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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Wilson Reginald (Will) McMurdo

 

QR 2c, V22873, RCNVR

 

Born:  29 Aug 1922, Toronto, Ontario

 

Died: 20 Nov 1988, Port Nicoll, Ontario

 

McMURDO, Wilson Reginald (Will) - Born at Toronto, ON on 29 Aug 1922, he was the son of David Sands McMurdo. He died at Port McNicoll, ON on 20 Nov 1988. His ashes were scattered on Georgian Bay.

 

Ships served in:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR

ML Q060 - Served in Q060 05 Sep 1941 - 28 Apr 1942 as an OS, RCNVR. Commissioning crew

HMCS HAMILTON - Served in Hamilton 05 May 1942 - 08 Jul 1943

HMCS CHILLIWACK - Served in Chilliwack 18 Dec 1943 - 04 Jan 1945 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS SCOTIAN

HMCS HESPELER - Served in Hespeler 29 Jun 1945 - 03 Jul 1945

HMCS YORK

 

The photos below are from the collection of Wilson McMurdo. He served in Q060, HMCS Hamilton and HMCS Chilliwack.  It is not known which of the three ships he served in that these photos were taken on / from.

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(1) Service summary for Wilson McMurdo  (2) Unknown sailors in ship's boat  (3) Convoy  (3) Wilson McMurdo  (5) Unknown Petty Officer  (6) Unknown sailor  (7) Ship's mascot on watch looking for U-boats  (8) Unknown merchant ship (possibly the convoy's escort oiler)

 

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(9) sailors on unknown ship  (10) Wilson McMurdo (right) and shipmates ashore in unknown port  (11) Unknown warship  (12) HMS/m N27  (13) Unknown pilot  (14) Unknown troopship  (15) Unknown destroyer seen through gun shield (15) Unknown sailors on duty (QM and Bosn's mate)  (17) Unknown sailors at Hedgehog mount

 

 

Shadow box memorial for Wilson Reginald McMurdo

 

These photos are not for reproduction or reposting without permission of Scott McMurdo

 

From the collection of Wilson Reginald McMurdo

Courtesy of Scott Wilson McMurdo

 

 

 

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