They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Joseph Marcel Bodeux


Signalman, V35249, RCNVR


Born:  16 Dec 1917, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BODEUX, Joseph Marcel, Sig, V35249, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Joseph and Jane Bodeux, of Calgary, Alberta.


Signalman Bodeux 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.


Joseph's brother, Louis Victor Bodeux, also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

HMCS TECUMSEH - Enlisted 11 Dec 1941.  Commenced Active Service 23 Mar 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 18 May 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated O/Sig 03 Jul 1942

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Sep 1943 as an O/Sig, RCNVR

HMCS STRATFORD - Drafted to STRATFORD 04 Sep 1942 as an O/Sig RCNVR

HMCS PROTECTOR - Drafted to PROTECTOR 24 Nov 1942 as an O/Sig, RCNVR

* Rated Sig 28 Jul 1943

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 09 Feb 1944 as a Sig, RCNVR

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 15 Feb 1944 as a Sig, RCNVR






(JB01) Portrait of Sig Joseph Bodeux

(JB02) Joseph's medals - Atlantic Star, France and Germany Star with Atlantic bar, CVSM and bar, War Medal 1939-35

(JB03) Documents from the Service File of Joseph Bodeux



Second World War Casualty Index