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The Monument to W.S.T. McCully
by John MacFarlane 2017
The plaque commemorating W.S.T. McCully (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )
There are many fascinating memorials in St. Paul’s Naval and Garrison Anglican Church in Esquimalt BC. This one to Commander McCully caught my eye on a visit.
William Selkirk Taylor McCully (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection. )
Commander William Selkirk Taylor McCully RCN was born in Kingston ON on May 3, 1919. He died in Arizona on February 10, 1964. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1936. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1936. He served in H.M.S. Frobisher for Training (Special Entry No. 41) 1936. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1938). He served in HMS Cumberland for Training 1938. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1940). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant 1940. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1940). He served in HMCS Restigouche 1940. He served with the Royal Navy for training. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Captain (D) Halifax 1943. He served in HMCS Qu'Appelle as Executive Officer 1944. He served in NSHQ on Staff of Division of Warfare and Training as Staff Officer (Torpedo) 1945. He served in NHQ on Staff of Director of Weapons and Tactics 1945. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1948). He served in HMCS Antigonish (In command) 1948. He was appointed as a Commander RCN(With seniority dated 01/07/1952). He served in HMCS Niobe for RN Staff Course 1955. He served in HMCS Gaspe (II) (In command) and Commander First Canadian Minesweeping Squadron and as Senior Officer-in-Command 1955. He served in HMCS St. Croix (II) (In command) 1959. He served as Queen’s Harbour Master Esquimalt 1961. (He was released.) (He was qualified as a Torpedo Officer and as a TAS Officer.)
He was elected Chairman of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia 1955. He was a Church Warden of St. Paul’s Naval and Garrison Anglican Church.
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Cole, Christopher J. (2017) The Monument to W.S.T. McCully. Nauticapedia.ca 2017. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Monument_McCully.php
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