They made the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Alex Ronald Kiln

 

Leading Seaman, 2224, RCN

 

Born: 17 Dec 1909, Daventry, North Hants, England

 

Died: 20 Dec 1942 at sea

 

Book of Remembrance

 

KILN, Alec Ronald, LS, 2224, RCN, MPK - 20 Dec 1942, HMCS BRANDON - son of Harry and Mary Kiln, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England; husband of Edith Evelyn Kiln, Halifax, NS.

 

Leading Seaman A. R. Kiln died when he fell overboard between 19:30 and 20:00 hours on the night of December 20, 1942, whilst HMCS Brandon was escorting the Iceland portion of convoy 112. An investigation showed he fell over the side by accident and was drowned, in the execution of his duty.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS FESTUBERT - Served in FESTUBERT 01 Jul 1928 - 30 Mar 1929 as an OS, RCN

HMCS CHAMPLAIN - Served in CHAMPLAIN 01 Jul 1929 - 17 Sep 1930 as an OS and AB, RCN. Rated AB 09 Oct 1929

HMS VICTORY - Served in VICTORY 18 Sep 1930 - 01 Oct 1930 as an AB, RCN

HMS IRON DUKE (Iron Duke Class Battleship) - Served in IRON DUKE 02 Oct 1930 - 02 Feb 1931

HMS CHAMPION (RN C-Class Light Cruiser) - 08 Apr 1931 - 19 May 1931 as an AB, RCN

HMS VICTORY - Served in VICTORY 20 May 1931 - 24 Jun 1931 as an AB, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY 25 Jun 1931 - 25 Nov 1931

HMS VICTORY - Served in VICTORY 26 Nov 1931 - 08 Dec 1931 as an AB, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY 16 Jun 1932 - 19 Jun 1934 as an AB, RCN

HMCS CHAMPLAIN - Served in CHAMPLAIN 08 Jan 1935 - 29 Sep 1935 as an AB, RCN

HMCS CHAMPLAIN - Served in CHAMPLAIN 01 Dec 1935 - 22 Jun 1936 as an AB, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY - 23 Jun 1936 - 23 Jun 1938 as an AB, RCN

HMCS GASPE - Served in GASPE 18 Mar 1939 - 17 Feb 1940 as an AB, RCN

HMCS ARLEUX - Served in ARLEUX 24 Mar 1940 - 19 Apr 1942 as an AB and A/LS, RCN. Rated A/LS 01 Sep 1941

HMCS MAHONE - Served in MAHONE 22 Apr 1942 - 30 Jun 1942 as an A/LS, RCN

HMCS SHERBROOKE - Served in SHERBROOKE 02 Dec 1942 - 09 Dec 1942 as a LS, RCN

HMCS BRANDON - Drafted to BRANDON 10 Dec 1942 as a LS, RCN

 

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(AK01-AK03) Certificate of Service  (AK04) Report of Deat  (AK05) Letter to LS Kiln's widow

 


 

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