They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MCGUIGAN, John Donald, L/Stwd, V22833, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Husband of Mae I. McGuigan, of Toronto, Ontario.
L/Stwd McGuigan died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.
Ships served in:
RCNVR DIVISION TORONTO - Enlisted 21 Jan 1941. Commenced Active Service 21 Jan 1941 as a Steward, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Mar 1941 as a Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS GALT - Drafted to GALT 14 Jun 1941 as a Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 03 May 1942 as a Stwd, RCNVR
* Rated L/Stwd 01 Aug 1942
HMCS SKEENA - Drafted to SKEENA 18 Feb 1943 as a L/Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 11 Mar 1943 as a L/Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS GIVENCHY - Drafted to GIVENCHY 14 Mar 1943 as a L/Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS ST CATHARINES - Drafted to ST CATHARINES 04 Nov 1943 as a L/Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 27 Dec 1944 as a L/Stwd, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 03 Feb 1945 as a L/Stwd, RCNVR
Documents from the Service File of John McGuigan