In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Thomas Allan Dougall


Lieutenant (Engineer), O-20340, RCNVR


Lieutenant-Commander, O-20340, RCN(R)


Died: 28 May 1995, Orillia, Ontario


DOUGALL, Allan Thomas - (W.W.II, Lieut Cmdr (E), RCNVR) in Orillia, May 28, 1995. Al Dougall, cherished and respected by his family: Jean Murray Day, wife of forty-nine years; his sons Allan and wife Carolyn of North Bay; Jamie and friend Leslie of Aurora; David and wife Arlene of Islington; and grandchildren Allan, Carissa, Amy and Fraser. Growing up in Saskatchewan, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Engineering. He spent the war years serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. On loan to the British Navy in the Far East, he survived the sinking in action of HMS CORNWALL. He sailed in several Canadian ships, his favourite being HMCS ST BONIFACE, names after his birthplace. His last service was Chief Engineer Officer in charge of the North Atlantic Fleet. Until his retirement in 1983, he was an executive with Domtar Inc. in Montreal. Loyal and dedicated to his country, company and his family he left a legacy of the importance of hard work and an honourble character. A Memorial Service will be held at the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia, on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 12 noon to the time of service. If desired, in appreciation of the excellent care he was given during his illness, memorial donations may be made to Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital Building Fund, 170 Colborne Street West, Orillia, Ontario, L3V 2Z3 (The Montreal Gazette 31 May 1995)


Allan's brother William (Bill) Dougall also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War



HMS CORNWALL - The Story of her sinking by Lt (E) Drew, RN.  SLt Allan Dougall is mentioned in this article.



Ships served in:

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX 17 May 1941 for Disposal of Under Training as a Prob. SLt (E), RCNVR (Navy List Jun 1941)

* Appointed SLt, RCNVR (seniority 01 May 1941) (Navy List Sep 1941)

* Listed as serving with the Royal Navy (Navy List Oct 1941)

HMS CORNWALL - Appointed to CORNWALL Jan 1942 as a SLt (E), RCNVR (British Navy List Apr 1942). SLt Dougall survived the sinking of  CORNWALL by Japanese aircraft on 05 Apr 1942.

RCN BARRACKS ST JOHN'S - Appointed to RCN BARRACKS ST JOHN'S 20 Aug 1942 as a SLt (E), RCNVR (Navy List Sep 1942)

HMCS ST BONIFACE - Appointed to ST BONIFACE 24 May 1943 as a Lt (E), RCNVR (seniority 01 May 1943) (Navy List Aug 1943)

HMCS CARLPLACE - Appointed to CARLPLACE 18 Nov 1944 as a Lt (E), RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1945)

* Retired List as a LCdr, RCN(R) (seniority 15 Nov 1945) (Navy List Apr 1946)

HMCS YORK (Retired List) - as a LCdr (E), RCN(R) (seniority 01 Jul 1945) (Navy List Jul 1952)

* Last noted on the Retired List at HMCS YORK as a LCdr (E), RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1960)




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