Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 
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BABINEAU, Douglas Bernard, Chief Petty Officer (2857) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
BABINEAU. Douglas Bernard, 0-3481,(Halifax, NS) CPO, 2857, RCN
DSM~[20.1.45] A/Cd/Gnr [23.9.50] RCN
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, (5.3.51-?) CD~[?]
RCNB Halifax, for TAS School, (2.6.52-?)
RCNB Halifax for Education Course, (25.9.53-?)
Lt(TAS) [17.3.52]
TAS School Halifax, (1.8.55-?)
HMCS HUNTER Staff Officer Administraton,(23.1.56-?)
HMCS HUNTER Area Recruiting Southern Ontario,(9.2.59-?)(410/13)
LCdr [17.3.60] Special/Sect(I90) (22.11.64-?)
1965 to Dept/External/Affairs(Military/Comp/Indo/China)(8100)
"For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Canadian Ships Qu'appelle, Skeena, Saskatchewan and Restigouche in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats."
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BACAL, Harry Lyon, Surgeon Commander  -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
Surgeon Lieutenant (Temp), RCNVR, on 14 July 1941.
To HMCS Columbia (Destroyer - I.45) on 10 February 1942.
Surgeon LCdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 1 July 1943.
Surgeon Commander(Temp), RCNVR. 
BACAL. Harry Lyon, 0-3490, Surg/Lt(Temp) [14.7.41] RCNVR
HMCS COLUMBIA (I45) DD, (10.2.42-?)
Surg/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43] MBE~[5.1.46] Surg/Cdr(Temp)(WHA)
Demobilized [30.11.45]

      "For the exhibition of conspicuous zeal and ingenuity in organizing a Naval Well-Baby Health Service.  For the children of Naval ratings,
      this service has provided free immunization against contagious disease, periodic physical examinations and instruction for mother in feeding
      problems and hygiene.  Not only has this organization improved the health of Naval dependants but it has contributed immeasurably to a feeling of
      security on the part of fathers at sea, and mothers carrying a heavy burden at home.  Toward this goal, as in the performance of other duties, this
      Officer has striven untiringly to inculcate in his colleagues a vision of what such a service might mean in terms of health and morale, not only
      in Naval circles, but also in Canadian communities of the future."
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BACKUS, Robert George, Petty Officer (V12122) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Victoria, B.C.
BACKUS. Robert GEORGE, V-12122, PO, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

       "For outstanding zeal and efficiency.  Petty Officer Backus has served seventeen years in the Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserve.
        Throughout this war his service in His Majesty's Canadian destroyers has been exemplary."
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BADAMS, Harry, Able Seaman (V-9858) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Chaudiere
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Winnipeg, Manitoba.
BADAMS. Harry, V-9858, AB, RCNVR, BEM~[16.6.45]
 
       "For outstanding efficiency and devotion to duty over a long period.
        This rating has always set a very fine example to others and displayed outstanding qualities during long and trying period 
        of A/S work in HMCS Chaudiere following 'D'day.  He was present on at least two occasions when the ship attacked U-Boats."
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BADGER, Edward, Petty Officer (V-7899) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
  Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BADGER. Edward, V-7899, PO RCNVR, DSM~[9.9.44]

       "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in HMS Icarus and H.M. Canadian Ships Chilliwack, Chaudiere,
        Fennel, Gatineau and St. Catherines in a successful operation against a U-Boat."

HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Chaudiere, and HMCS Chilliwack assisted in sinking U-744 in mid-Atlantic on 6 March 1944
 as described in Chapter 34 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
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BAILEY, Lloyd Franklin Telegraphist (V-2469) - Norwegian War Medal (Norway)
 - RCNVR / HNMS Farstad
 - Awarded in as per London Gazette of 29 June 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
BAILEY. Lloyd Franklin, V-2469, Tel, RCNVR
Norwegian War Medal~[1943]

      "For service with the Royal Norwegian Navy.  For displaying devotion to duty and great skill as a telegraphist in HNMS Farstad."
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BAIRD, Allan Murray, Petty Officer (X-2972) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Outremont
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BAIRD Allan Murray, X-2972, PO, RCNR, MID~[5.1.46]

      "For devotion to duty, coolness and courage in enemy action.
       This Petty Officer has at all times been a great asset to his Officers and his ship.
       It is, in great measure, due to his fine qualities in the handling of men, that HMCS Outremont has a happy ship's company.
       He has on several occasions demonstrated his coolness and courage in encounters with the enemy."
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BAIRD, John Douglas Boyd, Surgeon Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS St. Stephen
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Graduated from University of Toronto School of Medicine 1943.
Served on HMCS St. Stephen (Frigate - K454) on 3 January 1945.
Completed training as General Surgeon
Practised as Chief of General Surgery at St. John's General Hospital, Newfoundland.
Clinical Associate Professor at Memorial University.
BAIRD. John Douglas Boyd, 0-3694, Surg/Lt(Temp) [22.5.44] RCNVR
HMCS ST. STEPHEN (K454) Fr, (3.1.45-?) MID~[16.6.45]

      "This Medical Officer in a recent emergency, was transferred to another ship at sea where his efforts and skill were instrumental
      in saving the lives of two men.  He set an example of wholehearted devotion to duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the
      Royal Canadian Navy."
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BAIRD, Samuel Lawson, Lieutenant (E) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Ottawa
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 28 November 1944.
   Home:  Winnipeg, Manitoba.
BAIRD. Samuel Lawson, 0-3710, Lt(E)(Temp) [1.11.41] RCNVR
HMCS OTTAWA (H31) DD, (18.10.43-?)
Lt(E)(Temp) [1.11.40]
MID~[2.1.45]
HMCS SIOUX (R64) DD, (1.2.45-?)
LCdr(E)(Temp) [1.7.45] Demobilized [2.10.45]

      "For courage, resolution and skill while serving in HM Ships Wensleydale, Forrester, Vidette, Orchis and Statice,
       and HM Canadian Ships Ottawa and Kootenay in anti U-boat operations."
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BAKER, Donald Richard, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Frontenac
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Clayoquot (Minesweeper - J174) from 6 April 1944 to 11 April 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Nipigon (Minesweeper - J154) from 12 April 1944 to 4 February 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Frontenac (Corvette) from 16 March 1945 to 17 July 1945.
BAKER. Donald Richard, 0-3780, Lt(Temp) [18.8.41] RCNVR
HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE (J253) m/s, (28.12.41-?)
HMCS CLAYOQUOT (J174) m/s, (1942?)
HMCS CLAYOQUOT (J174) m/s, CO, (6.3.44-11.4.44)
HMCS NIPIGON (J154) m/s, CO, (12.4.44-4.2.45)
HMCS FRONTENAC (K335) Cofm, CO, (16.3.45-22.7.45)
MID~[16.6.45]
Demobilized [22.9.45] Lt [18.8.41] RCN(R)
A/LCdr(WHA) HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE, Charlottetown Naval Division, CO, (11.6.46-?)

     "This Officer has served for the last three and a half years of war in Coastal escort work on the Eastern Canadian Seaboard under trying
     and arduous conditions.  By his zeal, cheerfulness and wholehearted devotion to duty, he has set a fine example and has been an inspiration
     to those working under him."
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BAKER, Graham McNaughton, Temporary Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches (Posthumous)
 - RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 21 May 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
Corrected from Sub-Lieutenant to Temporary Lieutenant in London Gazette of 14 July 1942.
BAKER. Graham McNaughton, S/Lt(Temp) [18.3.40] RCNVR
Lt(Temp) [18.3.41] MID~[21.5.42]

      "For great bravery and unshaken devotion to duty in control of a gun in his motor launch, and afterward in trying to take a rope onto a jetty
      heavily enfiladed by intense enemy fire (during an attack on St. Nazaire)."
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BAKER, Herman, Temporary Acting Skipper Lieutenant -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCNR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Yarmouth North, Nova Scotia.
Paquette listed him as BARKER but the Canada Gazette and London Gazette
 clearly show BAKER and Navy List has BAKER.
Acting Skipper(Temp), RCNR on 1 January 1940.
To HMCS Fundy (Fundy Class Minesweeper - J.88) on 5 February 1940.
To stand by for HMCS Georgian (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J.144)
 from 17 May 1941 to 22 September 1941;
To HMCS Georgian on 23 September 1941.
Chief Skipper(Temp), RCNR, on 1 January 1943.
Acting Skipper Lt(Temp), RCNR, on 1 January 1945.
BAKER. Herman, 0-3830, A/Skr(Temp) [1.1.40] RCNR
HMCS FUNDY (J88) m/s, (5.2.40-?)
HMCS GEORGIAN (J144) m/s, stand by (17.5.41-22.9.41)
HMCS GEORGIAN (J144) m/s, (23.9.41-?) Ch/Skr(Temp) [1.1.43]
A/Skr/Lt(Temp) [15.7.43] MBE~[10.6.44] Skr/Lt(Temp) [1.1.45]
Demobilized [12.10.45]

      "For bravery, endurance and fine seamanship in effecting the rescue
      of fourteen members of the crew of the Pilot Vessel Camperdown which
      was wrecked on Thrum Cap Shoals during a gale in February 1944."
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BAKER, John Robinson, Lieutenant (P) - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMS Illustrious
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 31 July 1945.
   Born:  30 September 1921 in Toronto, Ontario - home there.
Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) (Temp.), RNVR on 16 October 1942.  
  To HMS St. Vincent for #35 Pilot Training Course.
  To USNAS Gosse Ile and USNAS Pensacola for training.
  To USNAS Quonset Point, USNAS Brunswick, Maine and USNAS Floyd Bennett Field
 for No. 1833 RN Squadron in 1943.
  To HMS Trumpeter with No. 1833 RN Squadron (flying Corsairs) in 1943 and survived
 a wing fold up on take-off on 29 November 1943.
  To RNAS Stretton and RNAS Machrihanish with No. 1833 RN Squadron in 1943.
  To HMS Ravager for deck landing training in 1943.
  To HMS Illustrious with No. 1833 RN Squadron flying Corsairs in 1943.
  Landed off centre and hit pom-pom on 23 December 1943.
  Transferred to RCNVR, Sub-Lieutenant (P) (Temp.), RCNVR on 1 January 1944.
  Continued in HMS Illustrious with action in the Indian Ocean and survived
 a 14,000 feet collision on 9 May 1944, landing with the starboard wheel broken
 and hit the pom-pom while returning from a Soerabaya strike on 17 May 1944.
  Promoted Lieutenant (P) (Temp.) RCNVR.  Demobilized 7 September 1945.
Died on 10 January 1996, in Toronto, Ontario.
BAKER. John "Johnny" Robinson, 0-3862, Lt(P)(Temp) [1.1.44] RCNVR
Demobilized [7.9.45], DSC~[15.9.45]

       "For gallant services in the Pacific.  Air Strikes in the Far East."
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BAKER, Robert Reginald, Leading Seaman (V-18007) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 15 August 1944.
   Home:  Kingston, Ontario.  One Mention in Despatches.
BAKER. Robert Reginald, V-18007, LS, RCNVR, MID~[9.9.44]

      "For leadership, skill and determination in H.M. Ships Affleck, Brecon
      and Forester, and H.M. Canadian Ships St. Laurent, Swansea and Owen Sound
      in operations against U-Boats."

"For good service in the destruction of an enemy submarine on 10 March 1944."
This refers to the sinking of U-845 by the Escort Groups C-1 and EG-9 in
mid-Atlantic as described in Chapter 35 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945".
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BALCH, Kenneth James, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (E.R.A. 3/C) (V-37499)
- Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Minas - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945
and the London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
Born in 1913, London, Ontario.
Died in 2001, London, Ontario.
Educated in London, Ontario (did not complete high school).
Married in London, Ontario 1935 and had 5 children, 3 girls and two boys.
Before the navy he was a pipefitter for the Canadian National Railway.
Served on HMCS Minas (Bango Class Minesweeper - J165) and awarded MID while serving on this ship. Afterwards, he and his brother John and brother-in-law Harold Koenig set up a truck body business in London Ontario called B.K.& B. (Balch, Koenig and Balch) which enlarged and moved within London three times, ironically ending up in the old C.N.R. carshops downtown where he started out. The business was sold around his retirement age.
BALCH. Kenneth James, V-34790, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]
"For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."





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BALCOM, Douglas Elmer, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (A-1613)
 - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 12 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
BALCOM. Douglas Elmer, A-1611, ERA, RCNR, DSM~[14.6.45]

      "This rating has been outstanding in the performance of his duties and has been a very fine influence to those with whom he had come
      in contract.  His efficiency and personal charm have been important factors in the smooth running of the ship."
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BALCOME, Hugh Albert Louis, Petty Officer Writer (V-24750) - Mentioned in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Georgian
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Cracknell, Manitoba.
BALCOME. Hugh Albert Louis, V-24750, PO/Wtr, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

      "For displaying outstanding energy, patience and cheerfulness, Petty Officer Balcome has served as a writer in HMCS Georgian
      for the past eighteen months.  Throughout this period he has worked long hours, beyond the call of duty, and has been a most
      beneficial influence on board.  His contribution to the Royal Canadian Naval war effort is most worthy of commendation."

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BALDWIN, Arthur Keltig, Acting Radio Artificer (V-24720) - British Empire Medal (Military)
 - RCNVR / Isolated Naval Station
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Herring Cove, Halifax and St. John, New Brunswick.
BALDWIN. Arthur Keltig, V-24270, A/RadA, RCNVR, BEM~[6.1.45]

      "This rating has been in charge of an isolated Naval Station on the Atlantic Seaboard since its opening in September, 1942.
      He has shown outstanding qualities of initiative and leadership in building and maintaining the morale of the personnel of his station,
      which is out of reach of all normal types of entertainment to be found ashore.  He has always received the fullest co-operation of other ratings
      working with him, both on and off duty.  His sense of responsibility is very well developed. He has under his charge many thousands of dollars worth
      of special important equipment, the operation of which has been playing an important part in the war of the Atlantic."
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BALDWIN, Leslie Allison, Acting Leading Seaman (D.E.M.S.) (V-12705)
 - British Empire Medal (Military)
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
BALDWIN. Leslie Allison, V-12705. A/LS(DEMS) RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

      "This rating joined the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships Service
      in January 1943 and served continually at sea for two nd a half years.
      He has been at all times cheerful and willing, pursuing his duties with
      devotion regardless of conditions.  His initiative and conduct have set
      a fine example to those serving with him."
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BALFOUR, Harold Wilson, Acting Captain, VRD  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCNVR / Commander, Port of St. John's
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and the London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home:	Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Born: 27 August 1906 at Balcarres, Saskatchewan, the youngest of 3 children of James & Mary Balfour.
Following high school, Balfour attended the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts.
His civilian job was working in the City of Saskatoon's Treasurer's Department.
In April 1923 he joined the newly formed half company of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve at Saskatoon as an ordinary signalman
In 1929, the Half Company's paymaster resigned and the Commanding Officer recommended Balfour to fill the vacancy. On 6 February 1929 he was commissioned as an Acting Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant, RCNVR at Saskatoon Half Company.
On 06 Feb 1930 Confirmed Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant
On 06 Feb 1931 Acting Paymaster Lieutenant
On 06 Feb 1932 Confirmed Paymaster Lieutenant
On 14 September 1933 Transferred to the Executive Branch as Acting Lieutenant. He was appointed Commanding Officer on 21 Nov 1934 of the Saskatoon Half Company.
Prior to 1936 he completed courses in Seamanship, Pilotage, and Gunnery and earned a Bridge Watchkeeper's Certificate.
In 1935, the Half Company was called the Saskatoon Division (RCNVR) and he continued in command until 09 June 1940 with promotion to Lieutenant-Commander on 6 December 1938.
During this period, his civilian occupation was as an Accountant, Internal Treasurer's Department, City of Saskatoon.
He left this position in June 1940 and went to HMCS Naden in Esquimalt, BC.
In 1941, he went to HMCS Avalon II in St. John Newfoundland in command for 5 months and then remained on staff there.
He was then appointed as Executive Officer at HMCS Avalon 21 September 1942.
On 1 July 1943, he was promoted to Commander and continued in his position of Executive officer at Avalon.
On 4 January 1944 he was named King's Harbour Master of the port of St. John's, Newfoundland.
On 11 December 1944 he was made an acting Captain (WHA - While Holding Appointment) and placed in command of HMCS Avalon. He held this position until 01 December 1944.
When the war ended he was appointed to HMCS Bytown in August 1945 and HMCS Carleton in November while still holding his acting rank of Captain.
On 18 December 1945 he was confirmed in the rank of Captain and demobilized.
In March of 1946 he was placed on the retired list at HMCS Unicorn (naval reserve division in Saskatoon).
He joined HMCS Discovery in 1960 and was finally released on 01 April 1968.
In 1955, during his tenure as City Commissioner of Saskatoon, he also served as secretary-treasurer and vice president of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association. One of Balfour's pet project was the creation of a recreational facility in Holiday Park. The project was initiated in January of 1955 and was finally completed in the summer of the summer of 1963 after his retirement.
As a member of the City Amalgamation Committee, Balfour negotiated the terms of the amalgamation between the railway town of Sutherland with the City of Saskatoon. Balfour was "known nationally for his able civic administration abilities," and he was "principally involved in Saskatoon's land bank - a program that survives to this day and still is an example for the rest of the nation. It was during his time with the city administration that the new city hall was erected and the civic administration moved out of the old King Edward School.
Balfour married Louise Serbian and made his residence at 720 Temperance Street, Saskatoon. Balfour played guitar with a small Saskatoon band as well as with Art McEwing and his Wauker Oats Radio Orchestra. Following his retirement and move to Burnaby, BC, he took an active interest in the Naval Officers Association of B.C. and served a term as President of that organization. Additionally he was a member of the hospital board, as well as executive on the St. John Ambulance Association and a trustee of the New Vista Society.
Harold Wilson Balfour passed away at New Westminster, British Columbia on the12th of June 1986, at the age of 79. (Much of the information for this history is taken from Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial website.) Awarded the RCNVR Officer's Decoration (VD) on 18 March 1943.
Medals: OBE - Defence Medal - CVSM and Clasp - 1939/1945 War Medal - King George V Jubilee Medal - EIIR Coronation Medal - VRD.
BALFOUR. Harold Wilson, 0-4000, RCNVR Half Company Saskatoon A/Paym/S/Lt [6.2.29] RCNVR Lt [6.12.30] RCNVR Half Company Saskatoon CO, (6.12.30-30.8.39) LCdr [6.12.38] RCNVR Division Saskatoon CO, (1.9.39-6.6.40) HMCS AVALON II, CO, (30.3.42-?) VRD~[18.3.43] Cdr [1.7.43] RCNB Halifax, CO, (1.12.44-?) A/Capt(WHA) OBE~[5.1.45] Demobilized [18.12.45] "This Officer has served zealously with marked ability and enthusiasm over a period of five years, in various appointments and latterly as Commander of the Port, St. John's Newfoundland. He has taken a consistently keen interest in the welfare of service personnel, and has given unsparingly of his time and energy in that connection. Under his chairmanship the past three successive Victory Loans in the Newfoundland Command have been outstandingly successful, and he has played an important part in the organization and development of the Naval Central Canteen."

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BALFOUR, St. Clair, Acting Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Lethbridge & HMCS Meon
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and the London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Hamilton, Ontario.  Born 1910.
A/Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 9 October 1939; A/Cdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 16 June 1943
LCdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 1 January 1944; Cdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 1 July 1945. 
Served on HMCS St. Laurent (River Class Destroyer - H.83) from 10 March 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lethbridge (Flower Class Corvette - K.160)
 from 16 June 1943 to 26 December 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Meon (River Class Frigate - K.269)
 from 2 February 1944 to 3 January 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Dunver (River Class Frigate - K.03)
 from 27 March 1945 to 26 May 1945.
Post-war he became Chairman of Southam Press Limited, President of the Canadian Press, and Vice-chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union.
  He contributed to the arts, medicine, and education through such organizations as the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards in Canada,
 the University of Toronto, The Canadian Heart Foundation, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
BALFOUR. St. Clair, 0-4030, A/Lt(Temp) [9.10.39] RCNVR
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, (10.3.41-?) A/LCdr(WHA)
HMCS LETHBRIDGE (K160) Cof, CO, (16.6.43-26.12.43)
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44] HMCS MEON (K269) Fr, CO, (7.2.44-26.5.44)
HMCS DUNVER (K03) Fr, CO, (27.3.45-26.5.45) DSC~[16.6.45]
Cdr(Temp) [1.7.45] HMCS CORNWALLIS, XO, (1.7.45-?)
Demobilized [6.10.45] OC~[28.1.89]

       "This Officer has been on active war service since April, 1940.
       He specialized in gunnery duties which resulted in his employment ashore in an essential training capacity for some time, but in addition
       he has spent three years at sea in escort vessels engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic.  During this time, he has, by his zeal, energy,
       cheerfulness and wholehearted devotion to duty, set and outstanding example to those working under him, which is in keeping with the highest
       traditions of the Naval Service."

Awarded Officer - Order of Canada (OC) as per Canada Gazette of 28 January 1989
  (appointed 17 November 1988; investiture on 12 April 1989):

"Former chairman of the Southam Press Limited, President of The Canadian Press
 and Vice- Chairman of the Council of the Commonwealth Press Union, he became known
 as one of the most highly respected newspaper publishers in Canada.
 He is equally well-known, however, for his outstanding contributions to the arts,
 medicine and education through such organizations as The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards
 in Canada, the University of Toronto, The Canadian Heart Foundation and the Canadian
 Institute for Advanced Research."
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BALFREY, Charles Patrick, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNR / HMCS Annan
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and the London Gazette of 20 March 1945.
   Home:  St. Jean d'Iberville, Quebec.
Lt(Temp), RCNR, on 15 February 1940; LCdr(Temp), RCNR, on 1 January 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Shawinigan (Flower Class Corvette - K.136)
 from 19 September 1941 to 4 January 1944.
Only Commanding Officer of HMCS Annan (River Class Frigate - K.404)
 from 11 March 1944 to 25 May 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Dunver (River Class Frigate - K.03)
 from 27 May 1945 to 2 September 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Leaside (Castle Class Corvette - K.492)
 from 1 September 1945 to 16 November 1945.
BALFRY. Charles Patrick, 0-4050. A/Lt(Temp) [15.2.40] RCNR
HMC Naval Base, Quebec, Exam/Service, (30.5.40-?)
Lt(Temp) [15.2.39]
HMCS SHAWINIGAN (K136) Cof, CO stand by, (28.7.41-18.9.41)
HMCS SHAWINIGAN (K136) Cof, CO, (19.9.41-4.1.44)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS ANNAN (K404) Fr, CO stand by, (11.3.44-12.6.44)
HMCS ANNAN (K404) Fr, CO, (13.6.44-26.5.45)
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45] DSC~[21.4.45]
HMCS DUNVER (K03) Fr, CO, (27.5.45-2.9.45)
HMCS LEASIDE (K492) Coc, CO, (1.9.45-16.11.45)
HMCS MATANE (K444) Fr, (1.12.45-?) LCdr [1.1.45] RCN(R)
HMCS DONNACONA Montreal Naval Division, (28.7.49-?)

     "For outstanding skill, courage and zeal in Anti-U-Boat operations while
     serving in H.M. Canadian Ships Annan and Saint John."  (London Gazette had HMCS St. John) 

On 16 October 1944, HMCS Annan (River Class Frigate - K404) and
HMCS Loch Achanalt (Loch Class Frigate) sank U-1006 south of the
Faeroes Islands.  The description of this action is found in Chapter 53
of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BALL, Clare Lorne, Petty Officer (A-4972) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / HMCS Cornwallis
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and the London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
BALL. Clare Lorne, A-4972, PO, RCNR, BEM~[20.1.45]

     "This rating has conducted, under various Drafting Officers, approximately 30,000 ratings to HMCS Cornwallis since the opening
     of that Training Establishment, without the necessity for any disciplinary action being taken.  Petty Officer Ball has at all
     times conducted himself in an exemplary manner, and by his hard work, reliability, cheerfulness and enthusiasm, he has maintained
     discipline of a high order and at the same time, won the respect of all with whom he has come in contract."
* * * * *
BALL, James Ramsey, Temporary Chief Shipwright (V-25218) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Nabob
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BALL. James Ramsey, V-25218, CPO/Shipw, RCNVR
HMCS NABOB, MID~[20.1.45] BEM~[20.1.45]

       "For good service when his ship, HMCS Nabob was damaged."

       "For courage, resolution and skill in Northern Waters (London Gazette)."
* * * * *
BALL, Joseph, Master-at-Arms (4725) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN / Royal Canadian Naval Barracks
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 June 1946 and the London Gazette 13 June 1946.
   Home:  1382 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, B.C.
BALL. Joseph, 0-4093,(1382 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC)
MAA, 4725, RCN, BEM~[15.6.45] Cd/MAA [14.4.50] RCN
HMCS SHEARWATER (5.11.50-?)
RCNB Halifax, 19.3.51-?)
Lt/AA [24.10.51]
HMCS SHEARWATER (9.2.53-?) CD~[?]
NSHQ for Staff/Dir/Naval/Intelligence,(10.6.54-?)
HMCS BYTOWN(D/S) add'l, (3.7.56-?)
FOAC for Staff Officer Shore Patrol & RCNB Halifax for Regulating, (4.7.56-?)
LCdr [24.10.59]
NSHQ(D13) St/Asst/CNS/Plans (1.8.60-?) (140) NSHQ(D13) St/Asst/CNS/Plans (25.7.60-?)
NSHQ(D00) (5.8.64-?)
"For meritorious service over a long period. This rating, while serving as Master-at-Arms, has been outstanding loyalty and conscientious in discharging his responsibilities for the maintenance of discipline in Royal Canadian Naval Barracks. He has always been ready to put aside his personal interests for the good of the Service. Keen, energetic and capable professionally, this rating can be relied upon to carry out his duties in a thoroughly capable manner, at all times."
* * * * *
BANYARD, Leslie Frederick, Captain (Ad.C.)  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCNR / Naval Control of Shipping Port of Halifax
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and the London Gazette 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Acting LCdr (Temp), RCNR, on 21 September 1938;
Captain, RCNR, on 1 January 1944.  Appointed Aide de Camp (Ad.C.).
BANYARD. Leslie Frederick, 0-4260, A/LCdr(Temp) [21.9.39?] RCNR
Capt [1.1.44] OBE~[16.6.45]

      "For over a long period of the war, this Officer has been responsible for the control and welfare of the shipping of the world which passes
      through the port of Halifax.  Through his tireless devotion to duty and understanding of Merchant Navy problems, Captain Banyard has filled this
      post with outstanding and unqualified success."
* * * * *
BARBOUR, Wilfred Orvin Oakley, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Midland
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and the London Gazette 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Midland (Flower Class Corvette - K220)
 from 1 November 1943 to 11 July 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cap-de-la-Madeleine (River Class Frigate - K663)
 from 19 October 1945 to 25 November 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Fort Francis (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J396)
 from 6 March 1946 to 5 April 1946.
BARBOUR. Wilfred Orvin Oakley, 0-4380, Mate(Temp) [16.2.41] RCNR
HMCS BUCTOUCHE (K179) Cof, stand by (4.6.41)
HMCS BUCTOUCHE (K179) Cof, (5.6.41-?) Lt(Temp) [16.2.42]
HMCS MIDLAND (K220) Cof, CO, (1.11.43-15.7.45) MID~[16.6.45]
HMCS CAPE DE LA MADELEINE (K663) Fr, CO, (16.10.45-25.11.45)
A/LCdr(Temp)(WHA)
HMCS FORT FRANCES (J396) m/s, CO, (6.3.46-5.4.46)

     "Lieutenant Barbour has served at sea since June 1941, and has lately served in Command of HMCS Midland.
      He has at all times shown great zeal and efficiency which is reflected in the ship he so ably commands."
* * * * *
BARK, Wilfred, Sub-Lieutenant - Mentioned in Despatches (Posthumous)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Weyburn
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 June 1943.
   Home:  35 Brock Avenue, Montreal, Quebec.
BARK. Wilfred, 0-4452, (Montreal, PQ) S/Lt(Temp) [16.3.42] RCNVR 
HMCS WEYBURN (K173) Cof, (20.7.42-22.2.43)
Lost [22.2.43] on HMCS WEYBURN(K173) Cof. MID~[13.11.43]

               "For gallant rescue work."

On 22 February 1943, HMCS Weyburn (Flower Class Corvette - K173), was mined by U-118 off the Strait of Gibraltar.  The ship was moving up the
port wing of a US-bound convoy when the mine exploded on her port side abreast the engine room, which at once flooded, killing one rating.  With
all of the crew in the water or picked up by HMS Wivern, an after a bulkhead let go in Weyburn and she sank quickly by the stern. 	Unfortunately, depth
charges that had been jammed by the original explosion and could not be rendered safe, exploded and killed several crew in the water including Sub-Lieutenant BARK.
In all, eight RCN crew were killed (including the Commanding Officer LCdr Tom GOLBY who was also killed in the water) and 1 RN crew member was also killed.  Lieutenant
William Arthur Bordett GARRARD (First Lieutenant in Weyburn) and Lieutenant Patrick Sproull MILSOM were awarded the MBE; Sub-Lieutenant BARK and Leading Signalman
Leonard William MURRAY were awarded MIDs.  The action is described in Chapter 25 of 'The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945"
* * * * *

BARKER, Douglas William, Chief Petty Officer (2827) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and the London Gazette 20 March 1945.
   Home:  Victoria, B.C.
BARKER. Douglas William, 2827, CPO, RCN, DSM~[21.4.45]

         "For outstanding skill, courage and zeal in Anti-U-Boat
         operations while serving in H.M. Canadian Ships Annan and Saint John."
             (London Gazette had HMCS St. John) 
Medals:  DSM - 1939/1945 Star - Atlantic Star - Burma Star with bar Pacific - Defence Medal
 - CVSM and clasp - 1939/1945 War Medal - Canadian Korean War Medal - (Canadian Volunteer) Service Medal for Korea)
 - United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
 
* * * * *
BARKER, Kenneth Raymond, Chief Petty Officer (Gunner's Mate) (2700)
 - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / HMCS Uganda
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and the London Gazette 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Esquimalt, B.C.
BARKER. Kenneth Raymond, 2700, CPO(GM), RCN, BEM~[5.1.46]

      "Chief Petty Officer Barker has served at sea during the war in His Majesty's Canadian destroyers and cruisers for a period of
      over three years, latterly in HMCS Uganda in the Pacific theatre.  He has at all times carried out his duties of Gunner's Mate in a
      superlative manner, in keeping with the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."
* * * * *
 
BARKER, Robert Alexander, Chief Petty Officer Torpedo Coxswain (2112)
 - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Haida
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette 29 August 1944.
   Home:  Esquimalt, B.C.
BARKER. Robert Alexander, 2112, CPO RCN, MID~[20.1.45]
CROIX DE GUERRE avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[16.7.49]
  
      "For outstanding courage, skill and devotion to duty in
      H.M. Ships Tartar, Ashanti, Eskimo, Javelin, and H.M. Canadian Ships
      Haida and Huron in action with German destroyers."

Details on the action in which Tribal Class Destroyers HMCS Haida (G63),
HMCS Huron (24) and HMCS Athabaskan (G07) sunk the German Destroyer T-29
north of Britanny on 26 April 1944 can be found in Chapter 39 of the book
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

Details on the action in which Tribal Class Destroyers HMCS Haida (G63) and
HMCS Huron (24), and sunk the German Destroyer Z-32 in the English Channel on
09 June 1944 can be found in Chapter 42 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".


BARKER, Robert Alexander, Chief Petty Officer Torpedo Coxswain (2112)
 - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCN / HMCS Haida
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 July 1949.
* * * * *
BARKHOUSE, Robert McDonald, Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Venosta
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 October 1943 and the London Gazette 16 October 1943.
BARKHOUSE. Robert McDonald, Ch/Skr(Temp) [12.6.17] RCN
HM CD 7 Dr, CO, (15.10.17-12.6.18)
HMS NIOBE addl (13.6.18-?) A/Lt(Temp) [8.9.39] RCNR,
HMCS VENOSTA (J11) GV, m/s, stand by, (23.10.39-16.11.39]
HMCS VENOSTA (J11) GV, m/s,[?] (17.11.39-?) LCdr(Temp(WHA)
MID~[16.10.43] A/Cdr(Temp)  [Medically unfit [13.8.44]
Died 04 November 1953.

       "For displaying skill and devotion to duty in carrying out hazardous duties."
        (Canada Gazette Citation)

       "For bravery and devotion to duty."
	      (London Gazette citation)
 

* * * * *
BARRETT, Fred, Temporary Chief Petty Officer Cook (S) (40455)
 - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Nabob
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette 14 November 1944.
   Home:  St. Hyacinthe, Quebec.
BARRETT. Fred, 0-4617 (St Hyacinthe, PQ) CPO/Ck, 40455, RCN
MID~[20.1.45]
Lt(S)* [3.1.51] RCN,
CD~[?]
HMCS CORNWALLIS (22.6.51-?) Lt(S) [24.8.49]
NSHQ (6.8.51-?)
HMCS MALAHAT Victoria Naval Division, Recruiting, (31.8.53-?)
HMCS NADEN(D/S) for HMCS JONQUIERE(318) FFE, stand by, (14.7.54-19.9.54)
HMCS JONQUIERE(318) FFE, (20.9.54-?) LCdr(S) [24.8.57]
HMC Dockyard Equimalt, for Base/Supt & OIC/NSD/SubDepot/Lynn Creek, (15.5.59-?) (140/70)
CCC4(J004) (21.7.62-?) FOPC(N00) (4.11.63-?)

       "For good service when his ship HMCS Nabob was damaged."

       "For courage, resolution and skill in Northern Waters." (London Gazette citation)
HMS Nabob (Aircraft Carrier) was damaged by U-354 on 22 August 1944.
While Nabob was a Royal Navy ship, she was crewed by Canadians.
Twenty-one crew were killed in the attack.
* * * * *
BARRETT, Raiffe Dillon, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Antigonish
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and the London Gazette 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Victoria, B.C.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Edmundston (Flower Class Corvette - K106)
 from 21 October 1941 to 21 May 1944.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Antigonish (River Class Frigate - K661)
 from 4 July 1944 to 4 May 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lasalle (River Class Frigate - K519)
 from 3 July 1945 to 14 November 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Grou (River Class Frigate - K518)
 from 15 November 1945 to 25 February 1946.
BARRETT. Raiffe Dillon, 0-4640, (Victoria, BC)
Lt(Temp) [4.11.40] RCNR
HMCS NITINAT(Z03)(P) 169/39, p/v, CO, (2.1.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [4.11.39]
HMCS EDMUNDSTON(K106) Cof, CO, (21.10.41-21.5.44)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]
HMCS ANTIGONISH(K661) Fr, CO stand by (15.6.44-3.7.44)
HMCS ANTIGONISH(K661) Fr, CO, (4.7.44-4.5.45)
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
MID~[6.1.45]
HMCS LASALLE(K519) Fr, CO, (3.7.45-14.11.45
HMCS GROU(K518) Fr, CO, (15.11.45-?)
LCdr [1.1.45] RCN(SS 2 Feb 51-1 Feb 54)
FOPC/Trade, (14.8.50-?)
Cdr [1.7.52] RCN,
HMC Dockyard Halifax, QMH & Master Attendant (2.5.55-?)
NSHQ for St/Dir/Intel, (15.6.59-?) CD~[?]
NSHQ for Attaché /St/Ambasador/USSR/Minister/Finland, Naval Attaché, (7.9.59-?) (130)
HMCS BYTOWN(E48) (22.10.60-?)
"This Officer has served continuously for the last three years in escort vessels engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic. By his zeal, cheerfulness and wholehearted devotion to duty he has at all times set a fine example to those serving under him."
* * * * *
BARRICK, Geoffrey Herbert, Gunner - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMS Nabob
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette 14 November 1944.
   Home:  Eburne, B.C.
BARRICK. Geoffrey Herbert, 0-4660,(Eburne, BC)
Gnr [16.1.42] RCN
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE(H00) DD, (20.4.43-?)
MID~[20.1.45]
HMCS WARRIOR(31) CVL, (24.1.46-?) Cd(G) [1.1.47]
Lt(G) [5.12.49]
FOAC for Equip & Trials/Gunnery East Coast (15.1.51-?) CD~[?]
HMCS ONTARIO(32) LCB, (25.3.52-?)
RCNB Esq, Gunnery/Trg/Ctr, Senior/StO, (4.5.54-?)
LCdr(G) [31.3.55]
HMCS NADEN(D/S) for HMCS OSHAWA(174) FSE, stand by, (5.3.56-10.4.56)
HMCS OSHAWA(174) FSE, XO, (11.4.56-?)
RCNB Esquimalt additional, (7.11.58-?) (130/17)
HMCS NADEN(N18) (5.7.61-?)
"For good service when their ship was damaged." "For courage, resolution and skill in Northern Waters". (London Gazette) HMS Nabob (Aircraft Carrier) was damaged by U-354 on 22 August 1944. While she was a Royal Navy ship, Nabob was crewed by Canadians. Twenty-one crew were killed in the attack.
* * * * *
BARTRAM, Vincent James, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (E.R.A. 3/C) (X-21544)
 - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Blairmore
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and the London Gazette 3 July 1945.
   Home:  Edmonton, Alberta.
BARTRAM. Vincent James, X-21544, ERA 3/cl, RCNR, MID~[15.9.45]

         "For good services in minesweeping in European waters
         between September 1944 and March 1945."

         "For consistent zeal, courage and good seamanship whilst serving in H.M. 104th and 31st Mine-Sweeping Flotilla and
         the 159th Trawler Group and in HMCS Blairmore in arduous operations along the coasts of southern England and northern France."
           (London Gazette Citation).
* * * * *
BATCHILDER, William Milford, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (E.R.A. 3/C) (A-620)
 - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and the London Gazette 1 January 1944.
   Home: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
BATCHILDER. William Milford, A-620, ERA 3/cl, RCNR, BEM~[8.1.44]

       "This rating has served at sea in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes since commissioning in 1940, both as Stoker Petty Officer
       and as Engine Room Artificer in charge of machinery.  In the salvaging of a torpedoed tanker in March, 1942, he was the senior engine room rating
       placed on board and played an important part in steaming the ship for four days to port.  He has at all times carried out his duties with marked
       efficiency, great loyalty and devotion to duty worthy of the highest traditions
       of the Royal Canadian Navy."
* * * * *
BATEMAN, Cecil Murray, Sick Berth Attendant  (V-24674) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Charlottetown
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and the London Gazette 1 January 1943.
   Home:  Brandon, Manitoba.
   Served on HMS Charlottetown at the time it was sunk and then as a
Leading Sick Berth Attendant on HMS Rosthern (Flower Class Corvette - K169).
BATEMAN. Cecil Murray, V-24674, SBA, RCNVR, MID~[9.1.43]

       "In aiding survivors from his torpedoed ship, Sick Berth Attendant Bateman displayed courage and outstanding devotion to duty."

"Bateman, an SBA at the time, and although himself hurt, tended the injured.
Survivors later commended him highly."  (From page 98 of the book "Operation Sick Bay".)

When HMCS Charlottetown (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K244) was sunk by U-517 on 11 September 1942 in the St. Lawrence River,
HMCS Clayoquot (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J174) assisted in picking up survivors.
* * * * *
BAUGH, Gerald Osmsby, Lieutenant-Commander, RD  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCNR / HMCS St. Clair
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and the London Gazette 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lieutenant, RCNR on 3 January 1933; LCdr in January 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Alberni (Flower Class Corvette - K103)
 from 6 January 1941 to 11 October 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Clair (Town Class Destroyer - I65)
 from 6 April 1942 to 26 December 1943.
Awarded the RCNR Officer's Decoration (RD) on 2 January 1944.
Promoted Acting Commander on 1 January 1944.
Promoted full Commander on 1 January 1945.
BAUGH. Gerald Ormsby, 0-4990, Lt [3.1.33] RCNR, Vancouver
HMCS NADEN III, (Trg/Est/Comox) (31.10.40-?)
LCdr, HMCS ALBERNI (K103) Cof, (6.1.41-4.4.42)
HMCS ST. CLAIR (I65) DD, (6.4.42-11.1.44) OBE~[5.6.43]
A/Cdr [1.1.44] RD~[2.1.44] Cdr [1.1.45] Demobilized [12.12.45]

       "This Officer has consistently performed invaluable work in command of His Majesty's Canadian Ships, and, as Senior Officer of an escort
      group, his leadership and cheerfulness have been an inspiration to those serving under his command."
* * * * *
BAULD, Henry Stanley Donald, Temporary Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Skeena
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette 3 October 1944.
Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BAULD. Henry Stanley Donald, 0-5000, Lt(Temp) [29.7.40] RCNVR
HMCS CHICOUTIMI (K156) Cof, (12.5.41-?) Lt(Temp) [29.1.39]
HMCS SKEENA (I59) DD, (1.3.44-?) MID~[20.1.45]
HMCS OTTAWA( H31) DD (1944?). Demobilized [3.10.45]

       "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Canadian Ships Qu'appelle, Skeena, Saskatchewan and Restigouche
       in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats."
* * * * *
BAULNE, Joseph Emile, Able Seaman (V-6893) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Valleyfield
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette 5 December 1944.
   Home:  Hull, Quebec.
BAULNE. Joseph Emile René, V-6893, AB, RCNVR, BEM~[20.1.45]

        "For services and brave rescue work when his ship HMCS Valleyfield was sunk on 6th May, 1944."

The sinking of HMCS Valleyfield (River Class Frigate) by U-548 off Cape Race, Newfoundland on 6 May 1944 is
described in Chapter 41 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

Also see "Death in the Moonlight" chapters in "On the Triangle Run" by Jamie Lamb for a complete description of the sinking of HMCS Valleyfield and Baulne's bravery.
* * * * *
BAYFORD, George Charles, Leading Signalman (V-27292) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Chaudiere
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and the London Gazette 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BAYFORD. George Charles, V-27292, LS/Sig, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

       "Leading Signalman Bayford has served for a considerable period at sea, and during the past fourteen months in HMCS Chaudiere has carried
       out his duties with great zeal and ability.  In actions with U-Boats, E-Boats and Aircraft and whilst under fire from shore batteries, this
       rating always displayed exemplary coolness and efficiency."
 
* * * * *
BAZLEY, Albert Samuel, Able Seaman (V-37024) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and the London Gazette 29 August 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BAZLEY. Albert Samuel, V-37024, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

       "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the initial landings of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
* * * * *
BEAMAN, George Lamont Osborne, Stoker First Class O.N. (A-2445)
 - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNR / HMS Jervis Bay
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 11 March 1941 (no Canada Gazette).
BEAMAN. George Lamont Osborne, A-2445, Stk 1/cl, RCNR, DSM~[11.3.41]

       "For courage and devotion to duty when HMS Jervis Bay defending a large convoy was sunk by a powerful German warship (Admiral Scheer)."
* * * * *
BEANLANDS, Gordon Arthur, Acting Warrant Engineer
  - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  - RCN / Naval Machine Shops HMC Dockyard Halifax
  - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
    Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Served in HMCS Athabaskan (I) (Tribal Class Destroyer - G07).
Acting Warrant Engineer, RCN, on 20 April 1944.
(E) [20.4.44] CD~[?]
BEANLANDS. Gordon Arthur, 0-5114, (Halifax, NS)
A/Wt(E) [20.4.44] RCN, MBE~[5.1.46]
HMC Dockyard Halifax, (10.3.47-?)
HMC Dockyard Halifax, (1.3.48-?)
Cd(E)[20.4.44]
HMCS HAIDA(215) DDE, (13.1.50-?)
CD~[?]
HMC Dockyard Halifax, (4.4.51-?)
FOAC for StO/Eng, (15.6.53-?)
Lt* [20.4.50]
HMCS CAPE BRETON(100) ARE, (14.3.55-?)
HMC Dockyard Halifax, (2.3.56-?) (161)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (14.7.60-?) (161/40)
PNO/East(E56) (18.3.63-?)
"In spite of a physical handicap received as a result of enemy action while serving in HMCS Athabaskan, this Officer's tireless endeavour, without regard for health or personal desire, in the supervision of Naval Machine Shops in HMC Dockyard, Halifax, has contributed much to the refit and emergency repair of His Majesty's Canadian Ships engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic."
                  * * * * *
BEARD, Charles Tachereau, Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Prince Robert
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Home:  Victoria, British Columbia.
Commander-in-Charge, Esquimalt with pendant in HMCS Naden
 from 1 July 1936 to 14 October 1938.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Cruiser - F56)
 from 31 July 1940 until 7 October 1940.
Retired in 1941.
BEARD. Charles Taschereau, Mid [?] RNR, CGS CANADA 1910
Mid [21.10.10] CNF, 
HMCS NIOBE 11,000/1897 (21.10.10-?) HMS DREADNOUGHT 1911,
S/Lt [14.1.13] HMS LANCASTER 1914, Lt [14.11.14] RCN, 
HMS ATTENTIVE for HM P-17, pb, (11.1.18-?) 
HMS RAMILLIES 1920, 
HMCS PATRIOT 1,004/16, DD, stand by (1.9.20-1.11.20)
HMCS PATRIOT 1,004/16, DD, CO, (1.11.20-2.9.22)
HMCS NADEN 88/1913,(D/S) CO, (3.9.22-?) 
HMCS PATRICIAN 1,004/16, DD, CO, (3.9.22-31.10.22)
HMCS NADEN m/v, (D/S) CO, (1.11.22-?) LCdr [14.11.22] 
Cdr [1.9.26] AdC, HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, CO, (1.3.28-20.5.28) 
NSHQ, StO, (1.6.28-?) NSHQ as Director Naval Reserves (4.7.33-?)
NSHQ, Director Ops & Trg, (2.1.36-?)
HMCS NADEN (D/S) CO, Cdr i/c Esquimalt, and OIC Dockyard Esquimalt, (1.7.36-?) AdC,
Retired [1.4.39]
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, stand by, (2.4.40-30.7.40)
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, CO, (31.7.40-7.10.40)
Captured German SS WESER off Mexico 1940. Retired [1.1.41]
MID~[9.1.43]

         "While in command of one of HMC Auxiliary Cruisers, this Officer captured a valuable German ship "Weser".

HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Cruiser - F56) capture the German Merchant Ship Weser off Mexico on 25 September 1940.
                             * * * * *
BECK, Frederick Allan, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Battleford
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Battleford (Flower Class Corvette - K165)
 from 1 September 1942 to 25 June 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lasalle (River Class Frigate - K519)
 from 8 May 1944 to 2 July 1945.
BECK. Frederick Allan, 0-5290, Lt(Temp) [21.9.40] RCNVR
HMCS KAMSACK (K171) Cof, stand by (13.9.41-3.10-41)
HMCS KAMSACK (K171) Cof, (4.10.41-?) Lt(Temp) [21.3.39]
HMCS BATTLEFORD (K165) Cof, CO, (1.9.42-5.7.43) 
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43] MID~[8.1.44] 
HMCS LASALLE (K519) Fr, CO, stand by (8.5.44-28.6.44)
HMCS LASALLE (K519) Fr, CO, (29.6.44-15.3.45) 
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45] 
HMCS INCH ARRAN (K667) Fr, CO, (16.3.45-23.3.45)
HMCS LASALLE (K519) Fr, (24.3.45-?) Demobilized [4.9.45]
 
       "This Officer has served at sea in the Battle of the Atlantic for a considerable period and for over a year has commanded one of
		His Majesty's Canadian Ships (HMCS Battleford).  During this time he has set and excellent example by his efficiency and devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BECK, Shirley Mackintosh, Matron - Associate - Royal Red Cross (ARRC)
 - RCN (Temporary) / Royal Canadian Naval Hospital HMCS Niobe
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Matron(Temp), RCN on 1 July 1943. 
BECK. Shirley MacKintosh, 0-5310, Matron(Temp) [1.7.43] RCN
ARRC~[6.1.45] Lt(N/S) [1.7.43] RCN Hospital Halifax, (31.3.46-?)
Demobilized [28.8.47]

        "Matron Beck has served at HMCS Niobe for a period of two years, eighteen months of which she has been Matron of the Royal Canadian
        Naval Hospital.  Her zeal and efficiency have contributed in great measure to the nursing care of personnel, and she has always exhibited
        unfailing cheerfulness and devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BECKER, Allan, Acting Leading Seaman (V-57912) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / D.E.M.S. S.S. Cathcart
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 16 March 1945.
   Home:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
BECKER. Allan, V-57912, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[21.4.45]

       "Great credit is due this rating for the manner in which he disembarked the cordite and shell on the occasion of a fire
       breaking out in S.S. Cathcart.  Through his untiring efforts in assisting to overcome the fire and his courageous action in
       removing ammunition under dangerous circumstances, all the D.E.M.S. equipment was saved."
* * * * *
 
BEDARD, Paul, Chief Petty Officer (40828) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Born Greenock, Scotland.  Home:  Mattawa, Ontario.
BEDARD. Paul, 0-5345, (born:  Greenock, Scotland)
Home: Mattawa, Ontario
CPO/Wtr, 40828, RCN, DSM~[1.1.45]
A/Cd/Wtr [13.2.56] FOAC, (1.5.56-?) CD~[?]
NSHQ for Staff Director Pay Accounts, (31.8.59-?)
Lt(S) [1.1.59] (140/70)
HMCS BONAVENTURE (22) RRSM, (1.8.62-?)
HMCS HOCHELAGA (E58) (6.3.64)&(18.6.64-?)
HMCS DONNACONA (H07) (25.5.65-?)
"For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy." New Years Honours List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.
* * * * *
 
BEDDOE, Alan Brookman, Lieutenant  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (Civil) (OBE)
 - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Born in Ottawa in 1898.
Lieutenant(SB)(Temp), RCNVR on 19 October 1941.
War Artist.
A native of Ottawa, Alan Beddoe studied in that city at the Model School and Ashbury College. During the First World War, he enrolled in the Second Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Ypres in 1915 and spent 2-1/2 years in the camps at Giessen and Zerbst. For medical reasons, he was transferred to Geneva, Switzerland, where he met the English painter Horace Taylor, a prisoner like himself. Liberated and then demobilized, Beddoe went to study at the Art Students League in New York. In 1925, he opened the first commercial art studio in Ottawa and specialized in display and exhibition art. He obtained many government contracts and supervised the illumination of the Canadian Books of Remembrance for both world wars. He contributed to the preliminary studies for the new Canadian flag. Beddoe was also an expert in heraldry. In 1957, the Royal Canadian Navy appointed him its heraldic advisor and he was the first president of the Heraldry Society of Canada.
Died in Ottawa, Ontario on 12 February 1975.
Awarded OStJ.
BEDDOE. Alan Brookman, 0-5360, Lt(SB)(Temp) [19.10.41] RCNVR
OBE~[1.1.41](Civil)
A/LCdr(SB)(WHA) Demobilized [30.9.47] OC~[29.6.68]

"Awarded for services as a War Artist in World War Two."

Awarded Service Medal of the Order of Canada (SM) as per Canada Gazette 29 June 1968 which

was converted to an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) in 1972: (Appointed 28 June 1968; Invested 12 November 1968):

"Consultant in Heraldry and Founder and first President of the Heraldry Society of Canada."

 

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BEECH, William James Robert, Commodore - Commander - Legion of Merit (United States of America)
 - RCN / Commanding Officer Pacific Coast HMCS Naden
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 27 June 1946.
   Born on Salt Spring Island, B.C. 17 June 1895.
   Home: Victoria, B.C.
Naval Cadet RCN at the Royal Naval College of Canada (Second Term) in 1912.
Midshipman, RCN, 01 December 1916.
A/S/Lt, RCN, on 1 December 1916.
S/Lt, RCN, 1 December 1917.
Served on HMC Submarine CC-1 1916 and then to HMS Alecto for duty in Submarines in 1917.
Served on HM Submarine H-9 as First Lieutenant RCN in 1917.
Then First Lieutenant on HM Submarine L-8.  Attached to HMS Ambrose 25 June 1918.
Served as First Lieutenant on HM Submarine L-1 in 1919 (on China Station).
Commanding Officer of HM Submarine L-1 in 1920.
To the Royal Naval College of Canada staff in 1921.
To HMS Wakeful in 1922.  To HMS Versatile in 1923.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Thiepval 11 February 1924.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Patrician from 1 October 1924 to 14 August 1926.
To HMS Repulse 1926-28.  To Naden 1928.  To Royal Naval Staff Course 1929.
To NDHQ in 1930 and Naden again in 1931 as Commander-in-Charge, Esquimalt,
 with Pendant in HMCS Naden from 1 February 1934 to 15 May 1934.
To HMS Cyclops (Depot Ship) for duty as Staff Officer Operations for
 the 1st Submarine Flotilla in 1936.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay (River Class Destroyer - D179)
 from 6 April 1936 to 29 June 1938.
To Stadacona in Command 1938 and appointed AdC.
Commander-in-Charge HMC Naval Establishment and in-command of Auxiliary Vessels
 based at Halifax and King's Harbour Master 1940.
On 4 September 1940 posted to HMCS Naden as Commanding Officer Pacific Coast
 and Naval Superintendent HMC Dockyard Esquimalt.
To Burrard as Commanding Officer Pacific Coast from 1942 to 1 September 1943.
To Stadacona on Staff of Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic as
hief of Staff Administration 1943 to 1945.
Retired from the RCN on 1 April 1945.
BEECH. William James Robert, 0-5370, RNCC 2nd term
Cdt 1912, Mid [?] HMC S/M CC-1 1916, A/S/Lt [1.12.16] RCN
HMS ALECTO for duty in S/M's 1917, 
8th Fl, North Sea, HMS/M H-9 1stLt, (1.2.17-1.3.18) 
S/Lt [1.12.17] HMS DOLPHIN(D/S) (20.2.18-?) 
HMS/M L8, 1stLt, (1.3.18-1.3.19)
A/Lt HMS DEFIANCE, Lt [14.7.18] 
HMS TITANIA(D/S) for:
a. HMS/M L-1, 1stLt, (23.6.19-26.9.20)
b. HMS/M L-1, A/CO, (26.9.20-31.12.21)
HMCS NADEN(D/S) for HMCS THIEPVAL 357/17, tr, CO, (11.2.24-?)
Detailed to proceed across north Pacific to Hakodate, Japan,
to deposit fuel & lube 'dumps' for the round-the-world flight 
of Maj. Stuart Mac LAREN [15.2.24] 
HMCS PATRICIAN 1,004/16, DD, CO, (1.10.24-14.8.26)
LCdr [14.4.26] HMS PRESIDENT (7.1.29-?) 
HMCS NADEN (D/S) (7.12.31-?) Cdr [1.7.33] 
HMCS NADEN (D/S) CO, & Cdr i/c Esquimalt (1.2.34-?)
HMS CYCLOPS (D/S) SO/Ops 1st S/M flotilla 1935, 
HMCS SAGUENAY (D59) DD, CO, (6.5.36-29.6.38) 
HMCS STADAONA (1.8.38-?) 
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) NOIC Naval Est, i/c Aux/V, & 
KHM, (26.12.39-?) COPC & i/c HMC Naval Est/Esq.(4.9.40-?)
Sup/HMC Dockyard Esquimalt [20.9.40] AdC
Capt [1.7.41] Cmdre 2nd/cl [1.9.43] 
RCNB Halifax, CO, (1.10.43-?) 
Cmdre 1st/cl [1.1.45] Retired [1.4.45] Capt.
Legion of Merit-Degree of Commander(USA)~[3.8.46]

Acting Sub-Lieutenant RCN                   	01 December	1916   	(Served on HMC Submarine CC-1)
Sub-Lieutenant RCN                                01 December	1917	(First Lieutenant on HM Submarine H-9)
Lieutenant RCN                                     	14 July	1918            (First Lieutenant on HM Submarine L-1)
Lieutenant-Commander RCN                   14 April	1926          	(Commanding Officer of HMCS Patrician)
Commander RCN                                    	01 July	1933          	(Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay)
Captain RCN                                          	01 July	1941           	(Commanding Officer Pacific Coast)
Acting Commodore 2nd Class RCN    	 01 September	1943	(COS Admin C-in-C Canadian North West Atlantic)
Commodore 1st Class                            	01 January	1945
Retired as Captain                                 	01 April	1945
 
         "For outstanding services to the Government of the United States from December 1940 to September 1943.  As Commanding Officer Pacific
         Coast, commanding the forces of the Royal Canadian Navy stationed on the West Coast of Canada, Commodore Beech was untiring in his efforts
         to strengthen the ties of friendship and co-operation between the Navies of Canada and the United States and to assist the United States Naval
         Commanders in every possible way."
* * * * *
BELDEN, Edna Louise, Nursing Sister  -  Associate - Royal Red Cross
 - RCN (Temp) / Naval Hospital St. John's Newfoundland
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Nursing Sister(Temp), RCN, on 25 April 1942.

      "On February 13, 1943, through the physical danger of blinding snowstorms (during which one plane was lost), Nursing Sister Belden accompanied from
      St. John's Newfoundland to Toronto, Ontario, two critically burned cases, and two who were helpless, with head and hand burns.  Throughout the five
      days of the trip, originally planned to be a few hours, she showed great nursing skills, resourcefulness in meeting the contingencies of the delays
      and changes in transportation, devotion to duty and exemplary cheerfulness."
* * * * *
BELL, Charles Edward, Petty Officer (V-10253) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Arrowhead
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Regina, Saskatchewan.
BELL. Charles Edward, V-10253, PO, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

        "This rating has served aboard HMCS Arrowhead from 1 July, 1943 until
        the present date, and has proved himself to be an exceptional rating.
        He has on numerous occasions successfully repaired the Asdic Sets at
        sea under very trying conditions.  He has continually devoted himself
        successfully to keeping his department in an exceptionally high state
        of efficiency at all times."
* * * * *
BELL, Clifford John, Petty Officer (V-5316) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
BELL. Clifford John, V-5316, PO RCNVR
MID~[6.1.45]; 2nd MID~[16.6.45]

        "For cheerful devotion to duty while on escort duty in the North Atlantic,
        he has shown outstanding leadership, loyalty and organizing ability."


BELL, Clifford John, Petty Officer (V-5316) - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.

       "As Higher Submarine Detector in charge of the action team, this rating
       held contact through difficult conditions, thereby greatly assisting the
       Anti-Submarine Control Officer, in a promising attach on a submarine."

This rating was awarded a Mention in Despatches on 1 January 1945.
* * * * *
BELL, David George, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (E.R.A. 3/C) (A-2506) - Mentioned in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Columbia
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BELL. David George, A-2506, ERA 3/cl, RCNR
MID~[9.1.43]; BEM~[29.5.43]

        "Throughout his period of service at sea in the North Atlantic,
        Engine Room Artificer 3/c Bell has displayed outstanding zeal,
        efficiency and devotion to duty."


BELL, David George, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (E.R.A. 3/C) (A-2506)
 - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / HMCS Columbia
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 29 May 1943 and London Gazette of 5 October 1943

        "By his coolness and business-like approach to a difficult situation,
        this rating proved of the greatest help and set an example to others
        during the salvaging of the S.S. Matthew Luckenbach.

        "For coolness and efficiency during the salvage of S.S. Matthew Luchenbach."
           (London Gazette)
                               * * * * *
BELL, Gordon, Warrant Engineer - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Rimouski
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Sudbury, Ontario.
Served on HMCS Rimouski (Flower Class Corvette - K121)
 from 31 May 1941 to 2 November 1944 and received MID.
Served on HMCS Smith Falls (Flower Class Corvette - K345),
 the last RCN Corvette to enter service, on 28 November 1944 to 1 July 1945.
BELL. Gordon, 0-5570, A/Wt(E) [1.5.43] RCNR
HMCS RIMOUSKI (K121) Cof, (31.5.43-?); MID~[8.1.44] 
HMCS SMITH FALLS (K345) Cofm, stand by, (2.11.44-27.11.44)
HMCS SMITH FALLS (K345) Cofm, (28.11.44-1.7.45) Cd(E) [1.1.45]
Demobilized [5.11.45]

        "This Officer has served in the North Atlantic continuously since September 1940, both as a C.E.R.A. and as a Warrant Officer and has
        been Chief Engineer of corvettes for three years.  He has at all times maintained a highly efficient department and has been a constant source
        of inspiration to others by his cheerfulness in the face of trying conditions and by his personal devotion to duty."
                                  * * * * *
BELL, Ian Hunter, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Alberni
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Born in 1918.  Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
On delivery team of USS McCook (Town Class Destroyer - DD-252) in September 1940;
 name changed to HMCS St. Croix (I81) and served on this destroyer for 20 months.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Swift Current (Minesweeper - J254)
 from 19 April 1942 to 27 September 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ville de Quebec (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K242)
 from 30 September 1942 to 11 October 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Alberni (Flower Class Corvette - K103)
 from 12 October 1942 until 21 August 1944, when HMCS Alberni was sunk by U-480.
BELL. Ian Hunter, 0-5620, A/S/Lt(Temp) [28.4.39] RCNVR
HMCS NOOTKA (J35) m/s, (31.8.39-?)
USS McCOOK (DD-252) for HMCS ST. CROIX (I81) DD, (20.9.41-23.9.41) 
HMCS ST. CROIX (I81) DD, CO, (24.9.40-?) Lt(Temp) [28.4.41] 
HMCS SWIFT CURRENT (J254) m/s, CO, (19.4.42-27.9.42)
HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC (K242) Cof, CO, (30.9.42-11.10.42) 
Lt(Temp) [28.4.40] 
HMCS ALBERNI (K103) Cof, CO, (12.10.42-21.8.44) 
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44] MID~[10.6.44] LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
Demobilized [3.10.45]

         "This young Officer has served at sea for the majority of the war
         and has been in command of one of His Majesty's Canadian ships
         (HMCS Alberni) on escort duty in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
         for the past two years.  He has set a fine example by his energy,
         zeal and wholehearted devotion to duty."

HMCS Alberni was sunk by U-480 in 30 Seconds in the English Channel on 21 August 1944.
The sinking is described in Chapter 50 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BELL, Percy Alexander, Chief Engine Room Artificer (C.E.R.A.) (V-25470)
 - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home:  Saint John, New Brunswick.
BELL. Percy Alexander, V-25470, CPO/ERA, RCNVR, MID~[1.1.45]

        "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and
        for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."
        New Years Honours List (Admiralty) A.F.O.  239/45
* * * * *
BELL, Roderick Meilicke, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMCS St. Pierre
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 3 November 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 9 August 1940 (with seniority on 9 August 1939).
Served on HMCS St. Pierre (River Class Frigate - K.680) to stand by
 from 10 July 1944 to 21 August 1944 and served on this ship until demobilized on 28 July 1945.
BELL. Roderick Meilicke, 0-5690, Lt(Temp) [9.8.40] RCNVR
DSC~[3.11.42]; Lt(Temp) [9.8.39]
HMCS ST. PIERRE (K680) Fr, stand by, (10.7.44-21.8.44)
HMCS ST. PIERRE (K680) Fr, (22.8.44-28.7.45)
Demobilized [28.7.45]

        "For coolness and devotion to duty in the face of heavy and
        sustained air attacks on a convoy to Russia from 25 to 30 May."
* * * * *
BELLIVEAU, Joseph Gerald Bernes, Able Seaman (V-50977) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
Home:  Campbellton, New Brunswick.
BELLIVEAU. Joseph Gerald Bernes, V-50977, AB, RCNVR
MID~[20.1.45] 
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[30.3.46]

        "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."


BELLIVEAU, Joseph Gerald Bernes, Able Seaman (V-50977)
 - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946.
NOTE:  No London Gazette of 18 December 1944 which some
       sources show as his London Gazette date.

        "On the night of the 4th and the 5th July, 1944, during five separate
        engagements with the enemy, this rating coolly exposed himself to a very
        heavy fire to clear a stoppage of his 2 Pound Gun."
* * * * *
BENOIT, Cecil Julian, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCN / HMCS Iroquois
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
S/Lt, RCN, on 1 February 1942;
Lt, RCN, on 1 February 1943;
LCdr, RCN, on 1 December 1951.
Served on HMCS Columbia (Destroyer - I.45) from 17 March 1943 to 21 December 1943.
Served on HMCS Iroquois (Destroyer - G.89) from 22 December 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Portage (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J.331)
 from 9 April 1946 to 2 June 1946.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Chignecto (II) (Bay Class Minesweeper - I.56)
 from 1 December 1953 to 2 February 1954.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Outremont (River Class Frigate - 310)
 from 9 October 1948 to 12 April 1960.
BENOIT. Cecil Julian, 0-5940, (Halifax, NS)
S/Lt [1.2.42] RCN
HMCS COLUMBIA(I45) DD, (17.3.43-?)
Lt [1.12.43]
HMCS IROQUOIS(G89) DD, (22.12.43-?)
Lt(ND) [1.2.43] DSC~[20.1.45]
HMCS PORTAGE(J331) m/s, CO, (9.4.46-2.6.46)
HMCS NOOTKA(R96) DD, (15.5.47-?)
HMCS NOOTKA(R96) DD, (10.6.47-?)
RCN Barracks Halifax, ND School, (19.10.48-?)
FOAC, Staff Officer(ND) (23.2.50-?) ND School, OIC, (23.2.50-?) NSHQ for Hydrographer, (18.6.51-?)
CD~[?] LCdr(N) [1.12.51]
HMCS QUEBEC(31) LCB, (25.6.53-?)
HMCS CHIGNECTO(156) MCB, CO, (1.12.53-2.2.54)
HMCS QUEBEC(31) LCB, (3.2.54-?)
FOAC for Evaluation Officer, (25.6.55-?)
HMCS OUTREMONT(310) FFE, CO, (9.10.58-12.4.60)
Joint/Maritime/Warefare/Sch(E20) (130/01) (13.4.60-?)
FOAC(E00) (3.1.64-?)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (28.3.64)&(26.3.65-?)
"For courage and determination in H.M. Ships Albright, Ashanti, Bellona, Diadem, Mauritius, Onslow, Tartar and Ursa and H.M. Canadian Ships Assiniboine, Haida, Iroquois, Qu'appelle, Restigouche and Skeena, in a series of successful attacks on enemy escorted convoys off the coast of France."
* * * * *
BERNARD, William Henry, Able Seaman (V-45209) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Sarnia
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
BERNARD. William Henry, V-45209, AB, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

        "For gallantry, bravery and enterprise in rescuing survivors of
        HMCS Esquimalt.  Bernard's zeal and cheerful devotion to duty in
        rescuing the survivors of HMCS Esquimalt were of the highest order
        and an inspiration to all.  This rating took charge of the artificial
        respiration given to these men who were dying, thereby saving at least two lives."

The sinking on 16 April 1945 of HMCS Esquimalt (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J272) by
U-190 and the rescue of some of the survivors by HMCS Sarnia (Bangor Class Minesweeper)
are described in Chapter 64 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945". 
* * * * *
BERNAYS, Max Leopold, Acting Chief Petty Officer (A-321)
 - Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
 - RCNR / HMCS Assiniboine
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and the London Gazette of 3 December 1942.
Awarded RCNR Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 27 September 1943.
This was originally submitted as a Victoria Cross recommendation.
BERNAYS. Max Leopold, A-321, C-321, A/CPO RCN
CGM~[12.12.42] CPO
LS&GC~[27.9.43]

         "For valour and dauntless devotion to duty.  Acting Chief Petty Officer Bernays was steering the HMCS Assiniboine during an action
         at close range with an enemy U­boat.  A fire caused by enemy shells broke out on the flag deck, compelling the telegraphmen to leave the
         wheelhouse leaving A/CPO Bernays alone.  With complete disregard for his own safety, with flames and smoke obscuring his only exit, with
         enemy explosive shell fragments entering the wheelhouse, this comparatively young rating remained at this post for nearly forty
         minutes.  Appreciating the crucial importance of his duties in an action, the success of which depended in a large measure on the precise steering
         of the ship and execution of telegraph orders, he not only carried out exactly and effectively all the helm orders but also dispatched 133 telegraph
         orders, necessary to accomplish the destruction of the U­Boat.  The final success of the sinking of the U­Boat was largely due to the high courage
         and determination of A/CPO Max Leopold Bernays who, in circumstances of the gravest personal danger carried out not only his own, but two other ratings'
         duties in exemplary fashion.  His conduct throughout the action added another incident of the utmost bravery to the annals of the Royal Canadian Navy."

CPO Bernays was the coxswain of HMCS Assiniboine (River Class Destroyer) and
was at the helm when she sank U-210 on 6 August 1942 in the North Atlantic while
protecting Convoy SC-94.
The action is described in Chapter 14 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

Medals of Chief Petty Officer Max Leopold BERNAYS, CGM, CD, RCN:

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal - 1939/45 Star - Atlantic Star with bar France and Germany - CVSM and Clasp - 1939/45 War Medal - United Nations Korea Medal
Royal Canadian Naval Reserved Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - CD (EIIR)

Medals held by the Canadian War Museum and on display at the CFB Esquimault Museum





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BERRY, Peter Cushing, Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Kootenay
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 28 November 1944.
   Born:  Shanghai, China, on 6 October 1923.
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
BERRY. Peter Cushing, (b:Shanghai China, 6 Oct 43)(Ottawa, ON)
0-6130, S/Lt(Temp) [1.8.43] RCNVR
HMCS KOOTENAY(H75) DD, (16.2.44-?)
A/Lt [1.8.44]
HMCS LUNENBURG(K151) Cof, (24.8.44-?)
MID~[20.1.45] Lt(O) [1.8.44] RCN
HMCS WARRIOR(31) CVL, for 825 Squadron, (23.12.46-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, for 825 Squadron, (18.5.48-?)
HMCS SHEARWATER (1.12.48-?) No.1 TrgAG, (9.4.49-?)
FOAC/FlLt, (6.9.49-?)
HMCS SHEARWATER for 880 Squadron, (17.3.52-?)
HMCS SHEARWATER (15.6.52-?)
LCdr(O)(P) [1.8.52]
HMCS PRESTONIAN(307) FFE, stand by (13.3.53-21.8.53) HMCS PRESTONIAN(307) FFE, (22.8.53)
HMCS SHEARWATER for Observer School, OIC, (25.8.54-?) CD~[?]
HMCS NIOBE II(D/S) for HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, (11.8.56-16.1.57)
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, (17.1.57-?) Cdr(O)(P) [1.1.58]
NSHQ for Assistant Director Personnel, (26.5.58-?)
NSHQ for Projects, (12.1.59-?)(110/87)
NSHQ(D13) Staff Assistant CNS Plans (1.8.60-?)
HMCS ALGONQUIN (224) DD, CO, (30.10.62-?)
HMCS ALGONQUIN (224) DDE, CO, (29.10.62-14.7.64)
Tri/Service(E80) (RCAF/St/College) (10.8.64-?)
HMCS YORK(H10) (31.7.65-?)
"For courage, resolution and skill while serving in H.M. Ships Wensleydale, Forrester, Vidette, Orchis and Statice and H.M. Canadian Ships Ottawa and Kootenay in anti U-Boat operations." Details on the sinking of U-678 by HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Kootenay on 7 June 1944 can be found in Chapter 47 of "Canadian Navy Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BERRYMAN, Jack Gardner, Leading Stoker (V-16905) (Posthumous)
 - Mention in Despatches (Posthumous)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Guysborough
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1945.
   Home:  Hamilton, Ontario.
BERRYMAN. Jack Gardner, V-16905, LS/Stk, RCNVR. MID~[15.9.45]

        "For outstanding courage, resolution and devotion to duty when
        their ship was sunk. - HMCS Guysborough."

On 17 March 1945, HMCS Guysborough (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J52) was
sunk by U-878 off Ushant, France with the loss of 4 officers and 47 crew.
This sinking is described in Chapter 62 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BERRYMAN, John Desmond, Acting Leading Seaman (V-17162) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 15 August 1944.
   Home:  London, Ontario.
BERRYMAN. John Desmond, V-17162, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[9.9.44]

        "For leadership, skill and determination in H.M. Ships Affleck,
        Brecon and Forester, and H.M. Canadian Ships St. Laurent, Swansea
        and Owen Sound in operations against U-Boats."
* * * * *
BEST, Bernard Alfred, Petty Officer Telegraphist (3531) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 14 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
BEST. Bernard, 3533, PO/Tel, RCN, DSM~[14.6.45]

        "For outstanding zeal, and energy, and devotion to duty, far above
        the average.  By his knowledge, this Petty Officer has made his
        communications department outstanding in performance, under sometimes
        exceptionally difficult circumstances."
* * * * *

BEST, Charles Herbert, Surgeon Captain, RCNVR
 - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) (Civil)
 - RCNVR / RCN Medical Research Division
 - Awarded as per the Canada Gazette of 08 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
   Born in 1899.  Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
MA from University of Toronto in 1925.
MD University of Toronto.  Assisted Sir Frederick Banting in the discovery of Insulin.
Established and Headed the Charles Best Institute in Toronto for research.
Surgeon Captain, RCNVR, in RCN Medical Research Division.
Senior Medical Officer in the RCN Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland, when
 the rescued members from HMCS Valleyfield were brought in.
He died 31 March 1978.
BEST. Charles Herbert, 0-6210, Surg/Cdr(Temp) [1.1.43] RCNVR
CBE (civil)~[8.1.44] 
Surg/Capt(Temp) [1.1.45] Surg/Capt [1.1.45] RCN(R) 
Services completed [7.3.47]
HMCS YORK Toronto Naval Division, (21.7.47-?) 
CC~[30.12.67] CH~[16.6.71]

             "He provided leadership to the RCN Medical Research Division
             consisting of several Medical Research Units (MRUs)."

  Awarded Companion of Honour (CH) as per London Gazette of 12 June 1971 (no Canada Gazette).

  Awarded Companion - Order of Canada (OC) as per Canada Gazette of 30 December 1967:
  (Appointed 22 December 1967; Invested 12 November 1968):

     "Professor and Head, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research.
     Internationally renowned for his contribution to medicine, particularly
     as co-discoverer of insulin."
* * * * *
BEST, Donald Patterson, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Capilano
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Victoria, B.C.
BEST. Donald Patterson, 0-6220, Lt(Temp) [8.6.43] RCNVR
HMCS BRANDON (K149) Cof, (19.10.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [8.6.42] 
HMCS CAPILANO (K409) Fr, stand by, (15.7.44-24.8.44)
HMCS CAPILANO (K409) Fr, (25.8.44-?) MID~[16.6.45]
Demobilized [1.8.45]

         "Lieutenant Best has carried out his duties in an exceptionally
         competent manner as Executive Officer of a corvette, and latterly
         of a frigate.  This Officer, by his cheerful devotion to duty and
         fine sense of responsibility, has set a very high example to all
         those with who he has come in contact."
* * * * *
BETHUNE, Alfred Cecil, Commander (SB)  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCNR / Assistant Chief of Naval Equipment and Supply
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Rockcliffe Park, Ontario.
Joined the RCNVR in 1940 and spent the war in procurement
of equipment.
Cdr (SB) (Temp), RCNVR on 1 January 1943.
Died at Rockcliffe Park (Ottawa) on 17 June 1955.
BETHUNE. Alfred Cecil, 0-6260, Cdr(SB)(Temp) [1.1.43] RCNVR
Demobilized [22.10.45]; OBE~[5.1.46]

         "Commander Bethune was responsible to a large extent for the
         development and supervision of the organization for the production
         of anti-submarine gear in Canada.  As Supply Liaison Officer, his tact,
         resourcefulness and vision resulted in the availability to the fleet of
         adequate supplies at all times.  Latterly as Assistant Chief of Naval
         Equipment and Supply, his experience and judgement have been of inestimable
         value in disposal of surplus ships and other assets of the Royal Canadian Navy."
* * * * *
BETT, Alfred William, Mate - George Medal (GM) - RCNR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Mate(Temp, RCNR on 7 December 1942.
Promoted to Lieutenant and Commanding Officer of HMCS Cobalt (Flower Class Corvette - K.124)
 from 31 March 1944 to 25 June 1944.
To stand by for HMCS Cobalt (K.124) from 26 July 1944 to 7 August 1944.
To HMCS Hallowell (River Class Frigate - K.666) on commissioning on 8 August 1944.
BETT. Alfred William, 0-6280, Mate(Temp) [7.12.42] RCNR
HMCS COBALT (K124) Cof, (4.3.43-?)
Lt(Temp) [7.12.43]
HMCS HALLOWELL (K666) Fr, stand by, (26.7.44-7.8.44)
HMCS HALLOWELL (K666) Fr, (8.8.44-?) GM~[3.1.44] 
HMCS COBALT (K124) Cof, CO, (31.3.44-?)
Medically unfit [5.5.45] Released

               "This Officer led a volunteer boarding party to S.S. J.H. Senior,
               an American tanker with a full cargo of gasoline, which was stopped
               and heavily afire after collision in fog on 18 August 1943, in order
               to save this very valuable ship and her cargo, this Officer and his
               party fought the fires for over two hours with hand extinguishers,
               although they knew the ship was in danger of blowing up at any moment.
               During this time, he showed complete disregard for his own safety, and
               his leadership was an inspiration and example of bravery and devotion to
               duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the service."
* * * * *
BIDDLE, Henry, Chief Petty Officer (V-10186) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Regina, Saskatchewan.
BIDDLE. Henry, V-10186, CPO, RCNVR, BEM~[10.6.44]

        "Chief Petty Officer Biddle has served as Coxswain in one of
        His Majesty's corvettes engaged in escort duty in the North
        Atlantic since the ship's commissioning in November, 1940.
        His cheerful personality has done much to create a spirit of
        harmony and team work in the ship, and his extremely efficient
        performance of his duties far beyond the normal requirement of
        his rating have contributed substantially to her fighting efficiency."
* * * * *
BIDWELL, Roger Edward Shelford, Captain  -  Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE)
 - RCN / HMS Puncher
 - Awarded as per 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946.
   Born Peterborough, U.K., 14 September 1899.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Naval Cadet at Royal Naval College of Canada (Sixth Term) 1915.
  HMS Canada for training on 12 March 1918.
  To HMS Barham for training in 1919.
  To HMCS Aurora 1921; HMS Malaya 20 November 1922.
  To HMS Vernon for Long Torpedo Course followed by HMS Nelson as Torpedo Officer.
  In 1928 was with HMS Tiger as Torpedo Officer.
  To HMCS Naden in 1928 and Commanding Officer of HMCS Armentieres (Battle Class Trawler)
 on 19 September 1929.
  To HMCS Vancouver as First Lieutenant in 1931.
Briefly Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer - D.79)
 from 25 May 1932 to 06 June 1932.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Armentieres again in 1933.
To Naval Service Headquarters as Assistant to Director of Operations and Training in 1934.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Champlain from 11 December 1935 to 25 November 1936.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent (I) (River Class Destroyer - H.83)
 from 17 February 1937 to 7 December 1937.
At Royal Naval Staff College (HMS President) in 1938.
  Staff Operations Officer to Commander-in-Chief RN East Indies in 1939.
  To Naval Service HQ as Director Operations Division in 1940.
  Served at HMCS Avalon as the Chief Staff Officer to the
 Commodore Commanding Newfoundland Force (Cmdre Murray) in 1941 to 1942.
  To Stadacona as Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Canadian North-West Atlantic in 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMS Puncher (Canadian manned aircraft carrier - D.79)
 from 10 April 1944 to 16 January 1946.
To NSHQ as Director Naval Air Division from February 1946 to December 1946.
  To Imperial Defence College in 1947 and then to National Defence College
 on Staff also in 1947.
  Promoted to Commodore and to NHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans)
 and Member of the Naval Board in 1949.
  Commodore RCN Barracks at Esquimalt in 1951.
  Promoted to Rear-Admiral and appointed Flag Officer Atlantic Coast in 1951.
  Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Commander Canadian Atlantic (NATO Sub-Area) in 1952.
  Flag Officer Commanding Canadian Coronation Review Squadron in 1953.
  Retired on 1 June 1958.
BIDWELL. Roger Edward Shelford, 0-6410, RNCC 6th term, 
Mid [15.2.18] RCN, to RN for training. 
HMS CANADA BB, (12.3.18-) HMS BARHAM 1919, S/Lt [15.12.19] 
Lt [15.3.21] HMS MALAYA (20.11.22-?) 
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) (11.1.26-?) HMS TIGER (5.11.28-?) 
LCdr(T) [15.5.29] HMCS ARMENTIERES m/s, CO, (18.9.29-?) 
HMCS SAGUENAY (D79) DD, (23.5.32-?) 
NSHQ Asst/Dir Naval Ops & Trg (22.6.34-?)
HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, CO, (11.12.35-25.11.36)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, CO, (13.2.37-7.7.37)
HMS PRESIDENT (11.1.38-?) HMS NORFOLK (2.1.39-?) Cdr [1.7.39]
NDHG, Dir/Ops, (10.6.40-?) Capt [1.1.43] 
HMCS PUNCHER (D79) es/carrier, CO, (10.4.44-16.1.46) 
CBE~[15.6.46]
Legion of Merit-Degree of Officer(USA)~[3.8.46]
Cmdre [1.1.49] NDHQ, Asst/CNS(Plans) (7.7.49-?)
CD~[?] RAdm [21.11.51] retired [1.6.58]

Naval Cadet RCN	                                          1915 	   (Royal Naval College of Canada Sixth Term)
Midshipman RCN                       	15 February	1918	   (Served in HMCS Canada)
Sub-Lieutenant RCN                  	15 December  1919	(Served in HMCS Aurora)
Lieutenant RCN                         	 15 March	1921      	(Torpedo Officer in HMS Tiger) 
Lieutenant-Commander RCN     	15 May	1929          	(Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent)
Commander RCN                         01 July	1939	          (COS to Commander-in-Chief Canadian North-West Atlantic)
Captain RCN                                01 January	1943	    (Commanding Officer of HMS Puncher)
Commodore RCN                         01 January	1949	    (Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans)
Rear-Admiral RCN                        12 November	1951	(Flag Officer Atlantic Coast)
Retired                                       	 01 June	1958

        "Captain Bidwell's numerous important appointments during the
        war were carried out with initiative, and accuracy and understanding.
        At the commencement of hostilities, he was serving with the Royal Navy
        as a Staff Officer (Operations) on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief,
        East Indies.  In June, 1940, he was appointed to Naval Service
        Headquarters as Director of Operations, where he served a year prior
        to his appointment to Newfoundland as Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer,
        Newfoundland Force.  His next appointment was that of Chief of Staff
        to the Commander-in-Chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic.  In these
        latter appointments, his organizing and operation of the escort forces
        in the Atlantic, his endurance under heavy pressure, and his excellent
        liaison with the United States Forces were an invaluable contribution
        towards the prosecution of the war.  In April 1944, Captain Bidwell
        was appointed Commanding Officer of HMS Puncher, the Canadian manned
        aircraft carrier in which appointment he displayed good judgement and
        leadership to a marked degree."


BIDWELL, Roger Edward Shelford, Captain, CBE  -  Officer - Legion of Merit (USA)
 - RCN / Chief Staff Officer to Commodore Commanding Newfoundland Force
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 6 May 1946.

        "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."



Medals of Rear-Admiral Roger Edward Shelford BIDWELL, CBE, CD, RCN		

CBE - WW1 British War Medal - WW1 Victory Medal - 1939/45 Start - Atlantic Star - Defence Medal - CVSM with Clasp
 - 1939/45 War Medal - King George V Jubilee - King George VI Coronation - EIIR Coronation -
CD (GVI) and two Bars - Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) 
Medals, Uniform and sword held by the Maritime Command Museum in Halifax.


* * * * *

BIGGS, Jeffry Reginald, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Norsyd
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Comox (Fundy Class Minesweeper - J64)
 from 4 November 1940 to 25 March 1942.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Granby (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J264)
 from 30 March 1942 to 10 October 1943.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Norsyd
 (Revised Flower Class Corvette Increased Endurance - K520)
 from 22 December 1943 to 20 October 1944.
BIGGS. Jeffrey Reginald, 0-6440, Mate(Temp) [26.6.40] RCNR
HMCS COMOX (J64) m/s, CO, (4.11.40-?)
Lt(Temp) [26.6.41] HMCS COMOX(J64) m/s, CO, (29.9.41-?)
HMCS GRANDBY (J264) m/s, CO stand by (30.3.42-1.5.42)
HMCS GRANDBY (J264) m/s, CO, (2.5.42-7.2.43)
HMCS THUNDER (J156) m/s, CO, (2.9.42-5.9.42)
HMCS GRANDBY (J264) m/s, Co, (5.9.42-?)
HMCS GRANDBY (J264) m/s, CO, (17.3.43-10.10.43)
HMCS NORSYD (K520) Cofm, stand by (15.11.43-21.12.43]
HMCS NORSYD (K520) Cofm,  CO, (22.12.43-20.10.44) MID~[6.1.45]

        "This Officer has served at sea for four years of the war, the
        last three of which have been spent in command of escort vessels,
        employed in extremely arduous duties on the Atlantic Coast of Canada.
        By his zeal, cheerfulness and devotion to duty, he has set a fine
        example to those working under him."
* * * * *
BIGGS, Maurice Edward, Acting Petty Officer Higher Submarine Detector (3278)
 - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN / HMCS St. Croix
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942.
BIGGS. Maurice Edward, 3278, A/PO(HSD), RCN, DSM~[28.11.42]

        "For devotion to duty and coolness during a two hour hunt for
        an enemy U-Boat which resulted in its destruction.  As Higher
        Submarine Detector in HMCS St. Croix, this Petty Officer showed
        extreme skill and tenacity in detecting and maintaining contact
        with an enemy U-boat thus contributing to a high degree to the
        successful conclusion of the operation."

The story of HMCS St. Croix (Town Class Destroyer - I81) sinking U-90 on
24 July 1942 in the North Atlantic can be found in Chapter 12 of
"Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BILLARD, Victor, Petty Officer (A-979) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Sydney, Nova Scotia.
BILLARD. Victor, A-979, PO, RCNR, BEM~[5.6.43]

        "This Petty Officer has shown zeal in carrying out all duties
        imposed upon him and his influence and example as an experienced
        seaman have been an inspiration to younger ratings with who he has
        come in contact."
* * * * *
BING, John Bythe, Leading Seaman (V-10240) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Buctouche
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 November 1943 and London Gazette of 18 November 1942.
BING. John Blythe, 0-6475, LS(T) V-10240, RCNVR
MID~[21.11.42] A/Cd/Gnr(TAS) [11.11.55] RCN, CD~[?]
HMCS CRUSADER(228) DDE, (20.2.57-?)
HMCS CORNWALLIS (19.8.58-?) (152)
HMCS SHELBURNE(E02) (22.8.60-?) (410/16)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (10.1.63)(16.3.64)&(27.7.64-?)
"This rating as submarine detector operator rendered good and effective service in action during attacks on an enemy submarine."
* * * * *
BINGHAM, Frederick Charles, Supply Chief Petty Officer (2641) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  St. John, New Brunswick.
Acting Warrant Officer (Sup), RCN, on 1 June 1943.
To HMCS Prince David (Armed Merchant Carrier - F.89) on 30 August 1943.
BINGHAM. Frederick Charles, 0-6480, (Saint John, NB)
CPO/Sup. 2641, RCN, BEM~[5.6.43]
A/Wt/Sup [1.6.43] RCN,
HMCS PRINCE DAVID(F89) amc, (30.8.43-?)
RCN Barracks Halifax (1.5.47-?) Lt(S) [15.12.48]
HMC Dockyard, Halifax, Supply Officer, (1.3.50-?) CD~[?]
RCNB Halifax (1.6.51-?)
RCN Depot Halifax, Sup/Drafting, (14.2.54-?)
HMCS CAPE BRETON(100) ARE, Supply Officer, (17.10.56-?)
LCdr(S) [2.8.57]
HMCS CAPE BRETON(100) ARE, add'l, (9.6.58-?)
HMCS BRUNSWICKER Supply Officer, (14.7.58-?)
HMCS BRUNSWICKER Supply Officer and Staff Officer Administration,(15.10.59-?) (140/70)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (22.10.60-?) "This Supply Petty Officer has shown outstanding ability and leadership, constant devotion to duty and zeal in difficult circumstances."
* * * * *
BINGHAM, Harold Wesley, Acting Petty Officer Coxswain (V-24409) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMC ML-078
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Indian Head Saskatchewan and North Kildonan, Manitoba.
  
         "This rating is presently serving in ML-078 and has served
         continuously in HMC M.L.'s for two years and 10 months,
         one year and three months as Coxswain.  He has displayed
         outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BINNIE, Ernest Eric Walter, Able Seaman (now Acting Leading Seaman) (3820)
 - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Edmonton, Alberta.
BINNIE. Ernest Eric Walter, 3820, AB, RCN, BEM~[5.6.43]

        "During prolonged engagements with U-Boats in heavy attacks on
        convoys in the North Atlantic, this rating performed his duty
        with certainty of precision which led to sight of U-Boats on five
        occasions, thereby contributing to the saving of merchant ships."
* * * * *
BIRD, Frederick, Leading Seaman (3345) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
Paquette has BIRS but Canada and London Gazettes and the Navy lists are clearly BIRD.
BIRD. Frederick, 3345, LS, RCN, MID~[5.6.43]

        "This rating displayed courage and high devotion to duty in taking
        away a boat's crew to rescue two airmen under hazardous conditions
        in the presence of the enemy."

        "For bravery, resource and devotion to duty." (London Gazette)
* * * * *
BISHOP, Lennox Craig, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / MTB 464
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home:  Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 31 December 1941.
Served on HMS Castleton (American lead/lease Destroyer) and then   
 to St. Christopher's for MTB training.
Commanding Officer of HMC MTB-464 from 26 March 1944 to 24 February 1945 
and again from 7 March 1945 to 9 April 1945.
BISHOP. Lennox Craig, 0-6650, (Sherbrooke, PQ)
Lt(Temp) [31.12.41] RCNVR
HMC MTB 464, CO, (26.3.44-24.2.45) DSC~[20.1.45]
HMCS NIOBE (D/S) for MTB Flotilla, (25.2.45-?)
Bar to DSC~[20.1.45]
HMC MTB 464, CO, (7.3.45-9.4.45)
Demobilized [9.11.45]
LCdr [31.12.49] RCN(R)
RCNB Halifax, Reserve/Trg, (18.6.51-?)
HMCS HUNTER Windsor Naval Division, Staff Officer/Adm, (7.8.51-?)
Released Dead 7 Sep 53.
"For courage, leadership and determination in close action with the enemy while serving in Light Coastal Craft." BISHOP, Lennox Craig, Lieutenant - Bar to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*) - RCNVR / MTB 464 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944. "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
* * * * *
BISHOP, Robert Lindsay, Acting Commander (SB)  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire
 - RCNR / Director of Transportation at N.S.H.Q.
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946.
   Home:  Overbrook, Ottawa, Ontario.
LCdr (SB) (Temp), RCNVR and Acting Commander (SB) (WHA) on 1 January 1943.
BISHOP. Robert Lindsay, 0-6660, LCdr(SB)(Temp) [1.7.43] RCNVR
A/Cdr(SB)(WHA) [1.7.43]; OBE~[15.6.46]
Cdr(SB) [?] RCN(R)
Relesed Dead [6.8.54]
"Commander Bishop, as Director of Transportation at Naval Service Headquarters, has at all times carried out his duties with the utmost zeal and ability. His knowledge of all methods of transportation, his past experience, and his untiring efforts have proved invaluable to the service."
* * * * *
BLACKBURN, James William, Able Seaman (V-49988) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1944 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
BLACKBRUN. James William, V-49988, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

         "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion
         to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
* * * * *
BLAIR, David William, Acting Lieutenant (now Lieutenant)
  - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
  He was born in Quebec City, Quebec on April 14, 1917,
  the son of N. Fairlie Blair and M. Jean Marsh.
Enlisted in the RCNVR in November 1939 and was
 loaned to the Royal Navy for the entire war.
  Served overseas from 1940 to 1945;
  promoted Lieutenant(Temp) on 31 December 1941;
  was discharged with rank of Lieutenant(Temp).
Received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from
 the University of New Brunswick in 1945.
  Served post-war in the naval reserve division HMCS Montcalm and
 was promoted Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December 1949.
Married the former Joyce Phyllis Orgill
Had one daughter, Margaret Ann (Peggy) Brittain (now James) of Saint John, N.B.;
Had one son, Peter F. Blair, Q.C. of Moncton
Had 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren).
Worked for CN Rail, Atlantic Region and lived in Moncton after the war.
  In 1982, he retired as Vice-President of CN Rail, Atlantic region.
Prominent in the Moncton community serving as:
 President of the United Way of Moncton;
 Chairman of the Moncton School Board;
 President of the Greater Moncton Foundation Inc.;
 Director of the Memramcook Institute;
 Member of the Engineering Advisory Committee of the University of Moncton;
 Member of the Research & Productivity Council;
 Member of the Moncton Club, the Moncton Golf & Country Club,
 Member of the Moncton Kinsmen Club, the Moncton Rotary Club, Gyro and Probus.
Lead the campaign to raise funds to build the present YMCA building
 on Highfield Street in Moncton.
 Member of Acadia Lodge No. 49, and the Moncton Lodge of Perfection A.A.S.R.
 Attended St. George's Anglican Church in Moncton.
For his community work, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering
 from the University of Moncton.
Died at the Moncton Hospital on 16 November 2000.
BLAIR. David William, 0-6990, Lt(Temp) [31.12.41] RCNVR
MBE~[5.1.43], Demobilized [1.11.45]
  
       	"For gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BLAIR, Douglas Duncan, Able Seaman (V-43301) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
   Home:  Oshawa, Ontario.
BLAIR. Douglas Duncan, V-43301, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

       "For courage and determination in H.M. Ships Albright, Ashanti,
       Bellona, Diadem, Mauritius, Onslow, Tartar and Ursa and
       H.M. Canadian Ships Assiniboine, Haida, Iroquois, Qu'appelle,
       Restigouche and Skeena, in a series of successful attacks on enemy
       escorted convoys off the coast of France."
* * * * *
BLAKELEY, Robert, Regulating Petty Officer (R.P.O.) (V-22076) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Stadacona
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BLAKELEY. Robert, V-22076, RPO, RCNVR, BEM~[10.6.44]

        "A zealous and conscientious regulating Petty Officer.
        His service, both ashore and afloat, have been consistently
        of a high order.  His devotion to duty as Regulating Petty Officer
        in HMCS Stadacona has been particularly outstanding."
* * * * *
BLANCHARD, Henry Blair, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Saint John
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 20 March 1945.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
BLANCHARD. Henry Blair, 0-7100, S/Lt(Temp) [13.4.42] RCNVR
HMCS CHEDABUCTO (J168) m/s, (18.8.42-?) Lt(Temp) [13.1.43] 
HMCS SAINT JOHN (K456) Fr, stand by (29.11.43-12.12.43)
HMCS SAINT JOHN (K456) Fr, (13.12.43-?) MID~[21.4.45]
Demobilized [3.12.45]
 
         "For outstanding skill, courage and zeal in Anti-U-Boat
          operations while serving in H.M. Canadian Ships Annan and Saint John."
                (London Gazette had HMCS St. John) 

Details on the sinking of U-247 off Cornwall which occurred on
1 September 1944 by HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K456)
and HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate - K328) can be found in Chapter 51
of "The Canadian Naval Chronicles 1939-1945".
 Chapter 59 of the same book describes the sinking of U-309 by HMCS Saint John
 at Moray Firth, Scotland on 16 February 1945.
* * * * *
BLAND, James Gordon, Petty Officer Cook (V-30186) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Grand Forks, B.C.
BLAND. James Gordon, V-30186, PO/Ck, RCNVR, MID~[1.1.45]

         "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy
         or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and
         for setting and example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding
         the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."
         New Years Honours List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.
* * * * *
BLANDIN, Rene Alex, Acting Stoker Petty Officer (A­1273) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / HMCS St. Laurent
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 12 September 1944.
   Home:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
HMCS St. Laurent was a River Class Destroyer (H83).
BLANDIN. René Alex, A-1273, A/Stk/PO, RCNR, BEM~[20.1.45]

         "For bravery and undaunted devotion to duty as members
         of a volunteer fire party (Shipwright William COX,
         Leading Stoker Rene BLANDIN, Able Seaman Peter SCOTT
         and Able Seaman Frederick WILSON) from HMCS St. Laurent,
         which boarded a burning Merchant Vessel in a rough sea and
         by their determined efforts saved the ship and her valuable cargo."
* * * * *
BLESSE, Margaret Anastasia, Acting Petty Officer (W­1239) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - WRCNS
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Everett, Mass., U.S.A.
BLESSE. Margaret Anastasia, W-1239, A/PO, WRCNS, BEM~[5.1.46]

         "This rating came from the United States of America to join
         the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, and had served diligently
         and faithfully in her capacity as Confidential Book Corrector.  Petty
         Officer Blesse has performed her arduous duties in s superior manner.
         Her good conduct, morale and sense of responsibility have been outstanding
         and her example to other ratings has been in keeping with the high traditions
         of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service."
* * * * *
BLOOMFIELD, George Henry, Yeoman of Signals (V­9856) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.
   Home:  Winnipeg, Manitoba.
BLOOMFIELD. George Lament O, A-2445, Stk 1/cl, RCNVR
DSM~[20.1.45]

         "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in
         H.M. Canadian Ships Qu'appelle, Skeena, Saskatchewan and Restigouche
         in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats."
* * * * *
BOAK, Eric Eversley Garratt, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCN / HMCS Sioux
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 19 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home:  Victoria, B.C.
S/Lt, RCN, on 1 November 1937;
Lieutenant, RCN, on 1 July 1939;
A/LCdr(WHA) on 1 March 1943 to 20 November 1943;
LCdr, RCN on 1 July 1946.
Served on HMCS Ottawa (Destroyer - H.60) on 3 September 1938.
To HMCS Skeena on 2 April 1940.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyer - D.159)
 from 1 March 1943 to 20 November 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Sioux ('V' Class Destroyer - R.64)
 from 21 February 1944 to 29 June 1945.
Died on 25 January 1965.
BOAK. Eric Eversley Garratt, 0-7320, Special entry No.36,
Cdt [31.8.34]
Mid [1.9.35] RCN, HMS ROYAL OAK (9.6.37-?)
S/Lt [1.11.37] HMS EXCELLENT (3.1.38-?) 
HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD,(3.9.38-?) Lt [1.7.39] 
HMCS SKEENA (I59) DD, (2.4.40-?) A/LCdr(WHA) 
HMCS SKEENA (I59) DD, CO, (1.3.43-20.11.43)
HMCS SIOUX (R64) DD, CO, (21.2.44-29.6.45) DSC~[19.6.45] 
LCdr(N) [1.7.46] HMCS WARRIOR(31) CVL, (1.7.46-?)
Order of St Olav-1st/Cl,(Poland)~[3.8.46]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) CVL, stand by (23.3.48-6.4.48}
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) CVL, (7.4.48-?) Cdr [1.7.48]
HMCS SHEARWATER XO, (1.12.48-?) CD~[?]
RCNB Halifax, (27.7.50-?)

         "For gallant service in escorting Russian convoys in February 1945."


BOAK, Eric Eversley Garratt, Lieutenant-Commander, DSC
 - Knight (First Class) Order of St. Olav (Norway)
 - RCN / HMCS Sioux
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 30 May 1946.

          "Bestowed by His Majesty King Haakon of Norway for services rendered
          to the Norwegian Population in evacuating them from Soroya,
          West Finmark (Norway), to England in March, 1945."
* * * * *
BOALER, Reginald George, Acting Leading Seaman (D.E.M.S.) (V­9716) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / SS Dentonia Park
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  St. Boniface, Manitoba.
BOALER. Reginald George, V-9716, A/LS(DEMS), RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

        "Leading Seaman Boaler joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
        at the commencement of hostilities.  He has served sixty months at sea
        in one ship, the S.S. Dentonia Park which went for long periods without
        touching a Canadian Port.  His service at all times has shown a high
        standard of efficiency, zeal, initiative, and constant devotion to duty.
        He is well worthy of recognition."
* * * * *
BOCKUS, Donald Roland, Stoker Petty Officer (A­4117) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
London Gazette had his last name as BOKUS.

        "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion
        to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
* * * * *
BODEN, Arnold William, Acting Chief Radio Artificer (40958) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN / Newport Corner High Power Naval W/T. Station
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946.
   Home:  220 Regina Avenue, Victoria, B.C.
BODEN. Arnold William, 0-7348, (220 Regina Ave, Victoria, BC)
A/CPO/RadA, 40958, RCN, BEM~[15.6.46]
Lt(L)* [5.8.50] RCN,
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, Flight Deck Party (28.5.51-?)
HMCS HAIDA(215) DD, stand by (3.12.51-14.3.52)
HMCS HAIDA(215) DD, (15.3.52-?)
RCNB Halifax, add'l, (28.9.53-?)
NSHQ add'l, (28.12.56-?)
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, (2.1.57-?) CD~[?]
LCdr(L) [23.8.57]
HMCS SKEENA(207) DDE, (15.12.58-?) (140/60)
PNO/West(N56) (7.10.60-?) "This Chief Petty Officer has shown a marked ability and superior intelligence in the execution of Radio Maintenance in the Royal Canadian Navy since the outbreak of hostilities, especially in the Newport Corner High Power W/T. Station. Due to his initiative and keen sense of judgement he has been instrumental in keeping important equipment in operation during critical moments when delays due to radio breakdowns would have been felt by ships relying on broadcasts emanating from this station, during the Battle of the Atlantic. His cheerfulness, patience and conscientious devotion to duty together with the ability "to put it over" has without doubt set a fine example and has left its mark on junior radio artificers with whom he has come into contact."
* * * * *
BOLUS, Hal Baldwin, Lieutenant (E) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Haida
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944.
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
BOLUS. Hal Baldwin, 0-7430, (Ottawa, ON)
S/Lt(E) [1.11.37] RCN
R.N. Engineering College (17.9.35-?)
Lt(E) [1.5.40]
HMCS HAIDA(G63) DD, (1943?) MID~[9.9.44]
HMCS ONTARIO(53) LCB, (23.7.45-?)
LCdr(E) [1.4.47] Cdr(E) [1.7.50] CD~[?]
HMCS QUEBEC(31) LCB, stand by, (15.6.51-13.1.52)
HMCS QUEBEC(31) LCB, (14.1.52-?) RCNB Esquimalt, Engineering & Mechanical Training Centre, OIC, (4.6.54-?)
NSHQ for Asst/Eng/Admin, (18.3.57-?) (140/40)
Cmdre/Supt/Pac(N10) St/Cmdre/Supt, (11.02.60-?)
FOPC(N00) (10.8.64-?) "For leadership, resolution and skill in H.M. Ships Black Prince and Ashanti and H.M. Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Haida and Huron in a successful action with enemy destroyers in the English Channel." The sinking of the German Destroyer T-29 on 26 April 1944 by HMCS Haida, HMCS Huron and HMCS Athabaskan (all Tribal Class Destroyers) is described in Chapter 39 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicles 1939/1945".
* * * * *
BONIOWSKI, Bert Thomas, Leading Sick Bay Attendant (V­37064) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Matane
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 March 1945 and London Gazette of 27 February 1945.
   Home:  East Kildonan, Manitoba.
More details can be found on page 105 of "Operation Sick Bay".
BONIOWSKI. Bert Thomas, V-37064, L/SBA, RCNVR, MID~[3.3.45]

         "For outstanding initiative and skill in damage control in
         saving HMCS Matane after a heavy attack at sea on 20 July 1944."

HMCS Matane (River Class Frigate - K444) was hit by a German glider bomb
off 22 miles off Brest, France at 2030 hours on 20 July 1944 and towed to
Plymouth by HMCS Meon (River Class Frigate - K269).
* * * * *
BONNELL, Charles Ernest, Lieutenant (Killed in Action) - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / MTB 218 of 6th MGB Flotilla
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 6 January 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
RCNVR Company, Toronto Sup/Reserve on 20 October 1937.
A/Lt, RCNVR, on 27 September 1939.
Commanded MTB-218 of the 6th MGB Flotilla commanded by Lieutenant Peter Howes, RN,
 based at Fowey in Cornwall.
The book "Champagne Navy" states on page 47 that "little is known about Bonnell,
 which is both baffling and regrettable in view of the fact that he was likely
 the first Canadian small-boat raider to actually engage the enemy.
He was awarded the DSC after sinking a merchant ship off Boulogne in 1942.
He was killed in action a few months later on 3 January 1943 when HM SM P311 was
 sunk by a mine during Operation 'Principal' in the Straits of Bonifacio.
In the book "Through a Canadian Periscope" by Julie Ferguson (former member of HMCS Discovery),
 1995 in chapter 12 entitled "The Charioteers 1942-1943", Julie describes Lieutenants Bonnell
 and Moreton as the first two officers interviewed and selected to join the then very, very
 secret British two-man "chariot" training program then just in early stages of design
 and development. They became part of a group of only 24 officers and 31 men and
 the only Canadians (both RCNVR) to do so.  They trained and qualified as divers
 and on chariots.  Bonnell was to die after the sub (P311) that was carrying two
 chariots to attack 2 Italian cruisers was lost, possibly due to collision with
 a mine on 03 January 43.  Moreton survived the war, retiring in Nova Scotia,
 dying in 1993. Two distinguished RCNVR officers, pioneers in special underwater warfare. 
BONNELL. Charles "Chuck" Ernest, RCNVR Company Toronto Sup/Reserve [20.10.37]
A/Lt(Temp) [27.9.39] RCNVR, 
HM MTB 218, 6th Fl, CO, sank a merchant ship off Boulogne 
DSC~[6.1.42], KIA 3.1.43.

     "For courage and skill when an enemy convoy was attacked by our light Coastal Forces."
          (He sunk a merchant ship.)
* * * * *
BONNER, Albert Leo, Acting Yeoman of Signals (V­2293) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Saint John, New Brunswick.
He served in the RCN in Korea and reached the rank of Lieutenant-Commander before retiring.
BONNER. Albert Leo, 0-7477, (Saint John NB)
CPO/Yeoman, V-2293, RCNVR, MID~[5.6.43] BEM~[5.1.46]
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, CPO 2, DSM~[20.12.52]
A/Cd/Com [2.10.53] RCN,
HMCS CORNWALLIS for Com/Sch, (16.12.53-?)
HMCS MICMAC(214) DDE, (2.3.54-?)
FOAC for Asst/StO/Com, (14.3.55-?)
FOAC for StO/Com, (24.8.55-?) Lt [1.1.55] CD~[?]
HMCS MICMAC(214) DDE, (18.8.57-?)
HMCS CAPE BRETON(100) ARE, (13.6.58-?)
HMCS IROQUOIS(217) DDE, (17.10.58-?) (130)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (30.6.60-?)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (28.6.61-?) (130/12)
HMCS NADEN(N18) (28.3.63-?) "Throughout a considerable period of service at sea which has included action against enemy submarines in the North Atlantic, this rating has displayed the utmost zeal, cheerfulness and devotion to duty." BONNER, Albert Leo, Chief Yeoman of Signals (V­2293) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / HMCS Uganda - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. "This Chief Petty Officer joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve a year prior to the commencement of hostilities and served at sea for over three years during the war in the Battle of the Atlantic and latterly in the Pacific Theatre in HMCS Uganda. As Chief Yeoman of Signals, he has displayed keenness and integrity to a marked degree, and has at all time proven an inspiration to the junior ratings of his branch." Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) in Korea as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952 while serving in HMCS Nootka.
Medals of Lieutenant-Commander Albert Leo BONNER, SBStJ, DSM, BEM, CD.
Serving Brother, Order of St. John - DSM (EIIR) - BEM (GVI) - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star
 - Pacific Star - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal with MID - Canadian Korea Medal
 - Canadian Korean Volunteer Service Medal - United Nations Korea Medal
 - EIIR Coronation Medal - RCNVR Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - CD with one Bar.

* * * * *
BOON, Allan, Leading Seaman (V­16252) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Nanoose
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Schreiber, Ontario.
HMCS Nanoose was a Fundy Class Minesweeper (J35) serving with Halifax Local
 Defence Force throughout the war.
The ship was originally HMCS Nootka but was changed to HMCS Nanoose to give
 the name Nootka to a Tribal Class Destroyer.
BOON. Allan, V-16252, LS, RCNVR, BEM~[10.6.44]

        "This rating has displayed outstanding devotion to duty while serving
        in HMCS Nanoose since joining the ship 1 May 1941.  Recently when it
        was necessary to fit sixteen Bangor Minesweepers with mine-sweeping
        gear within a few days, he accomplished tasks over and above his normal
        duties, taking charge of a party and showing marked ingenuity and ability.
        Throughout, his cheerfulness and leadership have been an inspiration to
        his fellow seamen."
* * * * *
BOOTH, Harry, Able Seaman (V­14423) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS St. Thomas
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 July 1945.
   Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
BOOTH. Harry, V-14423, AB, RCNVR, MID~[15.9.45]
  
       "For services in HMCS St. Thomas in action against a German boat."

HMCS St. Thomas (Castle Class Frigate) and HMCS Sea Cliff (River Class Frigate)
sank U-877 on 27 December 1944 in mid-Atlantic on 27 December 1944.
See Chapter 57 "The Canadian Naval Chronicles 1939-1945" for details.
* * * * *
BOOTS, Rose Elizabeth, Petty Officer Cook (W­593) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - WRCNS
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946.
   Home:  Bonarlaw, Ontario.
BOOTS. Rose Elizabeth, W-593, PO/Ck, WRCNS, BEM~[15.6.46]

        "Petty Officer Boots joined the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service
        in December 1942, and since then has given invaluable service in the
        galleys.  Her zeal, cheerfulness and praiseworthy devotion to duty have
        been an inspiriting example to the junior ratings in her charge, and have
        helped keep high the fine traditions established by the Women's Royal
        Canadian Naval Service."
* * * * *
BOULD, Howard Desmond George, Skipper - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Fleur de Lis
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Home:  c/o Loretteveille, Quebec.  Promoted to Chief Skipper when award announced.
BOULD. Howard Desmond George, 0-7770, Skr(Temp) [5.3.40] RCNR
HMCS HUSKY (Z26)(A) p/v, stand by, (11.7.40-22.7.40)
HMCS HUSKY (Z26)(A) p/v, (23.7.40-?) 
HMCS FLEUR DE LIS (J16) p/v, (6.9.41-?) MID~[9.1.43]
Ch/Skr(Temp) [5.3.43] 
HMCS NORTH BAY (K339) Cofm, stand by (9.10.43-24.10.43)
HMCS NORTH BAY (K339) Cofm, (25.10.43-?) Skr/Lt(Temp) [5.3.44]
Demobilized [18.8.45]

       "In charge of a boarding party, which extinguished the fire aboard
       a tanker, Skipper Bould displayed outstanding qualities of leadership
       and devotion to duty.  The seamanship displayed by this Officer contributed
       to the success of the subsequent salvage."
* * * * *
BOULTON, Angus George ("Gus"), Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Rimouski
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Born at Russell, Manitoba on 7 August 1911.
Joined the Winnipeg Division RCNVR 1933.
  To RCNVR Company Toronto as A/S/Lt, RCNVR on 22 February 1933;
  Lieutenant, RCNVR, on 22 January 1935.
Commanded the Royal Guard for their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
 at Toronto in 1939.
  Mobilized for World War Two service on 1 September 1939 at the Toronto Division RCNVR.
  Served in HMCS Ottawa from 19 October 1938 until 20 July 1941; part of the time
 as First Lieutenant with rank of Acting Lieutenant-Commander
 (later Executive Officer of HMCS Ottawa).
Acting Commanding officer HMCS Ottawa (River Class Destroyer - H60)
 from 21 July 1941 to 18 August 1941 (first RCNVR to command a destroyer)
 - A/?LCdr(Temp on 1 January 1941).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Rimouski (Flower Class Corvette - K121)
 from 12 November 1941 to 1 December 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Annapolis (I) (Town Class Destroyer - I04)
 from 4 December 1942 to 2 March 1944.  Senior Officer of W-8 Escort Group.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent (I) (River Class Destroyer - H83)
 from 15 April 1944 to 7 November 1944.
To Somers Isles as Training Commander in 1945 (rank Acting Commander 1 January 1945).
To Stadacona in 1945.  He transferred to the RCN in 1947 with rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
Made Commander in 1947, he was Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast in 1948.
Took the Royal Naval Staff Course in 1948.
Executive Officer of HMCS Magnificent in 1949.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Magnificent (Aircraft Carrier - 21)
 from 29 June 1949 to 6 September 1949.
Director of Naval Reserves at Naval Headquarters in 18 January 1951 to 27 April 1953.
  He took the National Defence College Course in 1953
To Washington as Assistant Naval Attaché in 1954.
Promoted to Acting Commodore on 20 June 1955, and still at Niagara (Washington)
 now as Naval Member and Naval Attaché and Commanding Officer in 1955.
Reverted to Captain to become the Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent (II)
 (St. Laurent Class Destroyer Escort - 205) from 23 January 1957 to 15 March 1958.
Also Commander Third Canadian Destroyer Squadron during this period.
Promoted to Commodore on 16 June 1958 and made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Plans
 and Member of the Naval Board.
In 1960 he went to Niobe as Naval Member of Canadian Joint Staff London.
Chairman of the Canadian Joint Staff in London in 1962.
Made an Honorary AdC in 1963 and was Commodore RCN Barracks Esquimalt and
  Commanding Officer Naden and Officer-in-Charge RCN Depot Esquimalt in 1963.
Retired on 1 February 1966.
Died at Victoria, B.C. on 3 May 1992.
BOULTON. Angus "Gus" George, 0-7830, RCNVR Company Toronto, 
A/S/Lt [22.2.33] RCNVR, Lt [22.1.35] 
HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, (19.10.39-?) A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.41] 
HMCS RIMOUSKI (K121) Cof, CO, (12.11.41-1.12.42)
HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, CO, (21.7.41-18.8.41)
HMCS ANNAPOLIS (I04) DD, CO, (4.12.42-2.3.44) LCdr [1.1.43] 
MID~[9.1.43] HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, CO, (15.4.44-7.11.44)
DSC~[1.1.45] Cdr [1.1.45] 
HMCS SOMERS ISLES, Bermuda, STO, (1.3.45-?) 
Demobilized [28.11.45] Cdr [1.7.47] RCN,
COAC/CoSt, (9.7.47-?) FOAC/CoSt, (1.5.48-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) CVL, CO, (29.6.49-6.9.49)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) CVL, XO, (7.9.49-?)
Capt [1.1.52] HMCS ST LAURENT(205) DDE, CO, (2.1.57-15.3.58)
Cmdre [16.6.58] retired [1.2.60] died [3.5.92] Victoria, BC.

Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCNVR                      	22 February	1933	(Winnipeg Division, RCNVR)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCNVR                             	22 February	1934	(Toronto Division, RCNVR)
Lieutenant, RCNVR                                         	22 January	1935	(Toronto Division, RCNVR)
Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR   01 January	1941	(Commanding Officer of HMCS Rimouski)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR                 01 January	1943	(Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent)
Commander (Temporary), RCNVR             01 January	1945	(Training Commander HMCS Somers Isles)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN	                 01 July	1947	(COS Flag Officer Atlantic Coast)
Commander, RCN                                         	01 July	1947	(Commanding Officer of HMCS Magnificent)
Acting Captain, RCN                                    	01 June	1951	(Director of Naval Reserves)
Captain, RCN                                            	01 January	1952	(Assistant Naval Attaché Washington)
Acting Commodore, RCN                       	 01 June	1955	(Naval Attaché Washington)
Reverts to Captain, RCN                             	01 January	1957	(Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent)
Commodore, RCN                                          	16 June	1958	(Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Plans)
Retired                                                     	01 February	1966

          "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy
          or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and
          for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding
          the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."
                            New Years Honours List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.


BOULTON, Angus George, Temporary Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Annapolis
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).

         "Whilst serving at sea in the North Atlantic almost continuously
         since the commencement of hostilities, this Officer has displayed
         the utmost zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BOURNE, Leslie Norman, Leading Seaman (4023) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
   Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
BOURNE. Leslie Norman, 4023, LS, RCN, MID~[9.9.44]

        "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in HMS Icarus
        and H.M. Canadian Ships Chilliwack, Chaudiere, Fennel, Gatineau and
        St. Catherines in a successful operation against a U-Boat."

HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Chaudiere, and HMCS Chilliwack assisted
in sinking U-744 in mid-Atlantic on 6 March 1944 as described in Chapter 34 of
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BOUTILIER, Clyde, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (V­25257) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Home:  Bridgeton, Me., U.S.A.
BOUTILIER. Clyde, V-25257, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, BEM~[9.1.43]
A/ERA 2/cl, MID~[20.1.45]

        "Serving in one of HMC destroyers in the North Atlantic over a considerable
        period of time, Engine Room Artificer Boutilier, a veteran of the last war,
        has consistently carried out his duties with loyalty, efficiency and devotion."



BOUTILIER, Clyde, Engine Room Artificer Second Class, BEM (V­25257) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.

        "For courage and determination in H.M. Ships Albrighton, Ashanti, Bellona,
        Diadem, Mauritius, Onslow, Tartar and Ursa and H.M. Canadian Ships Assiniboine,
        Haida, Iroquois, Qu'appelle, Restigouche and Skeena, in a series of successful
        attacks on enemy escorted convoys off the coast of France."
* * * * *
BOWDEN, James, Chief Petty Officer (TC) (A­4787) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Windsor, Ontario.
BOWDEN. James, A-43787, CPO(TC), RCNR, MID~[6.1.45]

        "Chief Petty Officer Bowden has served for the past thirty-two months
        in escort vessels of the North Atlantic Mid-Ocean group.  He has been
        at all times cheerful and willing, pursuing his duties with tenacity
        regardless of conditions.  A most loyal Chief Petty Officer who has
        never varied from his willing dependability, giving every assistance
        and understanding to his Officers, at the same time giving an excellent
        example of leadership to the men."
* * * * *
BOWDITCH, George Fowler, Able Seaman (2663) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN / HMCS St. Laurent
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 11 March 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
Now a Petty Officer.
Chief Asdic operator in HMCS St. Laurent.
Awarded DSM at same time as Lt. Robert Welland received DSC.
BOWDITCH. George Fowler, 2663, AB, RCN, DSM~[11.3.41]

        "For courage and enterprise in action against enemy submarines."
* * * * *
BOWEN, John, Leading Seaman (V­22594) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 3 July 1945.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BOWEN. John, V-22596, LS, RCNVR, MID~[15.9.45]

        "For services in action with enemy light forces on 24th, 25th February 1945."
 
        "For courage and skill while serving in Coastal Forces in
        successful engagements with enemy shipping (London Gazette citation)."
* * * * *
BOWYER, Michael H., Able Seaman (V­10607) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.
   Home:  Hazlet, Saskatchewan.
BOWYER. Michael, V-10607, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

       "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in
       H.M. Canadian Ships Qu'appelle, Skeena, Saskatchewan and Restigouche
       in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats."
* * * * *
BOYD, Alfred Albert, Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (A­5361) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / HMCS Brandon
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
BOYD. Alfred Albert, A-5361, ERA 4/cl, RCNR, BEM~[6.1.45]

        "For outstanding conscientious and cheerful devotion to duty during
        twenty-seven months service in HMCS Brandon (Corvette) and in particular,
        for courage and effective action with no regard for his personal safety in
        extinguishing an engine room fire, which, it had not been for his highly
        commendable effort, might have resulted in loss of the ship."
* * * * *
BOYD, Clifford Douglas, Leading Seaman (V­2741) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
   Home:  Saint John, New Brunswick.
BOYD. Clifford Douglas, V-2741, LS, RCNVR, MID~[9.9.44]

       "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in HMS Icarus
       and H.M. Canadian Ships Chilliwack, Chaudiere, Fennel, Gatineau and
       St. Catherines in a successful operation against a U-Boat."

HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Chaudiere, and HMCS Chilliwack assisted
in sinking U-744 in mid-Atlantic on 6 March 1944 as described in Chapter 34 of
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BOYER, Frederick John, Lieutenant (Killed in Action) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMS Laforey
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 June 1944 and London Gazette of 23 May 1944.
Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
He was a new Gunnery Officer on HMS Laforey and was killed when it was
 sunk by U-223 near Naples in early 1944.
BOYER. Frederick John, RCNVR Division Toronto A/S/Lt(Temp) [21.9.39] RCNVR,
S/Lt(Temp) [21.9.39] RCNVR, HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, (7.7.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [21.9.41]; HMS Laforey (1944)
MID~[26.6.44]; 2nd MID~[20.1.45]
 
       "For outstanding courage, resolution, leadership skill and devotion
       to duty in operations which led to successful landing on the Italian
       mainland and at Salerno."


BOYER, Frederick John, Lieutenant (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMS Laforey
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 21 November 1944.

       "For good service in bombardment of enemy positions at Anzio."
* * * * *
BOYER, Gerald Joseph, Able Seaman (V­16164) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Port Arthur
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 May 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Fort William, Ontario.
Boyer was the HSD 1st Operator in HMCS Port Arthur.
BOYER. Gerald Joseph, V-16164, AB, RCNVR, DSM~[1.5.43]

        "For skill and judgement in action against enemy Submarines while serving
        in H.M. Ships Paladin, Gloxinia, Easton and Wheatland, and H.M. Canadian
        Ships Port Arthur and Ville de Quebec."
* * * * *
BOYLE, Douglas Seaman, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Chaudiere
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
   Born:  Revelstoke, B.C. 29 November 1923.
Officer Cadet RNR at HMS Conway in 1939.
Transferred to the RCN as a Naval Cadet at Royal Naval College
 Dartmouth (Special Entry No. 53) in 1941.
Served in HMS Diomede and HMS Wolsey 1941 to 1943.
To HMCS Chaudiere (River Class Destroyer) in 1943 and awarded MID as a Sub-Lieutenant.
Then on courses with the RN in 1943.
To Royal Canadian Naval College at Royal Roads on Staff in 1945.
To HMS Dryad for Long RN Long Navigation Direction Course in 1947.
To HMCS Ontario (Cruiser) as Direction Officer in 1947.
To Naval Headquarters as Staff Officer Navigation Direction in 1948.
To Naden as Staff Officer Navigation and Direction and Officer-in-Charge
 Navigation and Direction Training Centre in 1950.
Promoted Lieutenant-Commander in 1951 and off to HMS Dryad for
 Advanced (Dagger) Navigation course.
To HMCS Magnificent (Aircraft Carrier) as Navigating Officer on 1952.
On Staff of Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff London in 1953.
To Royal Naval Staff Course in 1954.
To Naval Headquarters as Deputy Director Naval Training in 1955.
Promoted Commander in 1956.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (II) (Tribal Class Destroyer - 219)
 from 6 September 1957 to 1 March 1959.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay (II) (Destroyer Escort St. Laurent Class - 206)
 from 2 March 1959 to 14 October 1959.
In October 1959, to Assistant Chief of Staff (Training and Administration)
 Staff of Flag Officer Pacific.
On promotion to Captain in 1963, he was made Commander of the 4th Canadian Escort Squadron.
In 1964, he was Director of Naval Training at NDHQ and later that year
 to Director Senior Appointments (Navy).
Made Commodore in 1966, he was made Director-General Postings and Careers.
He went to the Imperial Defence College in 1969.
He was Commander NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic in 1970.
In 1971 he was back at NDHQ as Director-General Plans, Requirements and Production.
Promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1972, he was made Chief of Personnel for Canadian Armed Force.
From 1973 to 1977, he was Commander of Maritime Command and
 Commander NATO Canadian Sub-Area Atlantic.
Promoted to Vice-Admiral half way through this command.
Made a Commander of the Order of Military Merit (CMM).
Retired in 1977.
He acted as a Marine consultant from 1978 to 1985.
Became President of German & Milne Inc. 1986 to 1988 and as
 Executive VP Energy Conversion Systems, Power Systems Inc. 1987-1989.
Died in Ottawa at age 77 on 23 July 2001.
BOYLE. Douglas Seaman "Bugsy", 0-8160, Cdt RNR [1.4.39] 
Cdt [1.1.41] RCN, (Special entry No.53) Mid [1.9.41] 
A/S/Lt [1.5.43] HMCS CHAUDIERE(H99) DD, (15.11.43-?)
Lt [16.9.43] MID~[9.9.44] HMCS ONTARIO(53) L/Cr, (4.5.45-?) 
LCdr [16.9.51] Cdr [1.1.56]
HMCS ATHABASKAN (219) DD, CO, (6.9.57-1.3.59)
HMCS SAGUENAY (206) DDE, CO, (2.3.59-14.10.59)
Capt [1.1.64] Cmdre [1.7.66] RAdm, [1.5.72] VAdm [1.7.75]
CMM~[19.6.76] retired, 1977.

Officer Cadet, RNR                    	 01 April	1939	(HMS Conway)
Naval Cadet, RCN                     	01 January	1941	(Royal Naval College Dartmouth Special Entry No. 53)
Midshipman, RCN	                       01 September	1941	(Served in HMS Diomede)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN     	  01 May	1943	(Served in HMS Wolsey)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN              01 June	1943	(Served in HMCS Chaudiere and awarded MID)
Lieutenant, RCN                      	  16 September	1943	(Royal Naval College Royal Roads on Staff)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN   	16 September	1951	(Navigating Officer on HMCS Magnificent)
Commander, RCN                     	01 January 	1956	(Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan)
Captain, RCN                          01 January	1963	(Commander of the 4th Canadian Escort Squadron)
Commodore,  RCN	                      01 July	1966	(Commander NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic - 1970)
Rear-Admiral, CF                        01 May	1972	(Chief of Personnel)
Vice-Admiral, CF                       	01 July	1975	(Commander of Maritime Command)
Retired	                                      	1977

           "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty
           in HMS Icarus and H.M. Canadian Ships Chilliwack, Chaudiere,
           Fennel, Gatineau and St. Catherines in a successful operation
           against a U-Boat."

Chapter 34 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945" describes the
sinking of U-744 by C-2 Support Group on 6 March 1944 in the Atlantic.
HMCS Chaudiere was part of C-2 Support Group.


Awarded Commander - Order of Military Merit (CMM) as per Canada Gazette
of 19 June 1976 in the rank of Vice-Admiral and Commander, Maritime Command.


* * * * *
BOYLE, James, Chief Petty Officer (X­1918) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Canaan Station, Westmoreland County, New Brunswick.
BOYLE. James X-1918, CPO, RCN, DSM~[1.1.45]
     
        "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal,
        patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example
        of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions of the
        Royal Canadian Navy."        New Years List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.

* * * * *
BRACE, Ernest Robert, Leading Seaman (V­23145) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
   Home:  Verdun, Quebec.
BRACE. Ernest Robert, V-23145, LS, RCNVR, MID~[9.9.44]

        "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in HMS Icarus
        and H.M. Canadian Ships Chilliwack, Chaudiere, Fennel, Gatineau and
        St. Catherines in a successful operation against a U-Boat."

HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Chaudiere, and HMCS Chilliwack assisted
in sinking U-744 in mid-Atlantic on 6 March 1944 as described in Chapter 34 of
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BRADBURY, Allen, Petty Officer (X­41027) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BRADBURY. Allen, X-41027, PO, RCN, BEM~[ 5.6.43]

       "This rating has shown extraordinary energy, keenness and
       disregard of personal risk in the laying and recovering of mines."
* * * * *
BRADLEY, James Richard, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Saint John
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 20 March 1945.
   Home:  Port Credit, Ontario.
S/Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 19 July 1943.
  Stand by from 29 November 1943 to 12 December 1943 and then service
 on HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K.456) from 13 December 1943.
Served on HMCS Magnificent in May 1950.
BRADLEY. James Richard, 0-8250, S/Lt(Temp) [19.7.43] RCNVR
HMCS SAINT JOHN (K456) Fr, stand by (29.11.43-12.12.43)
HMCS SAINT JOHN (K456) Fr, (13.12.43-?) Lt(Temp) [19.7.44] 
DSC~[21.4.45] Bar to DSC~[15.9.45] Demobilized [10.10.45]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) CVL, 803 Sqn, (15.5.50-?); Released [22.9.53]

         "For outstanding skill, courage and zeal in Anti-U-Boat operations
         while serving in H.M. Canadian Ships Annan and Saint John."
            (London Gazette had HMCS St. John) 

Details on the sinking of U-247 off Cornwall which occurred on 1 September 1944
by HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K456) and HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate)
can be found in Chapter 51 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

Chapter 59 of the same book describes the sinking of U-309 by HMCS Saint John at
Moray Firth, Scotland on 16 February 1945.



BRADLEY, James Richard, Lieutenant, DSC - First BAR to the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Saint John
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 3 July 1945.

             "For good services in action with an enemy U-Boat (U-309) in the Western
             Approaches on 16 February 1945."

             "For bravery, skill and determination while serving in H.M. Ships Wild Goose,
             Labuan, Loch Fada, Rowley, Duckworth, Keats and Tyler and HMCS St. John
             in operations against enemy submarines (London Gazette)."

Chapter 59 of the "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945" describes the
sinking of U-309 by HMCS Saint John at Moray Firth, Scotland on 16 February 1945.
* * * * *
BRAND, Eric Sydney, Captain  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCN / Director of Trade and Intelligence Division
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
Joined the Merchant Navy College, HMS Conway, as a cadet in 1909.
To Royal Naval College Dartmouth in January 1911.
Mentioned in Despatches at the Battle of Jutland in HMS Valiant and promoted Lieutenant in 1916.
  Later qualified both G and dagger N.  Promoted Commander, RN, on 30 December 1929.
  Lent to RCN as Director of Plans and Intelligence 22 June 1939.
  Served at Naval Service HQ throughout the war adding responsibility for trade.
  Promoted to Captain on 1 July 1941.  Went on RCN retired list in May 1945.
  Post war was the first director marine operations for the Canadian Coast Guard,
 the First Director of the CCG College at Point Edward in 1965.
  He was made Honorary Commodore of the CCG.
  In addition to his wartime medals received the Medal of HM King of Sweden for
 services to humanity.
Died in Ottawa on 22 November 1991, age 95 (three months after hip surgery).
BRAND. Eric Sydney, 0-8350,
Cdr [31.12.29] RN,
NSHQ, Dir/Intel (29.7.39-?)
Capt [1.7.41] RCN, OBE~[5.6.43]
Legion of Merit-Degree of Commander(USA)~[30.3.46]
Demobilized [12.8.46]
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[27.11.46]
Legion of Honneur-Chevalier(France)~[27.11.47]

        "Lent by the Royal Navy to the Royal Canadian Navy shortly before the
        outbreak of war, this Officer took a large and active part in the planning
        necessary to place the Royal Canadian Navy on a war time basis.  Assuming
        the appointment of Director of Trade and Intelligence Division, this Officer's
        experience, ability, concept and vision were such that the plans and organization
        that he originated in 1939 have not basically been changed during the subsequent
        period of unprecedented expansion.  Besides having given a continuity of high
        service at Naval Service Headquarters, equalled by few, he has played a great
        part in fomenting and cementing the high friendship that exists between Officers
        of the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy."


BRAND, Eric Sydney, Captain, OBE  -  Commander - Legion of Merit (United States of American)
 - RCN / Director Trade and Intelligence Division
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 30 January 1946.

        "For exceptionally meritorious service as Director of Trade Division,
        Canadian Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa, from January 1941 to May 1945.
        By his outstanding knowledge and ability, Captain Brand contributed materially
        to the establishment of an efficient U.S. Navy organization for the control of
        shipping in co-operation with Canadian Forces."


BRAND, Eric Sydney, Captain, OBE - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France)
 - RCN - Awarded effective 27 November 1946.


BRAND, Eric Sydney, Captain, OBE  -  Chevalier - Legion of Honour (France)
 - RCN - Awarded effective 27 November 1947. 
* * * * *
BRANSCOMBE, Bernard Leon, Able Seaman (V­18228) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS St. Thomas
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 July 1945.
   Home:  Picton, Ontario.
BRANSCOMBE. Bernard Leon, V-18228, AB, RCNVR, DSM~[15.9.45]

       "For services in HMCS St. Thomas in action against a German boat."

The sinking of U-877 by HMCS St. Thomas (Castle Class Corvette - K488) and
HMCS Sea Cliff (River Class Frigate) on 26 September 1944 in mid-Atlantic
is described in Chapter 57 of "The Naval Chronicles of Canada 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BRENNAN, Clyde James, Chief Stoker (A­953) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / HMCS Stadacona
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
BRENNAN. Clyde James, A-953, CPO/Stk, RCNR, BEM~[16.6.45]

        "This Chief Stoker has displayed outstanding ability, energy and initiative
        in regulating duties in the Royal Canadian Naval Barracks, following a long
        and creditable performance of his duties at sea.  This rating was directly
        responsible for the good organization of the Engine Room Manual Office in
        H.M.C.S. Stadacona, Halifax, and the accuracy of its records."
* * * * *
BREWER, Harry John, Lieutenant (E)  -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946.
   Home:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Warrant Mechanic, RCN, on 1 February 1941;
Lieutenant(E), RCN on 1 July 1943.
BREWER. Harry John, 0-8610, (Dartmouth, NS)
Wt/Mech [1.2.41] RCN, Lt(E) [1.7.43] MBE~[13.6.46]
Released to Pension [9.9.46]
Lt(E)* [1.7.43] RCN(SS 5 Jan 52-4 Jan 55)
HMCS BRUNSWICKER, Naval Division Saint John, (28.7.52-?) CD~[?] COND for Area/Eng/Maritime/Division's, (29.3.54)&(7.9.54-?)
RCNB Halifax for St/Reserve/Trg/Cdr, (15.6.55-?)
HMCS STAR for FOND, Area/Eng/Eastern/Division's, (6.9.55-?)
HMCS PATRIOT for FOND, Area/Eng/Eastern/Division's, (1.2.56-?)
RCNB Halifax, for St/Reserve/Trg/Cdr, (3.5.56-?)
HMCS SCOTIAN for Area/Eng/Eastern/Division's, (4.9.56-?)
RCNB Halifax for Reserve/Trg, (15.5.57-?)
HMCS SCOTIAN for Area/Eng/Eastern/Division's, (9.9.57-?)
RCNB Halifax for Reserve/Trg, (17.3.58-?) "Lieutenant Brewer has been a valuable member of the Royal Canadian Navy for over twenty-five years and throughout the whole of his career he has shown qualities of devotion to duty, outstanding zeal and efficiency. For five years during the period of hostilities this Officer directed the movements of Engine room ratings, and due to his exercising great skill and energy, sea-going ships were supplied with Engine room personnel. These fine qualities are in keeping with the high traditions of the Canadian Naval Service."
* * * * *
BREWSTER, Bernard Edward, Leading Seaman (V­17355) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Woodstock, Ontario.
BREWSTER. Bernard Edward, V-17355, LS, RCNVR, DSM~[1.1.45]

        "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal,
        patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example
        of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions of the
        Royal Canadian Navy."         New Years List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.
 
* * * * *
BRIEN, Earl Williams, Lieutenant (SB) Radar - Order of Patriotic War (Second Class) (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
 - RCNVR / HMS Jamaica
 - Awarded effective 1 December 1942 (no Canada or London Gazette).
   Home:  Ridgetown, Ontario.
BRIEN. Earle William, 0-8690, Lt(El)(R)(Temp) [24.4.41] RCNVR
Order of Patriotic War (Second Class)(USSR)~[1.12.42]
MID~[22.2.43] Demobilized [10.9.45]

          No citation found.


BRIEN, Earle William, Lieutenant (SB) Radar - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMS Jamaica
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 22 February 1943 (no Canada Gazette).

      "For distinguished services in action against the enemy."
* * * * *
BRIGDEN, Kenneth Samuel, Acting Leading Stoker (A­5155) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / HMCS Ville de Quebec
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
BRIGDEN. Kenneth Samuel, A-5155, A/L/Stk, RCNR, BEM~[5.1.46]

        "Leading Stoker Brigden has been a member of the Ship's Company
        of HMCS Ville de Quebec since her commissioning in 1942.
        He has at all times displayed high qualities of efficiency,
        reliability and zeal in the performance of his duties.  His
        splendid example has been an inspiration to the men with whom he has worked."

He was a stoker in HMCS Ville de Quebec (Revised Flower Class Corvette)
when U-224 was sunk off Oran in the Mediterranean on 13 June 1943.
* * * * *
BRIGGS, Tom Robert, A/Warrant Engineer - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Cowichan
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945.
   Home:  Kamloops, British Columbia.
BRIGGS. Tom Robert, 0-8707, A/Wt(E)(Temp) [1.9.44] RCNR
HMCS COWICHAN (J146) m/s, (1.9.44-?) Demobilized [17.1.46]; MID~[3.3.46]

       "For distinguished service during the war in Europe."
* * * * *
BRIGGS, William Edgar Slade, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNR / HMCS Orillia
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1942 and London Gazette of 11 June 1942.
A/Lt(Temp), RCNR, on 5 September 1939.
To HMCS Gaspe (Minesweeper - J.94) on 5 September 1939.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Venosta (Auxiliary Vessel - J.11)
 from 16 March 1940 to 20 November 1940.
To stand by as Commanding Officer from 21 November 1940 to 24 November 1940
 and then Commanding Officer of HMCS Orillia (Flower Class Corvette - K.119)
 from 25 November 1940 to 4 September 1942.
To HMCS Niobe for Staff Officer Escort Group C-6 in 1944
 and promoted to A/Cdr(Temp), RCNR, on 1 July 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS New Waterford (River Class Frigate - K.321)
 from 24 March 1944 to 11 November 1944.
Acting Commander; Commander(Temp), RCNR, on 21 November 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Llewellyn (Lake Class Minesweeper - 141)
 from 25 July 1949 to 21 August 1949 as Commander, RCNR.
Commanding Officer of  HMCS Scotian (Naval Reserve Unit Halifax)
 from 23 April 1947 to 30 June 1951.
Promoted to the rank of Captain RCN(R) on 1 January 1950.
BRIGGS. William Edward Slade, 0-8710, A/Lt(Temp) [5.9.39] RCNR
HMCS GASPE (J94) m/s, (5.9.39-?)
HMCS VENOSTA (J11) m/s, CO, (16.3.40-?)
HMCS ORILLIA (K119) Cof, CO, stand by (21.11.40-24.11.40)
HMCS ORILLIA (K119) Cof, CO, (25.11.40-4.9.42) 
A/Cdr(Temp) [1.7.44] DSC~[13.6.42] 
HMCS NIOBE(D/S) for SO Escort Group C-6 (1944?), 
HMCS NEW WATERFORD (K321) Fr, CO, (24.3.44-7.7.45)
HMCS NEW WATERFORD (K321) Fr, CO, (13.8.45-11.11.45) 
Cdr(Temp) [21.11.45] Demobilized [21.11.45] 
Cdr [21.11.45] RCN(R)
HMCS SCOTIAN, Halifax Naval Reserve Division, CO, (23.4.47-?)
HMCS LLEWELLYN (141) m/s, CO, (25.7.49-21.8.49) Capt [1.1.50]
 
        "Acting Lieutenant-Commander Briggs, while in Command of HMCS Orillia,
        displayed great initiative and tenacity of purpose in oiling at sea from
        the torpedoed tanker Tachee, which tanker, as a result of Lieutenant-Commander
        Briggs' excellent seamanship and ingenuity was salvaged.  This Officer has
        rendered excellent and invaluable service with convoys generally during
        a long period time."

The A.F.O. report states:  "For bravery, resource and devotion to duty.".
* * * * *
BROCK, Ernest Reginald, Captain, VRD  -  Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE)
 - RCNVR / Commanding Officer Naval Reserve Divisions (COND)
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
   Born:  Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1892.  Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Joined the RNVR in June 1916.
Transferred to the RCNVR in 1923.
Served in HMCS Champlain and HMCS Saguenay.  Qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.
In 1937, he was the Naval Officer-in-Charge Montreal with the rank of Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Donnacona from 1 September 1939 to 30 September 1939.
Mobilized for war service on 1 September 1939 and to Naval Service HQ 1939 to 1942.
Became Commanding Officer Naval Reserve Divisions and Naval Officer-in-Charge
 Toronto (HMCS York) from 1 December 1942 to 1 December 1945 based at HMCS York.
Awarded the RCNVR Officer's Decoration (VRD) on 13 June 1943.
Promoted to Commodore in 1944.  He was demobilized 2 April 1946.
Died at Vancouver, B.C. on 13 February 1964.
First reserve naval officer to attain the rank of Commodore.
BROCK. Ernest Reginald, 0-8870, S/Lt(Temp) [27.6.16] RNVR
Lt(Temp) [27.6.17] 
RCNVR Company Montreal Lt [11.6.23] LCdr [1.8.29] 
A/Cdr, [1.1.37] Montreal Company RCNVR, CO, (1.1.37-30.8.39) 
RCNVR Division Montreal CO, (1.9.39-30.9.40) 
Capt [1.1.42] 
HMCS YORK, Toronto, Ontario, CO Naval Divisions (1.12.42-1.11.45)
VRD~[13.6.43] CBE~[8.1.44] Cmdre [25.5.44]
HMCS CARLETON (D/S) for Naval Division CO, (1.11.45-?) 
Demobilized [2.4.46]

Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.), RNVR       27 June	1916
Lieutenant (Temp.), RNVR               	27 June	1917    (Transferred to RCNVR)
Lieutenant, RCNVR	                            1923
Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR     	01 August	1929
Commander, RCNVR                     01 January 1937	(Naval Officer-in-Charge Montreal)
Captain, RCNVR	                            01 January 1939	(Commanding Officer Reserve Divisions HMCS York)
Commodore, RCNVR                     	25 May	1944      (Commanding Officer Reserve Divisions)
Demobilized	                               02 April	1946

          "One of the first officers to be enrolled in the Royal Canadian Naval
          Volunteer Reserve at its inception in 1923, this Officer has consistently
          given unsparing service to the Royal Canadian Navy, now Commanding Officer
          of all Reserve Divisions in Canada, he has built up and maintained an
          outstanding efficient recruiting and initial training organization."


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BROCK, Eustace Alexander, Captain, VRD  -  Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Niobe
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 14 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Born:  Winnipeg, Manitoba on 13 August 1887.
 Before WW1, he worked with Gresham Life Insurance Company as the B.C. provincial manager.
 He joined Great West Life as Assistant Secretary in 1914.
Joined the RNVR in 1914, Auxiliary Patrol Organization.
Transferred to the RCNVR in 1921.
Honorary AdC (P) to the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba from 1921 to 1931.
Commanding Officer Winnipeg Company RCNVR 19 March 1923 to 30 May 1929 as
 Lieutenant, RCNVR and was promoted Lieutenant-Commander in 1929.
Commanded the Montreal Company of the RCNVR from 17 October 1934 until it
 became the Montreal Division in 1935.
He Commanded the Montreal Division, RCNVR from 1935 until 8 September 1939,
 first as a Lieutenant-Commander and then promoted Commander on 1 January 1937.
Honorary AdC to the Governor-General of Canada from 1931 to 1939.
Mobilized in 1939 and went to Naval Service Headquarters for Plans Division as
 Controller of Naval Information.
To HMCS Niobe as Captain-in-Command in 1943 and Candaian Naval Liaison Officer
on Staff of Second Sea Lord of the Admiralty.
Received the RCNVR Officer's Decoration (VRD) on 7 November 1944
 (listed in the Gazette entries as VD).
After promotion to Commodore (Second Class), he went to Naval Service HQ as
 Director Women's Services in 1944.
Made Commodore 1st Class in April 1944, he went back to HMCS Niobe in as
 Commanding Officer until 30 April 1945.
After retiring from the RCNVR, he rejoined Great West Life Insurance Company
 as Assistant General manager and Secretary from 1945 to 1949.
He was made an Officer of the Order of St. John (OStJ).
BROCK. Eustace Alexander, 0-8860, RCNVR Company Winnipeg [19.3.23] RCNVR, 
LCdr [1.6.29] rtd [1.8.29]
Cdr [1.1.35] rtd, AdC, Appointed Naval Advisor [10.8.38] 
Cdr(Temp) [1.1.35] O.StJ~[?] 
NSHQ, Controller Naval/Info, (2.9.39-?)
Capt [1.7.42] HMCS NIOBE(D/S) CO (1.5.43-?) VRD~[7.11.44] 
Resigned [30.4.45] CBE~[14.6.45]

Acting Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNVR	       	1914
Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNVR                    	06 June	1917	 (Transferred to RCNVR)
Lieutenant, RCNVR                                        01 June	1921	(Commanding Officer of Winnipeg Company RCNVR)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR                 	01 June	1929  	(Commanding Officer of Montreal Division RCNVR)
Commander (Temp.), RCNVR                     	01 January	1937	(Commanding Officer of Montreal Division, RCNVR)
Captain (Temp.), RCNVR                            	01 July	1942	(Canadian Naval Liaison Officer HMCS Niobe)
Commodore, 2nd Class (Temp.), RCNVR		                1944	(Director Women's Service)
Commodore, 1st Class (Temp.), RCNVR    	30 April	1944	(Commanding Officer HMCS Niobe, London)
Resigned                                                     	30 April	1945

           "Captain Brock, as Commanding Officer of HMCS Niobe handled a
           difficult job with notable success.  He showed initiative, tact,
           patience and firmness at all times and left HMCS Niobe, the holding
           base for Canadian ratings in the United Kingdom, vastly improved from
           when he originally took it over."

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BROCK, Frederick, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMS Duff
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 14 September 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Rothesay, New Brunswick.
RCNVR Half Company Saint John on 5 September 1934 as A/Lt, RCNVR.
Commanding Officer of the Saint John Division, RCNVR from 1 September 1938 to 15 May 1940.
Commanding Officer of HMS Duff in 1944.
LCdr(Temp), RCNVR on 1 July 1944.
BROCK. Frederick, 0-8880, RCNVR Half Company Saint John [5.9.34] RCNVR, A/Lt [5.9.37] 
RCNVR Division Saint John CO, (1.9.39-15.5.40)
MID~[14.9.43] LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44] DSC [10.3.45]
Demobilized [10.11.45]

        "For gallant and  unswerving devotion to duty."


BROCK, Frederick, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMS Duff
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 March 1945 and London Gazette of 6 March 1945.

        "For service in command of HMS Duff in the invasion of the continent." 
* * * * *
BROCK, Jeffry Vanstone, Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMS Brazely
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 June 1944 and London Gazette of 30 May 1944.
Born in Vancouver, B.C. on 29 August 1913.   Home:  Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Worked with Great West Life Assurance Company and Cockfield Brown, where he was Western Manager.
Joined the Winnipeg Division, RCNVR in 1934 as First Lieutenant as a Sub-Lieutenant on 21 March 1934.
Moved to RCNVR Half Company Vancouver RCNVR
Promoted to Lieutenant on 20 February 1936
He was Commanding Officer of the Vancouver Division, RCNVR from 15 October 1939 to 10 November 1939.
Staff Signals Officer to Flag Officer Pacific Coast November 1939 to May 1940.
To King Alfred June 1940.
First Lieutenant HMS Berkshire (Converted Fishing Trawler) in July 1940.
Commanding Officer HMS Kirkella (Converted Fishing Trawler) August 1940 to late April 1941.
Commanding Officer HMS Ranunculus (Flower Class Corvette)07 May 1941 June 1940 but did not put to sea in her.
Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR 01 July 1941.
Commanding Officer HMS Stonecrop (Long Foc'c's'le Flower Class Corvette) 19 June 1941 to October 1942 as part of the 37th Escort Group.
To New York on the Merchant Vessel 'Cavina' to take command of the first BDE-2 (British Destroyer Escort).
Commanding Officer HMS Bazely (BDE-2) between November 1942 and July 1944 as part of the 4th Escort Group.
Promoted to Commander, RCNVR on 01 July 1944.
He was a Spare Escort Commander Western Approaches in 1944.
In 1944, he returned to Canada and was made Senior Officer 6th Canadian Escort Group on 29 August 1944 in HMCS Eastview.
After the war, he became Senior Officer Western Naval Reserve Divisions in late 1945.
Transferred to RCN as a full Commander in 1946.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ontario (Light Cruiser) from 15 June 1946 to 29 June 1947.
RCAF Staff College course 1947.
Naval Headquarters as Member of the Joint Planning Staff (Naval) in 1948.
Naval Headquarters as Director Naval Plans and Operations 1948.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga (Tribal Class Destroyer) and Captain (D) West Coast Canadian Destroyer Flotilla in 1950. Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East for Korean War Service 5 July 1950 to 24 May 1951 while in command of HMCS Cayuga.
Naval Member of Directing Staff National Defence College of Canada in 1951.
To Niobe as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff London, UK and as Canadian Member to Military Agency for Standardization in 1954. Promoted Commodore as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic 1957.
To Naval Headquarters as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air & Warfare) and Member of the Naval Board of Canada in 1958.
Promoted Rear-Admiral and made Vice-Chief of Naval Staff in 1961.
Member of Canada US Permanent Joint Board of Defence in 1961.
To Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Maritime Commander Atlantic and Commander NATO Atlantic Sub Area in 1963.
He was retired prematurely on 1 November 1964 by the Minister of National Defence during the unification of the three armed forces. He is the author of 'The Dark Broad Seas' and 'The Thunder and the Sunshine' (an autobiographical book). Died in Kingston, Ontario on 05 January 1997.
BROCK. Jeffry "Jeff" Vanstone, 0-8900, born: Vancouver, BC, 29 Sep 1913 Winnipeg, MB / died: Kingston, ON 5 Jan 1997
RCNVR Half Company Vancouver S/Lt [21.3.34] RCNVR,
Lt [20.2.36]
RCNVR Division Vancouver CO, (1.9.39-10.11.39)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.41]
MID~[24.6.44] Cdr [1.7.44]
HMCS EASTVIEW(K665) Fr, (3.11.44-?)
HMCS CHIPAWA, CO, 15.7.45-?) Demobilized [2.11.45] RCN,
DSC~[3.8.46]
HMCS ONTARIO(52) LCB, CO, (15.6.46-29.6.47)
HMCS ONTARIO(52) LCB, XO, (30.6.47-?)
Capt [1.1.50]
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DDE, CO, (5.7.50-24.5.51)
Cdr Canadian DD's Pacific (6.7.50-?) MID~[14.7.51] CD~[?]
NDC Kingston (17.7.51-?) DSO~[22.12.51] NDC (3.9.52-?)
HMCS NIOBE (NMCS London) (28.8.53-?)
HMCS NIOBE(NMCS London) add'l for NMCJS, (1.9.54-?)
A/Cmdre(WHA)
Officer-Legion of Merit(USA)~[16.4.55]
Cmdre [3.1.57]
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) for add'l, (18.6.57-?)
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, add'l, Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic, (10.7.57-?)
HMCS HAIDA(215) DDE, add'l, Senior Office Afloat (Atlantic) (2.6.58-?)
NSHQ for Asst/CNS(Air/Warefare) (8.7.58-?)
Radm [1.2.61] (130) (D10)
St/V/CNS, (30.6.61-?)
FOAC(E00) & MARCONATL(E01) (4.7.63-?)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (23.11.64-?)
Retired. Sub-Lieutenant, RCNVR 1934 (Winnipeg Division, RCNVR) Acting Lieutenant, RCNVR 20 February 1936 (First Lieutenant Winnipeg Division, RCNVR) Lieutenant, RCNVR 20 February 1936 (Commanding Officer of the Vancouver Division) Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR 01 July 1941 (CO of HMS Kirkella, HMS Ranunculus, HMS Stonecrop) Commander (Temporary), RCNVR 01 July 1944 (Senior Officer 6th Canadian Escort Group) Commander, RCN 27 February 1946 (with seniority 1 July 1944) Captain, RCN 01 January 1950 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga) Commodore, RCN 03 January 1957 (Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic 1957) Rear-Admiral, RCN 01 February 1961 (Vice-Chief of Naval Staff) Retired 01 November 1964 (Maritime Commander Atlantic - fired by Helleyer) "For good service in an attack on a submarine." BROCK, Jeffry Vanstone, Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / with RN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 4 June 1946. "For outstanding services in Anti-U-Boat operations during the war in Europe." Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO) as per Canada Gazette of 22 December 1951 while Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga in Korea. He was Mentioned-in-Despatches as per Canada Gazette of 14 July 1951 for services in Korea. He was made an Officer of the Legion of Merit (U.S.A.) as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955 for services in Korea.
* * * * *
BROCK, John ("Penner"), Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Baddeck
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
   Home:  Saint John, New Brunswick.
An RMC graduate, he joined the RCNVR on 12 October 1939 and
 was appointed to HMCS Assiniboine on 23 November 1939.
Promoted to Lieutenant on 12 October 1940.  Navigation course from 19 January to 18 April 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Nipigon (I) (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J154)
 from 12 May 1942 to 4 October 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Baddeck (Flower Class Corvette - K147)
 from 6 October 1942 to 17 August 1943.  MID for antisubmarine work in the Mediterranean.
Only Commanding Officer of HMCS La Hulloise (River Class Frigate - K668)
 from 10 April 1944 to 2 September 1945.  LCdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 1 July 1945.
His older brother, Frederick, was on loan to the Royal Navy throughout the war.
Died on 13 December 1990 in Rothesay, New Brunswick.
BROCK. John, 0-8890, S/Lt(Temp) [12.10.39] RCNVR
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, (22.11.39-?)
Lt(Temp) [12.10.40]
HMCS NIPIGON (J154) m/s, CO, (12.5.42-4.10.42)
HMCS BADDECK (K147) Cof, CO, (6.10.42-17.10.43) MID~[8.1.44]
HMCS LA HULLOISE (K668) Fr, CO, stand by, (10.4.44-19.5.44)
HMCS LA HULLOISE (K668) Fr, CO, (20.5.44-16.8.45)
LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45]; DSC~[15.9.45]

        "This Officer has been at sea for almost the whole of the war in
        the Battle of the Atlantic, and has, at all times set a very high
        standard of efficiency and wholehearted devotion to duty."


BROCK, John, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMS Hulloise
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1948.

        "For gallantry, resolution and skill whilst serving in H.M. Ships Conn, Rupert,
        Redmills, Fitzroy, Byron, Grindall and Keats and H.M. Canadian Ships La Hulloise,
        Strathdam and Thetford Mines in successful anti U-Boat Warfare."

HMCS La Hulloise was part of EG-25 which sank U-1302 off of David's Head, South Wales
on 7 March 1945.  This action is described in Chapter 61
of "The Naval Chronicles of Canada 1939 - 1945".
* * * * *
BRODEUR, Victor Gabriel, Rear Admiral  -  Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCN / Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff in Washington
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Born Beloeil, Quebec on 17 September 1892. Home: Vancouver, B.C.
Officer Cadet C.G.S. Canada 8 October 1909 and a Midshipman in the Canadian Naval Service in 21 October 1910. To Niobe for training 21 October 1910. To HMS Dreadnought for training 1911. S/Lt, RCN, on 14 January 1913. Served in the Mexican Revolution aboard HMS Berwick in 1914. To HMS Dreadnought 1915. Lt, RCN, on 14 January 1915. To HMS Caradoc 10 June 1917 for the North Russia Relief Force for Bolshevik Revolution. To HMS Excellent for the RN Long Gunnery Course in 1920. Lieutenant (G) in HMS Cordelia in 1921. Staff of the RN Gunnery School Devonport in 1921. He designed a gunnery model while on staff of the Gunnery School at Devonport in 1922 and received the thanks of the British Admiralty. Then to Naval Service HQ as Staff Officer Organizing RCNR and RCNVR in 1921. Naval HQ as Senior Staff Officer 1923 (now LCdr). HMS Conquest in 1925.
Promoted Commander in 1927 and made Commanding Officer Stadacona and Senior Naval Officer Halifax.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Champlain from 27 December 1929 to 26 December 1930.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyer - D159) from 10 June 1931 to 24 May 1932.
He participated in an expedition to San Salvador to protect British interest in 1932.
Commanding Officer Naden and Esquimalt 27 May 1932 to 1 February 1934.
To Stadacona on 01 February 1934 for leave and passage to England.
Arrived in England and borne as 'Additional' HMS Victory 16 February 1934.
Commander of the Cruiser HMS Durban (serving with the 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet) from 6 March 1934 to 6 August 1935.
Promoted to Captain 01 January 1936 and appointed to attend the Imperial Defence College Admiralty for Training and Staff Duties.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Fraser (River Class Destroyer - H48) from 17 February 1937 to 24 March 1937.
Commanding Officer (again) of HMCS Skeena (I) from 25 March 1937 to 22 April 1938 and served as Captain "D".
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa (I) (River Class Destroyer - H60) from 15 June 1938 to 1 October 1938.
Appointed Captain-in-Charge HMC Naval Establishments Esquimalt and Commanding Officer Coast of British Columbia 14 October 1938. Promoted to Commodore First Class and appointed Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast and Captain-in-Charge HMC Naval Establishments, Esquimalt, 1 January 1940 (Broad Pendant in HMCS Naden). On 4 September 1940 went to Washington as Canadian Naval Attaché. Promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1942, he was the Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff in Washington. In 1943 he was posted back to the West Coast (Givenchy) as Commanding Officer Pacific Coast 1 September 1943 to 1 August 1946. He retired on the 1st of August 1946. He died in Vancouver on 6 October 1976.\
BRODEUR. Victor Gabriel, 0-8970, Cdt [8.10.09] CGS CANADA Mid [21.10.10] CNF, HMCS NIOBE 11,000/1897 (21.10.10-?) HMS DREADNOUGHT 1911, 5] HMS DREADNOUGHT 1915, HMS CARADOC L/Cr (10.6.17-?) RNC GREENWICH (5.1.20-?) Lt(G) 192 S/Lt [14.1.13] RCN, HMS BERWICK (Mexican Revolution) 1914, Lt [14.1.11, NSHQ, StO, (15.5.22-?) LCdr(G) [14.1.23] Cdr [25.1.27] HMCS STADACONA CO, & SNO Hfx (30.1.27-?) HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, CO, (27.12.29-27.12.29) HMCS SKEENA (H01) DD, stand by (?.5.31-9.6.31) HMCS SKEENA (H01) DD, CO, (10.6.31-24.5.32) HMCS NADEN(D/S) CO & Cdr Esquimalt (27.5.32-?) Capt [1.1.36] AdC, HMCS Fraser (H48) DD, CO, (17.2.37-24.3.37) HMCS SKEENA (D59) DD, CO, (25.3.37-22.4.38) Capt(D) HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, CO, (15.1.38-1.10.38) HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, i/c Naval Est's & COPC (14.10.38-?) Cmdre 1st/cl [1.1.40] Naval Attaché Washington (4.9.40-?) RAdm [1.7.42] CBE~[5.6.43] HMCS BURRARD, Vancouver, COPC (1.9.43-?) CB~[5.1.46] Legion of Merit-Degree of Commander(USA)~[5.10.46] Legion d'Honneur-Commandeur(France)~[27.11.46] Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[27.11.46] Retired to pension [8.3.47] Officer Cadet 1909 (C.G.S. Canada) Midshipman, Canadian Naval Service 21 October 1910 (Served on HMCS Niobe) Sub-Lieutenant, RCN 14 January 1913 (Aboard HMS Berwick for Mexican revolution) Lieutenant, RCN 14 January 1915 (Aboard HMS Caradoc in 1917, North Russia Relief Force) Lieutenant-Commander, RCN 14 January 1923 (Staff Officer Organizing RCNR and RCNVR) Commander, RCN 25 January 1927 (First Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena) Captain, RCN 01 January 1936 (First Commanding Officer of HMCS Fraser & HMCS Ottawa) Commodore, 1st Class, RCN 10 January 1940 (Commanding Officer Pacific Coast) Rear-Admiral, RCN 01 July 1942 (Commanding Officer Pacific Coast) Retired 01 August 1946 "After serving for a considerable time as Commanding Officer Pacific Coast, this Officer is now the Navy Member of the Canadian Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. It is largely due to his energy and appreciation of the necessity for the maintenance of close and friendly relations with the United States Navy that the present excellent liaison between the Royal Canadian Navy and the United States Navy has been achieved and maintained." BRODEUR, Victor Gabriel, Rear Admiral, CBE - Companion - Order of the Bath (CB) - RCN / Commanding Officer Pacific Coast - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. "Admiral Brodeur, who has thirty-five years service in the Royal Canadian Navy, served for the first year of the war as Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast. He was then appointed to Washington, D.C. as Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff, which appointment was filled with marked distinction. In the fall of 1943, he resumed the post of Commanding Officer, Pacific Coast, and ably handled the rapid expansion and operational importance of this command." BRODEUR, Victor Gabriel, Rear­Admiral, CB, CBE - Commander - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / Naval Attaché Washington - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 October 1946 (no London Gazette). "For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Untied States from 1940 to 1943. As the Naval Attaché at the Canadian Legation in Washington from October 1940 to June 1942 and as Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff from June 1942 to August 1943, Admiral Brodeur was untiring in his effort to further the prosecution of the War and to strengthen the ties of friendship between Canada and the United States. During the periods mentioned, Admiral Brodeur performed the functions of his offices with exceptional diplomacy and close co-operation with the United States Navy." BRODEUR, Victor Gabriel, Rear­Admiral, CB, CBE - Commandeur - Legion of Honour (France) - RCN - Awarded effective 27 November 1946 (no Canada or London Gazette entry). BRODEUR, Victor Gabriel, Rear­Admiral, CB, CBE - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France)
 - RCN
 - Awarded effective 27 November 1946 (no Canada or London Gazette entry). 





* * * * *
BROOK, Croft Gar, Temporary Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Blairmore
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 3 July 1945.
   Home:  Vancouver, British Columbia.
BROOK. Croft Gar, 0-9070, Lt(Temp) [1.11.40] RCNVR
RCNVR Division, Port Arthur, (1.5.41-?)
HMCS DUNDAS (K229) Cof, (1942?)
HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC (K242) Cof, (5.9.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [1.11.39]
HMCS BLAIRMORE (J314) m/s, (15.6.43-?)
Demobilized [14.8.45] MID~[15.9.45]

        "For good services in minesweeping in European Waters
        between September 1944 and March 1945.

        "For consistent zeal, courage and good seamanship whilst serving
        in H.M. 104th and 31st Mine-Sweeping Flotilla and the 159th Trawler Group
        and in HMCS Blairmore in arduous operations along the coasts of southern
        England and northern France    (London Gazette)."
* * * * *
BROOKE, Eric, Petty Officer (4767) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1945.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BROOKE. Eric, 4767, PO, RCN, MID~[15.9.45]

        "For gallantry, resolution and skill whilst serving in H.M. Ships Conn,
        Rupert, Redmills, Fitzroy, Byron, Grindall and Keats and H.M. Canadian Ships
        La Hulloise, Strathdam and Thetford Mines in successful anti U-Boat Warfare."
* * * * *
BROOKE, Margaret Martha, Nursing Dietician  -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCN / RCN Nursing Sister
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Home:  Ardath, Saskatchewan.
Dietician(temp), RCN on 9 March 1942.
BROOKE. Margaret Martha, 0-9110, (Ardath, Saskatchewan)
Diet(Temp) [9.3.42] RCN, MBE~[9.1.43]
S/Lt(N/D) [9.3.42]
A/Lt(N/D) [1.7.46]
RCNH Esquimalt, (15.7.47-?)
Lt(N/D) [1.1.48]
RCNH Halifax, (27.9.48-?)
Lt(MT) [1.1.48]
RCNH Esquimalt, (15.4.53-?) CD~[?]
RCNB Esquimalt additional, (24.9.56-?)
RCNH Halifax, Diet, (1.10.56-?)
LCdr(MT) [1.4.57]
CFH Halifax, Diet, (1.7.57-?) (297/R8)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (14.4.62-?) "For gallantry and courage. After the sinking of the Newfoundland Ferry S.S. Caribou, this Officer displayed great courage whilst in the water in attempting to save the life of another Nursing Sister (N/S Agnes Wilkie, RCNVR of Winnipeg)." The S.S. Caribou was a medium-sized passenger steamer on a regular route between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. On 13 October 1942, she sailed from North Sydney with 191 passengers and 46 crew. Early on the morning of the 14th of October 1942, German U-Boat U-69 sank her causing the death of 31 crew and 105 passengers. This is fully described in the chapter, 'A Night to Remember' in Jamie Lamb's "On the Triangle Run".
* * * * *
BROOKE, William Saurin, Acting Lieutenant-Commander  -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCNVR / Landing Craft Operations
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
   Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 21 September 1940;
   A/LCdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 30 July 1943.  Resigned on 14 December 1944.
BROOKE. William Saurin. Lt(Temp) [21.9.40] RCNVR
A/LCdr(Temp [30.7.43]; Resigned [14.12.44]; MBE~[6.1.45] 

        "The untiring efforts and good organization carried out by
        Lieutenant-Commander Brooke was largely responsible for Canada's
        participation in Landing Craft Operations, both in the Mediterranean
        and in Normandy.  It is considered that his work in this connection is
        worthy of the highest merit."
* * * * *
BROOKS, Charles Edgar, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Prince Henry
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 27 March 1945.
   Home:  London, England.
BROOKS. Charles Edgar, 0-9180, (London, UK)
S/Lt(Temp) [23.9.41] RCNR
HMCS BROCKVILLE (J270) m/s, (23.9.42-?)
HMCS SASKATCHEWAN (H70) DD, (31.5.43-?)
Lt(Temp) [23.9.43]
HMCS PRINCE HENRY (F70) amc, (1.12.43-?)
Lt(Temp) [23.9.42] MID~[21.4.45]
Lt(N) [23.9.43] RCN,
HMCS NADEN(D/S) for COPC, StO (N) (25.8.46-?)
HMC ML 124, CO, (15.12.47-?)
HMCS ATHABASKAN (R79) DD, (15.1.49-?)
HMCS CAYUGA (R04) DD, (15.9.49-?)
LCdr(ND) [23.9.51]
NSHQ, StO/Ops, (9.6.51-?) CD~[?]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, (9.3.53-?)
HMCS NIOBE (NMCS London) StO/ND, (17.11.54-?)
HMCS NIOBE add'l (9.12.57-?)
FOPC for StO/Ops, (8.1.58-?) (130/01)
HMCS ST LAURENT(205) DDE, XO, (6.9.60-13.8.62)
HMCS ST LAURENT(205) DDE, CO, (14.8.62-7.12.62)
NMCJS/London/Niobe(E50) (8.12.62-?) "For distinguished services and gallantry during the invasion ot the south of France (in August, 1944)."
* * * * *
BROOKS­HILL, Frederick Bancroft, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Bittersweet
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Bittersweet (Flower Class Corvette - K182)
 from 1 December 1942 to 9 July 1944.
BROOKS-HILL. Frederick Bancroft, 0-9220, A/Lt(Temp) [15.1.40] RCNVR, Lt(Temp),
HMCS ORILLIA (K119) Cof, stand by (23.11.40-24.11.40)
HMCS ORILLIA (K119) Cof, (25.11.40-?) 
HMCS BITTERSWEET (K182) Cof, CO, (1.12.42-9.7.44) 
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44] MID~[10.6.44] LCdr [1.7.44] 
HMCS SEA CLIFF(K344) Fr, stand by, (10.8.44-?) A/Cdr(WHA)
Demobilized [29.10.45]

        "For consistently good service over a considerable period of time as
        Commanding Officer of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged
        in convoy duties in the North Atlantic.  This Officer has at all times,
        often under very trying circumstances, exhibited a high degree of
        cheerfulness, efficiency and high devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BROPHY, James Edward, Chief Electrical Artificer (V­25017) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia.
BROPHY. Eric, V-25017, C EA, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

         "This Chief Petty Officer enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer
         Reserve at the outbreak of hostilities and has spent almost three years
         at sea since that time, both in the Battle of the Atlantic and in the
         Pacific theatre of operations.  His service has at all times been
         outstanding and an example to all with whom he has come in contact." 
* * * * *
BROWN, Charles Henry, Shipwright Commander  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCN / Shipwright Branch
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Born on 12 February 1886 in Limassol, Cyprus.
   Home:  Victoria, British Columbia.
Enlisted CNF and appointed Shipwright at Devonport, U.K. on 1 August 1910.
Carpenter/Mate on 31 July 1912.
Service on HMS Excellent in 1912, HMS Victory in 1913 (CFR and A/Carp on 15 April 1912 in RCN).
Appointed War/Shipwright on 15 April 1912.
To HMCS Rainbow from 15 April 1913 to 10 December 1917.
To HMCS Niobe from 11 December 1917; to HMC Dockyard Halifax on 19 June 1918.
To HMCS Aurora as A/LCr to stand by from 1 September 1920 to 21 October 1920.
To HMCS Aurora in 1920 and promoted full LCr on 1 November 1920.
To HMCS Guelph on 1 July 1922 as Cd Shipwright.
To HMCS Naden (D/S) on 28 April 1924.
Shipwright Lieutenant on 1 January 1927.
To HMCS Naden for RCN Barracks Esquimalt on 20 March 1932.
Promoted Shipwright LCdr on 1 January 1935 and Shipwright Cdr on 1 July 1940.
BROWN. Charles Henry, Shipwright, CNF [1.8.10]
Enlisted CNF Devonport UK [1.8.10] CNF, 
Carp/Mate [31.7.12] HMS EXCELLENT 1912, HMS VICTORY 1913, 
CFR, A/Carp [15.4.13] RCN,
Wt/Shipw [15.4.13] 
HMCS RAINBOW (15.4.13-10.12.17)
HMCS NIOBE (11.12.17-?) 
HMC Dockyard Halifax, (19.6.19-?) 
HMCS AURORA 3,512/13, L/Cr, stand by (1.9.20-31.10.20)
HMCS AURORA 3,512/13, L/Cr, (1.11.20-?)
HMCS GUELPH (D/S) (1.7.22-?)
Cd/Shipw [?] 
HMCS NADEN (D/S) (28.4.24-?) 
Shipw/Lt [1.1.27]
HMCS NADEN for RCNB Esquimalt, (20.3.32-?)
Sh/LCdr [1.1.35]  Shipw/Cdr [1.7.40] OBE~[9.1.43]

       "Throughout his thirty-two years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy,
      this Officer has displayed at all times wholehearted devotion to duty.
      His work in the organization of the Shipwright Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy,
      and particularly during the last three years of great expansion, has been of
      inestimable value."
* * * * *
BROWN, Daniel, Stoker Petty Officer (A­1761) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Dalhousie, New Brunswick.
BROWN. Daniel, A-1761, PO/Stk, RCNR, MID~[16.6.45]

        "While exhibiting cheerfulness and devotion to duty on escort duty in the
        North Atlantic, this Stoker Petty Officer contributed greatly to the general
        efficiency of his department and his conduct has set a fine example to the
        whole ship's company."
* * * * *
BROWN, David Edgar, Able Seaman (Posthumous) (V­51452) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Valleyfield
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 5 December 1944.
   Home:  Eburne, British Columbia.
BROWN. David Edgar, V-51452, AB, RCNVR
Lost [7.5.44] on HMCS VALLEYFIELD (K329) Fr. MID~[20.1.45]

        "For services in HMCS Valleyfield and HMCS Giffard for brave
        rescue work when HMCS Valleyfield was sunk on 6 May, 1944."

The sinking of HMCS Valleyfield (River Class Frigate) on 6 May 1944 is described
in Chapter 41 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicles 1939-1945".
LS David Edgar BROWN, AS David Henry BROWN and AS Merv WOODS lost their lives when
they went back to withdraw the primers from the depth charges before the boat sank.
Their actions are described on page 213 of "U-Boats Against Canada."
* * * * *
BROWN, David Henry, Leading Seaman (Posthumous) (V­19206) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Valleyfield
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 5 December 1944.
   Home:  Roseland, Essex County, Ontario.
BROWN. David Henry, V-19209, LS, RCNVR
Lost [7.5.44] on HMCS VALLEYFIELD (K329) Fr. MID~[20.1.45]

       "For services in HMCS Valleyfield and HMCS Giffard for brave
       rescue work when HMCS Valleyfield was sunk on 6 May, 1944."

The sinking of HMCS Valleyfield (River Class Frigate) on 6 May 1944 is described
in Chapter 41 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicles 1939-1945".
LS Dave Edgar BROWN, AS David Henry BROWN and AS Merv WOODS lost their lives when
they went back to withdraw the primers from the depth charges before the boat sank.
Their actions are described on page 213 of "U-Boats Against Canada."
* * * * *
BROWN, Earl Clarence, Petty Officer Steward (V­25256) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home:  Endaka, B.C. / Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BROWN. Earl Clarence, V-25256, PO/Stwd, RCNVR, MID~[1.1.45]

        "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal,
        patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example
        of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions of the
        Royal Canadian Navy."       New Years List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.
* * * * *
BROWN, Ernest Thomas, Acting Leading Seaman (V­23731) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Kootenay
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 5 December 1944.
   Home:  Lachine, Quebec.
BROWN. Ernest Thomas, V-23731, A/LS, RCNVR
MID~[20.1.45]; DSM~[20.1.45]

       "For services in destroying an enemy submarine on 18-19 August 1944."

The sinking of U-984 off of Brest on 20 August 1944 by the 11th Escort Group,
including HMCS Ottawa (II) (River Class Destroyer), is described in
Chapter 49 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".


BROWN, Ernest Thomas, Acting Leading Seaman (V­23731) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Kootenay
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 

        "For courage, resolution and skill while serving in
        HMC Ship's Ottawa and Kootenay in Anti-U-Boat operations."
* * * * *
BROWN, Hugh, Chief Petty Officer (A­1990) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
   Home:  Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
BROWN. Hugh, A-1990, CPO, RCNR, MID~[16.6.45]

         "This Chief Petty Officer has served at sea, mainly with the Mid-Ocean
         Escort Force for a considerable period, and has at all times shown
         extraordinary energy and zeal in performing his duties.  His influence
         and example as an experienced seaman has been an inspiration to younger
         ratings with whom he has come in contact."
* * * * *
BROWN, James Arthur, Acting Chief Petty Officer (V­10239) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BROWN. James Arthur, V-10239, A/CPO, RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

       "This rating has had seven years service in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer
       Reserve.  He has served at sea for thirty-two months in the North and South
       Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.  He has constantly shown himself
       capable of carrying responsibility, and by his zeal, cheerfulness, enthusiasm
       and devotion to duty has set an inspiring example to his subordinates."
* * * * *
BROWN, John, Petty Officer (2384) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
   Home:  Woodstock, Ontario / St. John's, Newfoundland.
Joined RCN on 2 July 1929.
  Served at Stadacona, Festubert, HMCS Saguenay, HMCS Champlain, HMCS St. Laurent,
 HMCS Mayflower, Avalon, Peregrine, Scotian, HMCS Iroquois, HMCS La Hulloise,
 HMCS Haida, Niagara, Cornwallis.
Awarded CD.
Retired on 4 August 1955.
BROWN. John, 2384, PO, RCN, BEM~[9.1.43]

      "In recovering a live depth charge which was lying at a critical depth
      in Halifax Harbour, this Petty Officer displayed outstanding courage.
      On another occasion, his tenacity of purpose in fighting fire under
      dangerous and unusual conditions was an outstanding example of devotion to duty."
* * * * *
BROWN, Robert William, Leading Stoker (A­1637) (Prisoner of War) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNR / Dieppe LCP
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BROWN. Robert William, A-1637, L/Stk, RCNR, DSM~[5.1.46]

      "This rating, who was employed aboard a landing craft in the Dieppe raid
      in August 1942, though seriously wounded himself, removed the Coxswain
      and the other wounded single-handed to a space amidships.  He then took
      the wheel until the craft reached shore and the troops were landed.
      During this time, the craft received more hits, being a sitting target
      for the German machine gunners on the cliffs above.  Brown, instead of
      making for cover under the cliff, remained in the boat looking after the
      wounded and dying, and as well as this, he repaired the ignition leads and
      the engine.  During the whole time he remained with no cover at all, under
      incessant fire until the beach surrendered several hours later, at which
      time he was taken prisoner."
* * * * *
BROWNE, Victor, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatche
 - RCNR / HMCS Mayflower
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
   Home:  Ottawa, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMC ML 073 from 22 November 1941 to December 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Mayflower (Flower Class Corvette - K191)
 from 13 May 1942 to 2 March 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Orkney (River Class Frigate - K448)
 from 18 April 1944 to 28 March 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ontario (Light Cruiser - 53)
 from 20 September 1948 for a brief period in lieu of Captain J.C. Hibbard.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Penetang (River Class Frigate - 316)
 from 5 November 1954 to 13 December 1954.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer - 215)
 from 16 December 1954 to 10 July 1956.
Promoted Captain on 1 January 1957.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Assiniboine II (Destroyer Escort - 234)
 from 18 August 1961 to 30 April 1962.
BROWNE. Victor, 0-9800, (Ottawa, ON) RCNVR Half Company Ottawa
A/S/Lt(Temp) [11.5.38] RCNVR,
S/Lt(Temp) [11.5.39]
HMCS SAGUENAY(I79) DD, (14.9.39-?)
Lt [30.8.39]
HMC ML 073(Q073) CO, (22.11.41-15.12.41)
Lt [30.8.38]
HMCS MAYFLOWER(K191) Cof, CO, (13.5.42-2.3.44)
A/LCdr [1.1.44]
HMCS ORKNEY(K448) Fr, CO, stand by (15.3.44-17.4.44)
HMCS ORKNEY(K448) Fr, CO, (18.4.44-?)
MID~[10.6.44]
HMCS ORKNEY(K448) Fr, CO, (25.6.44-28.3.45)
LCdr [1.7.48] RCN,
FOAC/StO (ND) (1.5.48-?)
HMCS ONTARIO(53) LCB, (20.9.48-?)
HMCS PENETANG(316) FFE, CO, (5.11.54-13.12.54)
Cdr [1.1.51] CD~[?]
NSHQ Dep/Dir Wpns & Tactics (21.7.50-?)
RCNB Halifax for Dir/Maritime/Warfare/School, (3.10.52-?)
HMCS NIOBE(NMCS London) add'l, (22.9.52-?)
FOAC (20.9.54-?)
HMCS HAIDA(215) DDE, CO, (16.12.54-10.7.56)
RCN Depot Halifax, Manning/Cdr, (18.7.56-?)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE(234) DDE, CO, (18.8.61-30.4.62)
Capt [1.1.57] HMCS STADACONA(D/S) add'l, (30.6.58-?)
NSHQ for Dir/Manning, (14.7.58-?)(130/02)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE(234) DDE, (18.8.61-?)
FOPC(N00) (6.9.62-?)
HMCS CATARAQUI(H09) (8.9.64-?)
HMCS NADEN(N18) (2.8.65-?) "This Officer has rendered consistently fine service, over a considerable period of time as Commanding Officer of one of His Majesty's Canadian Corvettes engaged in convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic. Acting Lieutenant-Commander Brown has at all times, often under very trying circumstances, exhibited a high degree of cheerfulness, efficiency and undaunted devotion to duty." HMCS Mayflower was part of EG-25 which sank U-1302 off St. David's Head South Wales on 7 March 1945 as described in Chapter 61 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BRYDSON, Jack Alexander, Petty Officer (V­14499) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Dunver
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 9 October 1945.
   Home:  White Rock, B.C.
BRYDSON. Jack Alexander, V-14499, PO, RCNVR, MID~[24.11.45]

       "For keenness and devotion to duty while serving in H.M. Canadian Ships Hespeler
       and Dunver in the detection and probable destruction of a U-Boat on 9th September 1944."

HMCS Dunver (River Class Frigate) and HMCS Hespeler (Castle Class Corvette) combined
to sink U-484 on 9 September 1944 in the North Irish Sea as described in Chapter 52
of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
* * * * *
BRYNE, John Eugene, Able Seaman (V­49186) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BRYNE. John Eugene, V-49186, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

       "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during
       the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
* * * * *
BUCHAN, John, Chief Motor Mechanic (V­22930) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / M.L.s
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 194.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BUCHAN. John, V-22930, CPO/MM, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

      "This rating is serving at present on the Staff of Commander (M.L.), HMCS Venture,
       in connection with M.L. maintenance.  He was one of the first Motor Mechanics
       to serve in M.L.'s and over a period of three years and three months he has
       displayed outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty, inspiring others
       by his fine example and cheerful manner."
* * * * *
BUCKINGHAM, Robert George, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / L.C.A. 1150 carried in HMCS Prince David
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 27 March 1945.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
Joined the RCNVR as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant in May 1940.
Trained in the St. Lawrence and in the Autumn went to Stadacona.
After three months training in Canada on MTBs, he went to Weymouth in combined
 Operations in M.L.s.  Promoted Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 1 January 1942, he joined
 the Royal Navy Flotilla on the books of HMS Quebec in Inveraray, Scotland at
 Combined Operations HQ.
In the autumn of 1942, he was on HMS Otranto for Operation Torch with the Canadian Flotilla.
On 8 November 1942, S/Lt Buckingham led a section of four LCIs to the North African coast
 toward Algiers and landed British Commandos at Sidi Ferruch.
  These actions are described in Hal Lawrence's "Victory at Sea".
Commanding Officer of LCA-1150 of the 529th Canadian LCA Flotilla carried
 in HMCS Prince David for 'D-Day' Landings in Operation Neptune.
BUCKINGHAM. Robert George, 0-10090, Lt(Temp) [1.1.42] RCNVR
HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) amc, (1.12.43-?) 
LCA 1150, CO, 529th LCA Flotilla, (6.6.44) DSC~[21.1.45]
Demobilized [7.12.45]
* * * * *
BUDGE, Patrick David, Mr / Commissioned Gunner (T) - Mention in Despatches / HMCS Ottawa - RCN
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 18 February 1941 (no Canada Gazette).
Born: At Dover, U.K. on 10 December 1904.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Boy Seaman (2nd Class) RN in 1921.
His first ship as a boy was HMS Despatch in the China Station.
After qualifying as a torpedoman, he transferred to the RCN as an Able Seaman in 1928 after his parents emigrated to Canada.
He qualified as Torpedo Gunner's Mate in 1932 in the rank of Petty Officer, and served two years in HMCS Saguenay.
He qualified for warrant rank of Gunner(T) at Vernon in December, 1934, and served in RN destroyers Thruster, Walpole and Sabre before returning to Saguenay in 1936, where he remained until the outbreak of World War II. As Commissioned Gunner(T), he was mentioned in dispatches in 1941 while serving in HMCS Ottawa for actions against enemy submarines in the Atlantic.
Served in HMS Impregnable and HMS Despatch on the China Station. Served in RN until transferring to the RCN in 1928 as an AB. Served at Stadacona, on HMCS Saguenay and on HMS Vernon (1934). Commissioned as Gunner (T) 24 November 1934 and served on HMS Vernon (1934), HMS Thruster (1935), HMS Walpole (1935), HMS Sable (1936), HMS Vernon (1936), at Stadacona (1936), on HMCS Saguenay (1936 to 1939).
Known for his musical talents, while serving in HMCS Saguenay in 1936, he and Sub-Lieutenant Rufus Pope composed the RCNVR song, "Roll Along Wavy Navy, Roll Along.
To Stadacona in 1939. Served on HMCS Assiniboine 1939, and HMCS Ottawa (I) 1940. To Sambro as Halifax Flotilla Officer in 1941.
In 1942 to Stadacona for torpedo Duties with Captain (D) and as Flotilla Torpedo Officer.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Sorel (Flower Class Corvette - K153) from 15 January 1943 to 19 February 1943. Served on HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer) 1943 to 1944 as Torpedo Specialist and First Lieutenant which included assisting in the sinking of the German Destroyer T-29 in 1944.
To Stadacona to stand by HMCS Micmac and HMCS Nootka in 1944. Promoted Lieutenant-Commander in 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa (II) (River Class Destroyer - H60) from 5 February 1945 to 12 October 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Gatineau (I) (River Class Destroyer - H61) from 15 July 1945 to 26 November 1945.
To Naden for RCN Barracks Esquimalt as First Lieutenant in 1945. To Naden for Duty with Training Commander 1946 and Training Commander. To HMCS Ontario as Executive Officer in 1947. Promoted to Commander in 1948 and to Stadacona for duty with Flag Officer Atlantic Coast. To Cornwallis as Executive Officer in 1949.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Quebec (former HMCS Uganda - Cruiser - 66) from 14 January 1952 to 10 September 1953 with promotion to Captain.
To Star on staff of Commanding Officer Naval Divisions as Chief of Staff in 1953. Promoted Acting Commodore in 1954 and posted as Commodore-in-Command and Commodore RCN Barracks Esquimalt. An Honorary AdC to Governor General in 1954. In 1958, Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast. To Naval HQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel in 1959. Promoted Rear-Admiral in 1960 and became Chief of Naval Personnel at NHQ and Member of the Naval Board. He retired on 3 August 1963. Co-authored the song "Wavy Navy". He died on 02 January 1998, in Victoria.
BUDGE. Patrick David, 0-10190, Boy/Smn 2nd/cl 1921
Boy/Smn 1st/cl 1922. AB 1923 RN, LS 1926, AB 1928 RCN,
LS(T) 1928, CFR Gnr(T) [24.11.34]
HMCS SAGUENAY (D79) DD, (3.5.36-?)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, (19.10.39-?)
HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, (6.5.40-?) Cd/Gnr(T) [1.1.41]
MID~[18.2.41] HMCS SAMBRO(D/S) Flotilla (T) (28.7.41-?)
Lt(T) [1.1.42]
HMCS HURON (G24) DD, stand by, (7.3.43-18.7.43)
HMCS HURON (G24) DD, (19.7.43-?)
HMCS SOREL (K153) Cof, CO, (15.1.43-3.2.43)
A/LCdr 1944 DSC~[20.1.45] A/LCdr [5.2.45]
HMCS OTTAWA (H31) DD, CO, (5.2.45-14.7.45)
HMCS GATINEAU( H61) DD, CO, (15.7.45-26.11.45)
RCN Barracks Esquimalt, 1stLt, (26.11.45-?) LCdr(T) [1.7.46]
A/Cdr [16.12.46] RCNB, Esq. TrgCdr,
HMCS ONTARIO (53) L/Cr, XO, (25.8.47-?) Cdr [1.1.48]
HMCS CORNWALLIS XO, (1.5.49-?) CD~[?] Capt [1.1.52]
HMCS QUEBEC (31) L/Cr, CO, (14.1.52-10.9.53)
A/Cmdre [1.8.54] Cmdre [1.9.55] RAdm [30.6.60]
Retired [3.8.63]
Boy Seaman (2nd Class) RN 1921 (Aboard HMS Impregnable on the China Station) Boy Seaman (1st Class) RN 1922 (Aboard HMS Despatch on the China Station) Ordinary Seaman RN 1922 Able Seaman RN 1923 Leading Seaman RN 1926 (Transferred to the RCN in 1928 as an Able Seaman) Able Seaman RCN 1928 (Served on HMCS Saguenay and HMS Vernon) Gunner RCN 24 November 1934 (Served on HMCS Assiniboine and HMCS Ottawa) Commissioned Gunner RCN 01 January 1941 (Flotilla Torpedo Officer with Captain (D) Lieutenant RCN 01 January 1942 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Sorel & HMCS Ottawa) Acting Lieutenant-Commander RCN 05 February 1945 (Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Gatineau Lieutenant-Commander RCN 01July 1946 (Training Commander Naden) Acting Commander RCN 16 December 1946 (Executive Officer of HMCS Ontario) Commander RCN 01 January 1948 (Executive Officer of HMCS Cornwallis) Captain RCN 01 January 1952 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Quebec) Acting Commodore RCN 01 August 1954 (Commodore-in-Command RCN Barracks Esquimalt) Commodore RCN 01 September 1955 (Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast) Rear-Admiral RCN 10 June 1960 (Chief of Naval Personnel) Retired 03 August 1963 "For good services in an attack on an enemy U-Boat." BUDGE, Patrick David, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Huron - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944. "For outstanding courage, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Tartar, Ashanti, Eskimo, Javelin, and H.M. Canadian Ships Haida and Huron in action with German destroyers." The action in which HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer - G24), HMCS Haida and HMCS Athabaskan (all Tribal Class Destroyers) helped sink Destroyer T-29 on 26 April 1944, north of Brittany, is described in Chapter 39 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945". Lieutenant Budge was a Torpedo Specialist on board HMCS Huron. Medals of Rear-Admiral Patrick David BUDGE, DSC, CD, RCN - On Display at CFB Esquimalt Military Museum DSC - 1939/45 Star - Atlantic Star - CVSM and Clasp - 1939/45 War Medal with MID - King George GVI Coronation - EIIR Cornonation - CD (GVI) and Two Bars. Medals on Display at the CFB Exquimalt Military Museum
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BULMER, John, Lieutenant-Commander (E)  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  - RCNR / HMCS Ottawa
  - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
    Home:  Durham England.
Lt(E) (Temp), RCNR on 15 August 1940.
To USS Williams (Destroyer) on acceptance as HMCS St. Clair (Town Class Destroyer - I.65)
 from 20 September 1940 to 23 September 1940.
To HMCS St. Clair on 24 September 1940.
LCdr(E) (Temp) RCNR, on 1 January 1943.
To HMCS Griffin (River Class Destroyer - H.31) on 20 March 1943 to 9 April 1943;
  Griffin renamed as HMCS Ottawa (River Class Destroyer - H.31) on 10 April 1943;
To HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Carrier - F.56) on 20 February 1944.
A/Cdr(E) (Temp), RCNR, on 1 July 1944.
BULMER. John, 0-10310, Lt(E)(Temp) [15.8.40] RCNR
USS WILLIAMS (DD-108) for HMCS ST. CLAIR (I65) DD, (20.9.40-23.9.40]
HMCS ST. CLAIR (I65) DD, (24.9.40-?) LCdr(E)(Temp) [1.1.43]
HMCS GRIFFIN (H31) DD, (20.3.43-9.4.43) 
HMCS OTTAWA (H31) (10.4.43-?) 
OBE~[8.1.44] HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, (10.2.44-?) 
A/Cdr(E)(Temp) [1.7.44] Appt terminated [22.2.45] 
Services completed.

        "This Officer has served at sea in charge of the machinery of
         His Majesty's destroyers in the North Atlantic for a period of
         over two years.  Through his zeal, efficiency, excellent leadership
         and unfailing good humour, under the most tying conditions, he has
         maintained the efficiency of his department at a very high level.
         Thus due to his efforts, his ship has always been able to carry out
         the duties required of her in the Battle of the Atlantic."
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BUNGAY, Creighton Benjamin, Acting Petty Officer (A­5101) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 15 August 1944.
   Home:  Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
BUNGAY. Creighton Benjamin, A-5101, A/PO, RCNR, MID~[9.9.44]

        "For leadership, skill and determination in H.M. Ships Affleck, Brecon
         and Forester, and H.M. Canadian Ships St. Laurent, Swansea and Owen Sound
         in operations against U-Boats."
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BUNN, Albert Edward, Able Seaman (V­63678) - Commendation
 - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  Weston, Ontario.
BUNN. Albert Edward, V-63678, AB, RCNVR, Commendation~[5.1.46]

       "For bravery, resource and coolness of a high order.  During a fire
        in S.S. Coronation Park, Able Seaman Bunn showed great courage in
        throwing burning gasoline drums over the side."
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BURBINE, Robert Joseph, Steward (V­87399) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
   Home:  River Hebert, Nova Scotia.
BURBINE. Robert Joseph, V-87399, Stwd, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

        "Following a premature explosion on board one of HMC ships, this rating
         displayed skill and initiative in bringing first aid and comfort to injured
         and dying men.  He received high praise from the Medical Officer for his deft
         assistance during emergency operations."
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BURCH, Charles Philip, Chief Petty Officer (X­2016) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.
   Home:  London, England.
Awarded RCN Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 20 September 1927.
BURCH. Charles Philip, X-2016, CPO, RCN, LS&GC~[20.9.27] MID~[20.1.45]

       "For outstanding courage, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Tartar,
        Ashanti, Eskimo, Javelin, and H.M. Canadian Ships Haida and Huron in action
        with German destroyers."
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BURK, Charles Arthur ("Bones"), Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / MGB-17
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 May 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
       Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
       Married an English nurse, Jean, during the war.
       Joined the navy at HMCS York as Ordinary Seaman in 1939 after graduating from
	   the University of Toronto and trained in Toronto in 1939 to 1940.
  He was then sent as an Ordinary Seaman (OD) to the RN to train at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.
  He was commissioned on 30 February 1940.
  After training at Davenport Barracks, he was posted to HMS New Market (USN lend-lease Destroyer).
  In 1941 he went to King Alfred for Officer training as an Acting Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant.
  Lt(Temp), RCNVR on 17 September 1941.
  From there he went to St. Christopher for Coastal Forces training.
       To MGB-101 as the Third Officer doing air-sea rescues.
	   To MGB-14 as First Lieutenant under Douglas Maitland.
       Commanding Officer of MGB-17.
       Commanding Officer of MTB-442 was next.
       Commanding Officer of MTB-461 from 28 February 1944 to 17 September 1944 in Command of the 29th Canadian Flotilla.
  	   On D-Day this Flotilla patrolled off Le Havre.
       Commanding Officer of MTB-491 from 4 October 1944 to 29 January 1945.  He was released from the service on 25 April 1945.
  Details on Charles Arthur Burk can be found in "Victory at Sea - Tales of His Majesty's Coastal Forces" by Hal Lawrence
 and "Champagne Navy - Small Boat Raiders of the Second World War" by Brian Noland and Brian Jeffrey Street.
  He was a President of the Naval Officers Association of Canada and of the Montreal Branch of NOAC.
       Died in June 1997, age 81, in Montreal, Quebec.
       BURK. Charles Arthur, 0-10500, Lt(Temp) [17.9.41] RCNVR MID~[4.5.43] DSC~[27.5.44] 
       HMC MTB 461, CO, (28.2.44-17.9.44) 
       HMC MTB 491, CO, (4.10.44-26.1.45) Bar to DSC~[20.1.45] 
       2nd Bar to DSC~[20.1.45] 2nd MID~[3.2.45]
       LCdr [?] Resigned [25.4.45]
	"For courage and devotion to duty in action with E-Boats."
       	
       	Event took place on 7 February 1943.
       BURK, Charles Arthur, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / MTB-461 Coastal Force
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 May 1944 and London Gazette of 2 May 1944.
	"For gallant and distinguished services in Light Coastal Craft in successful engagements with the enemy."
	Action was on 14 February 1944 when four E-boats were damaged.

    
BURK, Charles Arthur, Lieutenant, DSC - First BAR to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*) - RCNVR / MTB-491
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
	"For courage, leadership and determination in close action with the enemy while serving in Light Coastal Craft."
	Action took place on 26 July 1944.

    
BURK, Charles Arthur, Lieutenant, DSC* - Second BAR to the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC**) - RCNVR / MTB-491
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
	"For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
	Part of Operation Neptune.
       BURK, Charles Arthur, Lieutenant, DSC** - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNVR / MTB-491
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 February 1945 and London Gazette of 30 January 1945.
	"For courage and determination in an attack on an enemy convoy while serving in Light Coastal Craft
       	(London Gazette Citation - action took place on 1 November 1944)."
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BURKE, Cornelius ("Corny"), Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / MGB-658
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 June 1944 and London Gazette of 30 May 1944.
   Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
One of the "Three Musketeers" from Vancouver (Ladner/Maitland) who joined
 at HMCS Discovery in September 1939.
In March 1940, he was sent to King Alfred.
Sailed on the Duchess of Atholl and smuggled his wife, Wendy
 (sister of Brigadier Budge Bell-Irving), on board.
In May 1940, he went to Le Havre with demolition specialists to blow up docks and
 harbour installations just before the evacuation from Dunkirk.
He spent three months at AMC Chitrel.  Lt(Temp), RCNVR, on 12 March 1943.
He was then appointed to Fowey in MGB-42 as First Lieutenant and Navigator.
MGB-42 was blown up on Corney's first operation.
Commanded MGB-90 (an ELCO boat) operating out of Felixstowe and Dover.
This boat burned to the waterline when a rating cleaning the Lewis gun fired
 a shell that hit a box of 20mm shells which exploded causing a major fire.
He then commanded another boat in the 20th MGB Flotilla out of Lowestoft.
He went home to Vancouver for Christmas 1942.
In February 1943, he headed for Gibraltar in the Dog Boats in
 Command of MGB-658 and joined the 20th MGB Flotilla.
He participated in the Sicily landing patrolling as back-up to the Canadians
 and the Lovat Scouts just south of Syracuse.
In October 1943, he sank two Flak Ships unaided.
On 4 January 1944, MGB-658 joined the new 56th MGB/MTB Flotilla under
 command of LCdr J.D. Maitland.
Finished the war in the Mediterranean as the Senior Officer of the 56th MGB/MTB Flotilla.
LCdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 1 July 1945; Cdr on 1 July 1945.
Extensive details on Cornelius Burke can be found in
 "Victory at Sea - Tales of His Majesty's Coastal Forces" by Hal Lawrence
 and "Champagne Navy - Small Boat Raiders of the Second World War" by Brian Noland
 and Brian Jeffrey Street.
Retired on 21 January 1946 and ran a travel agency in Vancouver post-war.
Died in Vancouver in 25 April 1999.
BURKE. Cornelius, 0-10520, Lt(Temp) [12.3.41] RNCVR
DSC~[24.6.44] MID~[9.9.44] 
Bar DSC~[3.2.45] LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45]
2nd Bar DSC~[15.9.45] 
LCdr [1.7.45] RCN(R); Demobilized [21.1.46]

        "For outstanding courage, leadership and skill in Light Coastal Craft
         in many daring attacks on enemy shipping in enemy waters."


BURKE, Cornelius, Lieutenant, DSC - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / MGB-658
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944.

        "For good service in action with German Light Forces in the Adriatic.
         For outstanding leadership, courage and skill in Light Coastal Craft
         in a successful engagement with the enemy in the Adriatic." 


BURKE, Cornelius, Acting Lieutenant-Commander, DSC - First BAR to the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*)
 - RCNVR / MGB-658
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 February 1945 and London Gazette of 16 January 1945.

        "For good services in action in H.M. Light Craft in the Mediterranean."


BURKE, Cornelius, Lieutenant-Commander - Second BAR to the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC**)
 - RCNVR / MGB-658 HMLC
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 April 1945.

        "For courage, outstanding leadership and devotion to duty whilst
         serving in His Majesty's Ships Fabius, Brocklesby, Wilton, Quantock,
         Lamerton, and Light Coastal Forces in an attack on the Island of Lussino."



Medals of Lieutenant-Commander Cornelius BURKE, DSC and 2 Bars, RCNVR



DSC and two Bars - 1939/45 Star - Atlantic Star - Africa Star - Italy Star -
Defence Medal - CVSM and Clasp - 1939/1945 War Medal with MID
(Note:  He wore his Africa Star before his Atlantic Star in his full size medal)


Brigadier Budge Bell-Irving, OC, DSO and Bar, OBE, OBC, ED
and his brother-in-law Cornelius Burke, DSC and two bars
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BURROWS, Freeman Elkins, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Ingonish
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ingonish (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J69)
 from 3 May 1943 to 12 May 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Agassiz (Flower Class Corvette - J129)
 from 3 May 1943 to 12 May 1944. 
Commanding Officer of HMCS Wallaceburg (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J336)
 from 10 January 1945 to 21 May 1945.
After leaving the Navy he owned and managed an insurance company
 in Bellville: Burrows and Frost.
He died in Bellville, Ontario on November 6, 1989.
BURROWS. Freeman Elikins, 0-10790, A/Lt(Temp) [1.3.40] RCNVR
HMC Naval Base, Prince Rupert, (23.8.40-?) 
HMCS ALBERNI (K103) Cof, (4.2.41-?)
HMCS INGONISH (J89) m/s, CO, (3.5.43-12.5.44) 
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44] 
HMCS AGASSIZ (K129) Cof, CO, (14.3.44-9.45) MID~[10.6.44]
HMCS WALLACEBURG (J336) m/s, CO, (10.1.45-21.5.45) 
LCdr [1.7.45] Demobilized [13.10.45]

       "This Officer has served at sea for the majority of the war, and for the
        past year has commanded one of His Majesty's Canadian Minesweepers on 
        escort duty.  He has at all times displayed zeal, energy and devotion to duty."
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BUSHFIELD, William Arthur, Able Seaman (V­4657) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.
   Home:  Stratford, Ontario.
BUSHFIELD. William Arthur, V-4657, AB, RCNVR, DSM~[20.1.45]

       "For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion
        to duty duringthe landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy."
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BUTCHART, Arthur Alexander, Petty Officer (HSD) (2808) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCN / HMCS Skeena
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942.
Higher Submarine Detector (HSD) on HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyer - D159) in 1942.
BUTCHART. Arthur Alexander, 0-10948,
PO(HSD), 2808, RCN, DSM~[28.11.42]
A/Cd/Gnr(TAS) [4.11.49] RCN, CD~[?]
HMCS LA HULLOISE(305) Fr, stand by, (1.3.50-31.5.50)
HMCS LA HULLOISE(305) Fr, (1.6.50-?)
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, (29.8.50-?)
RCNB Halifax for TAS/Sch (22 10 51-?)
RCNB Halifax, for Education Course, (25.9.53-?)
Lt(TAS) [15.10.51]
RCNB Esquimalt for TAS Training Centre, (22.9.55-?)
HMCS STETTLER(311) FFE, (10.12.57-?)
HMCS JONQUIERE(318) FFE, XO, (16.6.58-?)
LCdr (130/13] [15.10.59]
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (4.2.60-?)
HMCS SCOTIAN(H03) (14.01.63-?)
FOAC(E00) (9.11.64-?) "For devotion to duty and coolness during a prolonged hunt which resulted in the destruction of an enemy U­boat. As the Higher Submarine Detector of the ship, this Petty Officer displayed skill and tenacity in detecting and holding an enemy U­boat during attacks which lasted over four hours. His action largely contributed to the success of the operation." Details of HMCS Skeena sinking U-588 in mid-Atlantic on 31 July 1942 can be found in Chapter 13 of "The Canadian Navy Chronicle 1939-1945".
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BUTLAND, Clarence, Acting Petty Officer (V­5308) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
   Home:  Verdun, Quebec.
BUTLAND. Clarence, V-5308, PO, RCNVR, BEM~[6.1.45]

        "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for
         zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting
         an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions
         of the Royal Canadian Navy."      New Years List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45.
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BUTLER, Edmund Harold, Telegraphist (V­7654) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
   Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
BUTLER. Edmund Harold, V-7654, Tele, RCNVR, MID~[9.9.44]

         "For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in HMS Icarus
          and H.M. Canadian Ships Chilliwack, Chaudiere, Fennel, Gatineau and
          St. Catherines in a successful operation against a U-Boat."

HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Chaudiere, and HMCS Chilliwack assisted
in sinking U-744 in mid-Atlantic on 6 March 1944 as described in Chapter 34 of
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
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BUTTERWORTH, Charles Edgar, Lieutenant (Pilot) - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / RNAS Pacific
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 20 November 1944.
   Born:  New York, N.Y., U.S.A. on 22 November 1922.
   Home:  St. John's, Newfoundland.
Enrolled as Naval Airman 2nd Class 17 May 1942 at HMCS Donnacona.
To HMS St. Vincent for Naval Airman course #41 in 1942.
  To USNAS Grosse Isle (Detroit) for flying training in 1943.
  To USNAS Pensacola and USNAS Miami in 1943.
  Commissioned as Probationary Sub-Lieutenant (A) (Temporary) on 5 November 1943
      and awarded US Navy Wings.
  To USNAS Lewiston ME for #738 Squadron in 1943.
  In 1944, to No. 732 Squadron.  Joined No. 1842 RN Squadron at USNAS Brunswick Maine in 1944.
  To USS Charger for Deck Landing Qualifications in 1944.
  To RNAS Sydeham for No. 1842 RN Squadron in 1944 and joined HMS Formidable that year.
  To RNAS Donnbristle in 1944 and transferred to the RCNVR.
  Rank of Sub-Lieutenant (P) (Temporary) assigned with seniority from 6 January 1944.
  Served in HMS Formidable with No. 1842 RN Squadron 1944 to 1945 flying Corsairs.
  Went to Jervis Bay Australia in 1945 and back to HMS Formidable.
  To RAAR Maryborough in late 1945 and demobilized at St. John's, Newfoundland
       on 22 February 1945.
  Rank was Lieutenant (P), RCN(R) with seniority 6 January 1945.
  Joined Trade Commissioner Service (Department of Trade & Commerce) in 1948.
  Served with the Foreign Service Office Cairo Egypt 1949 to 1951.
  To Karachi, Pakistan in 1951.  To Cairo, Egypt from 1951 to 1952.
  To New York City 1952 to 1956.  To Sao Paulo, Brazil 1956 to 1959.
  Director Latin America Division Department of Industry Trade and Commerce
       in Ottawa from 1959 to 1960 and resigned in 1960.
  To Greenshields Inc. as Salesman and Director of Foreign Division from 1960 to 1966.
  President Butterworth, Dwyer, McGregor & Co. 1966 to 1970.
  To Department of Industry Trade and Commerce at Grain Marketing Office 1973 to 1978.
  Second Secretary (Commercial) Lusaka Zambia 1978 to 1980.
  First Secretary (Commercial) Budapest, Hungary from 1980 to 1982.
  Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner Milan, Italy 1982 to 1984.
  Manager Information Export department of External Affairs Ottawa from 1984 to 1986.
  Department of External Affairs as United States Trade and Investment Development Bureau
        1986 until he retired in 1987.
  Died on 3 February 1998, age 74, in Ottawa, Ontario.
BUTTERWORTH. Charles Edgar, 0-11004, S/Lt(Temp) [6.1.44] RCNVR
Lt(P) [6.1.45] RCN(R) 
DSC~[24.11.45] Demobilized [22.2.46]
HMCS DONNANCONA, Montreal Naval Division, (28.1.47-?)
HMCS CARELTON Ottawa Naval Division, (14.6.48-?)

	      "For services in Pacific fighter sweeps in July and August, 1945."
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BUXTON, Sydney William, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
   Home:  Vancouver, B.C.
BUXTON. Sydney William, 0-11020, Lt(Temp) [7.5.39] RCNVR
MID~[10.6.44]
HMCS VERAINE (HC135) CO, (15.7.44-?)
Demobilized [19.7.45]

        "This Officer displayed courage and devotion to duty in that he
         re-entered a burning bunker hatch in order to assist in the rescue
         of two Naval Firefighters."
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BYDWELL, Leslie Wellington, Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer Third Class (V­25270)
 - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS St. Croix
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942.
   Home:  Montreal, Quebec
BYDWELL. Leslie Wellington, V-23270, A/CPO/ERA 3, RCNVR
MID~[28.11.42]
Lost [20/23.9.43] HMCS ST, CROIX (I81) DD, or HMS ITCHEN (K227).

Survivors from HMCS St. Croix were picked up by HMS Itchen which was lost on 23rd.

        "For good services and devotion to duty in maintaining a high speed
         when chasing enemy U-Boat, thus materially assisting in its eventual destruction."


HMCS St. Croix was sunk on 23 September 1943 and the survivors were picked up by
HMS Itchen (K.277) which was in turn sunk on 23 September 1943.
Acting CERA 3/c Bydwell died on one of these sinkings.
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