Family honours father of WWII HMCS Melville

HMCS Melville - Melville Legion President Barry Dilts, left, and first vice-president Trevor Bancarz display the toque emblazoned with the HMCS Melville crest. A replica of the HMCS Melville is in the foreground. The box, at right, contained items of Lt. Donald Burton Harding, the last commander of the HMCS Melville.

Lt. Donald Burton Harding One of Melville’s most important connections to its military past has come home after a journey spanning more than seven decades and thousands of miles. Courtesy of a family in Ganonoque, Ont., personal items of the last commander of the Second World War vessel, the HMCS…