They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Charles Kenneth Robertson


Able Seaman, Seaman Torpedoman,  3615, RCN


Born: 04 May 1922, New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 15 Nov 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ROBERTSON, Charles Kenneth, AB, 3615, RCN, MPK - 16 Nov 1942, SS ETTRICK / HMS QUEBEC - Son of Charles H. and Thelma Agnes Robertson, of Sydney, NS.


Able Seaman C. K. Robertson entered the Sydney academy in September 1939 and left in May 1940, to enlist in the Royal Canadian Navy. He took his training at Esquimalt, BC and then volunteered for service with the Naval Commando. He was reported missing and presumed killed when the troop transport ETTRICK, in which he was taking transport on from Algiers to the UK, was sunk by U-155 on 15 Nov 1942 Northwest of Gibraltar.


Ships served in:

HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 11 May 1940. (Lent to "Comox Camp" 15 Sep 1940 - 28 Oct 1940) (Lent to  WETASKIWIN 14 Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1940)

HMCS WETASKIWIN - Served in WETASKIWIN 14 Dec 1940 - 02 Mar 1941 as an OS, RCN. Drafted to WETASKIWIN 01 Jan 1941 after having been on loan from HMCS NADEN

HMCS NADEN - Served in NADEN 03 Mar 1941 - 08 May 1941. 

HMCS SKEENA - Served in SKEENA 02 Jun 1941 - 30 Dec 1941 as an AB, RCN

HMS QUEBEC (Royal Navy No. 1 Combined Training Centre, Inveraray, Scotland) - Drafted to QUEBEC 28 Feb 1942 as an AB, RCN

ETTRICK - Troop Transport






(CR01-CR03) Certificate of Service - pages 1-3  (CR04) Report of Death




(CR05-CR06) Record of Service



Second World War Casualty Index