They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
TODD, David, ERA 3c, V5970, RCNVR, MPK - 11 Sep 1942, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Son of William James Todd, and of Marguerite Todd, of Southampton. Husband of Mary Todd, of Greenfield Park, Quebec.
He served with the Bedfordshire Regiment during the First World War.
Chief Petty Officer David Todd was a well-known resident of Greenfield Park. David Todd, was one of the casualties in the loss of the Canadian Corvette H.M.C.S. Charlottetown C.P.O. Todd is survived by his wife, who also resides at Greenfield Park. A veteran of the Great War, he joined the R.C.N.V.R. as a petty officer in August, 1940 and was promoted to chief petty officer a year later. Born in Londonderry Ireland, he came to Canada as a young man. He was formerly employed by the British American Oil Company at its Montréal East plant. In the last war he joined the 53rd Bedfodshires with which unit he saw service in France. He had eight sons and two daughters, and has five brothers-in-law in Canada's fighting forces. C.P.O Todd had served with the Canadian Navy since the opening of the war.
Ships served in:
MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 19 Aug 1940. Commenced Active Service 19 Aug 1940.
HMCS STADACONA Served in STADACONA 21 Aug 1940 - 24 Feb 1941 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMCS ST CROIX - Served in ST CROIX 07 Nov 1940 - 10 Nov 1940 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR, while drafted to Depot ship STADACONA
RMS LACONIA - Served in LACONIA 25 Feb 1941 - 01 Apr 1941 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMCS FUNDY - Served in FUNDY 22 Apr 1941 - 16 Oct 1941 as an ERA 4c.
HMCS SACKVILLE - Served in SACKVILLE 30 Dec 1941 - 06 Apr 1942 as an ERA 4c and ERA 3c. Rated ERA 3c 30 Sep 1941 (Back dated)
HMCS FREDERICTON - Served in FREDERICTON 17 Apr 1942 - 20 Apr 1942 as an ERA 3c, RCNVR
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Drafted to CHARLOTTETOWN 30 Apr 1942 as an ERA 3c, RCNVR
(DT01-DT02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(DT03) Report of Death
(DT04) Letter to ERA Todd's wife
Second World War Casualty Index