They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Albert Mathers Stewart


Able Seaman Active Submarine Detector, V12454, RCNVR


Born: 14 Jul 1918, Dundee, Scotland


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


STEWART, Albert Mathers, AB, V12454, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart, Edmonton, Alberta.


Able Seaman Albert Mathers Stewart 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. He enlisted on September 26, 1940, and left for Halifax in April, 1941. He was 22 years of age and attended Spruce Ave. and Technical Schools.


Ships served in:

EDMONTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 26 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 30 Dec 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Apr 1941 as an OSD, RCNVR

* Rated A/SD 28 Jun 1941

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 01 Jul 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 30 Oct 1941


Documents from the Service File of Albert Mathers



Second World War Casualty Index