For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Wilfred Harding Densmore


Cook (Seamen), V76094, RCNVR


Born: 24 Mar 1925, Densmore's Mills, Nova Scotia


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


DENSMORE, Wilfred Harding Cook (S), V76094, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of George Ettinger and Ruby Densmore, Densmore's Mills, Nova Scotia.


Cook Desmore died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.


Ships served in:

HMCS HALAGONIAN - Enlisted 22 Dec 1943.  Commenced Active Service 22 Dec 1943 as an Ass't Cook, RCNVR

HMCS HUNTER - Drafted to HUNTER 29 Dec 19432 as an Ass't Cook, RCNVR

* Rated Cook (S), RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to HMCS STADACONA 07 Nov 1944 as a Cook (S), RCNVR

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 26 Jan 1945 as a Cook (S), RCNVR

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 14 Feb 1945 as a Cook (S), RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of Wilfred Densmore



Second World War Casualty Index