In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
JACK, Andrew McQueen - joined the Royal Navy in 1919 as a Boy Seaman, at the age of 15. When he reached age 18, he became a Stoker 2nd Class. He saw a wide variety of service in peacetime and World War 2 in frigates, destroyers, cruisers, an aircraft carrier and several motor torpedo boats. He completed two tours in destroyers on the China station in peacetime. He also saw service afloat during the Palestine and Spanish Civil War Campaigns. His wartime service was in the North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South and West Africa, Mediterranean, (Malta, Crete, Greece) and the Normandy Landings (Operation Neptune). He was released from the Royal Navy in 1945 as a Chief Stoker, immigrated to Canada in 1947, and settled in London, Ontario. At the outbreak of the Korean War he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve at HMCS Prevost. He was immediately sent to the West Coast where he served in HMC Ships Ontario, Sault Ste Marie, Crusader (Korean Theatre) and Sussexvale. He completed his engagement in 1960 at HMCS Malahat when he reverted to the RCNR retired list. He was then employed in HMC Dockyard until 1967 at which time he had reached retirement age. Andrew McQueen Jack died on 29 June 1987 after a courageous battle with an industrial illness. He was buried at sea off Victoria with full Naval honours. Mrs. Jack died on 15 November, 1992.
Ships served in:
HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour C2SM3