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Name: Joseph Roger Gougeon Rank: Able Seaman Service No: 3479 Service: HMCS Saguenay Date of Birth: March 25, 1920 Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario Date of Enlistment: July 31, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Ste. Thomas, Quebec Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 6 Feet Complexion: Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Trade: Salesman Marital Status: Single Religion Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Elzear Gougeon (Father) Victoriaville, Quebec Date of Death: December 1, 1940 Age at Death: 20 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel: 4 Commemorated on Page 13 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 16 Joseph Roger Gougeon was the son of Elzear Gougeon and Periard A. Gougeon of Eastview, Ontario. He joined the crew of HMCS Saguenay on April 22, 1940. Previously he served on HMCS St. Laurent from October 4, 1939 until Narch 8, 1940. He was killed in the attack on HMCS Saguenay on December 1, 1940. Name: Harvey William Hare Rank: Able Seaman Service No: V/227 Service: HMCS Saguenay Date of Birth: January 16, 1919 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: August 26, 1937 Place of Enlistment: Halifax. NS Address at Enlistment: Halifax. NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 7¼ inches Complexion: Light Hair: Light Brown Eyes: Blue Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion Church of England Next of Kin: Kenneth Hare (Father) Halifax, NS Date of Death: December 1, 1940 Age at Death: 21 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel: 7 Commemorated on Page 13 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 16 Son of Kenneth W. and Beatrice Hare, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He joined the crew of HMCS Saguenay on April 29, 1940. He was killed in the attack on HMCS Saguenay on December 1, 1940. Name: Budd Frederick Lynch Rank: Victualling Assistant Service No: 40613 Service: HMCS Saguenay Date of Birth: March 15, 1919 Place of Birth: Fredericton, NB Date of Enlistment: July 31, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax. NS Address at Enlistment: Fredericton, NB Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 6½ inches Complexion: Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Grey Trade: Student Marital Status: Single Religion Church of England Next of Kin: Charles F Lynch (Father) Fredericton, NB Date of Death: December 1, 1940 Age at Death: 21 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel: 4 Commemorated on Page 15 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 17 Son of Charles F. and Ina C. Lynch, of Fredericton, New Brunswick.. He joined the crew of HMCS Saguenay on February 22, 1940. He was killed in the attack on HMCS Saguenay on December 1, 1940. Name: Henry Joseph Sheppard Rank: Able Seaman Service No: 2996 Service: HMCS Saguenay Date of Birth: July 23 1920 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: July 15, 1937 Place of Enlistment: Halifax. NS Address at Enlistment: Montreal, Quebec Age at Enlistment: 17 Height: 5 feet, 7¾ inches Complexion: Fresh Hair: Light Brown Eyes: Blue Trade: Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Leonora Sheppard (Mother) Montreal, Quebec Date of Death: December 1, 1940 Age at Death: 20 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel: 4 Commemorated on Page 18 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 18 Son of William J. and Leonore Sheppard, of Montreal, Quebec. He first joined the crew of HMCS Saguenay on June 24, 1938 as a Boy Seaman. He was killed in the attack on HMCS Saguenay on December 1, 1940. Name: Stanley George Strickland Rank: Able Seaman Service No: A/1657 Service: HMCS Saguenay Date of Birth: September 18, 1921 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: May 20, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Port aux Basques, Newfoundland Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Complexion: Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion Church of England Next of Kin: Maria Strickland (Mother) Port aux Basques, Newfoundland Date of Death: December 1, 1940 Age at Death: 19 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel: 6 Commemorated on Page 199 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 10, July 28, and November 8 Son of Cecil and Maria Strickland, of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Born in Halifax, he lived with until the age of four when his parents moved to Newfoundland. He first joined the crew of HMCS Saguenay on June 25, 1940. He was killed in the attack on HMCS Saguenay on December 1, 1940. Name: Charles Henry Sweeney Rank: Leading Seaman Service No: 2164 Service: HMCS Saguenay Date of Birth: June 14, 1907 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: July 15, 1926 Place of Enlistment: Halifax. NS Address at Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: Fresh Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Trade: Errand Boy (at initial enlistment) Marital Status: Married (Single at enlistment) Religion Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Dorothy Sweeney (Wife) Halifax, NS Date of Death: December 1, 1940 Age at Death: 33 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel: 4 Commemorated on Page 18 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 18 Son of Thomas Sweeney and Mary Susan Helena Sweeney, of Halifax, NS and the husband of Dorothy Sweeney, of Halifax. He joined the crew of HMCS Saguenay on September 9, 1939. He was killed in the attack on HMCS Saguenay on December 1, 1940.
HMCS Saguenay
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HMCS Saguenay was a River Class Destroyer. On December 1, 1940, while escorting convoy HG.47, the ship was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Argo 300 miles west of Ireland. The ship received substantial damage. Eighteen of the crew were injured and twenty-one died in the attack. HMCS Saguenay sailed to Barrow-in-Furness under her own power, and underwent repairs until May 22 1941. The following, with connection to Nova Scotia, were lost in the incident.
Sources: Canadian Virtual War Memorial For Posterity's Sake