They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LONEY, Donald Charles, Sto 1c, V63758, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Silas J. and Maizie Loney, of Cornwall, Ontario. Prior to enlisting in the Navy, Donald Loney served in the Sormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders as a Bandsman from Jul 1942 to Sep 1942.
Sto 1c Loney 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.
Ships served in:
HMCS MONTREAL - Enlisted 11 Jun 1943. Commenced Active Service 23 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 22 Sep 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 27 Nov 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 15 Dec 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
(DL01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(DL02) Casualty Report
(DL03) Letters to Sto Loney's father
Second World War Casualty Index