They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
JUSTICE, Robert McLaren, Sto 2c, V59101, RCNVR, died - 19 Apr 1944, HMCS CANSO - Son of Hannah Justice and the late Cpl Robert McLaren Justice, of Winnipeg, MB.
Stoker 2nd Class Robert Justice accidentally drowned believed to have slipped while descending a ladder on HMCS CANSO falling between the ship and the jetty. He is buried in the Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England.
Stoker 2 Robert Mclaren Justice. Son of Mrs. R.M. Justice of Dauphin, Manitoba, was reported killed on active service, April 19. Born in Winnipeg, Feb. 21, 1925, he attended Riverview School and moved with the family to Dauphin in 1938 taking his high school course there. His father, Cpl. Robert McLaren Justice, died Feb. 21, 1942 while working at No. 10 S.F.T.S. of the R.C.A.F. Bob joined the R.C.N.V.R. in April, 1943 in Hamilton, where he had worked for a few months. His mother and his three sisters, Betty, Shirley and Margaret, live in Dauphin and his brother, Roy, in Winnipeg.
Ships served in:
HMCS STAR - Enlisted 16 Apr 1943. Commenced Active Service 03 May 1943
HMCS YORK - Served in York 18 May 1943 - 11 Jul 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS CANSO - Drafted to CANSO 27 Dec 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
(RJ01-RJ02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (RJ03) Report of Death
Second World War Casualty Index