They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Harold Joseph Hemsworth


Engine Room Artificer 5th Class, V37509, RCNVR


Born: 16 Sep 1922, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 08 Dec 1942, St. Peter's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Book of Remembrance


HEMSWORTH, Harold Joseph, ERA 5c, V37509, RCNVR, died - 08 Dec 1942, HMCS QUINTE - Son of Albert D. Hemsworth and Ida Hemsworth, of Halifax, NS.


Engine Room Artificer 5th Class H. J. Hemsworth while on shore leave accidentally drowned in St. Peter's Canal, St. Peter's, Nova Scotia. He is buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bedford, NS.


Harold Hemsworth joined the RCNVR on May 15, 1942 and was an engineer in his civil life. He was born in Halifax Nova Scotia. He attended Oxford Street School before becoming an apprentice at HMC Dockyard. After making several trips to sea as a merchant seaman he enlisted in the Navy. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Bernard and Donald at home and Joe at St. Mary's College and two sisters Mary and Catherine at home.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 15 May 1942.  Commenced Active Service 15 May 1942

HMCS BEAVER - Served in BEAVER 08 Jul 1942 - 07 Aug 1942 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR

HMCS QUINTE - Drafted to QUINTE 08 Aug 1942 as an ERA 5c, RCNVR







(HH01-HH02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (HH03) Report of Death  (HH04) Naval Message announcing the funeral for ERA 5cc Harold Hemsworth  (HH05) Headstone for ERA 5c Hemsworth at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bedford, NS



Second World War Casualty Index