They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MCCAPPIN, James Henry, Stoker PO, V22284, RCNVR, MPK - 31 Dec 1942, HMCS LA MALBAIE - Son of Maggie McCappin, of Belfast, Northern Ireland; husband of Mary A. McCappin, of Toronto, ON.
Petty Officer Stoker J. H. McCappin was killed when he was a passenger in a small water taxi, which collided with a harbour craft in St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland. As a result of the impact he was thrown into the water and drowned. Although an extensive search and dragging was made in the vicinity his body was never recovered.
Ships served in:
RCNVR DIVISION TORONTO - Enlisted 17 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 01 Oct 1940
HMCS EYEBRIGHT - Served in EYEBRIGHT 01 Dec 1940 - 22 Jan 1942 as a Sto 1c and A/L/Sto, RCNVR. Rated A/L/Sto 01 Jan 1941
HMCS LA MALBAIE - Drafted to LA MALBAIE 14 Apr 1942 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR. Rated A/Sto PO 15 Apr 1942
(JM01) Attestation from page 1 - shows First World War service in the RN and CEF
(JM02-JM03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(JM04) Letter to Sto PO McCappin's widow
(JM05) James McCappin Missing - Article from the Toronto Star - Jan 1943
Second World War Casualty Index