They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
REGALBUTO, Charles Cerino, OS, V6987, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Joseph and Kathleen Regalbuto, Ottawa, Ontario.
OS Regalbuto 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. Before he joined the service at Ottawa he worked at Uplands for a time. He attended York Street School, and St. Brigid's Church in Ottawa, and was a member of the Bots' club. Ordinary Seaman Regalbuto was one of a family of thirteen, five whom are serving in the armed forces. His parents resided at 49 ½ Clarence St., Ottawa, Ontario.
Ships served in:
OTTAWA DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 05 Jul 1941. Commenced Active Service 21 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Drafted to MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR 08 Sep 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 21 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 23 Jan 1942 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 02 Feb 1942 as an OS, RCNVR
(CR01) Article from the Ottawa Journal on Charles Regalbuto
CR02)Documents from the Service File of Charles Regalbuto
Article on casualties and one survivor of HMCS SPIKENARD - Toronto Star Feb 1942