They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GALBRAITH, Stuart, L/Sto, A2105, RCNR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Galbraith, of Erieau, Ontario.
L/Stoker Galbraith 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. Prior to joining the Navy Stuart worked as a Fireman on the SS Alexander Leslie out of Erieau, Ontario and also served in the R.C.E. as a Sapper from Sep 1939 to Feb 1940.
Ships served in:
HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 27 Jun 1940 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS ST CROIX - Drafted to ST CROIX 24 Sep 1940 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 17 Jul 1941 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS ST CLAIR - Drafted to ST CLAIR 27 Jul 1941 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 22 Aug 1941 as a Stoker, RCNR
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 27 Nov 1941 as a Stoker, RCNR
Documents from the Service File of Stuart Galbraith
Article from the Toronto Star Nov 1942
Article from the Toronto Star Feb 1942