For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
WHITMORE, John - Age 63, passed away at home in Brooklyn, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. John was born in Walsall, England. He joined the Royal Navy and served in HMS Eagle where he was awarded the Suez Medal for service during the Suez Blockade. After joining the Canadian Armed Forces he served in submarines HMCS Onondaga, Ojibwa & Okanagan. John served for 31 years in the RN and Canadian Armed Forces retiring as a Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class. He was a Marine Engineer. Following his retirement he was employed with Saint John Naval Systems and the Department of National Defence. John was laid to rest in St. James Cemetery in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia.
Ships served in:
HMS/m AUROCHS - Served in Aurochs while she was part of the RN 6th Sub Squadron in Halifax
HMCS ONONDAGA - Commissioning crew as a LS