They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BOYD, Harold Kelly, LSA, V37248, RCNVR, died - 09 Oct 1945, HMCS MAHONE - Brother of Mrs. Ralph Morrison, of Winnipeg.
LSA Harold K. Boyd drowned after jumping overboard from HMCS MAHONE into the harbour at Halifax, NS. It was ruled suicide by the Board of Inquiry. LSA Boyd suffered quite a lot from a skin disease affecting his legs and feet. He had stated on several occasions that, due to his long service on the ship he desired very much to stick with the ship until the end. He knew that his ailment was certain cause for hospitalization if he reported to the medical authorities, so he never brought the matter to the medical authorities. From all evidence available Board of Inquiry determined that Harold took his own life. He was a bookkeeper before he enlisted into the RCNVR on June 15 1942.
Ships served in:
HMCS CHIPPAWA - Enlisted 15 May 1942. Commenced Active Service 07 Jun 1942
HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in ST LAURENT 13 Feb 1943 - 03 Jun 1943 as an SA, RCNVR
HMCS MAHONE - Served in MAHONE 30 Dec 1943 - 15 Dec 1944 as an SA and LSA, RCNVR. Rated LSA 15 Dec 1944
HMCS MAHONE - Drafted to MAHONE 28 Apr 1945 as an LSA, RCNVR
(HB01-HB02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (HB03) Report of Death (HB04-HB05) Letter to LSA Boyd's sister on the circumstances of his death
(HB06-HB07) Letter from LSA Boyd's sister to the Director of Estates, Ottawa, explaining his last name.