They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Stephen Bruce Powell


Ordinary Seaman, 3333, RCN


Born: 23 Jan 1922, Barrie, Ontario


Died: 22 Oct 1940 at sea


Book of Remembrance


POWELL, Stephen Bruce, OS, 3333, RCN, MPK - 22 Oct 1940, HMCS MARGAREE - Son of Ernest John and Cora Irene Powell, of Sarnia, Ontario.


OS Powell died when his ship, HMCS MARGAREE, on convoy escort duty, was sunk after being rammed by a merchant ship, the MB Port Fairy, while in convoy.


Medals awarded:  1939-45 Star;  Atlantic Star;  Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp;  War Medal 1939-45


Stephen Bruce (Buster) Powell - The Sarnia War Remembrance Project - Researched by/Courtesy of Tom Slater


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 24 Apr 1939 as a Boy Seaman

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 24 Jun 1939 as a Boy Seaman, RCN

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 02 Sep 1939 as a Boy Seaman, RCN

* Rated OS, RCN 01 Nov 1939

HMCS FRASER - Drafted to FRASER 11 Jan 1940 as an OS, RCN. Survived the sinking of HMCS FRASER on 24 Jun 1940

* Re-engaged for 7 years - 23 Jan 1940

HMCS MARGAREE - Drafted to MARGAREE 06 Sep 1940 as an OS, RCN







(SP01) Application for entry in the RCN

(SP02) Re-engagement for 7 years

(SP03) Certificate of Service

(SP04) Report of Death

(SP05) Letter to OS Powell's father



Second World War Casualty Index