They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Thomas Maxton Ninian


Ordinary Telegraphist, V13776, RCNVR


Born: 04 Mar 1921, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


NINIAN, Thomas Maxton, O/Tel, V13776, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of William C. and Elizabeth C. Ninian, of Calgary, Alberta.


O/Tel Ninian died when his ship, HMCS LOUISBURG, which was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, was sunk by bombs and torpedoes from Italian aircraft.


Thomas' brother, George Angus Ninian, also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

CALGARY DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 30 Apr 1941. Commenced Active Service 30 Apr 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 15 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 07 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated O/Tel 02 Aug 1941

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 18 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR




(TN01) Documents from the Service File of Thomas Ninian

(TN02) Article on Thomas Ninian enlisting in the RCNVR



Second World War Casualty Index