They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Peter Sennett


Stoker 1st Class, V19061, RCNVR


Born: 03 Feb 1919, Pence, Saskatchewan


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SENNETT, John Peter, Stoker 1c, V19061, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Pete S. and Lillian Sennett, Windsor, Ontario.


Stoker Sennett 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.


John's brother, James Sennett, also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

WINDSOR DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 10 Jul 1940. Commenced Active Service 16 Sep 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Oct 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 04 Dec 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 16 Jun 1941


Documents from the Service File of John Sennett



Second World War Casualty Index