They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William Fitzpatrick


Able Seaman, Leading Torpedoman, V16717, RCNVR


Born: 10 Jun 1920, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


FITZPATRICK, William, AB LTO, V16717, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of William and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


AB Fitzpatrick died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.


Ships served in:

PORT ARTHUR DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 11 Dec 1941. Commenced Active Service 08 Jan 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 14 Jan 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS -Drafted to CORNWALLIS 23 Jun 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS COLUMBIA - Drafted to COLUMBIA 19 Aug 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 08 Jan 1943

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 16 Aug 1943 as an AB, RCNVR

* Rated ST 14 Oct 1943

HMCS RED DEER - Drafted to Red Deer 20 Oct 1943

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 12 Apr 1944

* Rated LTO 27 Nov 1944

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 29 Dec 1944 as an AB, RCNVR



Documents from the Service File of William Fitzpatrick


OS J. A. Winters of Schreiber; W. E. Fitzpatrick and Walter Ellard of Fort William, Ontario



Second World War Casualty Index