They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Marshall Lloyd Gibbons


Able Seaman, V51109, RCNVR


Born: 22 Jul 1924, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GIBBONS, Marshall Lloyd, AB, V51109, RCNVR, killed - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - Son of Bert G. and Minnie H. Gibbons, of London, Ontario.


AB Gibbons died when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944. His body was recovered and he was buried in the Brignogan-Plage Communal Cemetery, Finistere, France.  The province of Ontario honoured Able Seaman Gibbons by naming Gibbons Lake in his honour.


Ships served in:

HMCS PREVOST - Enlisted 24 Nov 1942. Commenced Active Service 04 Dec 1942

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 20 Apr 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 Jul 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 13 Sep 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 08 Oct 1943 as an OS, RCNVR.

* Rated A/AB 04 Dec 1943




(MB01) AB Lloyd Gibbons

(MG02) Documents from the Service File of Marshall Gibbons



Second World War Casualty Index