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1939-1945

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Adams,
Kenneth Frederick
K.F. Adams

Son of Walter Edward & Lilian St. Croix (Beek) Adams.
Married Dorothy Rowena Horsey, 12.08.1933; two daughters.
06.09.1903
Victoria, B.C.
-
01.12.1984

Victoria, B.C.
Lt.
03.01.1928 [0-1160]
Lt.Cdr.
03.01.1936
A/Cdr.
07.1940
Cdr.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
01.01.1944
Capt.
01.07.1944
Cdre.
01.09.1949
R.Adm.
27.05.1955 (retd 28.10.1958)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
?
War Cross, 3rd class (Greece) GrWC
15.12.1942
escorting Greek King to UK 41
Education: Oak Bay, BC, elementary school; RN College of Canada (1919-1922)
1922


transferred to RCN(R) [as there were no vacancies]



entered merchant service (Master's Certificate)
01.1928


transferred to & commissioned into the RCN
1928


First Lieutenant, HMCS Champlain
1928


HMCS Vancouver (destroyer)
1928
-
1931
served with the RN (overseas):
27.09.1928
-

HMS President
04.1929
-
(08.1929)
Lieutenant's course, Portsmouth
11.11.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Calypso (cruiser)
25.06.1931
-
1933
HMCS Skeena (destroyer) [till 09.06.1931 on stand by]
19.12.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMCS Cairo (cruiser) & Squadron Physical & Recreational Training Officer
1935


HMCS Stadacona
17.02.1937
-
(1939)
First Lieutenant, HMCS St Laurent (destroyer)
15.05.1939
-
21.08.1939
Commanding Officer, HMCS Nootka (minesweeper)
1939
-
1941
RCN barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona] (lastly as Executive Officer of the Barracks)
25.03.1941
-
01.12.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser)
20.12.1941
-
02.1943
Commanding Officer, RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
11.02.1943
-
30.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
10.1943
-
11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Ottawa (destroyer)
[other source: 09.06.1943-06.07.1943]
30.11.1943
-
11.12.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince Henry (armed merchant cruiser)
12.1943
-
08.1944
Director of Warfare and Training at Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa
01.08.1944
-
02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Somers Isles (RCN sea training base, Bermuda)
08.02.1945
-
02.07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Iroquois (destroyer)
07.1945
-
07.1946
Commanding Officer, RCN barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
05.07.1946
-
01.08.1947
Commanding Officer, HMCS Uganda (cruiser)
29.08.1947
-
16.08.1948
Director of Naval Reserves, Naval Reserve HQ
16.08.1948
-
09.1949
Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel, Naval Headquarters
07.09.1949
-
28.10.1951
Commanding Officer, HMCS Magnificent (aircraft carrier) [also Senior Canadian Officer Afloat]
10.1951
-

Commanding Officer, RCN Barracks, Esquimalt
27.04.1953
-
27.05.1955
Commanding Officer Naval Divisions (COND) [HMCS Star]
27.05.1955
-
31.03.1958
Flag Officer Naval Divisions (FOND) [HMCS Patriot]
04.1958 joined Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd.; 1959 Western Regional Manager.
Director, Naval Officers Association of Canada. Member, Hamilton & District Officers Institution.
Agnew,
Ronald Ian
R.I. Agnew (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Drury)
R.I. Agnew (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Drury)
R.I. Agnew 

Married (15.10.1921, Oak Bay) Eleanor U. Monteith.
From Victoria, BC.
06.06.1895
Toronto, Ont.
-
22.03.1949
London, UK
[buried at sea from HMS Finisterre]
Cadet
01.01.1911 [0-1290]
Midsh.
15.01.1913
A/S.Lt.
26.11.1915
S.Lt.
02.12.1916, seniority 01.12.1915
A/Lt.
15.02.1917
Lt.
15.07.1917
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1925
Cdr.
01.01.1930
A/Capt.
18.01.1935
Capt.
01.07.1941
A/Cdre.
15.03.1946
Cdre.
01.07.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
03.06.1935
HM's birthday & jubilee 35
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43 *
* For services in command of one of HMC Auxiliary Cruisers, during which period he was responsible for the destruction of two German Merchant vessels "Hermonthis" and "Munchen"
Education: RN College of Canada (1911-); psc
1913
-
1914
HMCS Niobe; Naval Service Headquarters (NSHQ)
1915


HMCS Diana (for duty at NSHQ); HMCS Margaret; HMCS Canada; Executive Officer, HMCS Grilse; HMCS Niobe
1916


HMS Drake; HMS Manners
28.08.1917


HMS Princess Royal
1919


HMS Pegasus (aircraft carrier); North Russia Relief Force (Bolshevik Revolution); HMS President
05.01.1920


navigation course [HMS Dryad]; RN College, Greenwich
01.11.1920


First Lieutenant, HMCS Patriot
1920


Navigation Officer, HMCS Aurora
08.11.1921


HMS Guelph (additional to NSHQ)
1923


District Intelligence Officer, NSHQ
1923


Flag Lieutenant to Commodore Hose at Imperial Conference
1924


Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Repulse (Special Service Squadron)
1924


Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Hood
1925


First Class Ship Course, HMS Dryad
1925


Navigating Officer, HMS Weymouth
1926


HMS Champion
17.08.1926
-
01.01.1928
Commanding Officer, HMCS Patrician
01.03.1928
-
14.08.1928
Commanding Officer, HMCS Vancouver
26.09.1928
-
1930
HMCS Stadacona
1930


RN Staff Course
20.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
additional & Staff Officer (Operations), HMS Renown (battle cruiser)
24.06.1931


Commanding Officer, HMCS Naden & Senior Naval Officer, Esquimalt
27.05.1932
-
(01.1934)
Naval Staff Officer, NSHQ [HMS Stadacona]
23.05.1934
-
05.05.1936
Commanding Officer, HMCS Saguenay (destroyer) & Commander (D) Eastern Division [also 01.05.1935-02.05.1936 Captain (D) Canadian Division for exercises]
1936


Honorary Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the Governor-General of Canada
03.06.1936
-
(02.1937)
Commander-in-Charge RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
31.10.1938
-
(08.1939)
Commander-in-Charge RCN Barracks, Esquimalt [HMCS Naden]
04.12.1940
-
19.12.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince Henry (armed merchant cruiser)
01.02.1942
-
(02.1943)
Captain Commanding Canadian Ships and Establishments in United Kingdom Waters for Administrative Control (CCCS) [HMCS Niobe] (initially also Commanding Officer, HMCS Niobe)
06.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
(05.1945)


still serving with the RN
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
01.11.1945
-
03.1946
Commanding Officer, RCN Barracks, Esquimalt [HMCS Naden]
15.03.1946


Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff Washington
1947
-
22.03.1949
Senior Canadian Liaison Officer London & Commanding Officer, HMCS Niobe
Aitkens,
John Ormonde
J.O. Aitkens
?
-

died between 10.2004 and 10.2005
Midsh. (E)
01.05.1942 [O-1380]
A/S.Lt. (E)
01.01.1944
S.Lt. (E)
01.08.1944
A/Lt. (E)
?, seniority 01.08.1944
Lt. (E)
02.10.1946, seniority 01.08.1944
Lt.Cdr. (E)
1954?, seniority 01.08.1952
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
> 01.1956
< 07.1961
?
Education: psc
05.05.1942
-
(08.)1943
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake] [lent to RN]
23.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Matchless (destroyer) [lent to RN]
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
(05.1945)


lent to RN
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Nelson (battleship) [lent to RN] *
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
17.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMCS Ontario (light cruiser)
15.10.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMCS Crescent (destroyer)
(04.1955)


Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown] *
(01.1956)


HMCS Bytown *
(07.1961)


Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown] *
(02.1963)


HMCS Fraser (destroyer) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Armstrong,
Edgar Lorne
E.L. Armstrong
?
-
17.03.1995
Oakville, Ont.
A/S.Lt.
? [0-2780]
S.Lt.
21.03.1924, seniority 30.04.1923
Lt.
30.04.1925
Lt.Cdr.
30.04.1933 (retd 23.08.1934; own request)
T/Cdr. (retd)
01.07.1942
Cdr. (retd)
13.09.1942
A/Capt. (retd)
?
Capt. (retd)
30.09.1945
1920s?


joined RN
1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
1926
-
(07.1927)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 33 (submarine) (China)
27.04.1929
-
(08.1929)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 52 (submarine)
18.08.1930
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 27 (submarine)
19.03.1930
-
(04.1930)
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for submarines)
18.08.1931
-
(01.1934)
HMS Kent (cruiser)
1940s?


transferred to the RCN
24.09.1940
-
02.07.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Niagara (destroyer)
19.02.1942
-
13.11.1942
Commanding Officer, HMCS St Laurent (destroyer)
(04.1940)
-
(06.1944)
HMCS Stadacona *
05.12.1944
-
22.02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Qu'appelle (destroyer)
22.02.1945
-
08.08.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Attwell,
William George
W.G. Attwell
1911
-
1985
Engine Room Artificer 05.1940
A/Wt.Eng. 15.01.1943 [0-3330]
Wt.Eng. 1944?, seniority 15.01.1943
Cd.Eng. 01.07.1946
Lt. (E) 15.12.1948
Lt.Cdr. (E) 24.06.1955 (retd 1963)
(10.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
05.01.1944 - 20.03.1945 HMCS St Thomas (corvette)
21.03.1945 - 14.08.1945 HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas) (for training or disposal)
15.08.1945 - (04.1946) HMCS Givenchy (RCN base, Esquimalt) (for HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt)
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Bark,
John Charles Edmond
J.C.E. Bark (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Cd. Wardmaster 01.01.1944 [0-4440]
(1945)     Medical Staff on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, BC)]
Bell-Irving,
Brian
B. Bell-Irving
?
-
04.03.1958
at sea
Cadet
01.09.1943 [0-5756]
A/S.Lt.
05.03.1947
S.Lt.
?, seniority 21.03.1947
Lt.
20.11.1949
Lt.Cdr.
?
01.09.1943
-
(05.1945)
Royal Canadian Naval College



served MTBs ?
(07.1948)


Royal Navy
?
-
(05.1950)
HMCS York (Toronto Naval Division) *
03.05.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMCS Magnificent (for miscellaneous duties)
15.08.1955
-
(01.1956)
HMCS Venture
?
-
04.03.1958
served in Canadian Naval Aviation (killed while flying F2H-3 Banshee aircraft 126333)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bidwell,
Roger Edward Shelford
R.E.S. Bidwell


Son of Rt Rev. Edward John Bidwell, sometime Bishop of Ontario, and Mary (Morris) Bidwell. Came to Canada 09.1903. Married 02.08.1924, Mary Grafton Bothamley; two sons, one daughter.
14.09.1899
Peterborough, UK
-
02.11.1968
[Halifax, N.S. ?]
Cadet
1915 [0-6410]
Midsh.
15.02.1918
S.Lt.
15.12.1919
Lt.
15.03.1921
Lt.Cdr.
15.05.1929
Cdr.
01.07.1939
A/Capt.
12.1941
Capt.
01.01.1943
Cdre.
01.01.1949
R.Adm.
12.11.1951 (retd 01.06.1958)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
CD
1946
& 2 Bars
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
03.08.1946
*
British War Medal; Victory Medal; 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star; Defence Medal; CVSM with Clasp; 1939-1945 War Medal; King George V Jubilee Medal; King George VI Coronation Medal; EIIR Coronation Medal

* For exceptionally meritorious conduct while serving as Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral L.W. Murray, Royal Canadian Navy, in connection with the operations of Task Force TWENTY-FOUR from 13 September 1941 to 30 September 1942. He was in constant communication with Commander Task Force TWENTY-FOUR and his staff in connection with the planning of operations in the operational control of the combined surface forces of Task Force TWENTY-FOUR. His outstanding grasp of escort of convoy and Anti-submarine Warfare Techniques, his unremitting energy, and his intelligent and co-operative attitude were most important factors in the successful operations conducted by Commander Task Force TWENTY-FOUR.

Hon. DCL King's Univ., Halifax, NS, 1951

 

Education: Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, PQ, and St Albans School, Brockville, Ont.; Royal Naval College of Canada, Halifax, NS (1915-1917; 6th term)
1918


served European War
12.03.1918
-

HMS Canada [for training]
1919
-

HMS Barham [for training]
1921
-

HMCS Aurora
20.11.1922
-

HMS Malaya



course for officers qualifying in Torpedoes [HMS Vernon]



Torpedo Officer, HMS Nelson
11.01.1926
-

HMCS Stadacona (depot ship, Halifax, NS)
05.11.1928
-
(08.1929)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
19.09.1929
-

Commanding Officer, HMCS Armentieres (minesweeping trawler)
18.12.1929
-
(02.1931)
Torpedo Officer, HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt)
1931
-

First Lieutenant, HMCS Vancouver
25.05.1932
-
06.06.1932
Commanding Officer, HMCS Saguenay (destroyer)
1933
-

Commanding Officer, HMCS Armentieres (trawler)
22.06.1934
-
12.1935
Assistant to Director of Operations and Training, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Stadacona]
11.12.1935
- 25.11.1936 Commanding Officer, HMCS Champlain (destroyer)
17.02.1937
-
07.12.1937
Commanding Officer, HMCS St Laurent (destroyer)
11.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
02.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief RN East Indies [HMS Norfolk, later HMS Gloucester]
10.06.1940
-
(1941)
Director of Operations Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Stadacona]
1941


Staff Officer, Newfoundland
03.07.1941
-
(08.)1942
Chief Staff Officer to the Commodore Commanding Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon]
24.04.1943
-
(04.1944)
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Canadian North-West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS)]
10.04.1944
-
16.01.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Puncher (escort carrier)
02.1946
-
12.1946
Director of Naval Air Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
1947


Imperial Defence College, London
1948
-
1949
staff, National Defence College, Kingston, Ont.
07.07.1949
-

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans) (Air) and Member of Naval Board, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
1951


Commodore RCN Barracks, Esquimalt [HMCS Naden]
23.11.1951
-
1957
Flag Officer Atlantic Coast (Canada) [HMCS Stadacona]
[Commanded Canadian Squadron at Spithead Coronation Review, 1953]
29.01.1953
-
1957
also Commander, Canadian Atlantic (Sub-Area) NATO
Boak,
Eric Eversley Garratt
E.E.G. Boak
1918 ?
Victoria, BC
-
25.01.1964
Oak Bay, B.C.
[age 46]
Cadet
31.08.1934 [0-7320]
Midsh.
01.09.1935
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1938
S.Lt.
1938?, seniority 01.11.1937
Lt.
01.07.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.03.1943
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1946
Cdr.
01.07.1948 (retd < 04.1955)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.06.1945
Operation Hotbed (North Russian convoy 02.45)
CD
?
?
Knight of the Order of St Olav (Norway) StOlav
02.07.1946
03.08.1946
evacuation Norwegians from Soroya, West Finmark to UK 03.45
31.08.1934
 
 
special entry cadet
01.09.1935
-
(02.)1937
HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
09.06.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
03.01.1938
-
(08.)1938
promotion course, Portsmouth
03.09.1938
-
(04.)1940
HMCS Ottawa (destroyer)
02.04.1940
-
1940
HMCS Skeena (destroyer)
29.07.1940
-
(10.)1940
long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
17.11.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMCS Dominion (RCN depot ship, Devonport)
?
-
01.03.1943
First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMCS Skeena (destroyer)
01.03.1943
-
20.11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Skeena (destroyer)
21.02.1944
-
29.06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Sioux (destroyer) (destroyer screens off the Norwegian coast, five convoy escorts to Murmansk, fire support on D-Day, evacuation of Soroya Island)
(04.1946)


Naval Service HQ
01.07.1946
-
(10.1947)
Navigating Officer, HMCS Warrior
23.03.1948
-
1948
HMCS Magnificent (from 23.03-06.04.1948 as stand by)
01.12.1948
-
(05.)1950
Executive Officer, HMCS Shearwater
27.07.1950


HMCS Stadacona (RCN Barracks, Halifax)
(05.1953)
-
(07.1954)
HMCS Ontario *
Boothby,
John Oswald
see: RN officers' section  
Brodeur,
Victor Gabriel
V.G. Brodeur (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd)) V.G. Brodeur (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
V.G. Brodeur (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd)) V.G. Brodeur (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))

Son of Hon. L.P. Brodeur, PC, KC, LLD; married 1st, 1915, Doris Fages (decd); two sons; 2nd, 1938, Dorothy Whitfield Kennard.
17.09.1892
Beloeil, Que.
-
06.10.1976
Vancouver, B.C.
Cadet 08.10.1909 [0-8970]
Midsh. 21.10.1910
S.Lt. 14.01.1913
Lt. 14.01.1915
Lt.Cdr. 14.01.1923
Cdr. 25.01.1927
Capt. 01.01.1936
Cdre. 1st cl. 10.01.1940
R.Adm. 01.07.1942 (retd 08.03.1947)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43
Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM 05.10.1946 services to US
Commandeur, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH 27.11.1946 ?
Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France) CdeG 27.11.1946 ?
Education: Montreal; Imperial Defence College (1936).
1909     entered RCN
1921     qualified Gunnery at Whale Island
14.10.1938 - 31.12.1939 Captain-in-Charge HMC Naval Establishments Esquimalt [HMCS Naden] & Commanding Officer Coast of British Columbia
01.01.1940 - 1940 Captain-in-Charge, HMC Naval Establishments Esquimalt [HMCS Naden] & Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast
04.09.1940 - 06.1942 Canadian Naval Attaché, Washington
06.1942 - 08.1943 Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff, US
01.09.1943 - 01.08.1946 Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, BC)]

 
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Creery,
Wallace Bourchier
W.B. Creery
Married (02.12.1922, Vancouver) Monica Reid A. Hutchison (born 27.06.1899).
22.02.1900
-
04.02.1987
Ottawa, Ont.
Capt.
01.07.1942 [0-16700]
Adm.
?
       

 
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Davidson,
Geoffrey Huntley
G.H. Davidson
?
-
24.03.1989
Nainamo, B.C.
Lt.
01.06.1939 [0-18160]
A/Lt.Cdr.
?
02.07.1942
-
03.12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMCS Annapolis (destroyer)
Davy,
Arthur Cecil Montague
G.H. Davidson
Son of Richard Montague and Katharine Josephine (Cudlip) Davy.
Married (02.09.1926) Isobel Muriel, daughter of late Iltyd Thomas; one son, one daughter.
11.10.1902
Westmount, Que.
-
Midsh.
01.09.1920 [0-18580]
A/S.Lt. (E)
01.01.1923
S.Lt. (E)
?, seniority 01.01.1923
Lt. (E)
01.10.1924
Lt.Cdr. (E)
01.10.1932
Cdr. (E)
30.06.1937
A/Capt. (E)
1939
Capt. (E)
01.07.1943
Cdre. (E)
01.01.1950 (retd 17.10.1955)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
15.06.1946
*
CVSM and Clasp; 39/45 War Medal; EIIR Coronation Medal; CD and 2 Bars.

* Captain Davy has served at Naval Service Headquarters since November 1939, during which time he has given of his best efforts in meeting the many problems of Naval shipbuilding and in keeping abreast of modern developments as representative on various technical committees. As Director of Shipbuilding, this Officer was faced with the momentous task of early organization and development of his directorate, and in rendering cheerful assistance to Canadian shipyards and manufacturers with their multitude of problems. Captain Davy never wavered from the tasks assigned to him, and the repaid commissioning of Ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, are in great part, due to the tireless efforts of this Officer.
Education: Westmount, Que., public schools; "The Grove", Lakefield, Ont.; Royal Naval Colleges of Canada (Halifax & Esquimalt) (Eighth Term, 1917-1920)
01.09.1920


HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (for training)



HMS Orion
18.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Ajax (battleship) (for ER training)
1923
-
1924
RN College, Greenwich
08.05.1924
-
(01.)1925
qualifying for engineering duties, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
17.09.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.03.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Wallace (flotilla leader) (Atlantic Fleet)
10.02.1928
-
28.05.1931
HMCS Vancouver (destroyer)
29.05.1931
-
14.07.1931
HMCS Stadacona
15.07.1931
-
17.04.1933
Naval Service HQ [HMCS Stadacona]
18.04.1933
-
18.06.1933
Supervisor new construction, HMC Dockyard Halifax
19.06.1933
-
15.07.1935
Engineer Officer, HMCS Skeena (destroyer) & as Engineer Officer (D), Western Division
16.07.1935
-
02.01.1938
HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax)
03.01.1938
-
06.11.1938
Director of New Construction [HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax)]
07.11.1938
-
(08.1939) Assistant to Chief Engineer, HMC Dockyard Esquimalt [HMCS Naden]
07.09.1939
-
(05.1945)
Assistant Chief of Naval Engineering Development and Director of Shipbuilding and Director of Naval Engineering Development, Naval Service HQ, also: Assistant Chief of Naval Engineering and Construction, Naval Service HQ
02.07.1946


HMCS Givenchy for HMC Dockyard (Esquimalt) as Deputy Superintendent and Engineer Superintendent and as Commanding Officer
03.07.1947


Naden for HMC Dockyard Esquimalt as Superintendent and Command Engineer Officer
1948
-
1949
National Defence College of Canada, Kingston (Course 2)
08.1949


Deputy Chief of Naval Technical Services and Engineer-in-Chief
FRSA
De Wolf,
Henry George
"Harry"
H.G. De Wolf

Son of late Henry George De Wolf, Bedford, NS; married 1931, Gwendolen Fowle, daughter of Thomas St George Gilbert, Somerset, Bermuda; one son (one daughter deceased).
26.06.1903
Bedford, N.S.
-
18.12.2000
Ottawa, Ont.
Cadet
22.09.1918 [0-19460]
Midsh.
01.09.1921
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1924
S.Lt.
01.07.1924
Lt.
01.04.1926
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1934
Cdr.
01.07.1940
A/Capt.
01.12.1941-03.08.1943
Capt.
01.07.1944
A/Cdre.
01.12.1944
Cdre.
01.01.1947
R.Adm.
08.09.1948
V.Adm.
16.01.1956 (retd 15.05.1961)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
27.05.1944
destroyer actions English Channel 26 & 29.04.44
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
29.08.1944
destroyer action Plymouth Area 08.07.44
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41; Commanding Officer, St Laurent
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43; convoy escorts
Mention in Despatches MID
10.10.1944
sinking U-971 24.06.44
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
action Plymouth Area 15.08.44
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
03.09.1946
Asst Chief of Naval Staff
Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France) CdeG
25.08.1947
services at sea
Commandeur, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
29.08.1947
services at sea
King Haakon VII's Liberation Cross (Norway) Hkn
08.01.1949
?
  AdmM
1998
Admiral's Medal
06.10.1939
-
13.07.1940
Commanding Officer, HMCS St. Laurent (destroyer)
16.08.1940
-

Staff Officer (Operations) to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast [HMCS Stadacona]
1942


Chief Staff Officer to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast [HMCS Venture]
1942


Director of Plans, NSHQ (Ottawa)
30.08.1943
-
18.12.1944
Commanding Officer, HMCS Haida (destroyer)
01.12.1944
-
(05.1945)
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
1947
-
1948
Senior Canadian Naval Officer Afloat
1948
-
1950
Flag Officer, Pacific Coast
1950
-
1952
Vice­Chief of Naval Staff
1953
-
1955
Chairman of Canadian Joint Staff, Washington
1956
-
1960
Chief of Naval Staff, Canada

Hon. DSc (M): Royal Military College of Canada, 1966; Royal Roads Mil. Coll., 1980.


 
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Edwards,
John Crispo Inglis
"Dutchie"
J.C.I. Edwards
05.07.1896
Londerry, N.S.
-
31.12.1978
Saanichton, Sidney, B.C.
Capt.
01.01.1943 [0-21910]
       
Elcock,
Frank Dudley
F.D. Elcock
Married Mary Grace Pitfield; three sons, one daughter.
1917
Ottawa, Ont.
-
14.01.2007
Ottawa, Ont.
Paym.Cadet
20.08.1937 [0-2230]
Paym.Midsh.
20.08.1938
A/Paym.S.Lt.
20.08.1940
Paym.S.Lt.
?, seniority 20.02.1940
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.11.1941
?, seniority 01.11.1940
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1943, < 08.1943
A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
> 06.1944, < 07.1945
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.11.1947
Cdr. (S)
31.12.1949
?, seniority 01.01.1950
Capt. (S)
01.07.1959
Cdre.
?
CD
?
?
Moved to Toronto, where he won the opportunity to train with the Royal Navy.
01.05.1938
-
(06.)1938
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
17.06.1938
-
(08.)1938
HMS Adventure (large minelayer) (China)
19.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (China)
1939
-
1945
served with the RCN (Pacific, Atlantic and the Mediterranean):
28.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
11.09.1941
-
(04.)1944
Secretary to the Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Naden (RCN base, Esquimalt, B.C.), later HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, B.C.)]
1944
-
(06.)1944
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
25.11.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMCS Ontario (light cruiser)
01.04.1947
-
(05.1949)
Officer-in-Charge Supply and Secretariat Training School [HMCS Naden (RCN base, Esquimalt, B.C.)]
?
-
(05.1950)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont. [HMCS Bytown] *
?
-
(05.1953)
HMCS Bytown *
01.03.1954
-
(01.1956)
HMCS Cornwallis
?
-
(01.1957)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont. [HMCS Bytown] *
?
-
(07.1961)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont. [HMCS Bytown] *
?
-
(02.1963)
HMCS Niobe *
18.01.1963
-
(02.1964)
HMCS Stadacona
Upon retirement from the Navy, he began a second career with Agriculture Canada, and also farmed 350 acres in Alexandria, Ontario.
* indexed, but not listed as such

 
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Farmer,
Donald William
D.W. Farmer
1885 ?
-
04.01.1972

North Vancouver, B.C.
[age 87]
RN (retd)

T/Capt.
01.07.1943 [0-22990]

FRGS

       

 
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Gauvreau,
Louis Joseph Maurice
L.J.M. Gauvreau
1895 ?
-
11.09.1977
Victoria, B.C.
[age 82]

Cdr.
01.07.1941 [0-26460]
A/Capt.
?
       
German,
Phillip Barry
P.B. German
?
-
27.09.1981
Ottawa, Ont.
T/Cdr.
01.01.1942 [0-26720]
A/Capt.
?
       
Godfrey,
Valentine Stuart
"Val"
V.S. Godfrey (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
Son of Ernest H. Godfrey, Secretary to the Central Chamber of Agriculture,
and Emmeline (Stuart) Godfrey. Married (08.03.1924, Oak Bay) Margaret Horton, daughter of Leslie Herbert Hardie, Victoria, BC; one son, one daughter.

Lived at:
* Wandsworth, Surrey, UK (1908)
* Victoria, BC
14.08.1898
London, UK
-
25.04.1968
Victoria, B.C.
Cadet
1913 [0-27600]
Midsh.
02.08.1915
A/S.Lt.
02.08.1917
S.Lt.
02.03.1918
Lt.
01.07.1919
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1927
Cdr.
30.06.1937
A/Capt.
1942
Capt.
01.01.1943
A/Cdre.
1948
Cdre.
01.01.1949 (retd 15.05.1951)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
15.06.1946
*
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
20.01.1945
Normandy 06.44
Mention in Despatches MID
27.03.1945
21.04.1945
invasion S France 08.44
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
30.01.1946
30.03.1946
**
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
?
* As an Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy for over thirty years. Captain Godfrey has served during the war both ashore and afloat, with equal success. For the first two years of the war, he was Inspector of Naval Ordnance in Halifax, which appointment he carried out with zeal, energy and ability. For over a year he had command of HMCS Prince David and was senior Officer of HMC ships operating under orders of the Commanding Officer Alaskan Sector. Following this appointment, Captain Godfrey served in Washington, first as Chief of Staff to the Naval Member, Canadian joint Staff and latterly as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff. At the termination of this appointment, he returned again to sea as Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Henry for a period of more than a year, from January 1944 until April 1945. During this time, the HMCS Prince Henry participated in landings in Greece and in D-Day operations. Since then, he has assumed the duties of Chief of Staff to the Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast, which appointment is being filled with loyalty, tact and devotion to duty.
** For exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Staff to the Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission from April 1943 to August 1943, and later as Naval Member from August 1943 to December 1943. Captain Godfrey materially contributed to the war effort of Canada and the United States during a critical period in the course of hostilities against Germany and Japan.
Education: preparatory school, Bedford; (moved to Canada in 1908) Ashbury College, Ottawa; Royal Naval College of Canada (Third Term, 1913-1916)
1915


HMS Barham
1915
-
1916
HMS Cumberland
1917


HMS Dolphin (for submarine training)
28.12.1917


HMS P 19 [attached to HMS Victory]
01.02.1919
-
01.07.1919
Navigating Officer, HMS K 9 (submarine) [attached to HMS Inconstant]
01.11.1919
-
18.05.1920
First Lieutenant, HMS H 27 (submarine) [attached to HMS Dolphin]
18.05.1920
-
17.08.1920
HMS M 2 (submarine) (additional) [attached to HMS Inconstant]
17.08.1920
-
?
HMS M 1 (submarine) (additional) [attached to HMS Inconstant]
1921


First Lieutenant, HMS CH 15 (submarine)
27.11.1922
-
01.12.1924
First Lieutenant, HMCS Patrician (destroyer)
01.12.1924
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMCS Thiepval (minesweeper)
15.08.1926
-
21.10.1926
Staff Officer to Senior Naval Officer Esquimalt [HMCS Naden]
21.10.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Benbow (battleship) (Atlantic)
18.08.1928
-
(04.1930)
Staff Officer to Senior Naval Officer Esquimalt [HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt)] (additional)
(02.1931)


short course
22.05.1931
-
(01.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMCS Saguenay (destroyer)
23.05.1932
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Champlain (destroyer)
01.06.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt)
1936?
-
(02.1937)
RN Inspector of Naval ordnance Course
1937


Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant-Governor
20.03.1937
-
12.1941
Inspector of Naval Ordnance, HMC Dockyard Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
02.12.1941
-
18.03.1942
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser) & Senior Officer of HMC ships operating under orders of the Commanding Officer Alaskan Sector
17.04.1942
-
17.04.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser)
04.1943
-
08.1943
Chief of Staff to the Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington, DC
08.1943
-
12.1943
Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington
12.12.1943
-
15.04.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince Henry (armed merchant cruiser) (landings in Normandy [Commanding Officer, landing ships, 1st group "J" force], Southern France & Greece)
(05.1945)


HMCS Stadacona (depot ship, Halifax) (for disposal)
16.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Chief of Staff to the Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast [HMCS Givenchy]
01.03.1947
-
?
Chief of Staff to the Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast [HMCS Givenchy]
1947
-
1949
Naval Member to the Canadian Joint Staff Washington and Canadian Naval Attaché in Washington
22.07.1949
-
1952
Commodore Newfoundland [HMCS Avalon]
Civil Defence Director, Greater Victoria Area since 1958.
Goolden,
Massy
see: Goolden,
Massy
[RN section]
 
Gow,
Francis Robert Williams Roberts
"Peter"
F.R.W.R. Gow
Son of Dr. Francis A.R. Gow, and of Mabel Gow, of Greenwich, Nova Scotia. Married Jean M. Gow, of Victoria, British Columbia.
1899
Halifax, N.S.
-
08.11.1942
(KIA) [age 43]
[Halifax Memorial, panel 5]
Midsh.
02.02.1917
A/S.Lt.
?
S/Lt.
?
Lt.
01.01.1921
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1929
A/Cdr.
> 04.1940, < 02.1941
02.02.1917
-
?
Midshipman, HMS Roxburgh
01.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt) (additional, as DIO Esquimalt)
01.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
First Lieutenant, HMCS Patrician (destroyer)
20.07.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS Champion (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
19.05.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMCS Stadacona (depot ship, Halifax)
12.08.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMCS Stadacona (depot ship, Halifax) (additional, as Staff Officer to Senior Naval Officer, Halifax) 
19.07.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Festubert (minesweeper)
25.02.1935
-
(02.1938)
HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt) (additional, as Naval Staff Officer)
15.03.1938
-
(04.1940)
Staff Officer (Intelligence), RCN Headquarters, Ottawa [HMCS Stadacona]
(02.1941)
-
08.11.1942
RCN Headquarters, Ottawa [HMCS Stadacona] *
* indexed, but no longer listed as such
Grant,
Harold Taylor Wood
H.T.W. Grant
Son of Hon. MacCallum Grant, former Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.
01.03.1899
Halifax, N.S.
-
09.05.1965
Ottawa, Ont.
Midsh.
02.02.1917 [0-28710]
A/S.Lt.
01.02.1918
S.Lt.
03.05.1919
A/Lt. (T)
02.12.1920
Lt.
?, seniority 02.11.1920
Lt.Cdr.
02.11.1928
Cdr.
01.08.1935
Capt.
01.07.1940
Cdre.
01.01.1946
R.Adm.
28.02.1946
V.Adm.
01.09.1947 (retd 1951)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
05.01.1944
26.02.1944
action destroyers Bay of Biscay 12.43
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy)
British War Medal - WW1 Victory Medal - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star with Bar France & Germany - CVSM & Clasp - 39/45 War Medal with MID - George VI Coronation - CD (GVI) and two Bars - Bronze Star - Commander, Military Order of Italy
Education: Royal Naval College of Canada (1914)
...
-
...
...
23.04.1938
-
30.11.1939
Commanding Officer, HMCS Skeena (destroyer)
01.12.1939
-
1940
Staff Officer (Operations) with Commanding Officer of Atlantic Command
02.09.1940
-
(12.1941)
Director of Personnel and later as Third Member of the Naval Board of Canada, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Stadacona]
23.09.1942
-
?
Captain (D) Newfoundland [HMCS Avalon]
?
-
(02.)1943
HMCS Stadacona
1943
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (cruiser)
(08.)1943
-
02.10.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
10.1944
-
?
HMCS Niobe (Canadian naval mission overseas)
17.03.1945
-
31.12.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Ontario (cruiser)
1946


Chief of Naval Administration and Supply and Third Member of the Naval Board
01.09.1947
-
1951
Chief of Naval Staff, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Grant,
John Moreau
J.M. Grant
1896 ?
-
02.02.1986
Victoria, B.C.
[age 90]
T/Cdr.
01.07.1941 [0-28740]
A/Capt.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
       

 
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Haddon,
Philip Edwin
P.E. Haddon
?
-
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1944 [0-29850]
20.04.1945
-
02.09.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Algonquin (destroyer)
Hall,
Lionel Douglas
L.D. Hall
1913 ?
-
20.08.1975
Victoria, B.C.
[age 62]
Lt. (S)
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
06.01.1944
-
(05.1945)
Member Regulations Revision Committee, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
Hallewell,
Edmund Gilling
E.G. Hallewell (Photo courtsey of Mr Simon Bradbury)
Married; ... children.
29.01.1887
Wynberg, South Africa
-
09.10.1952
Morva Mullion, near Helston, Cornwall
A/S.Lt. RN
?
S.Lt. RN
06.04.1907, seniority 15.03.1906 (invalided out)
Lt.
01.08.1910
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1918 (retd 01.08.1924) (reactivated 25.08.1939)
A/Cdr. (retd)
12.03.1942 (reverted to retd 16.02.1945) (granted War Service Rank of Cdr. 27.02.1946)



served Royal Navy, but after being invalided out, he joined the RCN
24.11.1915


HMS Albemarle (battleship) (for Torpedo duties)
18.03.1916


HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (for courses)
08.03.1916


Torpedo Officer, HMS Africa  (battleship) (Chatham)
08.11.1918


HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (to requalify for Torpedo Officer duties)
04.03.1919


HMS St Vincent (battleship) (as Torpedo Officer in Reserve Division Portsmouth)
03.05.1919


Torpedo Officer, HMS Caledon (Portsmouth)
06.11.1919


HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (additional; for Torpedo training duties)
01.09.1920


Torpedo Officer, HMS Aurora (light cruiser) [based at HMS Vivivd (RN base, Devonport)]
30.09.1920


Torpedo Officer, HMS Patriot  (RCN destroyer)
26.09.1922


War Staff Course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] [lent to RN]
01.08.1923


Assistant War Staff Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship) (Devonport)
31.05.1924


HMS Stadacona (Halifax) (for dispersal)

25.08.1939
-
15.10.1939
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; as Chief Examination Officer at Falmouth)
16.10.1939
-
11.03.1942
HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) (additional; as Chief Examination Officer at Falmouth)
12.03.1942
-
15.02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth)
Harrison,
Leslie
L. Harrison (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1927 [0-31250]
22.11.1943 - (05.1945) Manning Officer on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, BC)]
Hart,
Frederick Gordon
F.G. Hart (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
Married (15.07.1925, Victoria, BC) Ethel Monica Davie.
1900 ?
-
20.12.1967

Saanich, B.C.
[age 67]
Capt. 01.01.1944 [0-31310]
15.09.1943 - (05.1945) Chief of Staff to Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, BC)]
Hennessy,
Ralph Lucien
R.L. Hennessy
05.09.1918
-
Lt.
[0-32440]
Lt.Cdr.
?
V.Adm.
?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
22.12.1942
action with U-boats
12.02.1941
-
01.10.1942
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
09.11.1944
-
21.02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
Hibbard,
Godfrey Musgrave
G.M. Hibbard
?
-
1972

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Capt.
01.01.1942 [0-32850]
Cdre. 2nd cl.
?
       
Hollins,
Robert
R. Hollins
1914 ?
-
12.09.1978
Victoria, B.C.
[age 64]
Cd.Wtr.Off.
?
10.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
Member Regulations Revision Committee, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
Holms,
William Boyd Love
W.B.L. Holms
04.08.1900
Victoria, B.C.
-
23.12.1989
Victoria, B.C.
Cdr.
01.01.1940 [0-33920]
A/Capt.
?
       
Hope,
Adrian Mitchell
"Boomer"
A.M. Hope
13.06.1899
Montreal
-
15.02.1963
Nova Scotia
[buried at sea]
Midsh.
02.02.1917 [0-34020]
S.Lt.
01.02.1919
Lt.
01.02.1921
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1929
Cdr.
01.07.1940
Capt.
01.07.1943
A/Cdre.
01.07.1945
Cdre.
01.01.1948 (retd 03.10.1951)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
?
1914


naval cadet, RN College of Canada
08.12.1937
-
05.10.1939
Commanding Officer, HMCS St. Laurent (destroyer)
1940


Inspector of Naval Ordnance [HMCS Naden]
03.12.1940
-

Executive Officer, RCN Barracks, Esquimalt [HMCS Naden]
1941


Commanding Officer, HMCS Stadacona
11.08.1941
-

Commanding Officer, Officers' Training Establishment Halifax [HMCS Kings]
07.06.1943
-
07.12.1944
Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince Robert (armed merchant cruiser)
12.1944
-
02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Somers Isles (RCN Work up Training Establishment Bermuda)
20.02.1945
-
01.02.1946
Chief of Naval Personnel and Third Member of the Naval Board of Canada [HMCS Bytown]
01.02.1946
-

Senior Canadian Liaison Officer London and Head of Canadian Naval Mission Overseas [HMCS Niobe]
Houghton,
Frank Llewellyn
F.L. Houghton
18.07.1897
-
03.08.1981
Ottawa, Ont.
Capt.
01.01.1943 [0-34210]
R.Adm.
?
       
Howland,
Vernon Wadsworth
V.W. howland
11.02.1918
Winnipeg, Man.
-
19.03.2000
Halifax, N.S.
A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
?
02.08.1944
-
(05.1945)
Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]

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Jenson,
Latham Brereton
"Yogi"
L.B. Jenson (Photo courtesy of Mr James Jenson)
L.B. Jenson (Photo courtesy of Mr James Jenson)
Son on Maj. Ernest Latham Jenson, RCASC, and Sarah (Holgate) Jenson.
Married Alma Doupé; two sons, one daughter.

obituary

02.05.1921
Calgary, Alb.
-
29.12.2004
Halifax, N.S.
Cadet
26.08.1938 [O-36570]
Midsh.
01.09.1939
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1941
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.05.1941
Lt.
01.09.1942
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1950
Cdr.
01.07.1955 (retd 1964)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
< 05.1953
?
Member, Order of Canada CM
30.10.2003
helped to preserve the history and heritage of Atlantic Canada



sea cadet at the Calgary Armouries
1938


special entry cadet for the RCN at Portsmouth
02.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
(1940)


HMS Matabele (destroyer)
05.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
03.11.1941
-
14.09.1942
HMCS Ottawa (destroyer) (sunk) (Assistant Gunnery Officer?)
13.11.1942
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HMCS Niagara (destroyer)
1943?


Commanding Officer, HMCS Long Branch (corvette)
23.01.1944
-
14.05.1945
First Lieutenant, HMCS Algonquin (destroyer)
14.05.1945
-
(04.1946)
RCN College (MMCS Royal Roads, Vancouver Island)
13.09.1946
- (07.1948) Executive Officer, HMCS Cayuga



instructor at the NATO Defence College in Paris
(05.1949)
-
(05.1950)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
19.02.1951
-
(05.1953)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
(04.1955)
 
 
Naval Service HQ Ottawa
01.06.1955
-
(01.1957)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Crusader (destroyer)



Commanding Officer, HMCS Micmac (destroyer)
(01.1959)
 
 
Naval Service HQ Ottawa
11.08.1960
-
(07.1961)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Fort Erie (frigate) (and as CANCOMORTRON SEVEN) [= SO 7th Escort Squadron]
(02.1963)
-
(02.1964)
Naval Service HQ Ottawa
Founder of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Vice-president of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia.
Published: Tin hats, oilskins and seaboots (2000; memoirs); wrote or illustrated 16 books on maritime subjects
Johnstone,
Edmund
E. Johnstone
?
-
[1959 still alive]
Lt.Cdr. RN
15.11.1922 [0-37110] (retd)
T/Cdr.
01.07.1941
A/Capt.
01.07.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43



joined RN



transferred to RCN
15.10.1940
-
27.06.1945
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]:



Chief of Naval Equipment and Supply
15.10.1940
-
27.06.1945
Executive Assistant to Chief of the Naval Staff, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
Jones,
George Clarence
"Jetty"
G.C. Jones
Eldest son of J.C. and H. R. Jones. Married (1932) Helen Fordham Johnson; two sons, one daughter.
24.10.1895
Halifax, N.S.
-
08.02.1946
Ottawa, Ont.
Cadet
19.01.1911 [0-37330]
Midsh.
15.01.1913
A/S.Lt.
01.12.1915
S.Lt.
01.12.1916
A/Lt.
01.01.1917
Lt.
01.06.1917
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1925
Cdr.
01.01.1929
Capt.
01.08.1938
Cdre. 1st cl.
07.06.1940
R.Adm.
01.12.1941
V.Adm.
09.05.1944
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.06.1943
05.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
10.07.1946
?
Commandeur, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
01.01.1946
?
Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France) CdeG
01.12.1948
?
Order of St Olav, 1st class (Poland) Olav
01.12.1948
?
Education: RN College of Canada; idc
1913


Cadet, HMS Berwick (for training)
1914


HMS Suffolk (for training)
1915


HMS Cumberland
1916


promotion course, RN Barracks, Portsmouth
1916


HMS Victory II
1916


HMS Excellent
1916


HMS Pelican [HMS Woolwich]
1917


HMS Hecla
15.10.1917
-

First Lieutenant, HMS Vanquisher (destroyer) [HMS Woolwich]
1918


HMS Wallington
1918


HMS Leander
1919
-
1920
RN College of Canada
04.08.1920
-
31.10.1920
stand by, HMCS Patrician (cruiser)
01.11.1920
-
02.09.1922
Commanding Officer, HMCS Patrician (cruiser)
03.09.1922
-
23.08.1923
Commanding Officer, HMCS Patriot (cruiser)
1923


HMS Vivid III
1923


RN War Satff College [HMS President]
04.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for Operations duties) (temporary)
1925


HMCS Stadacona
15.06.1925
-
1927
staff officer, Naval Service HQ
1927


HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
1928


HMS Benbow (battleship)
14.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
27.12.1929
-
24.05.1932
Commanding Officer, HMCS Stadacona (RCN Barracks, Halifax) & Senior Naval Officer [Commander-in-Charge], Halifax
25.05.1932
-
14.05.1934
Commanding Officer, HMCS Skeena (destroyer) & Cdr. (D) Western Division
15.05.1934
- 18.05.1936
Commanding Officer, HMCS Naden (RCN Barracks, Esquimalt) & Commander-in-Charge, Esquimalt
19.05.1936
-
20.11.1938
Director of Naval Operations and Training, Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown]
21.11.1938
-
01.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMCS Ottawa (destroyer) & Captain (D) Canadian Flotilla
03.04.1940
-
15.09.1940
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) & from 06.1940 Commodore Commanding Halifax Force
28.09.1940
-
13.09.1942
Commanding Officer, Atlantic Coast, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
13.09.1942
-
15.01.1944
Vice-Chief of Naval Staff & Second Member of the Naval Board [HMCS Bytown]
15.01.1944
-
08.02.1946
Chief of the Naval Staff & First Member of the Naval Board, Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown]

 
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Kingsley,
Harry
H. Kingsley
1900 ?
-
07.03.1976
Victoria, B.C.
[age 76]

Cdr.
01.01.1941 [0-39200]
       

 
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Laidlaw,
David Kennedy
D.K. Laidlaw
?
-
T/Cdr. 01.07.1943 [0-39900]
T/A/Capt. 09.10.1944-(05.1945)
      served RN
      transferred to RCN
09.10.1944 - (05.1945) Director of Operations, Operations Division, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
Landymore,
William Moss
"Bill"
W.M. Landymore W.M. Landymore
W.M. Landymore
Only son of Dr. Frederick and Gladys (Moss) Landymore.
Married 1st (14.09.1940, Staffordshire, UK) Joan ‘Judy’ Leonore G. Hall (1918-1998), daughter of the late John Hall; one daughter, two sons.
Married 2nd (1999) Eleanor Fairn, widow of Sydney Riggs Kennedy; four step-children.

31.07.1916
Brantford, Ont.
-
27.11.2008
The Veterans' Memorial Hospital, Halifax, N.S.
[burial of his ashes at sea]
Cadet 28.08.1936 [0-40220]
Midsh. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1939
S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 01.03.1939
Lt. 01.11.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. 05.06.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1947
Cdr. 01.07.1949
A/Capt. 14.06.1952
Capt. 01.01.1953
Cdre. 01.10.1959
R.Adm. 01.11.1962 (retd 19.07.1966)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 23.02.1954
20.02.1954
Korea's cease fire list * [investiture 20.07.54]
NGSM ? & clasp Palestine
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal CVSM - & clasps
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946
05.01.1946
New Year 46
Canadian Korea Medal Kor M - -
Mention in Despatches MID 13.06.1953 Korea
United Nations Korea Service Medal UN Kor - -
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 53 - -
Canadian Forces Decoration CD ? & 2 bars

* Captain Landymore, throughout two tours of duty as Commander, Canadian Destroyers, Far East, in Korean Waters, has set a fine example of leadership and courage. As Commanding Officer HM Canadian Destroyer Iroquois, he has on several occasions engaged enemy shore batteries, and maintained an efficient blockade in enemy waters. His devotion to duty has been most marked.

Education: Brantford College Institute; Royal Military College, Kingston (Gentleman Cadet No. 2399), 1934-1936.
28.08.1936


basic training, HMCS Stadacona
1936
-
1937
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser) [RCN Special Entry Group No. 40]
01.05.1937
-
(08.)1938
HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies,  Palestine campaign, Portsmouth)
12.10.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.05.1939
-
(09.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
1939
-
1940
HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Atlantic)
06.03.1940
-
25.06.1940
HMCS Fraser (destroyer) (ship lost after collision with HMS Calcutta) (Atlantic)
01.09.1940
-
22.10.1940
Navigating Officer, HMCS Margaree (destroyer) (Atlantic) (ship lost)
31.12.1940


HMCS Naden (RCN Base, Esquimalt)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
1941?


HMCS Restigouche (destroyer) (Atlantic)
1942?
 
 
HMS Belfast (cruiser) (Arctic patrols)
30.04.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMCS Niobe (Captain Commanding Canadian Ships, UK) (for disposal)
1942


HMS Excellent (for longe gunnery course)
18.05.1943
-
(12.1943)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Grenville (destroyer) (Arctic patrols)
?
-
(04.)1944
HMCS Stadacona
1944
-
(06.)1944
for duty with Director of Warfare and Training, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
05.06.1944
-
(04.)1946
Gunnery Officer, HMCS Uganda (light cruiser) (Pacific)
1946
-
1946
Staff Gunnery Officer, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
1946
-
(07.1948)
Deputy Director of Weapons and Tactics, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
1948


RN Staff Course [HMS President]
1949


tactical course [HMS President]
(05.1949)
 
 
HMCS Niobe (Senior Canadian Naval Liaison Officer, London) *
1949
 
 
joint services staff course
(05.1950)
 
 
lent to RN
1950
 
 
Director of Manning and Personnel Statistics, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
21.10.1951
-
25.11.1952
Commanding Officer, HMCS Iroquois (destroyer)
26.11.1952
-
31.10.1953
Commanding Officer. HMCS Iroquois (destroyer) & as Commander Canadian Destroyers, Far East **
17.12.1953
 
 
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMCS Bytown (additional)]
21.01.1955
-
(01.)1957
Director of Naval Plans and Operations, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
06.09.1957
-
1958
Legal Officer, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
15.01.1958
-
11.09.1959
Commanding Officer, HMCS Bonaventure (aircraft carrier)
01.10.1959
-
(07.1961)
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast & on staff of Commander Canadian Atlantic as Secretary [HMCS Stadacona]
06.09.1962
-
1962
Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic [HMCS Bonaventure]
01.11.1962
-
(02.)1964
Flag Officer Pacific Coast & as Senior Officer in Command, HMCS Naden & Maritime Commander, Pacific
16.11.1964
- 1966
Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Senior Officer in Chief Command and Maritime Commander Atlantic and Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub-Area
1966
-
19.07.1966
Commander Maritime Command and Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub-Area (retired prematurely by the Minister of National Defence during the unification of the three armed forces on 19 July 1966 effective 5 April 1967)
Served with distinction on the Board of the Grace Hospital, Halifax, for which he was awarded the Salvation Army Cross of the Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Services and was made and Honorary member of the Nova Scotia Health Organizations.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (07.1954) still shown as such; according to other sources he was Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East 20.06.1952-26.11.1952 & 18.06.1953-06.11.1953
Laws,
Charles Vincent
C.V. Laws
?
-
15.12.2001
Saanich, B.C.
Paym.Cadet
01.09.1933 [0-40950]
Paym.Midsh.
01.09.1934
Paym.S.Lt.
01.09.1936
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.10.1938
?, seniority 01.10.1937
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. = A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
< 06.1944
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.01.1945
A/Cdr. (S)
< 05.1945
Cdr. (S)
01.01.1948 (retd > 02.1963, < 02.1969)
A/Capt. (S)
< 01.1956
Canadian Forces Decoration CD > 01.1956, < 07.1961 ?
06.08.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
18.12.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Resource (repair ship) (for duty in Admiral's office) (Mediterranean)
25.11.1936
-
(02.1938)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
25.05.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt, BC)
10.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
Secretary to Commander-in-Charge HMC Naval Establishments, Halifax,NS [HMCS Venture]
(08.1942)


HMCS Venture (RCN base, Halifax, NS) *
01.12.1942
-
(12.1943)
Accountant Officer, RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, BC [HMCS Naden]
20.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Base Accountant Officer, RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, BC [HMCS Givenchy]
(05.1945)


HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas) (for training and disposal)
(07.1945)


HMCS Givenchy (depot ship, Esquimalt, BC) *
(04.1946)


HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas) *
(05.1950)


HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS) *
(05.1953)


HMCS Bytown *
(01.1956)


HMCS Bytown *
30.07.1956
-
(02.1963)
Chief Supplies Officer to Flag Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Naden]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Lay,
Horatio Nelson
H.N. Lay
23.01.1903
Skagway, Alaska, USA
-
08.05.1988
Perth, Ont.
Cadet
22.09.1918 [0-41040]
Midsh.
01.09.1921
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1924
S.Lt.
01.07.1924
Lt.
01.11.1925
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1933
Cdr.
01.07.1940
A/Capt.
15.10.1943
Capt. 01.01.1945
A/Cdre.
12.04.1948
Cdre.
01.01.1949
R.Adm.
01.10.1954 (retd 21.10.1958)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41 *
Mention in Despatches MID
26.12.1944
Operation Offspring (Home Fleet operation, 08.44) **
  PolMC
21.10.1941
withdrawal Polish forces from France 40
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) CD
?
?

* For gallantry and distinguished services before the enemy. This Officer was in command of one of HMC Destroyers engaged in convoy and other duties in United Kingdom waters in the early part of the war, and assisted in the evacuations from France. As Senior Officer of a convoy escort group in the Atlantic over a considerable period, his keenness and efficiency were an inspiration to those serving under his command.

** For good service when his ship HMS Nabob was damaged.

Education: Royal Naval College of Canada (Ninth Term, 1918)
26.10.1921
-

Midshipman, HMS Resolution
1923


HMS Cloud
1924


promotion course, RN College, Greenwich & Portsmouth
24.08.1925
-

HMCS Patrician (torpedo boat destroyer)
1927?


HMS Tiger
1927?


torpedo course
1928


HMS Repulse
03.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
course for officers qualifying in Torpedo [HMS Vernon]
11.08.1930
-
(02.1931)
Torpedo Officer, Atlantic Coast [HMCS Stadacona (depot ship, Halifax)]
10.06.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMCS Skeena (destroyer)
03.07.1933
-
(01.1934)
Torpedo Officer, Pacific Coast [HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt)]
01.12.1934
-
12.1935
First Lieutenant, HMCS Vancouver (destroyer)
16.12.1935
-
(07.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMCS Skeena (destroyer)
15.08.1937
-

Torpedo Officer, Pacific Coast [HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt)]
11.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.01.1939
-
17.08.1939
Commanding Officer, HMCS Gaspe (minesweeper) & as Staff Officer Operations to Commanding Officer, Atlantic Coast
27.08.1939
-

Assistant Staff Officer (Operations), Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast
26.12.1939
-
23.06.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Restigouche (destroyer)
30.06.1941
-
10.1943
Director of Operations, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
(06.1943)
-
09.1943
RCN HQ, Ottawa
15.10.1943
-
30.09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Nabob (escort carrier) [ship damaged 22.08.1944, paid off 30.09.1944] *
(05.1945)


HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas) [for Negotiations with Royal Navy for Aircraft Carriers]
1945


US Army/US Navy Staff College
1945


Director of Plans and Naval Intelligence, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
1948


Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans and Air), Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
1949


Canadian Naval Attaché Washington and Naval member of the Canadian Joint Liaison Staff
1952


Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare) and Member of the Naval Board of Canada, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
03.08.1954
-
(01.1956)
Vice-Chief of Naval Staff and as Chairman of Naval Staff, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
Active in the Ottawa United Appeal from 1958 to 1972.
Published: Memoirs of a Mariner (Stittsville, Ont. : Canada's Wings, 1982).
* Navy List gives since 09.1943
Ley,
John Richard Hale
J.R.H. Ley
1923 ?
Victoria, B.C.
-
29.11.2008
Victoria, B.C.
[age 85]
Midsh.
01.05.1942 [0-42030]
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1944
S.Lt.
01.09.1943 (backdated)
Lt.
01.08.1945
Lt.Cdr.
? (retd)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
?
Education: RN College Dartmouth.
23.08.1941


joined RCN in Halifax

-
1942
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
01.05.1942
-
09.1943
HMS Malaya (battleship)
09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Keppel (destroyer)



S/Lt. courses, HMS Excellent
(06.1944)


landing craft (Normandy invasion)



HMCS Algonquin

-
(04.1946)
HMCS Niobe (spare officer pool)
1946
-
08.1950
qualified for flying & service with Fleet Air Arm [HMCS Shearwater & HMCS Magnificent]
1951
-
1953
HMCS Crescent
1953
-

HMCS Cayuga

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Mainguy,
Edmond Rollo
E.R. Mainguy
Married (04.06.1927, Victoria, BC) Maraquita F.C. Nichol.

more details 1 
more details 2

11.05.1901
Chemainus, B.C.
-
29.04.1979
Nanaimo, B.C.
Cadet
1915
Midsh.
05.02.1919
A/S.Lt.
05.12.1919
Lt.
09.05.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1929
Cdr.
31.12.1936
Capt.
01.06.1941
A/Cdre. 1st cl.
1942-21.10.1944
Cdre.
01.07.1946
A/R.Adm.
01.08.1946
R.Adm.
01.07.1947
V.Adm.
01.12.1951 (retd 01.01.1956)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
01.01.1946
Capt. (D) Newfoundland
       
10.09.1939
-
02.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) [also Senior Officer Escort for several convoys]
02.04.1940
-
20.07.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Ottawa (destroyer)
27.08.1941
-
11.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Sambro (destroyer) & Captain (D) Halifax
08.11.1941
-
23.09.1942
Captain (D), Newfoundland [HMCS Avalon*] & Commander Newfoundland Force
11.1942
-
1944
Naval Service HQ:



Chief of Naval Personnel & Third Member of the Naval Board
15.08.1944
-
04.07.1946
Commanding Officer, HMCS Uganda (cruiser) [initially stand by, 21.10.1944 official]
01.08.1946
-
08.09.1948
Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Givenchy]
* listed as "additional for leave", 23.10.1942
Miles,
George Ralph
G.R. Miles
1903 ?
-
19.02.1951
Esquimalt, B.C.
[age 48]
Capt.
01.01.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
02.02.1943
-
22.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Athabaskan (destroyer)
Murphy,
Vincent John
V.J. Murphy
Married (1953); three sons.
08.02.1923
Ladner, British Columbia
-
30.09.2011
Surrey, British Columbia
Cadet 01.09.1941 [O-54380]
Midsh. 01.05.1942
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1944
S.Lt. ?, seniority 01.04.1943
Lt. 01.07.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1952
Cdr. 01.01.1959
Capt. 1969? (retd 1969)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD < 07.1961 ?
01.05.1942 - (08.)1943 Midshipman, HMS Nelson (battleship)
02.08.1943 - (12.1943) Midshipman, HMS Tumult (destroyer)
(04.1944)     HMS Strule (frigate) *
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
21.07.1944 - 30.03.1945 HMCS Qu'Appelle (destroyer)
31.03.1945 - (05.1945) HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS) (additional) (for disposal or under training)
(1945)     flying training in Ireland (later had considerable flying flying experience on HMCS Magnificent in the late 40's and early 50's, where he was leader of 2 squadrons)
? - (04.1946) Spare Officer Pool, HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas)
? - (07.1948) Royal Navy
15.09.1948 - (05.)1949 HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous duties)
12.05.1949 - (05.1950) on staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast [HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS)] 
07.09.1951 - (05.)1953 HMCS Niagara (destroyer)
[ (1952/53?)     liaison officer to the USN for Naval aviation (Washington, DC) ?]
03.06.1953 - 31.08.1954 pilot, HMCS Shearwater (RCN Air Station, Dartmouth, NS)
01.09.1954 - 03.1955 HMCS Shearwater (RCN Air Station, Dartmouth, NS) (additional)
18.03.1955 - (01.1957) Executive Officer, HMCS Sussexvale (frigate)
(1957)     served in Ottawa, Ont.
(01.1959)     Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont. [HMCS Bytown]
27.04.1960 - (07.1961) Executive Officer, HMCS Venture (RCN training establishment & base, Esquimalt)
      HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS)
09.11.1962 - (02.1964) Commanding Officer, HMCS Nootka (destroyer)
      Commanding Officer, HMCS Crescent (destroyer)
late 1964     RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
1965 - 1969 Canadian Military Attaché to Norway & Denmark
Retired to Victoria, BC.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Murray,
Leonard Warren
L.W. Murray
2nd son of Simon Murray. Married 1st (1921) Jean Chaplin Scott (died 1962); two sons. Married 2nd (1963) Mrs Nina Sergeievna Shtetinin Seaford Warwick, Buxton.
22.06.1896
Granton, N.S.
-
25.11.1971
Buxton, Derbyshire, UK
Lt.
1917 [O-54510]
Lt.Cdr.
1925
Cdr.
1929
Capt.
02.08.1938
Cdre. 2nd cl.
1940
Cdre. 1st cl.
1941
R.Adm.
02.12.1941 (retd 14.03.1946)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB
08.06.1944
10.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1946
?
Croix de Guerre avec palmes (France) CdeG
1946
?
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
1946
?
King Haakon VII's Liberation Cross (Norway) Hkn
1948
?
Education: Pictou Academy, NS; RN College of Canada; RN Staff College Greenwich (1927-1928); Imperial Defence College (1938)
1911


entered RCN
1912


HMS Berwick (for training) (Mexican Revolution service)
1914
-
1918
served European War in Atlantic Convoys and Grand Fleet:
1914


HMS Essex
1914


cypher officer, Naval Service HQ
1914


HMCS Niobe



Flotilla Gunnery Officer, HMCS Margaret
1916


HMCS Rainbow



Assistant Navigation Officer, HMS Leviathan
1918


HMS Agincourt
1919
-
1919
specialized in navigation, HMS Dryad
1919


HMS Calcutta
1920


HMS Aurora
1924


Assistant to the Master of the Fleet [HMS Revenge & HMS Queen Elizabeth]
1925

advanced navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth
1925


Executive Officer, HMCS Stadacona (RCN Barracks, Halifax)
1925


Navigating Officer, HMS Tiger
1927


RN Staff College
23.01.1929
-
24.06.1931
Commanding Officer, HMCS Naden & Senior Naval Officer, Esquimalt
06.1931
-
1932
Director of Naval Operations and Training, Naval Service HQ
07.06.1932
-
22.05.1934
Commanding Officer, HMCS Saguenay (destroyer) & SO East Coast Flotilla
05.1934
-
1936
Commanding Officer, HMCS Stadacona & Senior Naval Officer [Commander-in-Charge], Halifax, NS
1936     Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (UK)
1938     imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
1939


Executive Office, HMS Iron Duke
1939     Director of Naval Operations and Training, Naval Service HQ (Ottawa)
1939
-
1940
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Naval Service HQ (Ottawa) and a founding member of Canada-US Permanent Joint Defence Board
30.10.1940
-
11.02.1941
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) & SO Halifax Force
1941


Commanding Officer, HM Canadian Ships and Establishments in European Waters (London)
10.06.1941
-
(08.)1942
Commodore, later Flag Officer, Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon]
18.09.1942
-
01.04.1943
Commanding Officer, Atlantic Coast (Canada) [HMCS Stadacona]
01.04.1943
-
09.1945
Commander-in-Chief, Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona] & Deputy Commander US Task Force 24
(04.1946)


HQ Ottawa
Barrister at law. Admitted Middle Temple, 1947; Pres., Inns of Court Students' Union, 1948-1949. Called to the Bar, 1949. 
Literature: Kenneth Edwards, Seven sailors (1945)

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Piers,
Desmond William
"Debby"
D.W. Piers D.W. Piers
D.W. Piers D.W. Piers (Photo courtesy of Mr Jay White)
D.W. Piers (Photo courtesy of Mr Jay White) 
Son of the late William Harrington Piers and the late Dr. Florence Maud (O'Donnell) Piers, and a member of one of the City's founding families.
Married Janet Macneill; one stepdaughter.


12.06.1913
Halifax, N.S.
-
01.11.2005
Halifax, N.S.
Cadet
02.09.1932 [0-59210]
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
?, seniority 01.11.1935
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.11.1935
A/Lt.
26.09.1936
Lt.
26.09.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1942 [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr.
17.02.1944 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr.
26.03.1944
Cdr.
01.01.1947
Capt.
01.01.1951
Cdre.
31.07.1957
R.Adm.
27.08.1962 (retd 06.1967)
Member, Order of Canada CM
25.12.1982
?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.06.1943
05.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
& Bar
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
06.2004
?

39/45 Star; Atlantic Star with Bar France & Germany; Africa Star; CVSM & Clasp; 39/45 War Medal; SSM with bar NATO; EIIR Coronation Medal; Canada 125 Medal; Golden Jubilee Medal; Commissionaires LS Medal

Education: Halifax County Academy
1930
-
1932
special entry cadet, Royal Military College of Canada
1932
-
1933
HMS Erebus (monitor; cadet training ship)
09.09.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Resolution  (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1936
-
30.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
18.10.1937
-
08.1938
HMCS Saguenay (destroyer)
14.08.1938
-
29.06.1941
First Lieutenant, HMCS Restigouche (destroyer)
30.06.1941
-
07.06.1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Restigouche (destroyer) & Senior Officer, 4th Canadian Escort Group
(10.)1943
-
12.1943
on staff of Captain (D), Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
22.12.1943
-
16.02.1944

Commanding Officer (stand by), HMCS Algonqiun (destroyer)
17.02.1944
-
19.04.1945
Commanding Officer, HMCS Algonquin (destroyer)
23.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Cornwallis (RCN training establishment, Cornwallis, NS)
?
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
07.01.1947
-
06.04.1948
Executive Officer (stand by), HMCS Magnificent (aircraft carrier)
07.04.1948
-
(05.)1949
Executive Officer, HMCS Magnificent (aircraft carrier)
1949


RN Staff College
1949


Director Naval Plans and Operations, National Defence HQ
1951


National Defence College
1952


Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel and Administration) Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
1953
-
1955
Naval Member of the Directing Staff of the National Defence College of Canada
01.08.1955
-
08.05.1956
Commanding Officer of HMCS Quebec (cruiser)
11.05.1956
-
28.07.1957
Commanding Officer, HMCS Algonqiun (destroyer) & Senior Officer, 1st Canadian Destroyer Squadron & Senior Officer Afloat, Atlantic
1957


Commandant Royal Military College
1957


also: Honorary ADC to the Governor-General
1960


Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans, Operations and Intelligence) at National Defence HQ
1962
-
1966
Chairman Defence Liaison Staff Washington and Canadian Representative on NATO Military Committee
Agent-General for Nova Scotia in the UK and Europe 1977 to 1979. Made a Freeman of the City of London in 1978. Honorary DMSC from RMC in 1978. Chairman Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (Nova Scotia Division).
Prentice,
James Douglas
"Chummy"
J.D. Prentice J.D. Prentice
J.D. Prentice
Son of Hon. James Douglas Prentice.
Married (03.06.1925) Florence Patricia O'Carroll Darby (04.01.1904 - ), daughter of Jonathan Charles Darby (1855-1943), and Mildred Henrietta Gordon Dill (1867-1932).

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25.03.1899
Victoria, B.C.
-
14.03.1979
Saanichton, B.C.
S.Lt. RN 15.01.1918
Lt. RN 26.10.1920, seniority 15.06.1919
Lt.Cdr. RN 15.06.1927 (retd 08.06.1934; own request)
Cdr. RN (retd) 25.04.1939
T/Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1927 [0-60140]
T/A/Cdr. (1939)
T/Cdr. 01.01.1942
T/A/Capt. 1942 (retd 02.04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.03.1942 successful attack U-boat Western Approaches 10.09.41 [decoration presented]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.11.1944
20.01.1945
sinking U-678 Channel 09.07.44
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.12.1944
20.01.1945
probable sinking of a U-boat Plymouth Area 19.08.44
... - ... ...
27.08.1919 - ? HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer)
30.03.1923 - (08.1923) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
... - ... ...
28.08.1939 - 1940 HMCS Venture (as Staff Officer to Naval Officer-in-Charge, HMC Naval Base, Sydney, B.C.)
18.10.1940 - 14.01.1941 Commanding Officer, HMCS Levis (corvette)
26.03.1941 - 12.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMCS Chambly (corvette) (DSO)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) HMCS Venture *
(10.1943) - (04.1944) HMCS Stadacona *
19.05.1944 - 09.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMCS Ottawa (destroyer) (DSC, Bar to DSC)
10.09.1944 - 04.12.1944 Commanding Officer, HMCS Qu'appelle (destroyer)
14.02.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMCS Somer Isles (work up base, Bermuda)
(04.1946)     HMCS Stadacona *
      also: Naval ADC to the Governor-General
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pressey,
Arthur Roddy
A.R. Pressey
Son (with one brother and five sisters) of Lt.Col. Arthur Pressey (1860-1923), and Thekla Emma Roddy (1863-1941).
Married 1st (11.06.1928, Oak Bay, British Columbia) Margaret Emily McVittie (26.06.1902 - [(09?).1937??]), daughter of Archibald Westmacott McVittie (1858-1926), and Emily Louisa Leslie (1869?-1966).
Married 2nd Gwendolyn Coombe.
21.07.1897
Dinapore, Bengal, India
-
27.04.1981
[buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario]
Midsh. 02.08.1915
A/S.Lt. 02.08.1917
S.Lt. 16.11.1917
Lt. 16.05.1919
Lt.Cdr. 27.05.1927
Cdr. 01.07.1941 (retd 08.10.1946)
A/Capt. 06.1943
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [decoration presented]
Education: RN College of Canada, Halifax (1913-1915).
15.12.1938 - 26.12.1939 Commanding Officer, HMCS Fundy (minesweeper)
? - (02.1943) HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS)  *
(04.1943) - (12.1943) Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (Deputy Director of Warfare and Training)
08.01.1944 - (10.1945) Naval Assistant Weapons and Equipment, HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas, UK)
(04.1946)     HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas, UK) *
* indexed, but not listed as such

 


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Reid,
Howard Emerson
H.E. Reid

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05.06.1897
Portage du Fort
-
03.05.1962
Victoria, B.C.
Cadet
27.01.1912
Midsh.
25.01.1914
A/S.Lt.
01.12.1916
A/Lt.
05.04.1918
Lt.
05.09.1918
Lt.Cdr.
05.06.1926
zCdr.
01.01.1933
Capt.
30.08.1939
Cdre.
01.01.1940-01.09.1940
Cdre. 1st cl.
01.07.1941
R.Adm.
01.12.1943
V.Adm.
28.02.1946 (retd 26.03.1948)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
30.03.1946
?
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
28.08.1947
?
Education: Ashbury College, Ottawa; RN College of Canada, Halifax.
1914


Midshipman, HMS Berwick
1916


HMCS Rainbow
1917


HMS Attack, Channel and Western Approaches
1918
-
1919
HMS Viscount, Grand Fleet
1920
-
1922
HMS Titania, China Station
1923
-
1925
Commanding Officer, HMCS Patriot
1923
-
1928
various RCN appointments
1929
-
1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Sepoy, China Station
1931


RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
1932


HMS Warspite (battleship)
1936
-
1938
Apptointments as: Comdr in Charge, Halifax [01.10.1938-(08.1939)], Director of Operations and Training, Naval HQ, Ottawa, and Comdr "D" of West Coast Destroyers
1939
-
1940
Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast
1941
-
1942
Vice­Chief of Naval Staff, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, and Naval Member of US­Canada Joint Defence Board
23.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
Flag Officer, Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon]
01.12.1943
-
1946
Naval Member of Canadian Joint Staff, Washington, USA
1946
-
1947
Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Canadian Navy

 
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Shaw,
John
J. Shaw
?
-
05.04.1997
Oshawa
Cd.Stor.Off.
15.04.1944 - (05.1945) Member Regulations Revision Committee, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
Sherwood,
Edson Crawford
E.C. Sherwood
Son of Arthur Percy Sherwood, and Esther Alberta Slater.
Married Kathleen Ruth Avery; four children.
25.11.1897
-
1968
Cdr. 15.09.1939
A/Capt. 1944
       
Shilston,
George
G. Shilston

04.11.1892
Dawlish, Devon
-
05.02.1966
Halifax, Nova Scotia
... ...
Lt. 01.07.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1946 (retd)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [decoration presented]
      see for details specific website (button on the left)
Sinclair,
Peter Harold
P.H. Sinclair (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Lt. (S) 18.03.1941 [0-67330]
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.04.1945
(08.1943)     Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington, DC
01.04.1945 - (05.1945) HMCS Protector (RCN base, Sydney, NS) (for RCN Barracks)
Smith,
Christopher Gordon
C.G. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Cooke)
09.11.1920
-
14.09.1997
Saanich, B.C.
Cadet 01.01.1939 [0-67871]
Midsh. 01.09.1939
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1941
S.Lt. 1942?, seniority 01.12.1940
Lt. 1943, seniority 16.12.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1948?
Lt.Cdr. 16.12.1950
Cdr. 01.01.1958 (retd < 02.1968)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD ± 1951/52 ?

 

01.09.1939 - 11.01.1941 HMS Southampton (cruiser) (ship badly damaged by German aircraft near Malta and sunk by RN next day)
21.01.1941 - (04.)1941 HMS Liverpool (cruiser)
05.05.1941 - (10.)1941 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
02.12.1941 - (10.1945) HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) (eventually First Lieutenant)
(04.1946) - 27.05.1946 Commanding Officer, HMCS Iroquois (destroyer)
06?.1946 - (04.1947) HMCS Niobe (for RAF Station Church Lawford) [date of appointment showing as: 15.02.1946]
02.1948 - (07.)1948 pilot, 827 Squadron FAA
01.12.1948 - (05.)1949 HMCS Shearwater (for miscellaneous duties)
21.11.1949 - (05.1951) HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS) (additional)
18.11.1952 - (01.)1954 Executive Officer, HMCS Huron
03.05.1954 - 10.1955 HMCS Star (Hamilton Naval Division)
10.10.1955 - (01.)1957 Commanding Officer, HMCS Comox & as Commander 2nd Canadian Minesweeping Squadron
22.03.1957 - (01.)1958 Commanding Officer, HMCS Fortune & as CANCOMINRON TWO and Senior Officer in command
04.08.1958 - (01.)1960 on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge Atlantic Coast [HMCS Stadacona]
22.06.1960 - 09.1962 Commanding Officer, HMCS Terra Nova
(02.1963)     HMCS Terra Nova *
(02.1964)     no appointment listed
(03.1965)     no appointment listed
? - ? Commanding Officer, HMCS Naden ?
* indexed, but not listed as such
Smith,
Garfield Jackson
G.J. smith
?
-
16.01.1992
Halifax, N.S.
Wt.Wtr.Off.
01.02.1945 - (05.1945) Member Regulations Revision Committee, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
Smith,
Herbert Hartley
"Herb"
H.H. Smith
31.08.1920
Youngstown, Alb.
-
30.06.2007
Victoria, B.C.
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1945 [0-68125]
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
16.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1953
Cdr.
01.07.1958 (retd 16.03.1969)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
> 05.1951
< 05.1953
?
13.09.1937


joined RCN
05.1944


HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
(09.1944 Upper Yardsman Certificate)
10.1944


1st Canadian Escort Squadron
04.1945


Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
04.1945


training in the UK [HMS Vernon & HMS Osprey] [lent to RN]
(14.04.1945 2nd Class Certificate; 10.04.1945 Navigation & Pilotage Certificate; 24.04.1945 2nd Class Certificate in Signals)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
09.1945
-
10.1945
Signals Officer, HMCS Haida (destroyer)
22.11.1945
-
27.03.1947
HMCS Micmac
12.04.1947
-
?
HMCS Cayuga
(07.1948)


lent to RN
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
15.06.1949
-
10.10.1949
HMCS Stadacona (for miscellaneous duties: for Gunnery School)
11.10.1949
-
06.02.1950
HMCS Magnificent
06.02.1950
-
07.08.1950
Gunnery Officer, HMCS Micmac
07.08.1950
-
02.10.1951
HMCS Stadacona (for miscellaneous duties: for Gunnery School)
03.10.1951
-
28.08.1953
HMCS Stadacona (staff officer)
29.08.1953
-
(04.1955)
Executive & Gunnery Officer, HMCS Crusader
(01.1956)


HMCS Bytown *
(01.1957)


Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
03.09.1957
-
(01.1959)
on staff of Canadian Joint Staff, Washington, DC [HMCS Niagara]
07.12.1959
-
(07.1961)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Huron
27.11.1963
-
(02.1964)
Executive Officer, HMCS Cornwallis
* indexed, but not listed as such
Southon,
Arnold Benjamin
"Ben"
A.B. Southon (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Clarke)
Son (with one sister) of Edgar Gilbert Southon (1881-1959), and Annie Richardson (1883-1961).
Married (26.11.1936, Kamloops, British Columbia) Margaret Isobel Bailey (26.05.1909 - 07.02.1981), daughter (with five sisters) of
John Cyril Bailey (1881-1950), and Florence Curphey (1884-1972); no children.
1913 ?
Saskatchewan ?
-
19.01.1994
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Wt.Wtr. 01.01.1941 [0-68980]
Cd.Wtr. 01.01.1944
Lt. (S) 01.01.1945
Lt.Cdr. (S) 21.10.1952 (retd > 02.1963, < 04.1964)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 01.01.1944
08.01.1944
New Year 44 *
Canadian Forces Decoration CD ? ?
* This Officer's career, since his promotion from Chief Petty Officer, has been outstanding and he has distinguished himself as a most intelligent, able and personable officer. He has, at all times during his service career, displayed untiring devotion to duty and a cheerful manner in meeting any situation, and has inspired confidence and loyalty in his associates.
01.01.1941 - 10.1942 RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, British Columbia [HMCS Naden]
01.10.1942 - 09.1943 Captain's Secretary, RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, British Columbia [HMCS Givenchy]
13.09.1943 - (04.)1946 Member Regulations Revision Committee, NSHQ (Ottawa) [HMCS Bytown]
15.08.1946 - 05.1948 RCN Barracks Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
31.05.1948 - 04.1950 HMCS Haida (destroyer)
22.04.1950 - (05.)1951 Supply Officer, HMCS Portage (Algerine class minesweeper)
01.06.1951 - (05.1953) Supply Officer, HMC Dockyard Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
(07.1954) - (01.1957) Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown] *
(01.1959)     HMCS Naden (RCN base, Esquimalt)
08.06.1959 - (02.1963) Secretary of CANAVUS [HMCS Niagara]
Stephens,
George Leslie
G.L. Stephens
02.01.1889
Plympton, Devon, UK
-
13.04.1979
Ottawa, Ont.
Eng.Lt.
1915
Eng.Cdr.
01.02.1929
Eng.Capt.
01.07.1940
Eng.R.Adm.
01.01.1943 (retd 1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
?
Education: Plympton Public School, Plympton; Stoke Public School, Devonport.
1903
-
1910
Naval Engineering training, HM Dockyard, Devonport, England
1910


Engine-Room Artificer, RCN
1912


Warrant rank
21.06.1933
-
1941
HMCS Naden (depot ship, Esquimalt) (for Depot and as Chief Engineer of Esquimalt Dockyard)
1942
-
1946
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa:
1941
-
1942
Engineer-in-Chief
1942
-
1946
Chief of Naval Engineering and Construction & Member of the Naval Board
Stubbs,
John Hamilton
J.H. Stubbs
1913 ?
-
29.04.1944
(KIA) [age 31]
[Plouescat Communal Cemetery]
Lt.Cdr.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
?
?
12.02.1941
-
01.10.1942
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
23.10.1943
-
29.04.1944
Commanding Officer, HMCS Athabaskan (destroyer)

 

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Taylor,
Cuthbert Robert
C.R. Taylor
?
-
Capt.
01.07.1940
Cdre. 1st cl.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
15.09.1940
-
29.10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
Tisdall,
Ernest Patrick
E.P. Tisdall
1907 ?
-
19.03.1965
Victoria, B.C.
[age 58]
Lt.Cdr.
Cdr. 01.01.1943
       
02.12.1942 - 10.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer)
       
       
       
Torraville,
V
V. Torraville
?
-
Lt.
21.11.1940 - 17.01.1941 Commanding Officer, HMCS Arrowhead (corvette)

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Welland,
Robert Phillip
"Bob" / "Rapid Robert"
(Photo courtesy of R.Adm. R.P. Welland) (Photo courtesy of R.Adm. R.P. Welland)
(Photo courtesy of R.Adm. R.P. Welland) (Photo courtesy of R.Adm. R.P. Welland)


Married (1942) Stephanie ... (predeceased him); three sons, one daughter.

07.03.1918
Oxbow, Saskatchewan
-
28.05.2010
White Rock, British Columbia
Cadet 28.08.1936 [0-76950]
Midsh. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1939
S.Lt. 11.11.1939
Lt. 15.05.1940 *
Lt. (A/S) 09.06.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. (A/S) 21.10.1943
Lt.Cdr. (A/S) 15.05.1947, renamed:
Lt.Cdr. (TAS) (D) 01.07.1947
Cdr. 01.07.1949
Capt. 01.07.1953
Cdre. 10.04.1961
R.Adm. 01.08.1964 (retd 04.04.1967)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.03.1941
attacked U-boat 400 miles off Ireland 02.12.40
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
28.12.1951
14.07.1951
Korea 51
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
1948
?
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
1958
?
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
20.01.1945
action Plymouth area 15.08.44 
Mention in Despatches MID
13.07.1951
Korea since 09.07.50
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
16.04.1955
Korea
1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star with France & Germany clasps; Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp; War Medal 1939-1945 (with MID); Naval General Service Medal with clasp Palestine 1936-1939;Korea Medal (with MID); United Nations Service Medal; Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal

* later Navy Lists give a seniority date of 15.11.1940
28.08.1936     joined RCN
28.08.1936     HMCS Stadacona (for passage to the UK & training in the RN)
09.09.1936 - 30.04.1937 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser) (Special Entry, No. 40)
01.05.1937 - 11.10.1938 HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies [toured the Indian Ocean, China Sea and the Red Sea] & Nore)
12.10.1938 - 30.04.1939 HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet) (for courses ashore)
01.05.1939 - 09.1939 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent, since 15.07.1939 HMS Vernon]
26.08.1939 - 05.03.1940 HMS Fame (destroyer) (Atlantic, Norway, British Isles)
06.03.1940 - 20.01.1941 Anti-Submarine Officer, HMCS St Laurent (destroyer) (North Atlantic Destroyer Force, Dunkirk) *
21.01.1941 - 20.07.1941 specialist anti-submarine course [HMS Osprey] (UK)
21.07.1941 - 15.01.1942 HMCS Stadacona (for RCN Anti-submarine School, ashore)
[in charge of training newly commissioned corvettes that arrived in Pictou & supervised the building of a new anti-submarine school and ran it]
16.01.1942 - 24.03.1943 Staff Officer (Anti-Submarine) to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast & for anti-submarine duties [HMCS Naden]
25.03.1943 - 25.09.1943 Executive Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) (North Atlantic) [09.06.1943-07.07.1943 acting Commanding Officer, upon illness of the Captain]
26.09.1943 - 08.11.1944 Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) (North Atlantic, Normandy, Channel battles) [till 13.10.1944??]
19.12.1944 - 02.09.1945 Commanding Officer, HMCS Haida (destroyer) (Canada, Atlantic, Norway, Russia)
05.11.1945 - 16.11.1947 Executive Officer, RCN Naval College, Royal Roads
17.11.1947 - 14.12.1947 HMCS Stadacona (for Anti-Submarine School)
15.12.1947 - 11.08.1949 Staff Officer (TAS) on Staff of Director Weapons and Tactics, Naval Service HQ
12.08.1949 - 12.03.1950 HMCS Niobe (for RN staff course, ashore)
13.03.1950 - 02.07.1951 Commanding Officer, HMCS Athabaskan (destroyer) (Canadian West Coast, Korea)
03.07.1951 - 09.10.1951 Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Naden]
10.10.1951 - 02.08.1953 Officer-in-Charge of Junior Officers’ Technical Leadership course [HMCS Stadacona] [commanded the RCN contingent at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth on 27 April 1953 for June 1953]
03.08.1953 - 10.08.1954 Director of Naval Training, Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown]
14.06.1954 - 10.08.1954 HMCS Naden (for HMCS Venture)
11.08.1954 - 22.08.1956 Commanding Officer, HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment)
23.08.1956 - 21.08.1957 Commanding Officer, HMCS Ontario (cruiser)
03.09.1957 - 07.1960 Commanding Officer, HMCS Shearwater (RCN Air Station, Dartmouth, NS)
01.08.1960 - 09.04.1961 Director of Naval Operational Requirements, Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown]
10.04.1961 - 18.10.1962 Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air and Warfare), Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown]
19.10.1962 - 16.06.1964 Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic, aboard:
19.10.1962 HMCS Bonaventure
10.12.1962 HMCS Kootenay
14.01.1963 HMCS Cape Scott
04.03.1963 HMCS Terra Nova
07.06.1963 HMCS Bonaventure
17.06.1964 - 31.07.1964 Acting Vice-Chief of Naval Staff & as Member of the Naval Board, Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown]
01.08.1964 - 01.10.1965 Chief of Operational Readiness, Canadian Forces HQ
02.10.1965 - 07.08.1966 Deputy Chief of Operations, Canadian Forces HQ (resigned)
08.08.1966 - 04.04.1967 for rehabilitation leave, Canadian Forces HQ/Administrative Unit
Wood,
Rupert Wainman
R.W. Wood
?
-
Capt.
01.01.1943 (retd 1946)
       
Woodford,
George Edward Whitwell
G.E.W. Woodford (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Cd. Writer Offr. 01.07.1944 [0-79530]
15.01.1945 - (05.1945) Admiral's Office, Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, BC)]
Worth,
George Arthur
G.A. Worth
?
-
T/Cdr.
01.01.1942 [0-79830]
A/Capt.
15.04.1943
(05.1942)


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Zanelli,
John Reginald Augustus
J.R.A. Zanelli
?
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T/Boatsw. 27.03.1944 [0-80616]
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18.06.1944 - (07.1945) HMCS Cornwallis (training establishment, Cornwallis, NS) (for Seamanship Training School)
Zimmerman,
Adam H
Adam H. Zimmerman
?
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Cadet 27.03.1944 [0-80646]
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30.08.1944 - (05.1945) RCN College (Junior Class)
       


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