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William Donald McCrindle


Able Seaman, V1854, RCNVR


Born:  07 Jul 1920, Codette, Saskatchewan


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


MCCRINDLE, William Donald, AB, V1854, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of William James McCrindle and Cora Evelyn McCrindle, of Nipawin, SK. The province of Saskatchewan honoured Able Seaman McCrindle by naming McCrindle Lake in his honour.


MISSING: AB William Donald McCrindle, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. McCrindle, Nipawin, was reported missing after the sinking of the Athabaskan in a channel engagement last week. He was born at Codette, Sask., educated at Pontrilas, and enlisted in the navy at Saskatoon in 1942. About six months ago he was posted to the Athabaskan. Besides the parents there is a brother, Barry, at home; two sisters, Cora, at home, and Mrs. J. Clarke, at Choiceland, Sask. (The Regina Leader-Post 08 May 1944)


Ships served in:


HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to Athabaskan 09 Aug 1943


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(1-2) Attestation form  (3) Certificate of Service  (4) Training and Active Service records  (5-6) Service Summary  (7) Report of Death 


My Boy's Gone


In Memory of William Donald McCrindle




Courtesy of Jim Dobell



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