They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Henry Baker Lucas


Able Seaman Acting Submarine Detector, V22131, RCNVR


Born: 10 Oct 1910, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


LUCAS, Henry Baker, AB, V22131, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of Henry A. and Elizabeth Lucas, of Toronto, Ontario; husband of Charlotte Ermine Lucas, of Toronto.


AB Lucas 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:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 14 Aug 1940.  Commenced Active Service 16 Sep 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 02 Oct 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated A/SD 14 Dec 1940

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 02 Jan 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 16 Jun 1941




(HL01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(HL02) Casualty Report


The Toronto Star Sep 1942


Second World War Casualty Index