They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William Allen Rennie


Sick Berth Attendant, V18336, RCNVR


Born: 19 Mar 1921, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


RENNIE, William Allen, SBA, V18336, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Herbert H and Alice A. Rennie, Oshawa, Ontario.


SBA Rennie 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 06 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 06 May 1941 as a Prob. SBA, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Jun 1941 as a Prob. SBA, RCNVR

* Rated SBA 05 Aug 1941

HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 11 Oct 1941 as a SBA, RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 29 Jan 1941 as an SBA, RCNVR




(WR01) Photo of SBA William Rennie

(WR02) Documents from the Service File of William Rennie


Article from the Toronto Telegram Feb 1942



Second World War Casualty Index