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Wilfred Watson


Electrical Artificer 4th Class, V44390, RCNVR


Born: 02 Jul 1921, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 24 Nov 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


WATSON, Wilfred, EA 4c, V44390, RCNVR, MPK - 24 Nov 1944, HMCS SHAWINIGAN - son of Dorthy & Ernest Watson of Toronto, ON; brother of Norman Watson.


Electrical Artificer Wilfred Watson, 23, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Watson, Ossington Ave. Born here, he attended McMurrich School and enlisted 2 years ago after having previously been to sea, traveling between Canada, Bermuda and New York. Before joining the Shawinigan, he trained at Hamilton and Halifax. (Newspaper clipping, the Globe and Mail, Friday, Dec. 8, 1944)


Ships served in:



HMCS BEAVER - Served in Beaver 13 Dec 1943 - 05 Jun 1944 as an A/EA 4c, RCNVR

HMCS SHAWINIGAN - Drafted to Shawinigan 28 Jun 1944 as an A/EA 4c, RCNVR.  Rated EA 4c back dated to 27 Mar 1944


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service record  (3-4) Service summary  (5) Report of Death  (6) Letter to EA Watson's mother informing her that he is missing at sea  (7) Letter to EA Watson's mother with details on the sinking of HMCS Shawinigan



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