They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GAMBLE, John McIlveen, Engine Room Artificer, 4c, V8328, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Joseph W. and Sarah Ann Gamble; husband of Elizabeth Rebecca Gamble, Galt, Ontario.
ERA Gamble 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:
HAMILTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 08 Dec 1939. Commenced Active Service 13 Dec 1939 as a Blacksmith 4c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 13 De 1939 as a Blacksmith 4c, RCNVR
* Rated A/ERA 4c 26 Sep 1940
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 26 Nov 1941 as an A/ERA 4c, RCNVR
(JG01) Article on John gamble joining the Navy
(JV02) Documents from the Service File of John Gamble
Article from the Toronto Telegram, Feb 1942 on SPIKENARD casualties