They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William McCombie Gilbert


Telegraphist, V13821, RCNVR


Born: 03 May 1920, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GILBERT, William McCombie, Tel, V13821, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of William McCombie Gilbert and Jean Gilbert, of Calgary, Alberta.


Ships served in:

CALGARY DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 08 May 1941.  Commenced Active Service 16 Jun 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 07 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated O/Tel 02 Aug 1941 (backdated)

HMCS SAMBRO - Drafted to SAMBRO 18 Oct 1941 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 17 Jan 1942 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

*Rated Tel 18 Feb 1943






(WG01) Documents from the Service File of William Gilbert

(WG02) Article on the death of Tel Gilbert


(WG03) Tel Gilbert on HMCS LOUISBURG with ship's mascot



Second World War Casualty Index