They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Norman Eldon Ring


Able Seaman, V22923, RCNVR


Born: 07 Dec 1913 near Maxwell, Grey County, Ontario


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


RING, Norman Eldon, AB, V22923, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Robert and Alice Mabel ring, Collingwood, Ontario.


AB Ring 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.


Eldon Ring was Collingwood, Ontario's fifth war casualty. He enlisted with the navy in January, 1941. A brother served in R.C.A.F.


Ships served in:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 29 Jan 1941. Commenced Active Service 29 Jan 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 14 Mar 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS ADVERSUS - Drafted to ADVERSUS 31 May 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 06 Jul 1941 a an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 29 Oct 1941


Documents from the Service File of Norman Ring




Second World War Casualty Index