They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LANCASTER, Earl Franklin AB, V49510, RCNVR died - 07 Nov 1944, HMCS FORT ERIE - Son of Frank G. Lancaster and Sarah Lancaster, of Carleton Place, Ontario. Brother of James Stanley, Grace Dorene, Mary Sadie, William Douglas, Leslie Stewart, George Duncan and Alexander McDonald, John Gordon, Raymond, Irene and Gladys.
AB Lancaster died from injured sustained when he fell from the rigging while working aloft on HMCS FORT ERIE. He is buried in the St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place, ON.
Ships served in:
HMCS BYTOWN - Enlisted 27 Oct 1942
HMCS CARLETON - Served in CARLETON 23 Nov 1942 - 13 Dec 1942. Commenced Active Service 04 Dec 1942
HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 14 Dec 1942 - 10 May 1943
HMCS HUSKY - Served in HUSKY 02 Jul 1943 - 22 Jul 1943 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS
HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN 03 Jul 1944 - 01 Sep 1944
HMCS FORT ERIE - Drafted to Fort Erie 28 Oct 1944
(EL01-EL02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (EL03) Report of Death (EL04) Letter to AB Lancaster's mother