They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Gilbert Lloyd Cove


Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, V26057, RCNVR


Born: 14 Jan 1920, Wesmorland Co., New Brunswick


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


COVE, Gilbert Lloyd, Engine Room Artificer 4c, V26057, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Lloyd and Muriel Mabel Cove, of Moncton, New Brunswick.


ERA Cove died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.


Ships served in:

SPECIAL SERVICE DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 13 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 13 May 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 13 May 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 05 Aug 1941 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR

* Rated A/ERA 4c 21 Oct 1941


Documents from the Service File of Gilbert Cove



Second World War Casualty Index