They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
CATHRINE, Robert Thomas, AB, V61656, RCNVR, MPK - 22 Feb 1945, HMCS TRENTONIAN - Son of Richard William and Charlotte L. Cathrine, of Windsor, Ontario.
Robert died when his ship was torpedoed by U-1004.
Robert's brother, John R. Cathrine, also served in the Navy during the Second World War.
Ships served in:
HMCS HUNTER - Enlisted 13 May 1943. Commenced Active Service 09 Jun 1943
HMCS CARIBOU - Served in CARIBOU 02 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS
HMCS TRENTONIAN- Served in TRENTONIAN 20 Dec 1943 - 25 Aug 1944 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 09 Jun 1944
HMCS TRENTONIAN - Drafted to TRENTONIAN 20 Oct 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
(RC01) Portrait of AB Robert Cathrine
(RC02-RC03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(RC04) Report of Death
(RC05-RC07) Letters to AB Cathrine's mother