They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
SMITH, Adam John, AB QRIII, V54994, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Angus Donald Smith, and of Marion Smith, of Devlin, Ontario.
AB Smith 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 GRIFFON - Enlisted 18 Feb 1943. Commenced Active Service 04 Mar 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS CHIPPAWA - Drafted to CHIPPAWA 08 Mar 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 02 May 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated QR III 03 Sep 1943
HMCS GIVENCHY - Drafted to GIVENCHY 20 Oct 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 27 Oct 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 20 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated AB 04 Mar 1944
(AS01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(AS02) Report of Death
(AS03) Letter to AB Smith's mother
Second World War Casualty Index