They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GOUGEON, Joseph Roger, AB, 3479, RCN, killed - 01 Dec 1940, HMCS SAGUENAY - Son of Elzear and Albiana Gougeon, of Victoriaville, Province of Quebec.
AB Gougeon was killed when HMCS SAGUENAY, while escorting convoy HG.47, was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Argo 300 miles west of Ireland. With her bows wrecked and 21 dead, SAGUENAY made Barrow-in-Furness largely under her own power, and was under repairs until 22 May 1941. His body was recovered and he was buried in Barrow, Lancashire, England on 14 Dec 1940.
Ships served in:
HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 31 Jul 1939
HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in ST LAURENT 04 Oct 1939 - 08 Mar 1940 as an OS, RCN
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 09 Mar 1940 as an OS, RCN
HMCS SAGUENAY - Drafted to SAGUENAY 22 Apr 1940 1940 as an OS, RCN
* Rated AB 01 Jul 1940
(JG01-JG02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(JG03) Report of Death
(JG04) Telegram and letter to AB Gougeon's father