They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Charles Michael Augustine Upton


Ordinary Coder, V3475, RCNVR


Born: 09 Feb 1922


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


UPTON, Charles Michael Augustine, Ord. Coder, V3475, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of William Felix and Margaret Mary Upton, Quebec City, Quebec.


Ordinary Coder Upton 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:

QUEBEC DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 08 Mar 1940. Commenced Active Service 20 Mar 1940

NCSO QUEBEC - Drafted to NCSO QUEBEC 01 Apr 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 06 Jan 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated Ord. Coder 21 Jun 1941

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 27 Jun 1941 as an Ord. Coder, RCNVR 


Documents from the Service File of Charles Upton



Second World War Casualty Index