They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
NEILSON, Andrew Louis, L/Sto, A2065, RCNR, died - 26 Feb 1945, HMCS LASALLE - Son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Neilson; husband of Evelyn Marie Neilson, all of Halifax, NS.
Leading Stoker Andrew Neilson died at sea aboard HMCS LASALLE of heart failure. He was buried at sea.
Ships served in:
HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 24 Jun 1940 as a Sto 1c, RCNR
HMS VOLTAIRE - Served in VOLTAIRE as a Sto 1c, RCNR 12 Aug 1940 - 02 Sep 1940
HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in ANNAPOLIS as a Sto 1c, RCNR 24 Sep 1940 - 04 Jul 1941
HMCS ST CLAIR - Served in ST CLAIR 05 Jul 1941 - 06 Oct 1941 as a Sto 1c and A/ L/ Sto, RCNR Rated A/L.Sto 01 Aug 1941.
HMCS WASAGA - Served in WASAGA 07 Oct 1941 an an A/L/Sto, RCNR
HMCS FREDERICTON - Served in FREDERICTON - 10 Dec 1941 - 15 Apr 1941 as a L/Sto, RCNR
HMCS WEYBURN - Served in WEYBURN 22 Apr 1942 - 16 Jun1942 as a L/Sto, RCNR
HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in ANNAPOLIS 29 Jun 1942 - 08 Nov 1942 as a L/Sto, RCNR
HMCS SUMMERSIDE - Served in SUMMERSIDE 06 Apr 1942 - 12 Nov 1943 as a L/Sto and Sto 1c, RCNR. Disrated 23 Oct 1943
HMCS HAMILTON - Served in HAMILTON - 18 Nov 1943 - 21 Jan 1944 as a Sto 1c, RCNR
HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN 01 Jun 1944 - 03 Feb 1945 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR and A/L/Sto, RCNR. Rated A/L/Sto 15 Jul 1944
HMCS LASALLE - Drafted to LASALLE 04 Feb 1945 as an A/L/Sto, RCNR
(AN01-AN03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 -3 (AN04) Report of Death (AN05) Letter to L/Stoker Neilson's widow
Second World War Casualty Index