They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Vincent Gerald Corbiere


Able Seaman, V34003, RCNVR


Born: 26 Feb 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CORBIERE, Vincent Gerald, AB, V34003, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - Son of Thomas Vincent and Mildred C. Corbiere, of St. Catharines, Ontario.


AB Corbiere died when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944. The province of Ontario honoured Able Seaman Corbiere by naming Corbiere Lake in his honour.


Ships served in:

HMCS STAR - Enlisted 18 Apr 1942. Commenced Active Service 21 Apr 1942

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Jun 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CHARNY - Served in CHARNY 29 Aug 1942 - 04 Sep 1942 for training while drafted to CORNWALLIS

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 09 Sep 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 28 Oct 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 21 Apr 1943


Documents from the Service File of Vincent Corbiere



Second World War Casualty Index