They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Frederick Thomas Armstrong, M.I.D.


Able Seaman, V61371, RCNVR


Born: 30 Aug 1923, Ashworth, Muskoka Dist., Ontario


Died: 09 Jun 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ARMSTRONG, Frederick Thomas, AB, V61371, RCNVR, MPK - 09 Jun 1944, MTB-464 - Son of Frederic James and Sarah Armstrong, of Utterson, ON.


AB Frederick Armstrong was killed in action on 09 Jun 1944.  Armstrong Cape, Nunavet was named after Frederick Armstrong.


Citation of Mentioned in Despatches:  ARMSTRONG, Frederick Thomas, Acting Able Seaman, V51371, Posthumous Mention in Despatches, RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.  "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the initial landings of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."


AB Frederick Armstrong's brother, Gordon William Armstrong, V49241, RCNVR was serving in HMCS RESTIGOUCHE when Ab Frederick Armstrong was killed in action.


Webmaster's note:  There is nothing in AB Armstrong's file that says how he died. It is presumed at some point in the action he fell overboard and his body was not recovered.


Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 18 May 1943. Commenced Active Service 28 May 1943

HM ML Q593 (Royal Navy Motor Launch) - Served in ML 593 27 Feb 1944 - 28 Mar 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

MTB-464 - Drafted to MTB-464 12 May 1944 as an OS, RCNVR.  Rated A/AB 28 May 1944






(FA01-FA02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(FA03) Report of Death

(FA04) Letter to AB Armstrong's mother



Second World War Casualty Index