They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


George Ronald Dicks


Petty Officer Radio Direction Finder 2nd Class, V3668, RCNVR


Born: 03 Aug 1922, Harbour Buffett, Newfoundland


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


DICKS, George Ronald, PO, V3668, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Archibald and Eva Ellen Dicks, of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.


Petty Officer George Ronald Dicks died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 on 18 Mar 1945.


Medals Awarded:  1939-45 Star,  Atlantic Star,  Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp,  War Medal 1939-45.  George's medals were sent to his father, and his mother received a Memorial Cross.


Ships served in:

QUEBEC DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 13 Nov 1940. Commenced Active Service 14 Nov 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 24 Apr 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS DAUPHIN - Drafted to DAUPHIN 18 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 14 Nov 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 04 Oct 1942 as an AB, RCNVR

* Rated RDF 2c 06 Nov 1942

HMCS ST CLAIR - Drafted to ST CLAIR 10 Nov 1942 as an AB, RCN

* Rated A/LS 01 Mar 1943

HMCS CHALEUR II - Drafted to CHALEUR II 26 Feb 1944 as an A/LS, RCNVR

* Rated LS 01 Mar 1944

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Sep 1944 as a LS, RCNVR

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 01 Oct 1944 as a LS, RCNVR

* Rated A/PO, RCNVR 01 Jan 1942



Document from the Service File of George Dicks


Courtesy of Matthew Dicks



Second World War Casualty Index