They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Louis Henry Prowse


Stoker 2nd Class, V1624, RCNVR


Born: 02 Mar 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


PROWSE, Louis Henry, Sto 2c, V1624, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of George Thomas Prowse and Catherine Emma Prowse, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


Prior to joining the Navy, Louis Prowse worked as a painter.


Sto Prowse 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:

CHARLOTTETOWN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 13 May 1941 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR.  Commenced Active Service 27 Aug 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 15 Oct 1941 as a Sot 2c, RCNVR

HMCS NIAGARA - Drafted to NIAGARA 25 Feb 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA  - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Apr 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 22 Apr 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR




(LP01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(LP02) Medal Verification Form



Second World War Casualty Index