They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Archibald Bernard McPhail


Motor Mechanic, V42963, RCNVR


Born: 23 Apr 1918, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario


Died: 07 Sep 1944, Gaspé, Quebec


Book of Remembrance


McPHAIL, Archibald Bernard, MM, V42963, RCNVR - killed 07 Sep 1944, ML082 - Husband of Rita McPhail, of Hamilton, ON.


MM Archibald McPhail died when an explosion occurred aboard ML Q082 while she was alongside in Gaspé, Quebec.  He is buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, ON.


Ships served in:

HMCS STAR - Enlisted 24 Jul 1942 as a Stoker 1c (M), RCNVR.  Rated A/L/Sto (M) 25 Jul 1942

ML Q103 - Served in Q103 19 Nov 1942 - 10 Apr 1943 as an A/L/Sto (M), RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE II - Served in VENTURE II 11 Apr 1943 - 28 Apr 1943 as an A/L/Sto (M), RCNVR

ML Q097 - Served in Q097 22 May 1942 - 11 Oct 1943 as an A/L/Sto (M), RCNVR

ML Q097 - Served in Q097 24 Nov 1943 - 15 Jun 1944 as an A/L/ Sto (M), RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Served in VENTURE 30 Apr 1944 - 04 Jun 1944 as an A/L/Sto (M) and A/MM, RCNVR. Rated A/MM 01 May 1944

ML Q082 - Drafted to Q082 05 Jun 1944 as an A/MM, RCNVR







(AM01-AM02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (AM03) Report of Death  (AM04) CO's report on the explosion aboard ML Q082  (AM05) Record of Service - page 2


(AM06) Article on the death of PO Archibald McPhail



Second World War Casualty Index