In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
Frank Damien Campbell is buried in the Seaview Cemetery, Pictou, NS.
Citation for OBE: Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 Jun 1946 and London Gazette of 13 Jun 1946. "This Officer proved invaluable to the Royal Canadian Navy in his capacity of Commodore of Coastal Convoys sailing between Canada, Newfoundland and the United States during the Battle of the Atlantic. He was the first Canadian Naval Officer to hold such an appointment, and he performed his duties with unusual willingness, consideration and co-operation with ship Masters and Shore Authorities and proved an invaluable asset to the Naval Service."
Ships served in:
* Lent to Royal Navy as a Mate, RNCVR (seniority 03 Dec 1917) (Navy List Mar 1918)
TR-32 - Appointed to TR-32 10 Jun 1918 as a Mate, RNCVR (Navy List Jul 1918 - Oct 1918)
TR-26 - Appointed to TR-26 14 Jan 1919 as a Mate, RNCVR (Navy List Mar 1919 - May 1919). Note: TR-26 was the parent ship for TRs 24, 25, 27 and 29
* Not listed in the Navy Lists after May 1919 until Jun 1924
* Listed as an A/Lt, RCNR (seniority 26 Mar 1924) (Navy List Jun 1924). Appointed Lt, RCNR (seniority 26 Mar 1924) (Navy List Jul 1925)
RCNR DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS HALIFAX - Listed as Lt, RCNR (Navy List Jul 1932). Appointed LCdr, RCNR (seniority 26 Mar 1932) (Navy List Jan 1933)
* Retired List eff 19 Jul 1938 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Oct 1938), Appointed Cdr, RCNR on the retired list. (seniority 19 Jul 1938) (Navy List Apr 1939)
* Called out to Active Service as a LCdr, RCNR. Date called up - 17 Feb 1940 (seniority 26 Mar 1932) (Navy List Mar 1940)
RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, For Disposal or Under Training 19 Feb 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Mar 1940)
HMC NAVAL BASE SAINT JOHN - Appointed to HMC Naval Base Saint John, Examination Service 17 Mar 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Aug 1940)
HMCS CARTIER - Served in Cartier 06 Jun 1940-21 Aug 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR, CO (RCN Citations - Blatherwick)
HMC NAVAL BASE MONTREAL - Appointed to HMC Naval Base Montreal, Naval Control Service 23 Oct 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Dec 1940)
RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX -Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, For Disposal or Under Training 30 Dec 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Feb 1941)
HMCS CHALEUR II (Depot Ship Quebec) - Appointed to Chaleur II 01 Apr 1941 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Jul 1941).
HMCS CHALEUR (Depot Ship Quebec) - Appointed to Chaleur 01 Apr 1941 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Sep 1942)
HMCS STADACONA (Depot Ship Halifax) - Appointed to Stadacona for Naval Control Service, Staff of Convoy Commodore 25 Mar 1943 as a LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Aug 1943 - Feb 1944). Appointed Convoy Commodore 25 Mar 1943 as an A/Cdr, RCNR (Navy List Jul 1944)
* Appointment terminated 01 Jan 1945 as an A/Cdr, RCNR - medically unfit (Navy List Jan 1945)