They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Hubert George Shadforth


Lieutenant-Commander, O-66110, RCNR


Born: 15 Apr 1884


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SHADFORTH, Hubert George, LCdr, O-66110, RCNR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of the late Thomas and Jane (Tindale) Shadforth; husband of Georgina Shadforth, Vancouver, British Columbia.


LCdr Hubert Shadforth, Commanding Officer, HMCS SPIKENARD died when his ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA 09 Nov 1939 "for travelling time" as an A/LCdr, RCNR

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA (RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX) 15 Nov 1939 as a LCdr, RCNR for New Entry Course

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA, Staff of E.D.O., Halifax 29 Nov 1939 as a LCdr, RCNR

HMCS SKEENA - Appointed to SKEENA 01 Mar 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR

HMCS ACADIA - Appointed to ACADIA 13 Apr 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR, Commanding Officer

HMCS SPIKENARD - Appointed to SPIKENARD 01 Nov 1940 as a LCdr, RCNR


Documents from the Service File of LCdr Hubert Shadforth



Second World War Casualty Index