They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Kenneth Harry Smith


Able Seaman, V70955, RCNVR


Born: 07 May 1925, Burnaby, British Columbia


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SMITH, Kenneth Harry, AB, V70955, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Harry and Ethel Smith, of New Westminster, British Columbia.


AB Smith died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 01 Sep 1943.  Commenced Active Service 29 Dec 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 26 Feb 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS HAMILTON - Served in HAMILTON 17-23 Jun 1944 for training while drafted to CORNWALLIS

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 08 Aug 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 28 Aug 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 25 Sep 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated A/AB 29 Dec 1944




(KS01) Seaman Kenneth Smith

(KS02) Documents from the Service File of Kenneth Smith



Second World War Casualty Index