For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MORLEY, William, AB, V22326, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - son of Max and Helen Morley, Toronto, Ontario.
AB Morley died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.
Ships served in:
TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 28 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 01 May 1941
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 Ju n1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMC SIGNAL SCHOOL - Drafted to HMC SIGNAL SCHOOL 01 Jul 1941 a an OS, RCNVR
* Rated RDF 3c
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to Spikenard 06 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated AB 29 Jan 1942
(WM01) Portrait of William Morley
(WM02) Documents from the Service File of William Morley
Article from the Toronto Telegram Feb 1942 on SPIKENARD casualties