They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Joseph Magloire René Gauvin


Ordinary Seaman, V35564, RCNVR


Born: 24 Aug 1921, Montreal, Quebec


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GAUVIN, Joseph Magloire René, OS, V35564, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Alphonse Gauvin, and of Honorine B. Gauvin, of Montreal, Quebec.


OS Gauvin 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:

HMCS CARTIER - Enlisted 04 May 1942. Commenced Active Service 20 May 1942

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Jul 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 30 Sep 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 28 Oct 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 01 Dec 1942 as an OS, RCNVR


(JG01) Documents from the Service File of Joseph Gauvin

(JG02) Article from the Montreal Gazette on the death of Joseph Gauvin



Second World War Casualty Index