They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Lucien Joseph Albert Laurin


Ordinary Seaman Lay Rating 3rd Class, V6470, RCNVR


Born: 06 Dec 1920, Hull, Quebec


Died: 26 Mar 1941 at sea


Book of Remembrance


LAURIN, Lucien Joseph Albert, OS, V6470, RCNVR, MPK - 26 Mar 1941, HMCS OTTER - Son of Adelard and Flora Laurin, of Hull, Quebec.


Lucien J. Albert Laurin was born December 06, 1920 in Hull, Québec, and was educated at Jean Baptiste, Ottawa, and at Notre Dame, Hull. He joined the Navy from Ottawa on May 15, 1940, and previous to that for four year had been in the Sea Cadets where he had won two Medals for marksmanship. He also had his gunner's stripe. Seaman Laurin's name appeared in the casualty lists in March, 1941. He was a member of the crew of HMCS OTTER, which was burned off Halifax Harbour on March 26, 1941. He was unmarried and is survived by his mother, Mrs. F. Laurin of 21 Boulevard St. Joseph, Hull, Québec. (Transcription from newspaper article)


Ships served in:

OTTAWA DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 03 Jun 1940. Commenced Active Service 10 Jul 1940.

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 12 Jul 1940

*Rated LR III 28 Sep 1940

HMCS OTTER - Drafted to OTTER 04 Oct 1940 as a LR III, RCNVR







(LL01) Seaman Lucien Laurin at RCNVR DIV OTTAWA

(LL02) LR III Lucien Laurin

(LL03-LL04) Certificate of Service pages 1 & 4

(LL05) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index