They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


David Adamson Morrison


Ordinary Seaman, V7587, RCNVR


Born: 16 Dec 1920, Dundee, Scotland


Died: 01 Dec 1940 at sea


Book of Remembrance


MORRISON, David Adamson, OS, V7587, RCNVR, killed - 01 Dec 1940, HMCS SAGUENAY - Son of David A. and Annie Morrison, of Toronto, Ontario.


OS Morrison was killed when HMCS SAGUENAY, while escorting convoy HG.47, was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Argo 300 miles west of Ireland. With her bows wrecked and 21 dead, SAGUENAY made Barrow-in-Furness largely under her own power, and was under repairs until 22 May 1941. His body was recovered and he was buried in Barrow, Lancashire, England on 14 Dec 1940.


Ships served in:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 21 Jun 1939.  Commenced Active Service 18 Sep 1939

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 29 May 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS SAGUENAY - Drafted to SAGUENAY 02 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR





(DM01-DM02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(DM03) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index