They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Jeremiah Boudreau


Leading Seaman, A1180, RCNR


Born: 02 Jul 1910, Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BOUDREAU, John Jeremiah, LS, A1180, RCNR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, - HMCS RACCOON - Son of Jeremiah and Etta Mary Boudreau, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; husband of Hilda May Boudreau, of Yarmouth.


LS Boudreau 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.


Prior to joining the Navy, John Boudreau served as a seaman on the SS LORD KELVIN.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 22 Dec 1939 as an AB, RCNR.

HMCS ULNA - Drafted to ULNA 09 Jan 1940 as an AB, RCNR

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 18 May 1940 as an AB, RCNR

* Rated A/LS 01 Sep 1941




(JB01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(JB02) Casualty report



Second World War Casualty Index