For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
DOUGHERTY, Jerome Garfield PO, V7532, RCNVR MPK - 23 Mar 1944, HMCS QU'APPELLE - Son of Lavinia Dougherty, Toronto, ON; husband of Violet Florence Dougherty, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales.
Petty Officer J G Dougherty was reported missing on active service March 23, 1944, he was lost overboard at sea from the ship HMCS QU'APPELLE in which he serving on, no body was recovered. Petty Officer Dougherty had been making the rounds in the performance of his duty as a Petty Officer of the watch aboard his ship, around midnight on March 23, 1944. He was standing in the company of another rating at the left hand corner of the superstructure on the quarter deck, when the ship took a heavy roll to port, and a large sea washed him overboard.
Ships served in:
HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in ST LAURENT 24 Nov 1939 - 03 May 1940 as an AB, RCNVR // 13 Jun 1941 - 17 Apr 1942 as an AB and A/LS, RCNVR
HMCS HUSKY - Served in HUSKY 13 Jul 1940 - 20 May 1941 as an AB, RCNVR
MLQ084 - Served in Q084 09 May 1942 - 29 Jul 1942 as an A/LS, RCNVR
HMCS CHAMBLY - Served in CHAMBLY 09 Aug 1942 - 16 Aug 1942 as an A/LS, RCNVR
HMCS QU'APPELLE - Drafted to QU'APPELLE 08 Feb 1944
(JD01-JD03) Certificate of Service (JD04) Report of Death