They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
RUTTER, James Andrew, Coder, V47674, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of James Rutter and Matilda Rutter, of Edmonton, Alberta; husband of Jacqueline Rutter, of Edmonton.
Coder Rutter 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.
James' sister, Eleanor J. Rutter, was serving in the WRCNS in Esquimalt when James died.
Ships served in:
HMCS NONSUCH - Enlisted 01 Sep 1942. Commenced Active Service 26 May 1943 as an O/Coder, RCNVR
HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK - 29 May 1943 as an O/Coder, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Jun 1943 as an O/Coder, RCNVR
HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 25 Aug 1943 as an O/Coder, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 21 Dec 1943 as an O/Coder, RCNVR
HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 24 Feb 1944 as an O/Coder, RCNVR
* Rated Coder 27 May 1944
(JR01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(JR02) Report of Death
(JR03) Letter to Coder Rutter's wife