They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BRITTIN, Robert Henry, AB, V41695, RCNVR, died - 15 Jul 1944, HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC - Son of George Norman and Winnifred (née Merner) Brittin, Moose Jaw, Sk.
Information: Able Seaman Robert Henry Brittin was killed when a round of Oerlikon ammunition exploded while he was dismantling it in an attempt to make a
souvenir. He was buried at sea.
Robert Brittin worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia prior to enlisting on June 26, 1942 at Regina, SK.
Ships served in:
HMCS QUEEN - Enlisted 16 Jun 1942. Commenced Active Service 01 Sep 1942
HMCS MAYFLOWER - Served in MAYFLOWER 13 Jul 1943 - 21 Apr 1944 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 15 Sep 1943. Rated A/Seaman Torpedoman 26 May 1943
HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC - Drafted to VILLE DE QUEBEC27 Apr 1944 as an AB, RCNVR
(RB01-RB02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (RB03) Report of Death (RB04) Letter to AB Brittin's mother on the details of his death