They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
THOMAS, Percy Jack, O/Sig, V27122, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of Reginald Francis and Emily Jane (née Parker) Thomas, of Toronto, Ontario.
O/Sig Thomas 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.
Thomas' brother, Walter Thomas, also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.
Ships served in:
TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 13 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 18 May 1941
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 May 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMC SIGNAL SCHOOL - Drafted to HMCS SIGNAL SCHOOL 01 Jul 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated O/Sig 05 Jul 1941
NOIC GASPE - Drafted to NOIC GASPE 27 Aug 1941 as an O/Sig, RCNVR
HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 20 Nov 1941 as an O/Sig, RCNVR
(PT01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(PT02) Report of Death