They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Edward Bettess


Able Seaman V24438, RCNVR


Born: 23 May 1921, Fleetwood, England


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


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BETTESS, Edward, AB, V24438, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of George Bond Bettess and Selena Maud Bettess, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.


AB Bettess died when his ship, HMCS LOUISBURG, which was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, was sunk by bombs and torpedoes from Italian aircraft.


Prior to joining the Navy he worked as a Clerk at Kopelow's Grocery in Winnipeg.


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION WINNIPEG - Enlisted 17 Jan 1941. Commenced Active Service 12 Jun 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 11 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 25 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 12 Jun 1942




(EB01) Portrait of Seaman Edward Bettess

(EB02) Documents from the Service file of Edward Bettess



Second World War Casualty Index