They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


James Arthur Tanner


Able Seaman, V22913, RCNVR


Born: 19 Apr 1916, Thessalon, Ontario


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


TANNER, James Arthur AB, V22913, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Marion Tanner, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.


AB Tanner 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:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 03 Feb 1941. Commenced Active Service 03 Feb 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 17 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS HOCHELAGA - Drafted to HOCHELAGA (Manning Pool) 10 Sep 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 01 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 30 Jan 1942


Documents from the Service File of James Tanner




Second World War Casualty Index