They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


James Cowie Anderson


Steward, V23097, RCNVR


Born: 15 Jul 1908, Clydebank, Scotland


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ANDERSON, James Cowie, Stwd, V23097, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of William M. and Anne Anderson, of Brooklyn, New York.


Stwd Anderson died when his ship, HMCS RACCOON, which was on convoy escort in the St. Lawrence River off the Gaspé Peninsula, was hit and sunk by two torpedoes from U165. All 37 hands were lost.


James was living in Brooklyn, NY, USA when he enlisted. He was working as a Steward in the Anchor Line.


Ships served in:

MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 19 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 24 Sep 1940.

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 26 Sep 1940 as a Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 04 Dec 1940 as a Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 09 Jan 1941 as a Stwd, RCNVR





(JA01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(JA02) Formal declaration of MPK

(JA03) Letter to Stwd Anderson's father



Second World War Casualty Index