They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Paul Bert Aucoin


Steward, A1174, RCNR


Born: 16 Dec 1911, Cheticamp, Inverness Co., Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 21 Jul 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


AUCOIN, Paul Bert Stwd, A1174, RCNR, MPK - 21 Jul 1944, HMCS MATANE - Son of Lubin B. and Catherine Aucoin, of Plateau, Nova Scotia. Husband of Marie D. Aucoin, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Steward P. B. Aucoin was one of four members of the crew of HMCS MATANE who were killed when the frigate was struck by a glider bomb, launched by a Dornier 217, in the Bay of Biscay, South of the Brest Peninsula on July 20, 1944. 


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 02 Jan 1940 as a Steward (T), RCNR

HMCS ANDREE DUPRE - Served in ANDREE DUPRE 15 Feb 1940 - 27 Jan 1941 as a Stwd (T), RCNR

HMCS ARRAS - Served in ARRAS 29 Jan 1941 - 19 May 1941 as a Stwd (T), RCNR

HMCS BADDECK - Served in BADDECK 14 Jun 1941 - 05 Apr 1942 as a Stwd (T), RCNR

HMCS SACKVILLE - Served in SACKVILLE 06 Apr 1942 - 09 Apr 1943 as a Stwd (T), RCNR

HMCS MATANE - Drafted to MATANE 23 Oct 1943 as a Stwd (T), RCNR







(PA01-PA02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(PA03) Report of Death

(PA04-PA05) Letters to Steward Aucoin's widow



Second World War Casualty Index