They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Meredith Routh


Motor Mechanic, V27208, RCNVR


Born: 19 Jun 1916, Nelson, British Columbia


Died: 14 Feb 1945, Ostend, Belgium


Book of Remembrance


ROUTH, John Meredith, Motor Mechanic, V47208, RCNVR - MPK 14 Feb 1945, 29th MTB Flotilla - Son of Albert and Cherrie Meredith Routh, of Vancouver, BC; husband of Edith Gwendolyn Routh, of Canoe, BC.


MM John Routh was serving in the 29th MTB Flotilla as a Motor Mechanic when a fire and explosion resulted in the destruction of several ships of the 29th flotilla in Ostend Harbour, Belgium. His body was never recovered.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 28 Aug 1942 as a Stoker 1c (M). Commenced Active Service 28 Aug 1942. Rated A/Motor Mechanic 28 Aug 1942

HMCS YORK - Served in York 01 Jan 1943 - 19 Apr 1943 as a A/MM, RCNVR

29TH MTB FLOTILLA - Drafted to the 29th MTB Flotilla 13 Dec 1944






(JR01-JR02) Certificate of Service, pages 1 and 2  (JR03) Report of Death  (JR04) Letter to John Routh's widow from LCDR Tony Law, Senior Officer of the 29th MTB Flotilla on the death of her husband



Second World War Casualty Index