In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


William Cameron McPherson


Lieutenant (g), O-50798, RCNVR


Lieutenant-Commander (g), RCN(R)


Born: 26 Jan 1916, Manitoba


Died: 06 Oct 2001, Guelph, Ontario


A son of William McPherson and Flora McColl, Cameron was born in 1916. Cameron joined the Canadian Navy in 1940 and trained at ROYAL ROADS Roads in 1941. He then went to CORNWALLIS for training as a Gunnery Officer - serving in corvettes on the Triangle Run. He married Jean Ferguson of Truro, NS in 1942. They had four children. He he was demobilized in 1945 he joined the federal income tax department as an accountant, working in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Ottawa. He retired in1975. Cameron is buried in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario.


Ships served in:

HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Appointed to ROYAL ROADS 02 Jan 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1942)

HMCS SASKATOON - Appointed to SASKATOON 05 May 1942 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 22 Dec 1941) (Navy List Sep 1942)

* Appointed Lt (seniority 22 Dec 1942) (Navy List Mar 1943)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to CORNWALLIS 30 Jul 1943 for the Long "G" Course 30 Jul 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Aug 1943)

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Appointed to CHIPPAWA 27 Dec 1943 as a Lt (g), RCNVR (Navy List Feb 1944)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to CORNWALLIS, Gunnery School 04 Apr 1944 as a Lt (g), RCNVR (Navy List May 1944)

* Seniority backdated to 22 Dec 1941 (Navy List Jul 1944)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA, Staff of Capt (D), 29 Aug 1944 as a Lt (g), RCNVR (Navy List Sep 1944) (cancelled for appointment to EASTVIEW)

HMCS EASTVIEW - Appointed to EASTVIEW 29 Aug 1944 as a Lt (g), RCNVR (Navy List Nov 1944 / May 1945)

* Retired List as a Lt (g), RCN(R) (seniority 22 Dec 1941) (Navy List Apr 1946)

HMCS CHIPPAWA (Retired List) - As a LCdr (g), RCN(R) (seniority 22 Dec 1949). Promoted on the Retired List (Navy List Jul 1952)

HMCS GRIFFON (Retired List) - As a LCdr (g), RCN(R) (seniority 1 yr 253 days) (Navy List Jul 1953)

* Last noted on the Retired List at HMCS GRIFFON as a LCdr (g), RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1960)




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