They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Robert Boyd Spicer


Stoker Petty Officer, A1303, RCNR


Born: 26 Aug 1902, Harbourville, Kings Co., Nova Scotia


Died: 08 Sep 1944, Ryde, Island of Wight, England


Book of Remembrance


SPICER, Robert Boyd, Sto PO, A1303, RCNR, died - 08 Sep 1944, HMCS MULGRAVE - Brother of Mrs. Della Fox, Summerville, Mass., U.S.A.; son of the late J.W. Spicer and the late Cynthia Spicer


Stoker Petty Officer Robert Boyd Spicer died from shock due to an accidental fall  from the landing steps while he was boarding a whaler at Ryde, Island of Wight.  He is buried in the Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport, Hampshire, England


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 22 Feb 1940 as an Engineman (T), RCNR

HMCS FUNDY - Served in FUNDY 09 Apr 1940 - 29 Aug 1940 as an Engineman, RCNR

HMCS ST CROIX - Served in ST CROIX 30 Aug 1940 - 20 Nov 1941 as an Engineman and Stoker PO, RCNR.  Rated Sto PO 01 Jan 1941

HMCS VEGREVILLE - Served in VEGREVILLE 10 Dec 1941 - 26 Jan 1942 as a Sto PO, RCNR

HMCS GODERICH - Served in GODERICH 28 Jan 1942 - 10 Feb 1942 as a Sto PO, RCNR

HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA 09 Mar 1942 - 21 May 1942 as a Sto PO, RCNR

HMCS KITCHENER - Served in KITCHENER 28 Jun 1942 - 14 Oct 1942 as a Sto PO, RCNR

HMCS MULGRAVE - Drafted to MULGRAVE 06 Nov 1942 as a Sto PO, RCNR







(RS01-RS02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (RS03) Report of Death  (RS04) Letter to Sto Po Spicer's sister  (RS05) Sto PO Spicer's headstone in the Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery



Second World War Casualty Index