They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Conrad William Boutin


Able Seaman V23077, RCNVR


Born: 06 Jun 1914, Arichat, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BOUTIN, Conrad William AB, V23077, RCNVR MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of William and Mary Boutin, Arichat, NS.


AB Boutin 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:

MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 17 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 17 Sep 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 02 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 05 Aug 1941

* Rated A/AB 17 Sep 1941


Documents from the Service File of Conrad Boutin



Second World War Casualty Index