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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Malgywn Charles (Mac) Ford


Able Seaman, Leading Torpedoman, 2669, RCN


Born: 05 Sep 1916, Strathclair, Manitoba


Died: 25 Jun 1940 at sea


Book of Remembrance


FORD, Malgwyn Charles (Mac), AB, 2669, RCN, MPK - 25 Jun 1940, HMCS FRASER - Born 05 Sep 1916, the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Ford of Success, SK.  Mac was born at Strathclair, MB and enlisted on 12 Mar 1934 at Esquimalt, BC as a boy seaman. He is survived by his wife Hilda Viola (Carr) and son Jerry at Port Clements, BC.


AB Ford died when his ship, HMCS FRASER, was in a collision with HMS CALCUTTA 12 miles due west of Pointe de la Coubre light at the Gironde River mouth and sank as a result with the loss of 65 of her crew.


Ships served in:

HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 05 Sep 1916 as a Boy Seaman, RCN

* Rated Ordinary Seaman 05 Sep 1934

HMCS VANCOUVER - Drafted to VANCOUVER 01 Jan 1935

* Rated Able Seaman 05 Dec 1935

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 24 Nov 1936

* Rated Seaman Torpedoman 12 Dec 1936

HMCS FRASER - Drafted to FRASER 22 Jan 1937

HMS PEMBROKE - Lent to PEMBROKE from FRASER 01-16 Feb 1937

HMS VICTORY - Drafted to VICTORY 06 May 1938

HMS VERNON - Drafted to VERNON 04 Jun 1938 for L.T.O. Course

* Rated Leading Torpedoman 14 Oct 1938

HMS VICTORY - Drafted to VICTORY 11 Nov 1938

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 13 Nov 1938

HMCS FRASER - Drafted to FRASER 17 Jan 1939






(MF01) Malgwyn Ford mid-1930s

(MF02) Malgwyn Ford (left) and Pop Mills

(MF03) On parade - 1937

(MF04) Documents from the Service File of Malgwyn Ford

Photos courtesy of Jerry Ford



Second World War Casualty Index