They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BOURBONNAIS, Joseph Jean Guy, Sto PO, V38845, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Gustave and Anna Bourbonnais, of Ville La Salle, Quebec.
Sto PO Bourbonnais 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.
Ships served in:
HMCS CARTIER - Enlisted 30 May 1942. Commenced Active Service 01 Jun 1942 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 15 Sep 1942 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 09 Jan 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Drafted to ANNAPOLIS 21 Jan 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 28 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 02 Nov 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
* Rated A/L/Sto 01 Dec 1943
* Rated A/Sto PO 01 Dec 1944
Documents from the Service File of Joseph Bourbonnais