They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Ralph Bradford Pool


Shipwright 4th Class V87252, RCNVR


Born: 31 Aug 1908, Taupa, Oklahoma, USA


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


POOL, Ralph Bradford, Shpt 4c, V87252, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Clarence O. and Mina R. Pool, of Beaverlodge, Alberta; husband of Kathleen E. Pool, father of Harry Bradford and Mona Sally Pool of Edmonton, Alberta.


Shipwright Pool died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.


Ships served in:

HMCS NONSUCH - Enlisted 16 May 1944. Commenced Active Service 22 May 1944 as an A/Shpt 4c, RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 29 May 1944 as an A/Shpt 4c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 03 Jul 1944 as an A/Shp 4ct, RCNVR

HMCS SCOTIAN - Drafted to SCOTIAN 12 Oct 1944 as an A/Shpt 4c, RCNVR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 13 Feb 1945 as an A/Shpt 4c, RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of Ralph Pool


Kathleen and Ralph Pool



Second World War Casualty Index