They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
SCALES, Alfred Eric, AB, V10996, RCNVR, died - 05 May 1943 - HMCS COLLINGWOOD - Son of Alfred George Scales and Mary Jennie Scales of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Alfred was born at Regina and was an apprentice butcher at Avenue meat market when he enlisted on Mach 16, 1942 at Regina, Saskatchewan, HMCS QUEEN. AB A. E. Scales committed suicide while his ship was in Lisahally, Northern Ireland.
Note: While the CVWM shows he was rated as an OS when he died, his service file shows he was rated AB 09 Apr 1943, just shy a month prior to his death.
Ships served in:
HMCS QUEEN - Enlisted 16 Mar 1942. Commenced Active Service 09 Apr 1942
HMCS COLLINWOOD - Drafted to COLLINGWOOD 06 Dec 1942 as an OS, RCNVR. Rated AB 09 Apr 1943
(AS01-AS03) Certificate of Service - pages 1-3 (AS04) BOI report of finding on the death of AB Scales (AS05) Letter to AB Scales' mother on the death of her son