They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
WATTS, Dan James, Steward Probationer, V27265, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Born 28 Jul 1915 son of Charles James and Julia Mary Watts; brother of Grace E. Watts, all of London, Ontario.
Steward Watts 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:
RCNVR DIVISION TORONTO - Enlisted 27 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 28 May 1941 as a Steward Probationer, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 Jun 1941 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 15 Sep 1941 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR
(DW01) Article on Dan Watts reported missing
(DW02) Documents from the Service File of Dan Watts