They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LE DREW, Frederick, L/Sto (M), V26321, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of George and Margaret Le Drew, of New Waterford, Nova Scotia; husband of Evangeline Le Drew, of New Waterford.
L/Sto Le Drew died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.
Note: the (M) after L/Sto indicates that L/Sto Le Drew was qualified as a Auxiliary Machinery Watchkeeper.
Ships served in:
SPECIAL SERVICE DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 05 Sep 1941 as a Sto (M), RCNVR
STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 05 Sep 1941 as a Sto (M), RCNVR
M.T.E. PICTOU - Drafted to M.T.E. (Pictou) 08 Nov 1941 as a L/Sto (M), RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 03 Feb 1942 as a L/Sto (M), RCNVR
HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 15 Apr 1942 (for harbour craft) as a L/Sto (M), RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 May 1942 (for harbour craft) as a L.Sto (M), RCNVR
HMCS SCOTIAN - Drafted to SCOTIAN 01 Jun 1944 as a L/Sto (M), RCNVR
HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 22 Feb 1945 as a L/Sto (M), RCNVR
(FL01) L/Stoker Frederick Le Drew
(FL02) Documents from the Service File of Frederick Le Drew