For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Murdo Smith

 

Lt, O-68310, RCNR

 

Born:  26 Jun 1900, Stornoway, Ross'Shire, Scotland

 

Died: 23 Dec 1944, Bermuda

 

Book of Remembrance

 

SMITH, Murdo, Lt, RCNR, died - 23 Dec 1944, HMCS WEST YORK - son of Donald and Bella Smith; husband of Mary Smith, of Fort William, ON. 

 

Lt Smith died of cardiac arrest at Bermuda on 23 Dec 1944. He was Commanding Officer of HMCS West York at the time of his death.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS COBALT - Served in Cobalt 26 Oct 1941 - 14 Jun 1942 as Ch Skipper / Lt, RCNR 

HMCS QUESNEL - 4th Commanding Officer

HMCS CLAYOQUOT - 7th Commanding Officer

HMCS WEST YORK - 1st Commanding Officer of HMCS West York. Appointed to West York 25 Jul 1944 as Lt, RCNR, CO, Stand by

 

photo 1

photo 2

photo 3

photo 4

photo 5

(1) Portrait of Master Mariner Murdo Smith  (2-3) Service Summary  (4) Letter to Lt Smith's wife informing her of the details of his death  (5) Letter to Lt Smith's wife informing her of husband's burial in Bermuda  (6) 

 

Crossed the Bar Index

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT