They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Joseph Charles Andrews


Leading Stoker (M), V38084, RCNVR


Born: 19 Sep 1917, Goderich, Ontario


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ANDREWS, Joseph Charles, Leading Stoker (M), V38084, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Charles R. and Matilda Andrews, of Port Colborne, Ontario. Husband of Evelyn Blanche Andrews, of Humberstone, Ontario.


L/Stoker Andrews died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.


Note: The (M) after Leading Stoker indicates that Joseph Andrews passed the Auxiliary Machinery Course and was qualified as an Auxiliary Machinery Watchkeeper. 


Ships served in:

HMCS STAR - Enlisted 02 Jun 1942.  Commenced Active Service 30 Jun 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 07 Jul 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 05 Sep 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 02 Dec 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 02 Apr 1942

* Rated A/L/Sto 14 Apr 1944





(JA01) Portrait of L/Sto Joseph Andrews

(JA02) Article on L/Sto Joseph Andrews missing at sea

(JA03) Documents from the Service File of Joseph Andrews



Second World War Casualty Index