp, of Victoria, BC.


Ships served in:

HMCS MALASPINA - Served in Malaspina 17 Apr 1940 - 15 Oct 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS TIMMINS - Served in Timmins 09 Feb 1942 - 28 Feb 1943 as a Sto 1c and A/L/Sto, RCNVR.  Rated A/L/Sto 01 Mar 1942

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to Guysborough 03 Nov 1943 as an A/Sto PO, RCNVR. Rated Sto PO 01 Mar 1944


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Report of Death  (4) Article on the death of Sto PO Lapp


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(5) John and Ruby Lapp, Victoria, BC - c1940  (6) Ruby, John and daughter Donna - winter 1945.  Having been deployed in Apr 1944 when Donna was born, those few months ashore in the winter of Dec '44 - Mar '45 was the only opportunity John had to spend with his daughter.  (7) Stokers on HMCS GUYSBOROUGH. John Lapp is #8  (8) Unidentified sailor doing dhobey (laundry) on HMCS GUYSBOROUGH  (9) John lap with handkerchief tied to his head.




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