They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
GRIFFIN, Patrick Bernard, Sig, V5682, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Richard William and Mary T. Griffin, of Verdun, Province of Quebec.
Sig Bernard died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.
Signalman Patrick Bernard Griffin, age 25 was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard William and Mary T. Griffin, Verdun, Quebec. He graduated from Loyola High School in 1935 and left a position with Perkins Tissue Mills to join the Navy soon after the war started. A brother Francis is also in the Navy. There are two other brothers and three sisters.
Ships served in:
* Rated O/Sig 19 Oct 1940
* Rated Sig 07 Dec 1940
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 13 Dec 1940 as a Sig, RCNVR
Documents from the Service File of Patrick Griffin