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Ernest Vincent Marshall

In memory of:

Leading Seaman Ernest Vincent Marshall

March 3, 1953

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Air Force


HMCS Shearwater

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November 16, 1931
Brockville, Ontario


August 18, 1949
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Richard Vincent and Kate (nee Brown) Marshall of Jasper, Ontario. Brother of Nellie Eileen, William John, James Francis, Donald Robert and Goldie May. He was single and stated he was a laborer. He attended Merrickville Public and Continuation Schools. He enjoyed softball, hocket and baseball, and his hobbies were taxidermy, woodworking, collecting stamps and camping. He was also a Boy Scout. Leading Seaman Marshall is commemorated on the Cenotaph in Merrickville, Ontario, not far from his parents home in Jasper, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 37 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

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  • Merrickville Remembers– This project was sponsored jointly by the Canadian Legion Branch 245 and the Merrickville District Community Health Centre.  Serving on the Committee were Jack Jessop, Past President of Legion Branch 245;  Joyce McKay, who lost a brother in the Second World War;  Peter McKenna, Executive Director of Merrickville and District Community Health Centre;  and Jack Wilcox, who upon discharge from the Canadian Army in 1945, prepared the Sydney Academy Memorial Booklet honouring the students of the Academy who gave their lives in the Second World War.
  • Memorial Page– Ernest Vincent Marshall is honoured on page 42 of the Merrickville Remembers booklet, published in January 2003.
  • Memorial Plaque– Leading Seaman ERNEST VINCENT MARSHALL is commemorated on this plaque at Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Leading Seaman MARSHALL, Sub-Lieutenant JAMES FRANK WASHBROOK and Leading Seaman WILLIAM EDWARD DUTFIELD died when their Navy Grumman Avenger, flying out of CFB Shearwater, crashed off the coast of Nova Scotia on March 3, 1953.
  • Memorial Plaque– Dedication Plaque, Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Monument– Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Memorial– This Stained Glass Window at the Shearwater Aviation Museum in 12 Wing Canadian Forces Base Shearwater includes four badges: HMCS Shearwater, HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent, and HMCS Bonaventure. The caption states:
1945 Fifty years of Naval Air 1995
For those in peril on the sea

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