Biographical data:

Goodchild, John Wesley Ferguson

Personal Image

Photo: RCN Crowsnest

New Nauticapedia Book Just Published!

Volume Four in series

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four

Book — British Columbia's Floating Heritage
For more information …

Site News: Aug 28th, 2018

Databases have been updated and are now holding 55,238 vessel histories (with 5,108 images) and 58,142 mariner biographies (with 3,618 images).


Title Commodore (RCN(R))
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 01/10/1917 Death 02/03/2009
Place Toronto Place Toronto
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours
Awards AdC;
Qualifications LLB;
 
Biography
Civilian career as a Barrister and Solicitor in Toronto, Ont. (graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1949) with the law firm Mackenzie Wood & Goodchild. He served as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Ontario. He served as a Director Chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations. He was a Director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute.
 
Military Service
He was enrolled as a Writer RCNVR (With seniority dated 17/04/1941). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1941. He served in HMCS Cornwallis for training 1942. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1942. He was appointed as a Leading Writer RCNVR 1942. (CFR) Probationary Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR (With seniority dated 15/08/1942). He was appointed as a Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 15/08/1942). He served in HMCS Naden 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (S) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/10/1942). He served in HMCS Burrard as Secretary to the Naval Officer in Charge Vancouver 1942. He served in HMCS Givenchy 1943. He served in HMCS Prince David as Captainís Secretary 1943. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1945. He served in HMCS Montreal as Supply Officer 1945. He served in HMCS Capilano as Supply Officer 1945. He served in HMCS Provider as Supply Officer 1945. He served in HMCS York for discharge (He was demobilized 08/05/1946). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN(R) 1951. He served in HMCS York 1951. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (S) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 04/04/1951 backdated to 01/10/1950). (Transferred to active list 01/02/1952). He served in HMCS York as Reserve Supply Officer 1952. He served in HMCS Naden for naval training and special duties 1952. He served in HMCS York for naval training and special duties 1952. He served in HMCS Crusader for naval training and special duties 1953. He served in HMCS York for naval training and special duties 1953. He was appointed as a Commander (S) RCN(R) (seniority 01/07/1954). He served in HMCS York as Commander (S) 1954. He served in HMCS Hochelga for naval training and special duties 1956. He served in HMCS York for special duties 1952. He served in HMCS Bonaventure for naval training and special duties 1957. He served in HMCS York for special duties 1952. He was appointed as a Captain (S) RCNR (With seniority dated 01/07/1958). He served in HMCS York as Captain (S) 1958. He served in HMCS York as Commanding Officer 1958. He served in HMCS Algonquin for training 1962. He served in HMCS York as Commanding Officer 1962. He was appointed as an A/Commodore RCN(R) WHA (With seniority dated 30/06/1962). He was appointed as an Hon AdC to the Governor-General 1962. He served in HMCS York as Commanding Officer and as Senior Naval Officer Toronto Area 1962. He served in HMCS York as Senior Naval Officer Toronto Area 1963. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/11/1964). He served in HMCS York as Commanding Officer and as Senior Naval Officer Toronto Area 1966. (Transferred to Inactive Supplementary List 20/11/1967).
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-01-31

© 2002-2018