They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Robert Sutherland


Telegraphist, V47830, RCNVR


Born: 21 Nov 1921, Fort William, Ontario


Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SUTHERLAND, Robert, Tel, V47830, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Alexander and Margaret Sutherland, of Fort William, Ontario.


Tel Sutherland 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 GRIFFIN - Enlisted 08 Sep 1942.  Commenced Active Service 12 Nov 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 17 Mar 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 04 Jun 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated O/Tel 03 Jul 1943

* Rated Tel 12 Nov 1943

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 26 Nov 1943 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 07 Dec 1943 as an O/Tel, RCNVR






(RS01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 ans 2

(RS02) Report of Death

(RS03-RS04) Telegram and letter to Tel Sutherland Father



Second World War Casualty Index