They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Robert Borden White


Stoker 1st Class, V30305, RCNVR


Born: 26 Dec 1915, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan


Died: 19 Sep 1941 as sea


Book of Remembrance


WHITE, Robert Borden, Sto 1c, V30305, RCNVR, MPK - 19 Sep 1941, HMCS LEVIS - Son of Harry and Ada Emily White, of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan; husband of Vera Edna White, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Stoker Robert Borden White of Trail, British Columbia, was the son of Harry and Ada Emily (Beeston) White who came from England to homestead southwest of Maple Creek. Robert was educated there and at Balfour Technical School, Regina, Saskatchewan. He worked for four years in the smelter at Trail British Columbia by Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company and came to Vancouver in August 1940, when he enlisted on August 23, 1940 at Esquimalt, British Columbia and was married January 1941 to Vera Edna (Broman) at Vancouver (later Mrs. Tibke of Seattle). Robert's brother Frank was wounded in Normandy serving with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He was a member of the crew of H.M.C.S. Levis, a Canadian Corvette, which was lost by enemy action and was one of the seventeen Canadian members of the crew who were lost. The Levis did not sink immediately after the action and gallant effort was made by another Canadian corvette to tow her to the nearest port, but this attempt proved unsuccessful and the Levis, after being towed for several hours sank.


Ships served in:

HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 23 Aug 1940 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 26 Apr 1941 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS LEVIS - Drafted to LEVIS 06 May 1941 as a Sto 1c RCNVR






(RW01) Stoker Robert Brown

(RW02-RW03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(RW04) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index