They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Roland Cournoyer


Stoker 1st Class, V4453, RCNVR


Born: 18 Dec 1913, Montreal, Quebec


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


COURNOYER, Roland, Sto 1c, V4453, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Omer and Ethwilda Cournoyer. Brother of Liliane Charel, of Montreal, Quebec.


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


Ships served in:

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

HMCS STADACONA -Drafted to STADACONA 10 Feb 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 14 Apr 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated A/Sto 1c 13 Jun 1942




(RC01) Documents from the service file of Roland Cournoyer

(RC02) Article from the Montreal Gazette on the death of Stoker Cournoyer



Second World War Casualty Index