They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
HUGHES, John Joseph, LS, A2128, RCNR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of Jerry and Alice Hughes, of Gananoque, Ontario.
LS Hughes 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.
Ships served in:
* Enlisted 17 Jul 1940 as an AB, RCNR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 17 Jul 1940 as an AB, RCNR
HMCS REINDEER - Drafted to REINDEER 24 Jul 1940 as an AB, RCNR
* Rated A/LS 17 Jan 1941
* Rated ST 14 Apr 1941
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 23 Apr 1941 as an A/LS, RCNR
HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 02 May 1941 as an A/LS, RCNR
(JH01) Portrait of LS John Hughes
(JH02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(JH03) Article on John Hughes from the Gananoque Historical Society newsletter