They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
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