They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Frank James Gallant


Telegraphist, V1427, RCNVR


Born: 24 Dec 1918, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GALLANT, Frank James, Tel, V1427, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of Hilaire and Helen Gallant, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Husband of Elizabeth Gallant, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


Tel Gallant died when his ship, HMCS RACCOON, which was on convoy escort in the St. Lawrence River off the Gaspé Peninsula, was hit and sunk by two torpedoes from U165. All 37 hands were lost.


Ships served in:

CHARLOTTETOWN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 04 Oct 1940.  Commenced Active Service 25 Jan 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 04 Feb 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMC SIGNAL SCHOOL - Drafted to HMCS SIGNAL SCHOOL 17 May 1941 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

* Qual Tel 12 Jul 1941

HMCS LYNX - Drafted to LYNX 24 Jul 1941 as a O/Tel, RCNVR

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 19 Aug 1941 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

* Rated Tel 25 Oct 1941






(FG01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(FG02) Official presumption of death


(FG03) Frank Gallant with his wife Elizabeth York Gallant taken in 1942



Second World War Casualty Index