They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Elwin Robinson


Telegraphist, V22987, RCNVR


Born: 17 Jul 1918, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


ROBINSON, Elwin, Tel, V22987, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of William John Robinson, and of Melita Robinson, of Toronto, Ontario.


Tel Robinson 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:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 20 Jan 1941. Commenced Active Service 01 May 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 17 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated O/Tel 02 Aug 1941

HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 25 Oct 1941 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 30 Dec 1941 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

HMCS PROTECTOR -  Drafted to PROTECTOR 03 Jan 1942 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 08 Jan 1942 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

* Rated Tel 29 Jan 1942


Documents from the Service File of Elwin Robinson




Second World War Casualty Index