They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BLAND, John Basil, Sto 1c, V58685, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Arthur Aloysius Bland and Dorothy Gladys Bland, of Norton, New Brunswick.
Stoker Bland died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.
Ships served in:
Special Service Division RCNVR - Enlisted 05 Apr 1943
HMCS STADACONA - Commenced Active Service 05 Apr 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 06 Apr 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 18 Sep 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 03 Sep 1944 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
Documents from the Service File of John Bland