They made the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Joseph William John Acton

 

Leading Seaman, 4458, RCN

 

Born: 23 Oct 1923, Windsor, Ontario

 

Died: 16 Jul 1947 at sea

 

Book of Remembrance

 

ACTON, Joseph William John, LS, 4458, RCN, killed - 16 Jul 1947, HMCS MICMAC - Son of Joseph Acton and Mary Lane, of Windsor, ON; husband of Marjorie Phyllis Morris, of Halifax, NS.

 

Leading Seaman J. W. J. Acton was killed on active service when HMCS MICMAC was in a collision with a merchant ship (S.S. Yarmouth County) near Sambro Light Vessel, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is buried in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Awards and decorations:  Canadian Volunteer Service Medal Ribbon and Clasp, 1939-1945 Star, Good Conduct Badge, Atlantic Star and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945.

 

Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION WINDSOR - Enlisted 15 Jul 1941 as a Boy Seaman, RCN

HMCS NIAGARA - Served in NIAGARA 02 Apr 1942 - 12 Jun 1942 as an OS, RCN

ML Q062 - Served in Q062 30 Jun 1942 - 16 Jan 1943 as an OS and AB, RCN. Rated AB 05 Aug 1942

HMCS ARVIDA - Served in ARVIDA 09 Feb 1943 - 18 May 1943 as an A/LS, RCN

HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA 19 May 1943 - 02 Jan 1944 as an A/LS, RCN

HMCS KITCHENER - Served in KITCHENER 15 Jan 1944 - 02 Jul 1945 as an A/LS and LS, RCN. Rated LS 01 Feb 1944

HMCS MICMAC - Drafted to MICMAC 06 Jan 1947 as a LS, RCN

 

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(JA01-JA02) Record of Service  (JA03) Report of Death  (JA04) Headstone for LS Joseph Acton in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS

 


 

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