They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Francis John Pound


Able Seaman V63538, RCNVR


Born: 19 Jan 1925, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


POUND, Francis John, AB, V63538, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Francis Carfield Pound and Violet Lillian Pound, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Able Seaman Francis John Pound  was born and educated in Winnipeg. He attended Robert H. Smith School and Kelvin high school. He enlisted with RCNVR in July, 1943.  He 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.


Ships served in:

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Enlisted 03 Jun 1943. Commenced Active Service 16 Jun 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 01 Aug 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS GIVENCHY - Drafted to GIVENCHY 05 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS PROTECTOR II - Drafted to PROTECTOR II 06 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 27 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 07 Dec 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 16 Jun 1944






(FP01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(FP02) Report of Death

(FP03-FP04) Letters to AB Pound's mother


(FP05) Article on the death of AB Pound



Second World War Casualty Index