They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Francis Owen Corrigan


Supply Petty Officer, 40595, RCN


Born: 11 Dec 1917, Coal Creek, British Columbia


Died: 26 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CORRIGAN, Francis Owen, Supply Petty Officer, 40595, RCN, MPK - 26 Sep 1942, HMS VETERAN / HMCS NIOBE - Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Corrigan, Fernie, BC.


Supply Petty Officer F. O. Corrigan was killed in action. He was taking passage on HMS VETERAN to HMCS NIOBE, Greenock, Scotland. HMS Veteran was torpedoed and sunk by U-404 on September 26, 1942.


Ships served in:

HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA 29 Dec 1939 - 15 Nov 1941 as a VA and LVA, RCN. Rated LVA 01 Dec 1940

HMCS PRESERVER - Served in PRESERVER 21 Jun 1942 - 24 Aug 1942 as a Supply Petty Officer, RCN

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 16 Sep 1942 as a Supply Petty Officer, RCN. Died 26 Sep 1942 while taking passage to the UK aboard HMS VETERAN






(FC01-FC02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (FC03) Report of Death  (FC04) Letter from the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas, London, to The Naval Secretary, Ottawa on the death of Supply Petty Officer Corrigan



Second World War Casualty Index