They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Donald Lewis Evans


Ordinary Seaman, V62018, RCNVR


Born: 26 Aug 1924, Saint John, New Brunswick


Died: 23 May 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


EVANS, Donald Lewis, OS, V62018, RCNVR, killed - 23 May 1944, MTB 726 - Son of William G. and Bertha Sweeney Evans, of Saint John, NB.


OS Evans was killed in action from wound he received from enemy shellfire. He is buried in the St. Mary's Churchyard, Brixham, Devonshire, England.


Donald's brother Charles Harold Evans also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.  His brothers Leo Robert Evans and James Hugh Evans served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

HMCS BRUNSWICKER - Enlisted 20 May 1943.  Commenced Active Service 26 May 1943

HMCS HAMILTON - Served in HAMILTON 11 Sep 1943 - 17 Sep 1943 as an OS, RCNVR while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS

HMS MANTIS (Royal Navy Coastal Forces Base, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England) - Served in MANTIS 16 Jan 1944 - 29 Feb 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

MTB 726 - Drafted to MTB 726 01 Mar 1944 as an OS, RCNVR







(DE01-DE02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (DE03) Report of Wound or Hurt dated 20 Apr 1944  (DE04) Certificate for Wounds or Hurts for injury that occurred on 17 Apr 1944  (DE05) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index