Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR
|Born||4 Jun 1906||Petworth, Sussex, England|
|Died||22 Feb 1943||(36)||HMCS Weyburn (K 173)|
Warship Commands listed for Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR
|HMCS Weyburn (K 173)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||26 Nov 1941||22 Feb 1943 (+)|
Career informationGolby was born on 4 June 1906 in Petworth, Sussex, England. The family moved to Victoria, Canada in 1910.
He was educated at the HMS Conway Merchant Navy Cadet School in Liverpool, England from 1922-1924. His training ended with 6 months as a midshipman in the British Royal Navy.
Golby returned to Canada and worked for both the Canadian Pacific Steamships & the British Yukon Navigation Company. He volunteered for the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves as an acting Lieutenant on 6 November 1939. The rank was confirmed on 3 November 1940. He was promoted to acting Lieutenant-Commander on 1 July 1941. The rank was confirmed posthumously.
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Corvette HMCS Weyburn (K 173)
20 Jul 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 42 men from the British merchant Frederika Lensen that was torpedoed and heavy damaged by German U-boat U-132 in the Gulf of St.Lawrence near Anticosti Island in position 49°22'N, 65°12'W.
23 Sep 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British tanker Athelsultan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-617 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell in position 58°42'N, 33°38'W.