They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William Edward Richardson


Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, RCNVR


Born: 23 Oct 1919, VilleEmard, Montreal, Quebec


Died: 14 Oct 1941 Reykjavik, Iceland


Book of Remembrance


RICHARDSON, William Edward, ERA 4c, V23098, RCNVR, died - 14 Oct 1941, HMCS BRANDON - Son of William and Margret Richardson, of Montreal; husband of Doris Amy Richardson, all of Montreal, QC.


Engine Room 4th Class W. E. Richardson died in General Hospital, Iceland following treatment for Urethritis. He is buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Engine Room 4th Class William Edward Richardson son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Richardson of 3040 Jolicoeur Street, his wife, the former Doris Martin of 5730 Hamilton Street, leaned this week. Before enlisting he was employed at Canadian Tube and Steel Products Ltd.


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION MONTREAL - Enlisted 23 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 24 Sep 1940

HMCS ST CLAIR - Served in ST CLAIR 27 Nov 1940 - 27 Jul 1941 as an A/ERA 4c, RCNVR

HMCS BRANDON - Drafted to BRANDON 25 Aug 1941 as an A/ERA 4c, RCNVR






(WR01-WR02) Certificate of Service  (WR03) Letter to ERA Richardson's widow  (WR04) ERA Richardson's headstone in the Rossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland



Second World War Casualty Index