H.M.C.S. Margaree (H49) (I) was an interwar standard D-class destroyer serving first in the Royal Navy as H.M.S. Diana (H49) and then for one month with the Royal Canadian Navy as a River-class destroyer from September – October 1940 when she was lost in a collision with a freighter.
We know the names of some former Scouts and Leaders who were lost with the ship.
Telegraphist Arthur Webster Armstrong, 23rd Ottawa Group.
Able Seaman William Armstrong Ironside Beattie, 1st Lucan Group.
Leading Victualling Assistant Stanley Gordon Day, Cathedral Choir Group, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Able Seaman James Bertram Miller, 11th Ottawa Group.
Leading Seaman Edward Grant Rowse, 12th Calgary Group, Alberta.
Leading Victualling Assistant Donald Harry Simpkin, 17th Halifax (St Matthias) Group, Nova Scotia.
Able Seaman David Baker Smithson, Medicine Hat Group, Alberta.