They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
WITNEY, Alfred Edward, OS, V14672, RCNVR, killed - 07 Dec 1941, HMCS WINDFLOWER - Son of Alfred Edward Witney and Florence Witney, of Vancouver, British Columbia.
OS Witney died when HMCS WINDFLOWER sunk after being rammed by a merchant ship in convoy. His body was recovered and buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's, Nfld. Prior to joining the RCNVR, Alfred Witney served for approx 4 months in the 2nd Battalion Irish Fusiliers, Vancouver Regiment, Non-Permanent Active Militia.
Ships served in:
VANCOUVER DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 11 Jan 1941. Commenced Active Service 01 May 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 19 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Drafted to ROYAL ROADS 11 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 24 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Drafted to ROYAL ROADS 08 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 11 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 15 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS WINDFLOWER - Drafted to WINDFLOWER 06 Dec 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
(AW01-AW02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(AW03) Letter to OS Witney's mother