They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William David Tyndall


Ordinary Seaman, 3607, RCN


Born: 05 Jan 1921, Erskine, Alberta


Died: 01 Dec 1940 at sea


Book of Remembrance


TYNDALL, William David, OS, 3607, RCN, killed - 01 Dec 1940, HMCS SAGUENAY - Son of Edward Gordon Tyndall and Bernice C. Tyndall, of Erksine, Alberta.


OS Tyndall 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:

HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 15 Jan 1940 as an OS, RCN

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 09 Jul 1940 as an OS, RCN

HMCS SAGUENAY - Drafted to SAGUENAY 18 Jul 1940 as an OS, RCN





(WT01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(WT02) Report of Death

(WT03) Letter to OS Tyndall's mother



Second World War Casualty Index