They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Morris Gregory Smart


Lieutenant, O-67710, RCNVR


Born: 11 Oct 1923, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SMART, John Morris Gregory, Lt, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of William Lynn Baily Smart, and of Dorothy P. Smart, of Ottawa, Ontario; husband of Maud Jocelyn Smart, of Toronto, Ontario.


Lt Smart died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.


Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 16 Oct 1942. Commenced Active Service 01 Apr 1943 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to CORNWALLIS 08 Sep 1943 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR for Executive Officer's Course

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS 23 Oct 1943 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR for Training and Disposal

HMCS SAULT STE MARIE - Appointed to SAULT STE MARIE 29 Jan 1944 as a SLt, RCNVR

* Appointed A/Lt 01 Apr 1944

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Appointed to ESQUIMALT 12 Oct 1944 as an A/Lt, RCNVR as XO




(JS01) Article on the death of Lt John Smart

(JS02) Documents from the Service File of John Smart



Second World War Casualty Index