They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Kenneth Marshall Ferron


Stoker 1st Class, V64132, RCNVR


Born: 29 May 1923, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


FERRON, Kenneth Marshall, Sto 1c, V64132, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of David G. and Jessie A. Ferron, of Toronto, Ontario.


Sto 1c Ferron died when HMCS REGINA was torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England by U-667 while she was aiding a merchant vessel in distress. Thirty of her crew were lost.


Stoker Kenneth Marshall Ferron, age 21 has been reported missing as a result of enemy action. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. David G. and Jessie A. Ferron, Woodbine Avenue of Toronto. He went overseas in 1943. Two brothers are on active service, Sgt. Bob Ferron with the paratroops and L.A. C. David Jr. with the R.C.A.F. (Transcription from a newspaper article)


Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 17 Jun 1943. Commenced Active Service 08 Jul 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CARTIER - Drafted to CARTIER 09 Jul 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 24 Aug 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 23 Oct 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 27 Nov 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 06 Apr 1944







(KF01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(KF02) Report of Death

(KF03-KF05) Letters to Stoker Ferron's father


(KF06) Ken Ferron (centre) with his father (left) and brother David

Credit: Operation Picture Me



Second World War Casualty Index