For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Wilson Reginald (Will) McMurdo


QR 2c, V22873, RCNVR


Born:  29 Aug 1922, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 20 Nov 1988, Port Nicoll, Ontario


McMURDO, Wilson Reginald (Will) - Born at Toronto, ON on 29 Aug 1922, he was the son of David Sands McMurdo. He died at Port McNicoll, ON on 20 Nov 1988. His ashes were scattered on Georgian Bay.


Ships served in:


ML Q060 - Served in Q060 05 Sep 1941 - 28 Apr 1942 as an OS, RCNVR. Commissioning crew

HMCS HAMILTON - Served in Hamilton 05 May 1942 - 08 Jul 1943

HMCS CHILLIWACK - Served in Chilliwack 18 Dec 1943 - 04 Jan 1945 as an AB, RCNVR


HMCS HESPELER - Served in Hespeler 29 Jun 1945 - 03 Jul 1945



The photos below are from the collection of Wilson McMurdo. He served in Q060, HMCS Hamilton and HMCS Chilliwack.  It is not known which of the three ships he served in that these photos were taken on / from.

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(1) Service summary for Wilson McMurdo  (2) Unknown sailors in ship's boat  (3) Convoy  (3) Wilson McMurdo  (5) Unknown Petty Officer  (6) Unknown sailor  (7) Ship's mascot on watch looking for U-boats  (8) Unknown merchant ship (possibly the convoy's escort oiler)


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(9) sailors on unknown ship  (10) Wilson McMurdo (right) and shipmates ashore in unknown port  (11) Unknown warship  (12) HMS/m N27  (13) Unknown pilot  (14) Unknown troopship  (15) Unknown destroyer seen through gun shield (15) Unknown sailors on duty (QM and Bosn's mate)  (17) Unknown sailors at Hedgehog mount



Shadow box memorial for Wilson Reginald McMurdo


These photos are not for reproduction or reposting without permission of Scott McMurdo


From the collection of Wilson Reginald McMurdo

Courtesy of Scott Wilson McMurdo



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