They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
COVE, Gilbert Lloyd, Engine Room Artificer 4c, V26057, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Lloyd and Muriel Mabel Cove, of Moncton, New Brunswick.
ERA Cove died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.
Ships served in:
SPECIAL SERVICE DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 13 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 13 May 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 13 May 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 05 Aug 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR
* Rated A/ERA 4c 21 Oct 1941
Documents from the Service File of Gilbert Cove