They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Raymond Boudreau


Able Seaman, V4557, RCNR


Born:  09 May 1918, Boudreauville, Richmond Co., Nova Scotia


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BOUDREAU, John Raymond AB, A4557, RCNR MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Remi R. and Mida Boudreau, Boudreauville, Nova Scotia.


AB Boudreau died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 09 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 09 May 1941 as an AB, RCNR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 05 Aug 1941 as an AB, RCNR





(JB01) Seaman John Raymond

(JB02) Documents from the Service File of John Raymond



Second World War Casualty Index