They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Arthur Francis Gilboe


Able Seaman Quarter Rating 3rd Class, V19071, RCNVR


Born: 15 Feb 1920, Windsor, Ontario


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GILBOE, Arthur Francis, AB, V19071, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Arthur J. and Harriet Grace Gilboe, Windsor, Ontario; nephew of Mrs. H. Lesperance, of Windsor, Ontario.


AB Gilboe 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.


Arthur Francis Gilboe was born at Windsor, Ontario, on February 15, 1920. He received his education at St. Francis School and Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. Able Seaman Gilboe is survived by his mother, Mrs. A. J. Gilboe, and an aunt, Mrs. H. Lesperance, both of Windsor, Ontario.


Ships served in:

WINDSOR DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 10 Jul 1940. Commenced Active Service 12 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 20 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated QR III 02 Nov 1940

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 05 Dec 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated AB 05 Mar 1941




(AG01) AB.QR Arthur Gilboe

(AG02) Documents from the Service File of Arthur Gilboe



Second World War Casualty Index