They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MacDONALD, Thomas Allan, ERA 4c, 21749, RCN, DOW - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Son of Leonard and Coral F. MacDonald, of Peterborough.
Engine Room 4th Class T. A. Macdonald died at sea of his wounds on September 13, 1942 which he sustained in enemy action when HMCS Charlottetown was sunk on September 11, 1942. ERA MacDonald was buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Gaspe, Quebec. At the request of his mother, he was later exhumed and reburied in the Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, ON.
Ships served in:
HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 15 Jul 1940 as an ERA 5c, RCN
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT - Served in PRINCE ROBERT 09 Oct 1940 - 16 Apr 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCN
HMCS MURRAY STEWART - Served in MURRAY STEWART 07 Jun 1941 - 04 Dec 1941 as an ERA 5c and an A/ERA 4c, RCN
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Drafted to CHARLOTTETOWN 19 Feb 1942 as an A/ERA 4c, RCN
(TM01-TM02) Certificate of Service
(TM03) Report of Death
(TM04) Letter to EA MacDonald's mother
(TM05) ERA MacDonald's headstone in the Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, ON