They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Carlton Joseph Jacques, M.I.D.


Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, V19139, RCNVR


Born: 20 Apr 1920, Windsor, Ontario


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


JACQUES, Carlton Joseph, ERA, V19139, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Nelson and Irene Jacques, of Windsor, ON; husband of Isa Grace Jacques and father of Carlton Jacques, of Pictou, NS; brother of Edward Charles Jacques, Pauline Hughes and Bob Jacques. 


ERA Carlton J. Jacques died when HMCS ESQUIMALT was torpedoed and sunk off the approaches to Halifax Harbour by U-190 on 16 Apr 1945


Citation for posthumous award of Mentioned in Despatches: JACQUES, Carlton Joseph, Stoker Petty Officer, V19139, Mentioned in Despatches (Posthumous), RCNVR, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.


"For outstanding gallantry and bravery in action. At the time of the sinking of HMCS ESQUIMALT, Petty Officer Jacques remained for some time helping others to get out of the mess decks so that they could abandon ship. Later he left his carley float to swim round and help others who could not swim. As a result of these further exertions and the additional time in the water he died shortly afterwards."


Ships served in:

WINDSOR DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 01 Oct 1940.  Commenced Active Service 04 Nov 1940

HMCS LACHINE - Served in LACHINE 20 Jun 1942  24 Aug 1942 as an A/Stoker, RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 02 Oct 1942 - 24 Dec 1944 as an A/Sto PO, RCNVR

HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY 19 Oct 1943 - 10 Nov 1943 as an A/ERA 4c, RCNVR

HMCS CAPE BRETON - Served in CAPE BRETON 01 Dec 1943 - 07 Dec 1943 as an A/ERA 4c, RCNVR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 29 Mar 1944 as an A/ERA 4c, RCNVR







(CJ01-CJ02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (CJ03-CJ04) Letters to ERA Jacques' widow  (CJ05) Award of M.I.D. Posthumously



Second World War Casualty Index