They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
SCHMIDT, Alfred Hugo, Sto 1c, V68505, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Gustave Adolf and Elise Schmidt; husband of Elinor Jean Schmidt, of Prairie Grove, Manitoba.
Stoker Schmidt 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 CHIPPAWA - Enlisted 11 Aug 1943. Commenced Active Service 20 Oct 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 20 Dec 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Jul 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS HOCHELAGA II - Drafted to HOCHELAGA II 02 Aug 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS ST PIERRE - Drafted to ST PIERRE 23 Aug 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
* Rated A/Sto 1c 20 Oct 1944
HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 12 Dec 1944 as an A/Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 04 Jan 1945 as an A/Sto 1c, RCNVR
Documents from the Service File of Alfred Schmidt
Article from the Winnipeg Evening Tribune