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Joseph William John Acton

In memory of:

Leading Seaman Joseph William John Acton

July 16, 1947

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Navy


H.M.C.S. Micmac

Additional Information

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Acton, of Windsor, Ontario. Husband of Marjorie Acton, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 594 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 59. Div. 2-3.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker for Joseph William John Acton– at Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Image taken 17 October 2017 by Tom Tulloch.
  • Graves registration– report showing burial information for Joseph William John Acton at Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • HMCS Micmac– was a Tribal class destroyer built in Halifax for the Royal Canadian Navy.  The ship was launched 18 September 1943 and commissioned on 12 September 1945.
On 16 July 1947 Micmac collided in fog with SS Yarmouth County off Halifax.  The collision caused extensive damage, destroying 45 feet of Micmac’s bow.  Leading Seaman Joseph William John Acton was one of 11 sailors killed in the collision”.

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