They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LYNCH, Budd Frederick, Victualling Assistant, 40613, RCN, killed - 01 Dec 1940, HMCS SAGUENAY - Son of Charles F. and Ina C. Lynch, of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Mrs. Lynch was a member of the Remembrance Association, Silver Cross Women of Canada, Wheat City Chapter, Brandon, Manitoba.
VA Lynch 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 31 Jul 1939 as a VA, RCN
HMCS SKEENA - Served in SKEENA 14 Nov 1939 - 21 Feb 1940 as a VA, RCN
HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY 22 Feb 1940 - 21 Jul 1940 as a VA, RCN
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 22 Jul 1940 as a VA, RCN
HMCS SAGUENAY - Drafted to SAGUENAY 01 Sep 1940 as a VA, RCN
(L01) Budd Lynch
(BL02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(Bl03) Report of Death
(BL04-BL05) Letters to VA Lynch's father