Alec Stewart (Bud) Lovell

Alec Stewart (Bud) Lovell

Sto. 1/C Alec Stewart (Bud) Lovell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Lovell, 50 Morley Avenue, Echo Place, was among those missing after the Corvette H.M.C.S. Regina was lost when she was sunk on August 8, 1944, after striking a mine off the coast of England. Just one month earlier, Stoker Lovell had lost his brother, Pte. Lorne Alexander Lovell, who was killed in the battle of Caen, France. Thus there was brought a double burden of sorrow to the family of these two young men, who were so eager to help their country they could not wait until the regulation age to enter a branch of service, but were both enlisted men before their 18th birthdays. Pte. Alec Lovell was born in September, 1926. He enlisted with the R.C.N.V.R. at Hamilton in 1943. The brothers were able to arrange a visit together in England and saw each other just before D-Day. Before naval service, Sto. Lovell completed his training as a welder at the Verity Works of the Massey-Harris Company, Limited, and he was a skilful worker. He had attended school at Oak Hill in Brant County and had also been interested in the young people's activities of the Bethel and Newport Churches when living in those communities.

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