They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Romeo Joseph Lamoureux


Able Seaman, A1705, RCNR


Born: 23 Dec 1919, Vankleek Hill, Ontario


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


LAMOUREUX, Romeo Joseph, AB, A1705, RCNR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Levi Olivier Lamoureux, of Thorold, Ontario. Brother of Herman and Juliet.


AB Lamoureux 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 22 May 1940 as an AB, RCNR

HMCS ADVERSUS - Drafted to ADVERSUS 11 Sep 1940 as an AB, RCNR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 04 Jul 1941 as an AB, RCNR


Documents from the Service File of Romeo Lamoureux


Article on casualties and one survivor of HMCS SPIKENARD - Toronto Star Feb 1942



Second World War Casualty Index