HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

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HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 am

Greetings, not sure if anyone can help, but figured I would give it a try. I have two individuals that died while at the Royal Canadian Base in Nova Scotia called HMCS Stadacona. Looking for the cause of death, all I can find is that they died.

Telegraphist Harry Kenneth MacKenzie, V/25137, R.C.N.V.R.
Bloomfield, New Jersey, U.S.A. Died: October 7, 1946
Telegraphist MacKenzie is buried at Pictou (Haliburton) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada

Assistant Cook Joseph Emile Gaudette, V/3768, R.C.N.V.R.
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. Died: October 4, 1947
Assistant Cook Gaudette is buried at Montreal (Notre Dame Des Neiges) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada

Appreciate any help !

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Re: HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

Post by Temujin » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:24 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 am
Greetings, not sure if anyone can help, but figured I would give it a try. I have two individuals that died while at the Royal Canadian Base in Nova Scotia called HMCS Stadacona. Looking for the cause of death, all I can find is that they died.

Telegraphist Harry Kenneth MacKenzie, V/25137, R.C.N.V.R.
Bloomfield, New Jersey, U.S.A. Died: October 7, 1946
Telegraphist MacKenzie is buried at Pictou (Haliburton) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada

Assistant Cook Joseph Emile Gaudette, V/3768, R.C.N.V.R.
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. Died: October 4, 1947
Assistant Cook Gaudette is buried at Montreal (Notre Dame Des Neiges) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada

Appreciate any help !

Cheers !
Hey George, I’ll check these for you. Yes, during the war (and until our Armed forces were unified in 1964), RCN shore establishments were name HMCS like our ships......Stadacona is in Halifax.

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Re: HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

Post by Temujin » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:38 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 am

Telegraphist Harry Kenneth MacKenzie, V/25137, R.C.N.V.R.
Bloomfield, New Jersey, U.S.A. Died: October 7, 1946
Telegraphist MacKenzie is buried at Pictou (Haliburton) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada


Cheers !
Can’t find anything that tells me exactly of “why” he died, but from his records, he was medically discharged and on his records it says why....so he may have died because of his condition. Canadian authorities classified his death as “in service” (meaning his military service attributed to his death).

His records show he served at sea, and in fact was a survivor of the sinking of HMCS Windflower
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Laid down: 25 Feb 1940
Launched: 04 Jul 1940
Commissioned: 20 Oct 1940
Transferred to RCN: 15 May 1941
Commissioned: 15 May 1941
Fate: Rammed by a merchant ship in convoy and sunk on 07 Dec 1941

Built for the RN, she was commissioned on 20 Oct 1940 as HMS Windflower, at Quebec City. She arrived at Halifax on 31 Oct 1940 and left on 06 Dec 1940 with convoy HX.94 for the U.K. There, at Scotsoun, she completed fitting out on 02 Mar 1941, following which she went to Tobermory to work up. Later in Mar 1941 she was assigned to EG 4 (RN), Greenock, escorting convoys between the U.K. and Iceland. On 15 May 1941 she was transferred to the RCN and commissioned as HMCS Windflower. She left Aultbea on 10 Jun 1942 for St. John's with OB.332, and on arrival transferred to Newfoundland Command. After two round trips between St. John's and Iceland, she arrived at Liverpool, N.S., on 29 Aug 1942 for a short refit, resuming her ocean escort duties in mid-Oct 1942. She made one more round trip to Iceland, and on 07 Dec 1941, while making her second trip, was rammed and sunk in convoy SC.58 by the Dutch freighter Zypenberg in dense fog off the Grand Banks. Twenty-three of her complement were lost.
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Re: HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

Post by Temujin » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:59 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 am

Assistant Cook Joseph Emile Gaudette, V/3768, R.C.N.V.R.
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. Died: October 4, 1947
Assistant Cook Gaudette is buried at Montreal (Notre Dame Des Neiges) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada
Info below, please note that he originallly joined the Canadian Army (Three River’s Regiment) and was discharged as “medically unfit”, joined the Navy and was also discharged. His death was attributed to military service
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Re: HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:00 am

Appreciate the help Temujun, it's handy having a nurse for a wife, she can explain all these medical terms ! Appreciate all the help, and I found another Royal Canadian Navy land base, the H.M.C.S. Hunter in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

I have another individual that all the sites are just saying "Died" No explanation,

Able Seaman Clifford Henry Wesley Naish, V/59936, R.C.N.V.R.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Died: March 3, 1946

Able Seaman Naish is buried at:
Windsor (Victoria) Memorial Park, Ontario, Canada

As always, truly appreciate all the help on this !!!

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Re: HMCS Stadacona, Land Base ???

Post by Temujin » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:49 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:00 am

Able Seaman Clifford Henry Wesley Naish, V/59936, R.C.N.V.R.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Died: March 3, 1946

Able Seaman Naish is buried at:
Windsor (Victoria) Memorial Park, Ontario, Canada
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