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Name: John Crittendon L. Watson Rank: Lieutenant Service: Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve HMCS Valleyfield (K 329) Date of Birth: July 28, 1918 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: May 7, 1944 Age at Death: 25 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Reference: Panel 11 Commemorated on Page 473 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 10 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) John was the son of John Jorden Crittenden Watson and Mary Gertrude (Seeley) Watson. The family left Yarmouth and was residing in the United States when John enlisted with the Canadian Navy. He was the husband of Mary Yvonne Watson, of Ottawa. Ontario. He was lost when HMCS Valleyfield was torpedoed by enemy action in the Atlantic on May 7, 1944. Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada HMCS Valleyfield Photos: McGill University archives photo
John Crittendon L. Watson
Montreal Star May 16 1944