They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Plott


Leading Stoker, V23829, RCNVR


Born: 13 May 1923, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland


Died: 21 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


PLOTT, John, L/Sto, V23829, RCNVR, MPK - 21 Aug 1944, HMCS ALBERNI - Son of John and Janet Plott, of Montreal, Province of Quebec; brother of James.  John was born in Scotland and came to Canada with his parents at the age of 6 years.


Leading Stoker Plott died when his ship, HMCS ALBERNI, was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel on 21 Aug 1944 by U-480, southeast of the Isle of Wight. Fifty-nine of her ship's company lost their lives.  Prior to enlisting, John was employed as a Helper with the Canadian Pacific Railway.


Ships served in:

MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 27 May 1941.  Commenced Active Service 13 Jun 1941 as a Stoker 2nd Class, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 14 Aug 1941

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Drafted to ASSINIBOINE 14 Oct 1941.  John was serving in ASSINIBOINE during her battle with U-210

* Rated Stoker 1st Class 22 Feb 1942

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 29 Sep 1942


HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Jan 1943

HMCS SASKATOON - Drafted to SASKATOON 27 Jan 1943

* Rated Acting Leading Stoker 01 Mar 1943

* Disrated to Stoker 1st Class 24 Jul 1943

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 Jul 1943

HMCS ALBERNI - Drafted to ALBERNI 13 Aug 1943

* Rated Leading Stoker 05 Feb 1944


Documents from the Service File of John Plott



Second World War Casualty Index