In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Thomas James Rourke


Petty Officer, Motor Mechanic, V11392, RCNVR


Born: 25 Aug 1916, Dublin, Ireland


Died: 14 Apr 1943, Saint John Harbour, Saint John, New Brunswick


Book of Remembrance


ROURKE, Thomas James, PO.MM, V11392, RCNVR, died - 14 Apr 1943, HPDC D15 (HMCS CAPTOR) - Son of Gertrude Shortt, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; husband of Wilma E. Rourke, of Levis.


Petty Officer Rourke is buried in the Mount Hermon Cemetery, Quebec City, Quebec


Petty Officer Thomas Rourke, who had been a resident of Saint John for the last four months, was born in Ireland, and made his home in Canada in Saskatoon, Sask. He joined the navy in March 16, 1940 and was stationed in Halifax for two years previous to his coming to Saint John. His wife is the former Miss Wilma Weyman of Levis, Que., and came to Saint John with him on his transfer here. Their home in this city was at 83 Hazen Street. Besides his wife, to whom he was married in March of 1941 at Levis, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. J.F. Shortt, Saskatoon; his grandmother, by whom he was brought up, Mrs. S. Ward, Saskatoon and one uncle, Chief Petty Officer D. Ward, stationed at Prince Rupert, B.C.


Ships served in:


HMCS CARIBOU - Served in Caribou 019 Jun 1940 - 02 Dec 1941 as a MM, RCNVR

HDPC D15 - Drafted to D15 02 Jan 1943 as a MM, RCNVR 



(below) Article on the sinking of HDPC 15


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