They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Sidney John MacPhail


Stoker 1st Class, V345, RCNVR


Born: 18 Feb 1924, Pictou, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


MACPHAIL, Sidney John, Sto 1c, V456, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Nathan A. and Cassie A. MacPhail, of Pictou, Nova Scotia.


Stoker 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:

HALIFAX DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 24 Feb 1942. Commenced Active Service 24 Feb 1942

HMCS STADACONA -Drafted to STADACONA 24 Feb 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS PROTECTOR - Drafted to PROTECTOR 07 Mar 1942 as an Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 28 Apr 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 01 May 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 20 Jun 1942 at a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 24 Nov 1942


Documents from the Service File of Sidney MacPhail



Second World War Casualty Index