For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Thomas McDonald Templeton


Leading Seaman, V14540, RCNVR


Born: 07 Apr 1919, Vancouver, British Columbia


Died: 07 May 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


TEMPLETON, Thomas McDonald, LS, V14540, RCNVR, MPK - 07 May 1944, HMCS VALLEYFIELD - son of Thomas and Mary Jane Templeton; husband of Madge Templeton; father of Richard, all of Vancouver, BC.


Ships served in:


HMCS QUATSINO - Served in Quatsino 11 Jun 1942 - 05 Mar 1943 as an OS & AB, RCNVR

HMCS OUTARDE -  Served in Outarde 05 May 1943 - 28 Oct 1943 as a A/LS, RCNVR

HMCS VALLEYFIELD - Drafted to Valleyfield 06 Dec 1943 as an A/LS. Rated to LS on 15 Apr 1944.


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(1) Portrait of Seaman Templeton  (2) Certificate of Service  (3) Naval Training and Active Service record  (4-5) Service Summary  (6) Casualty Report


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 (7) Article on Thomas Templeton and Ralph Smith - showing how a "V" sign should be made - Vancouver Sun 26 Jul 1941  (8) Article on an impromptu reunion of 4 survivors of the sinking of HMCS Valleyfield - George Ioanin, Less Martin, Henry Addison and Bud Laing - Vancouver Sun 24 Sep 1991 (9) Follow-up article to the reunion article in which Kirk Templeton, son of Tom Templeton who died when HMCS Valleyfield was sunk, speaks to Henry Addison, HMCS Valleyfield and Alan Girvan, HMCS Edmundston



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