They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Alfred Edward Dawson


Stoker 1st Class, V14825, RCNVR


Born: 27 Jun 1913, London, England


Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


DAWSON, Alfred Edward, Sto 1c, V14825, RCNVR, killed - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Alfred and Alice Maude Dawson. Husband of Elizabeth M. Dawson, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Stoker Alfred Edward Dawson age 31 was born in London, England, and came to Saskatoon with his family in 1922. He came to Vancouver in 1937 and was a night foreman at Continental Fruit before enlisting in 1941. He served on two other navy vessels, before going to HMCS REGINA in April 1943. He is the father of twin children Elaine, 6 and Robert, 8. His mother, Mrs. Seager lives at 700 Richards, Vancouver, British Columbia.  


Stoker Dawson died when HMCS REGINA was torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England by U-667 while she was aiding a merchant vessel in distress. Thirty of her crew were lost.  The body of Stoker Dawson washed ashore near Bude, Cornwall, England. He was buried in the St. Neot Churchyard Cemetery, Poundstock, Cornwall, England.


Ships served in:

VANCOUVER DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 27 May 1941.  Commenced Active Service 07 Aug 1941 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 15 Oct 1941 as a Sto 2c

HMCS COURTENAY - Drafted to COURTENAY 17 Mar 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 17 Jul 1942

HMCS GIVENCHY - Drafted to GIVENCHY 06 Oct 1942 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 27 Mar 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS HOCHELAGA - Drafted to HOCHELAGA (Manning Pool) 27 Apr 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS WINNIPEG - Drafted to WINNIPEG 30 Jul 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 20 Nov 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 27 Nov 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR







(ED01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(ED02-ED04) Letter's to Sto Dawson's wife

(ED05) Headstone for Sto Dawson at the St. Neot Churchyard Cemetery



Second World War Casualty Index