They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Percy William Patterson


Leading Stoker, V32359, RCNVR


Born: 25 Oct 1921, Portlock, Ontario


Died: 11 Mar 1945, Bermuda


Book of Remembrance


PATTERSON, Percy William, L/ Sto, V32359, RCNVR, died - 11 Mar 1945, HMCS DUNVER - Son of William and Emily Patterson, of Sault Ste. Marie, ON; husband of Mrs. B. Charlebois (formerly Patterson).


Leading Stoker P. W. Patterson drowned on St. George Island, Bermuda. The drowning occurred as Patterson was leaving in a liberty boat to board his ship HMCS DUNVER. As the boat pulled away from the pier, L/Sto Patterson fell from the vessel. His body was recovered by divers. He is buried in the Royal Naval Cemetery, Bermuda.


Ships served in:

HMCS CARLETON - Enlisted / Commenced Active Service 20 Jan 1942.

HMCS YORK - Served in York 26 Jan 1942 - 23 Mar 1942 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS MOOSE JAW - Served in MOOSE JAW 28 May 1942 - 13 Sep 1942 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS RED DEER - Served in RED DEER 20 Sep 1942 - 28 Oct 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS HALIFAX - Served in HALIFAX 18 Apr 1944 - 19 Jul 1944 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR

HMCS AVALON II - Served in AVALON II 05 Aug 1944 - 10 Sep 1944 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR

HMCS DUNVER - Drafted to DUNVER 26 Oct 1944






(PP01-PP02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(PP03) Report of Death

(PP04) Letter to L/Sto Patterson's widow on the circumstances of his death



Second World War Casualty Index