They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Angus MacPhail


Coder, V1588, RCNVR


Born: 03 Feb 1923, New Haven, Prince Edward Island


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


MacPHAIL, John Angus, Coder, V1588, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Neil and Catherine MacPhail, of Argyle Shore, Prince Edward Island.


Coder MacPhail died when his ship, HMCS LOUISBURG, which was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, was sunk by bombs and torpedoes from Italian aircraft.


Ships served in:

CHARLOTTETOWN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 21 Jul 1941. Commenced Active Service 21 Jul 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 22 Aug 1941 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 06 Oct 1941 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS VENTURE - Drafted to VENTURE 09 Nov 1941 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 14 Nov 1941 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

* Rated Coder 20 Apr 1942


Documents from the Service File of John MacPhail



Second World War Casualty Index