For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
After the war, Hammie returned to Halifax with his family and enrolled at Dalhousie University and then NS Tech, where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1948 with the Governor Generalís Medal.
Ships served in:
HMCS BUXTON - Served in Buxton 11 Nov 1942 - 01 Dec 1942
HMCS SUMMERSIDE - Served in Summerside 12 Apr 1943 - Sep 1943
HMCS FOREST HILL - Served in Forest Hill 31 Oct 1943 - Jul 1944
(1-7) Naval Wedding of Hamilton (Hammie) McClymont to Zoe Cook on 24 Jan 1943 at Halifax, NS
(1) Falling in the Guard (2) Bud Burbidge, Keith Huffman, Joe Roberts (3) Archie Mackenzie, Alex Ross, Rollie Belanger
(4) "We Were Happy Too" - Alex Ross and his wife. Sadly their happiness was not to last. Lt Ross survived the sinking of HMCS St. Croix on 20 Sep 1943, only to lose his life 3 days later when the ship that rescued him, HMS Itchen, was sunk by a U-boat on 23 Sep 1943.
(5) The Bride and Groom - Zoe (Cook) McClymont and Hammie McClymont
(6) Capt. and Mrs. A.M. Hope - Capt. Hope was the Commanding Officer of HMCS Kings, Halifax, and he stood in for Zoe's father (who had been killed in an accident in 1926) in proposing the toast to the bride at the wedding.
(7) Newspaper clipping on the wedding of Lt Hamilton McClymont, RCNVR to Miss Zoe Cook. From the photo album of Joseph Roberts, Cdr, RCN(R)
Note: With the exception of the newspaper clipping, these photos were from the album of Lt Alex Ross, which he had left at HMCS Kings. This album is now held by the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
(8) Family portrait. Of the two young lads in the photo, Hammy is on the left.
Courtesy of Hammy McClymont