They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Michael McCarthy


Able Seaman, A2809, RCNR


Born: 15 Jan 1922, St. John's, Newfoundland


Died: 19 Sep 1941 at sea


Book of Remembrance


MCCARTHY, John Michael, AB, A2809, RCNR, MPK - 19 Sep 1941, HMCS LEVIS - Son of John and Gertrude McCarthy, of Topsail, Newfoundland.


Able Seaman John Michael McCarthy was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and educated at Holy Cross School, St. John and in Corner Brook where he resided for some time. Prior to enlisting in the Navy he worked as a Switchboard operator on the SS Monarch of Bermuda.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 09 Oct 1940 as a Prob. Steward, RCNR

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 26 Nov 1940 as a Prob. Stwd, RCNR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 06 Dec 1940 as a Prob. Stwd, RCNR

*Transferred to Seaman Branch 25 Feb 1941

* Rated AB 25 Feb 1941

HMCS HOCHELAGA - Drafted to HOCHELAGA (Manning Pool) 06 May 1941 as an AB, RCNR

HMCS LEVIS - Drafted to LEVIS 16 May 1941 as an AB, RCNR







(JM01) John McCarthy prior to enlisting

(JM02) Seaman John McCarthy

(JM03-JM04_ Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(JM05) Report of Death


(JM06) Letter to AB McCarthy's mother



Second World War Casualty Index