They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BEAUCHAMP, Arthur Charles, Able Seaman, 4298, RCN, died - 06 Jul 1944, HMCS QU'APPELLE - Husband of Marguerite Beauchamp, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Able Seaman A. C. Beauchamp died at the Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth, England, from wounds he received on HMCS QU'APPELLE during action against German naval forces off France. HMCS QU'APPELLE participated in operation "Dredger" against German escort vessels at the U-boat meeting points off Brest and southward. During the night of 5/6 Jul the 12th EG, comprising of QU'APPELLE, SASKATCHEWAN, SKEENA and RESTIGOUCHE, attacked 3 patrol boats off Brest: V715 was sunk but not before hitting QU'APPELLE and SASKATCHEWAN many times with small calibre gunfire.
AB Beauchamp is buried in the Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England.
Ships served in:
HMCS VALINDA - Served in VALINDA 28 Feb 1942 - 30 Apr 1942 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS TRILLIUM - Served in TRILLIUM 22 Oct 1942 - 18 Jan 1943
HMCS QU'APPELLE - Drafted to QU'APPELLE 18 Apr 1944 as an A/AB, RCNVR
(AB01-AB02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (AB03) Report of Death (AB04) Letter to AB Beauchamp's widow