They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Reynold Joseph Jeannotte, M.I.D.


Telegraphist, V11421, RCNVR


Born: 06 Dec 1918, Cutknife, Saskatchewan


Died: 09 Jul 1944


Book of Remembrance


JEANNOTTE, Reynold Joseph, Tel, V11421, RCNVR, DOW - 09 Jul 1944, HMCS QU'APPELLE - Son of Aimé Edward and step-son of Catherine Jeannotte of St. Wallburg, 


Reynold Joseph (Rennie) Jeannotte of St. Walburg was the son of Aimé Edward and stepson of Catherine Jeannotte of St. Walburg. Rennie was born at Cut Knife, educated at St. Walburg, and was working as a Singer sewing machine salesman when he his brother Paul enlisted in the Navy on May 27, 1940 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He had another brother Aimé Jr. who was with the R.C.A.F. Jeanotte was mentioned in despatches posthumously October 03, 1944.  He is buried in the Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, UK.


Tel Jeannotte died at the Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth, England, from wounds he received on HMCS QU'APPELLE during action against German naval forces off France. HMCS QU'APPELLE participated in operation "Dredger" against German escort vessels at the U-boat meeting points off Brest and southward. During the night of 5/6 Jul the 12th EG, comprising of QU'APPELLE, SASKATCHEWAN, SKEENA and RESTIGOUCHE, attacked 3 patrol boats off Brest: V715 was sunk but not before hitting QU'APPELLE and SASKATCHEWAN many times with small calibre gunfire.


M.I.D. citation: JEANNOTTE, Reynold Joseph, Telegraphist, V11421, Posthumous, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR, HMCS QU'APPELLE - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944. "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Canadian Ships QU'APPELLE, SKEENA, Saskatchewan and RESTIGOUCHE in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats."


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION SASKATOON - Enlisted 27 May 1940. Commenced Active Service 02 Dec 1940.

HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY (Signal) 26 Apr 1941 - 22 Mar 1942 as an O/Tel and Tel, RCNVR.  Rated Tel 12 Sep 1941

HMCS OUTARDE - Served in OUTARDE 28 Mar 1942 - 27 Jun 1942 as a Tel, RCNVR

HMCS CHATHAM - Served in CHATHAM 10 Oct 1942 - 04 May 1942 as a Tel, RCNVR

HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY 05 May 1942 - 25 May 1943 as a Tel, RCNVR

HMCS QU'APPELLE - Drafted to QU'APPELLE 08 Feb 1944 as a Tel, RCNVR







(RJ01-RJ02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (RJ03) Article from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix on the death of Tel Jeannotte  (RJ04) Report of Death  (RJ05) Letter to Tel Jeannotte's father.


(RJ06) Notification of the award of MID to Tel Reynold Jeannotte and LS Charles Mason



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