They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William John Seaman


Stoker 1st Class, V2412, RCNVR


Born: 29 Apr 1919, Saint John, New Brunswick


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SEAMAN, William John, Stoker 1c, V2412, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of William John and Georgiana Seaman, Saint John, New Brunswick.


Stoker John Seaman 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:

SAINT JOHN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 06 Jun 1940. Commenced Active Service 18 Sep 1940 as a Stoker 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 03 Oct 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 04 Oct 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 18 Jun 1941


Documents from the Service File of William Seaman



Second World War Casualty Index