Faulkner, Joseph Everett

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Faulkner, Joseph Everett

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1875 - 1942

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Joseph Everett Faulkner was born 23 March 1875 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. He was a Master in the Canadian Merchant Navy, and in 1942 he came out of retirement at age 67 to captain the SS Western Head. On 28 May 1942, transporting a cargo of raw sugar from Kingston, Jamaica, to Montreal, the SS Western Head was hit by two torpedoes and sank immediately, fifty miles east of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. All thirty crew drowned, including Faulkner, who is buried in Port Williams, Nova Scotia.

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