They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BAKER, James, Sto PO, A2696, RCNR, killed - 10 Jun 1944, HMCS TEME - Son of George and Mary Baker, of Cote St. Paul, Montreal, Quebec.
Sto PO Baker died as a result of a collision between HMCS TEME and the British aircraft carrier HMS TRACKER on 10 Jun 1944 while operating in the English Channel. He is buried in the Western Cemetery, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.
Ships served in:
HMCS STADACONA (Depot Ship) - Enlisted 30 Aug 1940
HMS RANPURA - Served in RANPURA 21 Oct 1940 - 03 Dec 1940 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS FENNEL - Served in FENNEL 15 Jan 1941 - 23 Jun 1942 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS LETHBRIDGE - Served in LETHBRIDGE 17 Nov 1942 - 26 Nov 1943 as an A/L/Sto and A/Sto PO, RCNR. Rated A/Sto PO 01 Jun 1943
HMCS TEME - Drafted to TEME 28 Feb 1944 as an A/Sto PO, RCNR
(JB01-JB02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(JB03) Report of Death
(JB04) Letter to Sto PO Baker's mother