They made the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Robert White

 

Signalman, V57509, RCNVR

 

Born: 13 Jul 1924, Toronto, York Co., Ontario

 

Died: 07 Sep 1944, Northness, Scotland

 

Book of Remembrance

 

WHITE, Robert, Sig, V57509, RCNVR, died - 07 Sept 1944, HMCS SIOUX - Son of Joseph White (deceased) and Mrs. Jean white Anderson, Toronto, ON.

 

Signalman Robert White died on 07 Sep 1944 in the Royal Naval Sick Quarters, Northness, Scotland, due to fatal injuries received when a towed aircraft target was shot down during anti-aircraft gunnery practise and struck the ship. He was buried in the Imperial War Graves Cemetery, Orkney, Scotland on 12 Sep 1944.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 26 Mar 1943. Commenced Active Service 29 Apr 1943

HMS VIXEN / HMCS SIOUX - Drafted to VIXEN 29 Jan 1944 as a Sig, RCNVR. Commissioning crew HMCS SIOUX

 

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(RW01-RW02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (RW03) CO's report into the target crash that injured 3 ratings  (RW04) Letter to Signalman White's mother  (RW05) Newspaper article on the death of Sig Robert White

 

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(RW06) Headstone for Signalman Robert White - Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery

 


 

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