They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Alfred Hugo Schmidt


Stoker 1st Class, V68505, RCNVR


Born: 09 Jun 1909, Glauchau, Germany


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SCHMIDT, Alfred Hugo, Sto 1c, V68505, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Gustave Adolf and Elise Schmidt; husband of Elinor Jean Schmidt, of Prairie Grove, Manitoba.


Stoker Schmidt died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.


Ships served in:

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Enlisted 11 Aug 1943. Commenced Active Service 20 Oct 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 20 Dec 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Jul 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS HOCHELAGA II - Drafted to HOCHELAGA II 02 Aug 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS ST PIERRE - Drafted to ST PIERRE 23 Aug 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated A/Sto 1c 20 Oct 1944

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 12 Dec 1944 as an A/Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 04 Jan 1945 as an A/Sto 1c, RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of Alfred Schmidt


Article from the Winnipeg Evening Tribune



Second World War Casualty Index