They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MATTHEWS, Paul Joseph, Sto 1c, V56844, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of James and Hazel Matthews, of Oshawa, Ontario; husband of Ruby Kathleen Matthews, of Beaverton, Ontario.
Stoker Matthews 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 15 Mar 1943. Commenced Active Service 15 Mar 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Mar 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 03 Dec 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
(PM01) Portrait of Stoker John Matthews
(PM2) Photo of Stoker Paul Matthews from newspaper article in the Toronto Telegram
(PM03) Documents from the Service File of John Matthews