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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 



James Garfield Dougherty


Petty Officer, V7532, RCNVR


Born:  14 Feb 1921, London, Ontario


Died:  23 Mar 1944 - Lost at sea


Book of Remembrance


DOUGHERTY, Jerome Garfield PO, V7532, RCNVR MPK - 23 Mar 1944, HMCS QU'APPELLE - Born 14 Feb 1921, son of Lavinia Dougherty, Toronto, ON; husband of Violet Florence Dougherty, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales.


Petty Officer J G Dougherty was reported missing on active service March 23, 1944, he was lost overboard at sea from the ship H.M.C.S. Qu'Appelle in which he serving on, no body was recovered. Petty Officer Dougherty had been making the rounds in the performance of his duty as a Petty Officer of the watch aboard his ship, around midnight on March 23, 1944. He was standing in the company of another rating at the left hand corner of the superstructure on the quarter deck, when the ship took a heavy roll to port, and a large sea washed him overboard.


Ships served in:


HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 24 Nov 1939 - 03 May 1940 as an AB, RCNVR //  13 Jun 1941 - 17 Apr 1942 as an AB and A/LS, RCNVR

HMCS HUSKY - Served in Husky 13 Jul 1940 - 20 May 1941 as an AB, RCNVR

MLQ084 - Served in Q084 09 May 1942 - 29 Jul 1942 as an A/LS, RCNVR

HMCS CHAMBLY - Served in Chambly 09 Aug 1942 - 16 Aug 1942 as an A/LS, RCNVR

HMCS QU'APPELLE - Drafted to Qu'Appelle 08 Feb 1944


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2-3) Naval Training and Active Service Record  (4) Record of Death



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