They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Charles Griffon Comish


Telegraphist, V56416, RCNVR


Born: 16 Oct 1924, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 11 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


COMISH, John Charles Griffon, Tel, V56416, RCNVR, killed - 11 Apr 1945, HMCS STRATHADAM - Son of John Cicero Comish and Ellaline Constance Comish; husband of Dorothea Jean Comish, of New Westminster, British Columbia. Brother of Enid.


Telegraphist J. C. G. Comish was one of six members of the crew of HMCS STRATHADAM killed by a premature Hedgehog explosion on board the frigate during an attack on a suspected submarine. He is buried in the Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Telegraphist John Charles Griffon Comish, age 20 was the son of Mr. John Cicero Comish and the late Mrs. Ellaline Constance Comish of New Westminster. His wife the former Dorothy Harrow, also live in the Royal City, at 57 Elliott Street, New Westminster, B.C. He was educated in Langley Prairie and worked for Boeing Aircraft until he enlisted in 1942


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 05 Mar 1943. Commenced Active Service 09 Jun 143

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 11 Jun 1943 - 12 Jul 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS BEAVERTON - Served in BEAVERTON 28 May 1944 - 09 Nov 1944 as an O/Tel and Tel, RCNVR. Rated Tel 09 Jun 1944

HMCS STRATHADAM - Drafted to STRATHADAM 19 Jan 1945 as a Tel, RCNVR







(JC0-JC02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(JC03) Report of Death

(JC04) Telegram to Tel Griffon's widow on her husband's death

(JC05) Letter to Tel Griffon's widow



Second World War Casualty Index