Presumed Killed

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Pictured at HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve "stone frigate", Windsor, Ontario

Picture taken by the Windsor Star of Alex, his mother (a WW1 war bride), young brother and two sisters just before he left for training.

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Division Stokers

Alexander MacDonald, stoker, V/19077, RCNVR, age 21, was from Windsor, Ontario. His father Angus MacDonald, who was a bagpiper, was originally from Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


It had been Alex's first trip on a naval vessel. He had joined the navy just a few months before, in July. Alex had made it to a life boat but his injuries were so severe that he died before any rescue was possible. He rests in the Atlantic.