Ian Gordon Hunter McIntyre was born in September, 1921. He attended school in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia until 1936 when, at the age of 15 he signed on with the British training ship the HMS Conway. After two years he then joined Donaldson, Black and Company. He sailed with them, including the Murmansk Convoy until his ship, Empire Whale was torpedoed and sunk March 9, 1943. McIntyre was killed at that time and is remembered on the Halifax Memorial. The collection currently consists of a number of miscellaneous personal items.
As a member of the Canadian Merchant Navy, Third Mate Ian Gordon Hunter McIntyre does not have a service record available through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial information is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
A memorial page honouring McIntyre can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.