They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
ROBERTS, Alexander Wark, AB, V22471, RCNVR, MPK - 01 Feb 1944, HMCS ST LAURENT - Son of George Anderson Roberts and Christina C. Roberts, of Toronto, ON.
Able Seaman Roberts was killed when lost overboard at sea during heavy weather while serving on HMCS ST LAURENT.
AB Alexander Roberts' brothers Allan Roberts, James Roberts and George Roberts served in the Navy during the Second World War. His father George Roberts served in the First World War in the RCAF. Alex's sister-in-law's brother, Jerome Dougherty, also served in the Navy during the Second World War.
Ships served in:
TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 11 Nov 1940. Commenced Active Service 01 May 1941
HMCS ST LAURENT - Drafted to ST LAURENT as an OS, RCNVR. Rated AB 01 May 1943
(AR01) Portrait of AB Alexander Roberts (AR02-AR03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (AR04) Letter to AB Roberts' mother (AR05) Newspaper article on AB Roberts lost overboard