They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
FORWARD, Albert Edward, AB, V2256, RCNVR, killed - 16 Apr 1941, HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Son of James E. and Ethel A. Forward, of Brookville, St. John Co., NB.
Able Seaman Forward was on leave in London, England when he was killed in a German bombing raid of the city. He is buried in the Woodland Cemetery Gillingham, Kent, England.
Ships served in:
SAINT JOHN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 23 Apr 1936
HMCS STADACONA - Served in STADACONA for training 28 Sep 1936 - 10 Oct 1936
* Discharged 10 Jun 1937 for non-attendance at drills
SAINT JOHN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 25 Jan 1940
HMCS STADACONA (HC131) (Depot Ship Halifax) - Served in STADACONA 29 May 1940 - 23 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Drafted to ASSINIBOINE - 24 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR. Rated AB 01 Apr 1941
(AF01-AF03) Certificate of Service (AF04-AF05) Record of Service
(AF06-AF07) Verification form - Campaign Stars and Medals (AF08) Report of Death (AF09-AF10) Letters to AB Forward's father