Commander N. H. Chapman, MD
He served in World War II as a Sub Lieutenant on the flower class corvette H.M.C.S. Sackville (at right) and was mentioned in dispatches.
HMCS Sackville is a Long Forecastle Flower Corvette, one of more than 120 corvettes built in Canada during the Second World War. She was commissioned in 1941 and escorted convoys from St. John's to Londonderry in Northern Ireland from 1942 to 1944. In August 1942, in a west-bound convoy 250 nautical miles east of Newfoundland, Sackville encountered a U-boat on the surface. The corvette fired a star shell and the U-boat crash-dived. Sackville accelerated, drove into the swirl of water and fired a pattern of depth charges that literally threw the U-boat to the surface. She slipped back into the water and disappeared. Sackville was credited with a 'probable kill'. Ninety minutes later, Sackville engaged another surface U-boat in a lethal ballet. Sackville zipped to ram and the U-boat zagged to avoid, but Sackville got one good 4-inch shell away, punching a large hole in the base of the conning tower. Sackville was credited with a 'possibly damaged'. She is the only surviving Flower Class Corvette anywhere in the world and is on display at Halifax, Nova Scotia
After the war, Neil was an obstetrician and gynaecologist in Montreal.
He died on February 8, 1993 in Montreal, Quebec and was survived by his wife Helen.