They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Robert Hall


Able Seaman Submarine Detector, V18166, RCNVR


Born: 03 Sep 1914, Brockville, Ontario


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


HALL, John Robert, AB, V18166, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of George and Celia Hall, of Brockville, Ontario.


AB Hall 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:

KINGSTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 04 Oct 1940. Commenced Active Service 17 Nov 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 24 Apr 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated Sd 28 Jun 1941

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 01 Jul 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 30 Oct 1941





(JH01) Portrait of OS, John Hall

(JH02) John (Jack) Hall (left) and his brother Allen

(JH03) Documents from the Service File of John Hall



Second World War Casualty Index