They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William Patrick Madden


Leading Stoker, V22713, RCNVR


Born: 22 Jul 1916, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 16 Dec 1944, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Book of Remembrance


MADDEN, William Patrick, L/Sto, V22713, RCNVR, died - 16 Dec 1944, HMCS KAMSACK - Husband of  Evelyn Madden, of Toronto, ON.


Leading Stoker W. P. Madden died at the Royal Canadian Naval Hospital, Halifax due to striking his head when he slipped on the deck of HMCS KAMSACK when jumping over the rail from HMCS BATTLEFORD onto HMCS KAMSACK on December 08, 1944. Death was caused by pneumonia which had set in as a result of the accident aboard HMCS KAMSACK. The ships were tied up at a jetty in Halifax Harbour at the time. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto, ON.


Ships served in:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 17 Jan 1941 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS SUDEROY VI - Served in SUDEROY VI 24 Jul 19421 - 22 Nov 1941. Rated Sto 1c 22 Nov 1941

HMCS KAMSACK - Served in KAMSACK 23 Nov 1941 - 09 Jan 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Served in GUYSBOROUGH 07 May 1943 - 27 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS HOCHELAGA II - Served in HOCHELAGA II 10 Sep 1943 - 12 Nov 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS DUNDALK - Served in DUNDALK 13 Nov 1943 - 28 Jul 1944 as a Sto 1c and A/L/Sto, RCNVR. Rated A/L/Sto 06 Mar 1944

HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN 11 Aug 1944 - 24 Aug 1944 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR

HMCS KAMSACK - Served in KAMSACK 25 Aug 1944 - 08 Dec 1944







(WM01-WM02) Certificate of Services - pages 1 and 2  (WM03) Report of Death  (WM04-WM05) Newspaper articles from the Toronto Star Dec 1944 on the death of L/Sto William Madden



Second World War Casualty Index