They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Elmer Joseph Clinton


Leading Stoker, V1290, RCNVR


Born: 22 Mar 1922, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Died: 21 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CLINTON, Elmer Joseph, L/Sto, V1290, RCNVR, MPK - 21 Aug 1944, HMCS ALBERNI - Son of Luke and Sara Elizabeth Clinton, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


Leading Stoker Clinton died when his ship, HMCS ALBERNI, was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel on 21 Aug 1944 by U-480, southeast of the Isle of Wight. Fifty-nine of her ship's company lost their lives.


Ships served in:

CHARLOTTETOWN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 30 Apr 1940 as a Ordinary Seaman RCNVR

* Rated Stoker 2nd Class 15 Aug 1940

* Commenced Active Service 04 Nov 1940

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 04 Nov 1940

HMCS SUNBEAM - Drafted to SUNBEAM 17 Jan 1941

HMCS ALBERNI - Drafted to ALBERNI 23 May 1941

* Rated Stoker 1st Class 04 Aug 1941

* Rated Acting Leading Stoker 01 Oct 1941




(EC01) Article on L/Stoker Clinton Missing after the sinking of HMCS ALBERNI - The Guardian, Charlottetown, PEI

(EC02) Documents from the Service File of  Elmer Clinton



Second World War Casualty Index