They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GABOUREL, Lloyd Austin, AB, V63956, RCNVR, killed - 25 Oct 1944, HMCS SKEENA - Son of Austin Gabourel, and of Erna Gabourel, of Toronto, ON.
AB Gabourel drowned while trying to get a safety line ashore so that the remaining crew could be safely removed from SKEENA. His body later recovered near Reykjavik Harbour. He is buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ships served in:
HMCS MONTREAL - Enlisted 14 Jun 1943. Commenced Active Service 23 Jun 1943
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 11 Aug 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 10 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS HOCHELAGA II - Drafted to HOCHELAGA II 23 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS GROU - Served in GROU 05 Dec 1943 - 24 Jun 1944 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated AB 23 Jun 1944
HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 25 Jun 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS SKEENA - Drafted to SKEENA 02 Jul 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
(LG01) Seaman Lloyd Gabourel
(LG02-LG03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(LG04) Report of Death
(LG05) Headstone for AB Gabourel in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.
(LG06-LG07) Letters to AB Gabourel's mother