They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Rupert Maxwell Dunn


Cook (Seaman), A2473, RCNR


Born: 25 Oct 1922, Old Harry, Magdalen Island, Quebec


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


DUNN, Rupert Maxwell, Cook (S), A2473, RCNR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Archibald Winsloe and Minnie Dunn, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


Cook Dunn 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 21 Jun 1940 as an A/Cook (S), RCNR

PICTOU M.T.E. - Drafted to PICTOU M.T.E. 06 Mar 1941 as an A/Ck (S), RCNR

* Rated Ck (S) 21 Mar 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Jul 1941 as a Ck (S), RCNVR - 

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 15 Aug 1941 as a Ck (S), RCNVR




(RD01) Cook Rupert Dunn

(RD02) Documents from the Service File of Rupert Dunn



Second World War Casualty Index