They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Peter McGilvray


Warrant Engineer, O-49140, RCNR


Born: 10 Nov 1891, Glasgow, Scotland


Died: 19 Apr 1942, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Book of Remembrance


MCGILVRAY, Peter, WT (E), RCNR, died - 19 Apr 1942, HMCS QUINTE - Husband of Jemima B. McGilvray, of Vancouver, BC.


Warrant Engineer Peter Mcgilvray failed to return to his ship after proceeding on shore at Halifax. His body was recovered from Halifax Harbour 07 Sep 1942. It is the opinion of the Medical Examiner and the naval authorities that his death was a result from drowning which, there being no evidence to the contrary, must be presumed to be an accident. He was buried in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS.


Peter's half-brother Douglas McGilvray was serving in HMCS DAUPHIN as Cox'n as the time of Peter's death.


Ships served in:

HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 04 Feb 1941 as a Warrant Engineer, RCNR. Appointed to NADEN 04 Feb 1941 Add'l for training and disposal

HMCS NADEN - Appointed to NADEN 28 Jul 1941 Add'l for duty with Resident Overseer, Vancouver as a WT (E), RCNR

HMCS QUINTE - Appointed to QUINTE 30 Aug 1941 as a WT (E), RCNR in charge of machinery







(PM01) Appointment certfiicate to Warrant Engineer (Temporary)  (PM02-PM03) Record of Service  (PM04) Letter to WT (E) McGilvray's wife informing he that he is missing  (PM06) Report of death



(PM06) WT (E) McGilvray's headstone in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax



Second World War Casualty Index