They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Paul Albert Brown


Able Seaman, 3119, RCN


Born: 08 Jul 1920, Prescott, Ontario


Died: 01 Dec 1940 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BROWN, Paul Albert, AB, 3119, RCN, MPK - 01 Dec 1940, HMCS SAGUENAY - Son of Albert Glen Brown and Ada Helena Brown. Brother of Jean A. (Brown) Knight Barker, Russell C. Brown, and Eleanor (Brown) Hutchinson.


AB Brown was killed when HMCS SAGUENAY, while escorting convoy HG.47, was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Argo 300 miles west of Ireland. With her bows wrecked and 21 dead, SAGUENAY made Barrow-in-Furness largely under her own power, and was under repairs until 22 May 1941. His body was recovered and he was buried in Barrow, Lancashire, England on 14 Dec 1940.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 07 Apr 19338 as a Boy Seaman, RCN

* Rated Ordinary Seaman 08 Jul 1938

HMCS VENTURE - Served in VENTURE 04 Oct 1938 - 10 Feb 1939 as an OS, RCN

HMCS SKEENA - Served in SKEENA 11 Feb 1939 - 20 Oct 1939 as an OS and AB, RCN

* Rated AB 09 Oct 1939

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 21 Oct 1939 as an AB, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Drafted to SAGUENAY 26 Nov 1939 as an AB, RCN







(PB01) Paul Albert Brown, age 19, 1939, RCN Barracks Halifax

(PB02-PB03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(PB04) Report of Death

(PB05) Letter to AB Brown's brother




Second World War Casualty Index