They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
DUCHARME, Joseph Roger Daniel, AB, V59462, RCNVR, killed - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Eliza Ducharme, of Verdun, Quebec.
AB Ducharme died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour. His body was recovered and he was buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery, Montréal.
Ships served in:
HMCS CARTIER - Enlisted 28 Apr 1943. Commenced Active Service 29 Apr 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
ML Q113 - Drafted to Q113 01 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
ML Q118 - Drafted to Q118 05 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated AB 29 Apr 1944
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 07 Jul 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 22 Jul 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 14 Oct 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 01 Nov 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
Documents from the Service File of Joseph Ducharme