For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

John E. Boothman

 

Stoker, V67609, RCNVR

 

Born:  02 Jul 1925, Clacton on Sea, England, UK          Died: 07 Sep 1970, Sudbury, Ontario

 

BOOTHMAN, John E. - In Memory of John E. Boothman - Born in England July 2, 1925, Died Sudbury, Ontario, September 7, 1970. Funeral from the Hulse and English Funeral Chapel, Thursday, September 10, 1970. Rev. M. McKinley Officiating. Final resting place, Victoria lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ont. 

 

Ships served in:

HMCS STAR

HMCS MONTCALM

HMCS FRONTENAC - Served in Frontenac 23 Nov 1944 - 07 Jun 1945

 

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(1) Portrait of John Boothman  (2) John Boothman on a train bound for .....  (3) John and Betty Boothman on their wedding day  (4) Certificate of Service  (5) Naval Training and Active Service record  (6-8) C.N.S. 264  (9) On 19 May 1945, John Boothman volunteered for service in the Pacific theatre

 

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(10) Surrendered U-boats alongside an unknown frigate, Lisahalley, Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland  (11) Escort Carrier, HMS Pretoria Castle  (12) "Newfie Park"- John Boothman and Al at a park in Newfoundland  (Note:  Newfie Park has been identified as Bowring Park, St. John's. In 2011, the field gun was moved for repairs and then transferred to the Royal Artillery Park, Pleasantville, St. John's in 2011)  (13) John Boothman  (14) John Boothman  (15) Unknown corvette  (16) Unknown corvette

 

 

 

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(17) John Boothman (right) and Elmer  (18) John Boothman in front of unknown monument  (19) In Memoriam pamphlet for John Boothman

 

Photos and service information courtesy of Dave Boothman

 

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