They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MACRAE, Ralph Reginald, LS, V4933, RCNVR, killed - 14 Feb 1945, MTB-461 - Son of Maj. Herbert Hudson MacRae and Sarah Maria MacRae, of Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada.
LS MacRae died when an accidental fire and explosion destroyed numerous MTBs in harbour at Ostend, Belgium. He is buried in the Ostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Ships served in:
HMCS MONTREAL - Enlisted 11 Mar 1942. Commenced Active Service 25 Mar 1942
HMCS CHARNY - Served in CHARNY 08 Aug 1942 - 16 Aug 1942 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS
HDPC # 7 - Served in HDPC #7 09 Oct 1942 - 03 Dec 1942 while serving in HMCS FORT RAMSAY
HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in WALLACEBURG 19 Nov 1943 - 28 Apr 1944
29th MTB FLOTILLA - Drafted to the 29th MTB FLOTILLA 25 Aug 1944 as an A/AB, RCNVR. Rated A/LS 01 Dec 1944
MTB-461 - Date drafted to MTB-461 unknown
(RM01-RM03) Certificate of Service - pages 1-3
(RM04) Report of Death
(RM05) Letter to LS MacRae's mother
(RM06) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Grave Registration entry for LS Ralph MacRae