They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Ernest Henry Howell


Stoker 1st Class, V93160, RCNVR


Born: 28 Sep 1922, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 02 Oct 1945, US Naval Hospital, Coco Solo, Panama


Book of Remembrance


HOWELL, Ernest Henry, Sto 1c, V93160, RCNVR, died - 02 Oct 1945, HMCS GROU - Son of Eli and Lucy Howell, of Sydney, NS.


Ernest was born in Sep 1922, the son of Mrs. Lucy Howell and the late Eli Howell, 48 Bay Street East, Sydney, NS. He attended Whitney School and entered the Academy in September, 1939. In 1940, he joined the Merchant Navy and served in England until Sep 1943, when he joined the Royal Navy. A year later he was transferred to the RCNVR and was stationed in Halifax until Sep 1945, when he sailed for the Pacific. Ernest died in the US Naval Hospital at Coco Solo, Panama on 02 Oct 1945 from injuries he sustained ashore at Cristobal, Panama on 29 Sep 1945 while celebrating his birthday.  How he became injured is unknown.


Stoker Howell is buried in the American Military Cemetery, Corozal, Panama.


Ships served in:

* Transferred from Royal Navy 17 Sep 1944

HMCS NIAGARA - Served in NIAGARA 03 Dec 1944 - 08 Jun 1945

HMCS GROU - Drafted to GROU 22 Sep 1945 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR






(EH01-EH02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (EH03) Report of Death  (EH04) Letter to Stoker Howell's mother




(EH05-EH06) Report by LCdr Barrett, CO, HMCS GROU



Second World War Casualty Index