They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GILBOE, Arthur Francis, AB, V19071, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Arthur J. and Harriet Grace Gilboe, Windsor, Ontario; nephew of Mrs. H. Lesperance, of Windsor, Ontario.
AB Gilboe 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.
Arthur Francis Gilboe was born at Windsor, Ontario, on February 15, 1920. He received his education at St. Francis School and Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. Able Seaman Gilboe is survived by his mother, Mrs. A. J. Gilboe, and an aunt, Mrs. H. Lesperance, both of Windsor, Ontario.
Ships served in:
WINDSOR DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 10 Jul 1940. Commenced Active Service 12 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 20 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated QR III 02 Nov 1940
SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 05 Dec 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
(AG01) AB.QR Arthur Gilboe
(AG02) Documents from the Service File of Arthur Gilboe