They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
PATERSON, Robert Laurence, Sig, V24617, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Richard L. and Dorothy I. Paterson, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Sig Paterson died when his ship, HMCS LOUISBURG, which was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, was sunk by bombs and torpedoes from Italian aircraft.
Ships served in:
WINNIPEG DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 23 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 12 Jun 1941 as an OS V/S, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 11 Aug 1941 as a OS V/S, RCNVR
HMC SIGNAL SCHOOL - Drafted to HMC SIGNAL SCHOOL 13 Aug 1941 as an OS V/S, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 28 Aug 1941 as an OS V/S, RCNVR
HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 30 Sep 1941 as an OS V/S, RCNVR
* Rated O/Sig 24 Oct 1941
HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 30 Dec 1941 as an O/Sig, RCNVR
HMCS ACADIA - Drafted to ACADIA 30 Jan 1943 as an O/Sig, RCNVR
* Rated Sig 13 Mar 1942
HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 07 Apr 194 as a Sig, RCNVR
Documents from the Service File of Robert Paterson