They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GIBSON, Alvon Robert, OS, V65575, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ingvald Josef Gibson, of Youbou, British Columbia.
OS Gibson 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 YORK - Enlisted 06 Jul 1943. Commenced Active Service 19 Jul 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS HAMILTON - Served in HAMILTON 20 Nov 1943 - 26 Nov 1943 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 26 Jan 1944 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS VEGREVILLE - Drafted to VEGREVILLE 30 Jan 1944 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 02 Feb 1944 as an OS, RCNVR
(AG01) Article on Alvon Gibson joining the Navy
(AG02) Documents from the Service File of Alvon Gibson