Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 

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D'AUBIN, Donald Rupert, Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (V26252) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / HMCS Moncton - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: Sydney, British Columbia.

D'AUBIN. Donald Rupert, V-26252, ERA4/cl. RCNVR, BEM~[8.1.44]

"When HMCS Moncton (Flower Class Corvette - K139) was in collision with S.S. Jamaica Producer, this rating , in spite of severe damage incurred, tried the engines for damage and raised steam in order to attempt to reach port. He took charge of the engine room staff during the time when the Chief Engine Room Artificer was not available, due to a slight concussion received when the ship was rammed. D'Aubin set an example to the remained of the engine room staff and the ship was able to get under way one hour after the collision occurred."

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DALLAIRE, Paul Emile, Signalman (V-4143) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Pictou - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 November 1942 and London Gazette of 18 November 1942.

DALLAIRE. Paul Emile, V-4143, Signalmn, RCNVR, MID~[21.11.42]

"This Signalman took up a position on top of the Asdic House and rendered valuable assistance in providing accurate and important information as to the movements of the enemy which was being followed and attacked by HMCS Pictou."

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DALY, Claude Francis, Petty Officer Cook (V-25372) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR / HMCS Assiniboine - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and London Gazette of 3 December 1942.

DALY. Claude Francis, V-25372, PO/Ck RCNVR, DSM~[12.12.42]

"Petty Officer Cook Daly was a member of the forward supply party during the successful action between HMCS Assiniboine and a German U-Boat. He was wounded in the face, an enemy bullet passing through his cheek and out his mouth. In spite of this, he remained at his post and continued to carry out his duty thus living up to the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy. For bravery and devotion to duty before the enemy."

The action in which HMCS Assiniboine (River Class Destroyer - D118) sank U-210 on 6 August 1942 in the North Atlantic while protecting Convoy SC-94 is described in Chapter 14 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945".

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DALZELL, Robert Gordon, Able Seaman (4141) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 20 November 1944.

DALZELL. Robert Gordon, 4141, AB, RCN, MID~[24.11.45]

"For gallant and distinguished services."

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DANCE, John Walter, Able Seaman (A-2411) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.

Home: Collingwood, Ontario.

DANCE. John Walter, A-2411, AB, RCNR, MID~[5.1.46]

 

"Able Seaman Dance has served in HMCS Haida for a period of eighteen months. His gunnery and seamanship have been outstanding and have been a most valuable contribution to the efficient running of this ship."

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DANN, George William, Able Seaman Radar First Class (V-17463) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: London, Ontario.

DANN. George William, V-1746, AB(Rad 1/cl) RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"For exceptionally keen interest, loyalty and devotion to duty. He has contributed in no small measure to the efficiency of his ship, and has set a fine example to his shipmates."

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DARLING, Thomas Creighton, Electrical Lieutenant-Commander - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNVR / Degaussing of Ships in Montreal - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Westmount, Quebec.
DARLING. Thomas Creighton, 0-17960, Lt(SB)(Temp) [15.5.40] RCNVR,
HMC Naval Base, Montreal, D/S duty, (15.5.40-?)
LCdr(El)(Temp) [1.7.44] RCNVR, Demobilized. [16.8.45] MBE~[5.1.46]
]

"For devotion to duty and superior organizing ability over a long period. This Officer has been responsible for the degaussing of all New Naval Vessels and Merchant Ships passing through the Port of Montreal. In addition to this, he was responsible for the high efficiency maintained in the equipment installed in all vessels sailing from this area. His contribution to the Royal Canadian Naval war effort is worthy of much commendation and recognition."

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DARRACH, Claude Kenneth, Chief Skipper - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNR / Halifax Examination Service - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Herring Cove, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lloyd George (Minesweeper) from 9 May 1945 to 6 January 1946.
DARRACH. Claude Kenneth, 0-17990, A/Skr(Temp) [1.1.40] RCNR
HMCS ANDREE DUPRE (W03), p/v, (31.1.40-?)
HMCS MONT JOLI (Z24)(A) p/v, (10.5.41-?)
HMCS MONT JOLI (Z24)(A) p/v, CO, (23.10.41-?)
Ch/Skr(Temp) [1.7.42] Skr/Lt(Temp) [1.7.43] MBE~[10.6.44]
HMCS CULVER p/v, CO, (20.8.44-?)
HMCS EASTORE (Z56)(A) stc, (15.1.45-?)
HMCS LLOYD GEORGE (J279) m/s, CO, (9.5.45-6.1.46) Demobilized. [4.2.46]

"This Officer has been in the Halifax Examination Service since 1940, and has always displayed ability and great devotion to duty, keeping his small ship on station in all weather. In many cases, during gales and thick weather, he has been responsible for the safe entry of ships which could not obtain a pilot."

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DAVENPORT, Wilfred, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (O-18050) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Dunver - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 9 October 1945. Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Kelowna (Bangor Minesweeper - J261) from 5 February 1942 to 4 August 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Dunver (River Class Frigate - K03) from 7 May 1944 to 26 March 1944 (with Acting Commander George H. Stephen in command from 10 to 24 August 1944).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Chaudiere (I) (River Class Destroyer - H99) from 22 March 1945 to 20 June 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Qu’appelle (River Class Destroyer - H69) from 22 June 1945 to 9 October 1945.
DAVENPORT. Wilfred, 0-18050, Lt(Temp) [3.3.40] RCNR,
HMCS KELOWNA (J261) m/s, CO, (5.2.42-4.8.43)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, (26.12.43-?)
HMCS DUNVER (K03) Fr, CO, (7.5.44-9.8.44)
HMCS ALGOMA (K127) Cof, CO, (10.8.44-24.8.44)
HMCS DUNVER (K03) Fr, CO, (25.8.44-26.3.45)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS CHAUDIERE (H99) DD, (22.3.45-27.3.45)
HMCS CHAUDIERE (H99) DD, CO, (28.3.45-20.6.45)
HMCS QU'APPELLE (H69) DD, CO, (22.6.45-9.10.45)
Demobilized. [19.11.45]

"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."

The sinking of U-484 by HMCS Dunver and HMCS Hespeler in the North Irish Sea on 9 September 1944 is described in chapter 52 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DAVEY, John Henry, Petty Officer (V-1071) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

DAVEY. John Henry, V-1071, PO, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"Petty Officer Davey has served in the RCNVR since 1938. Since 1940, he has served almost continuously at sea in HMC Ships. His enthusiasm, energy and loyal devotion to duty have set an outstanding example to the ratings serving under him."

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DAVIDSON, Edgar, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (SB) - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCN(R) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946. Home: Ottawa, Ontario.

Awarded Member - Order of Canada (CM) as per Canada Gazette of 29 December 1990 for philanthropy particularly to the support of the Mount Allison University Library.

DAVIDSON. Edgar, 0-18140, Lt(SB)(Temp) [16.8.44] RCNVR, MBE~[13.6.46] A/LCdr(Temp) [?] Demobilized [10.6.46] RCN(R) CM~[29.12.90]

"During the war, Lieutenant-Commander Davidson has aided materially in the Royal Canadian Naval War effort. He was instrumental in evolving the method of interrogating Prisoners of war, and on behalf of the Navy, he was able to obtain valuable information clarifying the sinking of the Athenia and HMCS Esquimalt, which evidence was subsequently used in the Nueremberg War Criminal trial. At all times he has discharged his duties with great zeal and energy, in keeping with the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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DAVIDSON, John Alexander, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMT Else Rykens - Awarded as per London Gazette of 6 June 1941 (no Canada Gazette).

DAVIDSON. John Alexander, 0-18190, Lt(Temp) [12.7.39] RCNVR, DSC~[6.6.41], Demobilized [11.10.45]

"For coolness and skill when ship attacked by enemy aircraft (H.M.T. Else Rykens).

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DAVIDSON, Margaret Jean, Wren (W-795) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - WRCNS / Office of the Senior Canadian Naval Officer (Personnel), London, England - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.

"This wren was in the first draft of W.R.C.N.S. to go overseas in September, 1943, for duty with the Senior Canadian Naval Officer, London. She was assigned to the position of receptionist, transportation and accommodation clerk in the office of the Staff Officer (Personnel) to which office several hundred Officers and Ratings report each month. Her tact, cheerfulness, efficiency and devotion to duty have been outstanding for a rating of her rate, and have contributed in no small degree to the convenience, welfare and comfort of Canadian Naval Personnel visiting London on duty and on leave."

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DAVIE, John Chapman, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / LCA 856 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Duncan, British Columbia.
DAVIE. John Chapman, 0-18300, (Duncan, BC) S/Lt [6.10.40] RCNVR,
HMC PT. 4 CO, (25.8.41-) Lt [6.9.41]
HMCS PRINCE HENRY(F70) amc, (1.12.43-?)
LCA 856, CO, 528th LCA Flotilla, (6.6.44) DSC~[20.1.45]
Demobilized. [15.2.46] Lt [6.9.42] RCN(R) LCdr [4.6.49]
HMCS DISCOVERY Vancouver Naval Division, (26.9.49-?)
HMCS MALAHAT Victoria Naval Division, (26.9.50-?)
HMCS MALAHAT Victoria Naval Division, (9.1.52-?)

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

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DAVIES, John Morley, Petty Officer (V-13724) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Calgary, Alberta.

DAVIES. John Morley, V-13724, PO, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating has consistently displayed outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty. His loyalty and cheerfulness have set an example worthy of the high traditions of the R.C.N."

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DAVIES, John Mortimer, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / With RN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 11 June 1942 (no Canada Gazette).

Died at age 88 in Saint John, New Brunswick on 2 August 2001.
DAVIES. John Mortimer, 0-18370, RCNVR Division Saint John in 1939
Trained in King Alfred.
Served with the RN and was last Canadian "Rat of Tobruk"
A/Lt(Temp) [11.10.39] RCNVR
LCdr(Temp) [2.2.43] DSC~[11.6.43]
Returned to Canada as A/Cdr and served as Executive Officer in Avalon
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT(F56) a/a, (1.4.45-?) Demobilized [20.12.45]

"On the occasion of the Celebration of His Majesty's Birthday. For outstanding zeal, patience and cheerfulness and for never failing to set an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, without which the high tradition of the Royal Navy could not have been upheld."

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DAVIES, Thomas Ernest, Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (V-11402) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Norsyd - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia. HMCS Norsyd (Flower Class Corvette) is named after North Sydney.

DAVIES. Thomas Ernest, A-3357, ERA4/cl, RCNR, MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating has always given meritorious service, both ashore and afloat and as Chief Engine Room Artificer of HMCS Norsyd, his devotion to duty has been a fine example to all."

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DAVIS, Allan Goss, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (A-3357) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.

Home: Victoria, British Columbia.

DAVIS. Allan Goss, V-22029, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

"Engine Room Artificer Davis has capably carried out all responsibilities with great energy and devotion at all times, setting a very high example to all those working under him."

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DAVIS, Donald, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Malpeque - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944. Home: Victoria, British Columbia.

Commanding Officer of HMCS Malpeque (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J148) 25 October 1943 to 25 April 1945.

Commanding Officer of HMCS Hallowell (River Class Frigate - K666) from 5 August 1945 to 7 November 1945.

DAVIS. Donald, 0-18420, S/Lt(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR

HMCS MAYFLOWER (K191) Cof, (10.9.41-?)

Lt(Temp) [1.5.42] HMCS BEAVER (Z10)(A) p/v, CO, (4.1.43-16.1.43)

HMCS CARIBOU (Z25)(A) p/v, CO, (11.2.43-11.8.43) Lt(Temp) [1.5.40]

HMCS MALPEQUE (J148) m/s, CO, (23.10.43-25.4.45) MID~[10.6.44]

HMCS SAULT STE MARIE (J334) m/s, CO, (6.7.45-28.7.45)

HMCS HALLOWELL (K666) Fr, CO, (5.8.45-7.11.45)

CROIX DE GUERRE avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[16.7.49]

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

 

DAVIS, Donald, Lieutenant - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCN / HMCS Malpeque - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 July 1949.

"For services in the invasion of Normandy."

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DAVIS, James Sinclair, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS La Malbaie - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Oakville, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of ML-060 from 18 April 1942 to 11 February 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS La Malbaie (Flower Class Corvette - K225) from 12 February 1943 to 7 June 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Royalmount (River Class Frigate - K677) from 25 August 1944 to 10 May 1945. Commanding Officer (again) of HMCS Royalmount (River Class Frigate - K677) from 9 August 1945 to 17 November 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois (Destroyer - G.89) from 2 June 1947 to 13 November 1947.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (Destroyer - R.79) from 20 January 1945 to 28 October 1948.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Rockcliffe (Minesweeper - 173) from 22 April 1950 to 15 August 1950.
DAVIS. James "Jimmy" Sinclair "Foghorn", 0-18490, (Oakville, Ontario)
Lt(Temp) [1.3.40] RCNVR
HMCS WOLF (Z16)(P) p/v, stand by (9.9.40-1.10.40)
HMCS WOLF (Z16)(P) p/v, (2.10.40-21.4.41)
HMCS QUESNEL (K133) Cof, (23.5.41-?)
HMC ML 060 (Q060) CO, (18.4.42-11.2.43)
A/LCdr
HMCS LA MALBAIE (K273) Cof, CO, (12.2.43-7.6.44) MID~[8.6.44]
LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44]
HMCS ROYALMOUNT (K677) Fr, CO, stand by (17.7.44-24.8.44)
HMCS ROYALMOUNT (K667) Fr, CO, (25.8.44-10.5.45)
HMCS HALLOWELL (K666) Fr, (11.5.45-?)
HMCS ROYALMOUNT (K667) Fr, CO. (9.8.45-17.11.45)
Lt [1.7.44] RCN,
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, CO, (2.6.47-13.11.47)
HMCS ATHABASKAN (R79) DD, CO, stand by, (14.11.47-19.1.48)
Cdr [1.1.48]
HMCS ATHABASKAN (R79) DD, CO, (20.1.48-28.10.48)
HMCS ROCKCLIFFE (173) m/s, CO, (22.4.50-15.8.50)
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, Cdr & King's Harbour Master, (16.8.50-?)
HMCS YORK additional (1.9.52-?) CD~[?]
HMCS STAR for COND, Commander Training, (30.5.53-?)
HMCS STAR for COND, (7.5.54-?)
NSHQ for Staff Inter-service Development, (12.3.56-?)
Deputy Director Inter-service Development, (1.5.56-?)
HMCS BYTOWN (D/S) additional, (22.5.59-?)
Released [16.9.59]

"For consistently good 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. This Officer, in addition to maintaining an efficient fighting unit, has set a very fine example by his unfailing cheerfulness and devotion to duty."

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DAVY, Arthur Cecil Montague, Captain (E) - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / Director Shipbuilding - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946. Born Westmount, Quebec on 11 October 1902. Home: Ottawa, Ontario. Naval Cadet, RCN, Royal Naval College of Canada (Eighth Term) in 1917. Midshipman in 1920. To HMS Emperor of India (Battleship) for Training 1920. To HMS Orion and HMS Ajax (Battleship) for training. Engineer Sub-Lieutenant 1923 to RN College Greenwich, RNEC Keyham. In 1927 Served on HMS Toreador (British Destroyer) which became HMCS Vancouver and served on her as Engineer Lieutenant in August 1928. To Naval Service HQ in 1931. Promoted LCdr and Engineer Officer (D) Western Division on HMCS Skeena in 1933. To Stadacona 1935. Director of New Construction at Stadacona 1938. To Naden as Assistant to Chief Engineer 1938. Engineer Officer in HMS Kempenflet (which became the HMCS Assiniboine). Promoted Captain (E) and to Naval Service HQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Engineering Development and Director of Shipbuilding and Director of Naval Engineering Development in 1939. Also in 1939, made Assistant Chief of Naval Engineering and Construction. To HMCS Givenchy for HMC Dockyard (Esquimalt) as Deputy Superintendent and Engineer Superintendent and as Commanding Officer in 1946. To Naden for HMC Dockyard Esquimalt as Superintendent and Command Engineer Officer in 1947. National Defence College of Canada (Course 2) in 1948. To Deputy Chief of Naval Technical Services and Engineer-in-Chief August 1949. Promoted Commodore in 1950. Retired 1955.
DAVY. Arthur Cecil Montague, 0-18580, Cdt 1917, RCN, RNCC 8th term,
Mid [1.9.20] HMS AJAX (26.11.20-?)
A/S/Lt(E) [1.1.23] Lt(E) [1.10.24]
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, (10.2.28-?)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) (29.5.31-?)
NSHQ, (15.7.31-?)
LCdr(E) [1.10.32]
HMC Dockyard Halifax, Supervisor new construction (18.4.33-?)
HMCS SKEENA(H01) DD, (19.6.33-?)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) (16.7.35-?) Cdr(E) [30.6.37]
RCNB Halifax (New construction) (3.1.38-?)
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, Asst/Ch(Eng) (7.11.38-?)
NSHQ, Dir/Shipbuilding, (7.9.39-?)
A/Capt(E) 1939, Capt(E) [1.7.43] OBE~[15.6.46]
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, Superintendent (2.7.46-?)
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, Superintendent & Command Engineer (3.7.47-?)
Cmdre(E) [1.1.50] CD~[?] Retired 17.10.55

Naval Cadet RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - 1917- - (RNC of C 8th Term)
Midshipman RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 September 1920 - (HMS Emperor of India)
Acting Engineer Sub-Lieutenant RCN - - - 01 January 1923 - - - (Royal Navy Engineering College Greenwich)
Engineer Sub-Lieutenant RCN - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1923
Engineer Lieutenant RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 October 1924- - (Engineer Lieutenant on HMCS Vancouver)
Engineer Lieutenant-Commander RCN - - - 01 October 1932 - - (Engineer Off (D) West Divisions on HMCS Skeena)
Engineer Commander RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 June 1937- - - - - (Engineer Officer in HMS Kempenflet)
Acting Engineer Captain RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1939- - - - - (Chief of Naval Engineering Development)
Captain (E) RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 July 1943- - - - - (Chief of Naval Engineering and Construction)
Commodore (E) RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 January 1950- - (Deputy Chief of Naval Technical Services)
Retires - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -17 October 1955

"Captain Davy has served at Naval Service Headquarters since November 1939, during which time he has given of his best efforts in meeting the many problems of Naval shipbuilding and in keeping abreast of modern developments as representative on various technical committees. As Director of Shipbuilding, this Officer was faced with the momentous task of early organization and development of his directorate, and in rendering cheerful assistance to Canadian shipyards and manufacturers with their multitude of problems. Captain Davy never wavered from the tasks assigned to him, and the repaid commissioning of Ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, are in great part, due to the tireless efforts of this Officer."

Medals of Commodore Arthur Cecil Montague DAVY, OBE, CD, RCN:

OBE - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - EIIR Coronation - CD and 2 Bars.

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DAY, Alexander Earle, Ordinary Telegraphist (V-22029) (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Otter - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 November 1941 (no Canada Gazette).

DAY. Alexander Earle, V-22029, OS/Tel, RCNVR, MID~[4.11.41]

"For gallantry and devotion to duty when HMCS Otter was lost."

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DAY, Bertram Francis, Commissioned Shipwright - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.

Home: Victoria, British Columbia.

DAY. Bertram Francis, 0-18720, CPO/Shipw, RCN, 40246, LS&GC~[23.12.29] Cd/Shipw [1.1.44] RCN, MBE~[8.1.44]

"This Officer has always performed his duties cheerfully and with the greatest efficiency. His loyal service and skilled workmanship have inspired all under him, and his example is in keeping with the highest traditions of the service."

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DE CANDIDO, Candido, Petty Officer (3523) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Drumheller, Alberta.

DE CANDIDO. Candido, 3523, PO, RCN, MID~[16.6.45]

"This Petty Officer, by his outstanding efficiency was responsible for the correct firing of depth charges during promising attacks on enemy submarines."

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DE LOTBINIERE, Edmond Joli, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Pointe Platon, Quebec.

De LOTBINIERE. Edmond Joli, 0-18980, S/Lt(Temp) [16.3.42] RCNVR

HMCS DIGBY(J267) m/s, (26.7.42-?)

HMCS DUNVER(K03) Fr, (11.9.43-?) Lt(Temp) [16.3.43]

Demobilized [3.10.45], LVO~[16.6.82]

"Because of the time and effort he had spent in training the action team, this Anti-submarine Officer was able to pass excellent and accurate reports to the Commanding Officer when his ship attacked an enemy submarine resulting in its probable destruction."

Awarded Lieutenant - Royal Victorian Order (LVO) as per London Gazette of 12 June 1982 as an Extra Gentleman Usher to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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De MARBOIS, Jean Maurice Barbe Pougnat, Captain, OBE, RD - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Toronto, Ontario. At the outbreak of the war he was the head of the Foreign Intelligence Section. He was then Officer-in-Charge of the Operational Intelligence Centre at Canadian Naval Service Headquarters from April 1942 to September 1945. Awarded the RCNR Officers' Decoration (RD) on 20 February 1943.

De MARBOIS. Jean Maurice Barbe Pougnat, 0-19000, LCdr(Temp) [1.9.24] RCNR,

OBE~[?] NSHQ, (3.9.39-?)

Cdr(Temp) [1.7.42]

RD~[20.2.43] RCN, CBE~[5.1.46]

Legion of Honneur-Chevalier(France)~[27.11.47]

Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[27.11.47]

Demobilized [29.10.45]

"Since the outbreak of hostilities, this Officer has given loyal and devoted service to the Royal Canadian Navy, first as head of the Foreign Intelligence Section at Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa, and subsequently as Officer-in-Charge of the Operational Intelligence Centre. with untiring energy and devotion to duty, he built up an efficient organization, which, working in the closest cooperation with the Royal Navy and the United States Navy, contributed directly and substantially to the defeat of the German U-Boat campaign."

 

 

DE MARBOIS, Jean Maurice Barbe Pougnat, Acting Captain, CBE, RD - Officer - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / Intelligence - Awarded as per London Gazette of 30 January 1946 (no Canada Gazette).

"For exceptionally meritorious service as Head of the Royal Canadian Navy Communication Intelligence, from April 1942 to September 1945. Throughout the war, Captain de Marbois displayed great energy, skill and cooperativeness in integrating Canadian Naval Communication Intelligence effort with that of the United States."

 

 

DE MARBOIS, Jean Maurice Barbe Pougnat, Captain, CBE, RD - Chevalier - Legion of Honour (France) - RCN / Operational Intelligence Centre - Awarded effective 27 November 1947.

"Officer-in-Charge of the Operational Intelligence Centre at Canadian Naval Service Headquarters from April 1942 to September 1945."

 

 

DE MARBOIS, Jean Maurice Barbe Pougnat, Captain, CBE, RD - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCN - / Operational Intelligence Centre - Awarded effective 27 November 1947.

"Officer-in-Charge of the Operational Intelligence Centre at Canadian Naval Service Headquarters from April 1942 to September 1945."

 

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DE WOLF, Henry George, Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS St. Laurent - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1941 (no Canada Gazette).
Born at Bedford, Nova Scotia on 26 June 1903. Home: Ottawa, Ontario. Naval Cadet Royal Naval College of Canada (Ninth Term) in 1918. To HMCS Guelph and HMS Resolution 1921. To Stadacona in 1923. To HMS Chletenham for Test Mobilization 1924. To HMS President for Royal Naval College Greenwich in 1924. To HMS Excellent for Course in 1925. To HMCS Patriot (Cruiser) in 1925. To HMS Capetown and HMCS Patriot in 1927. To HMS Restless in 1927. To HMS Champion in 1928. To HMS Dryad for Long Navigation Course in 1928. Posted to HMS Argus and HMCS Champlain (Cruiser) in 1928. To Stadacona and Naden in 1929. Commanding Officer ofHMCS Festubert (Battle Class Trawler) 1920. To HMCS Vancouver (Cruiser) as First Lieutenant and for Navigating Duties in 1921. To HMCS Skeena (Destroyer) in 1933. Promoted Lieutenant-Commander 1934. To Naden 1935. To Stadacona for duty at Naval HQ 1935. RN Staff College Course 1937. HMS President for Special Service outside the Admiralty with the Chief of Naval Staff Ottawa in 1927. To RN Staff College Course (continuation) 1937. To HMS London as Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral Commanding First Cruiser Squadron 1937.
To HMCS Ottawa (I) (River Class Destroyer H-60) on Staff of Captain (D) 1938.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent (I) (River Class Destroyer - H83) from 6 October 1939 to 13 July 1940. HMCS St. Laurent was the first Canadian warship to engage the enemy in World War II when firing on German troops at St. Valery near Dieppe, France on 9 June 1940. Promoted Commander and to Stadacona as Staff Officer (Operations) to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1940. To Stadacona as Chief Staff Officer to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1941. Promoted Acting Captain 1941. To HMCS Venture as Chief Staff Officer to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1942. To Naval HQ as Director of Plans 1942. First Commanding Officer HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer - G63) from 30 August 1943 to 18 December 1944. In January 1945, to Naval HQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff. Promoted Acting Commodore (1945) and to Naval HQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Fourth Member of the Naval Board in 1946. Last Commanding Officer HMCS Warrior (Aircraft Carrier) and Senior Canadian Naval officer Afloat from 18 January 1947 to 23 April 1948. Promoted Rear-Admiral 1948 and to Flag Officer Pacific Coast from 8 September 1948 to 30 August 1950. To Naval HQ as Vice-Chief of Naval Staff and Member of the Naval Board in 1950. To HMCS Niagara as Principal Military Advisor to the Canadian Ambassador and Chairman Canadian Joint Staff Washington and Representative of the NATO Military Committee and Canadian Liaison Representative to SACLANT in 1956. Promoted Vice-Admiral and to Naval HQ as Chief of Naval Staff 1956. He retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1961. Admiral DeWolf died in Ottawa on 18 December, 2000.
De WOLF. Henry "Harry" George, 0-19460,
Cdt [22.9.18] RCN, RNCC 9th term,
Mid [1.9.21] HMS RESOLUTION (26.10.21-?) S/Lt [1.9.21]
HMCS PATRIOT TBD, (3.8.25-?) Lt [1.4.26]
HMCS NADEN (20.7.29-?)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) (7.3.30-?)
HMCS FESTUBERT m/s, CO, (14.4.30-?)
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, (27.4.32-?)
HMCS SKEENA(H01) DD, (3.7.33-?)
LCdr [1.4.34]
HMCS NADEN(D/S) (1.6.35-?)
NSHQ as StO/Intel (1.7.35-?)
HMS PRESIDENT (12.1.37-?)
HMS LONDON, (20.12.37-?)
HMCS OTTAWA(H60) DD, StO/Capt(D) (1.12.38-?)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, CO, (6.10.39-13.7.40) Cdr [1.7.40]
NDHQ, StO/Ops, (16.8.40-?) MID~[1.1.41]
A/Capt [1.12.41]
Cdr [1.7.40]
HMCS HAIDA(G63) DD, CO, (30.8.43-18.12.44)
2nd MID~[9.1.43] DSO~[27.5.44]
Capt [1.7.44] 3rd MID~[10.10.44]
A/Cmdre [1.12.44] ~[20.1.45] DSC~[20.1.45]
A/Cmdre [15.10.45] 4th MID [14.11.44] CBE~[5.1.46]
Legion of Merit-Degree of Officer(USA)~[3.9.46]
Cmdre [1.1.47] HMCS WARRIOR(31) CVL, CO, (18.1.47-23.3.48)
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[25.8.47]
Legion of Honneur-Officer(France)~[29.8.47]
HMS MAGNIFICENT(21) CVL, CO, (7.4.48-29.8.48)
RAdm [8.9.48] FOPC, (8.9.48-?) CD~[?]
King Haakon VII's Cross of Liberation(Norway)~[8.1.49]
NSHQ, V/CNS, (11.9.50-?)
NSHQ, V/CNS, (11.9.50-?) CD~[?]
HMCS NIAGARA additional Principal Military Advisor to Canadian Ambassador Washington, Chairman Canadian Joint Staff, Washington, Representative in Washington of the Chiefs of Staff, Canadian
Representative in Washington of the Military Representatives Committees of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization & Canadian Liaison Representative to SACLANT. (15.12.52-?)
VAdm [16.1.56]
NSHQ for CNS, (16.1.56-?) (130/01)
HMCS BYTOWN(E48) (8.8.60-?)
Admirals' Medal ~[1998] 1998 ADMIRALS' MEDAL WINNER, This award recognizes his life and accomplishments as a successful Naval Officer with a varied and challenging background. It is the view of
his shipmates that he was an officer and gentleman who always had time for the men he served with. He always showed his respect for the efforts made by his ship's company. As one of Canada's most highly respected naval officers of the Second World War, he retired from an illustrious career in 1961 as
the Chief of the Naval Staff. The presentation was made by Vice Admiral G.L. Garnett, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff at the Rideau Club in Ottawa on Thursday, 17th December, 1998.
Admiral De Wolf died in Ottawa on 18 December, 2000.

Naval Cadet RCN - - - - - - - - - -- - - 22 September 1918 (Royal Naval College of Canada Ninth Term)
Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 September 1921 (Served on HMCS Guelph and HMS Resolution)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - 01 January 1924 (Royal Naval College Greenwich)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - -- - - 01 July 1924 (Served on Cruiser HMCS Patriot)
Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 April 1926 (First Lieutenant on HMCS Vancouver)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - 01 April 1934 (Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent)
Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - -- - 01 July 1940 (Staff Officer (Operations) CO Atlantic Coast)
Acting Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - 01 December 1941 (Chief Staff Officer to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast)
Reverted to Commander, RCN - - 03 August 1943 (First Commanding Officer of HMCS Haida)
Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - 01 July 1944 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Haida)
Acting Commodore, RCN - - - -- - 01 December 1944 (Assistant Chief of Naval Staff)
Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1947 (Commanding Officer HMCS Warrior and Senior Officer Afloat)
Rear-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - - - - - 08 September 1948 (Flag Officer Pacific Coast)
Vice-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - - - - - 16 January 1956 (Chief of Naval Staff)
Retires - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 May 1961

"For outstanding zeal, patience and cheerfulness and for never failing to set an example of wholehearted devotion to duty without which the high tradition of the Royal Canadian Navy could not have been upheld."

"HMCS St. Laurent was the first Canadian warship to engage the enemy in World War II."

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Captain - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCN / HMCS St. Laurent - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.

"For valuable services in command of HMC Destroyer (HMCS St. Laurent) in the early months of war in Convoy Escort duty in the Western Atlantic, and overseas during the evacuation from France."

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Commander - Distinguished Service Order (DSO) - RCN / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 May 1944 and London Gazette of 9 May 1944.

"For gallantry and distinguished service as Senior Officer of Destroyers in successful destroyer night actions in the English Channel on 26th and 29th April 1944."

Details on the action in which HMCS Haida sunk the German Destroyer T-29 north of Britany on 26 April 1944 can be found in Chapter 39 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Captain, DSO - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Haida - 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."

Chapter 42 of the same book describes HMCS Haida (River Class Destroyer - G63) and HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer) sinking German Destroyer Z-32 and ZH-1 in the English Channel on 9 June 1944.

Details on the action in which HMCS Haida sunk the German Minesweepers M-263 and M-486 as part of the 10th Destroyer Flotilla's sweeps along the French coast on 6 August 1944 can be found in Chapter 43 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Captain, DSO, DSC - Mention in Despatches (Third) - RCN / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per London Gazette of 10 October 1944 (no Canada Gazette).

"For bravery, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Affleck, Balfour, Eskimo, Wanderer and Tavy and H.M. Canadian Ships Haida and Huron in anti U-Boat operations."

Details on the action in which HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer - G63) and HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer), and sunk the German Destroyer Z-32 in the English Channel on 9 June 1944 can be found in Chapter 42 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Captain, DSO, DSC - Mention in Despatches (Fourth) - RCN / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.

"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."

Details on the action in which HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer) and HMCS Eskimo (Tribal Class Destroyer) sunk the German Submarine U-971 off the Biscay Coast on 24 June 1944 can be found in Chapter 44 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Commodore, DSO, DSC - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCN / Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.

"Commodore De Wolf has held various administrative appointments, including that of Director of Plans, at Naval Service Headquarters at a time of rapid expansion in the R.C.N. As Commanding Officer of one of HM Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers (HMCS Haida), he served at sea with unparalleled success during the invasion of the Continent. On being re-appointed ashore, he now holds the position of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, which appointment is being filled with perspicacity and ability."

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Acting Commodore, CBE, DSO, DSC - Officer - Legion of Merit (United States of America) -RCN / Director of Plans - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946.

"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service while serving as Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral G.C. Jones, RCN. He frequently conferred with Commander Task Force Twenty-four and his staff in connection with planning and the operational control of the surface forces under Commander Task Force Twenty-four. His excellent professional grasp of strategic and tactical situations, together with his intelligent and cooperative attitude, contributed materially to the success of operations conducted by Commander Task force Twenty-four."

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Acting Commodore, CBE, DSO, DSC - Officer - Legion of Honour (France) - RCN / Assistant Chief of Naval Staff - Awarded effective 29 August 1947.

"For services at sea in the war against the enemy."

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Rear-Admiral, CBE, DSO, DSC - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCN / Assistant Chief of Naval Staff - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 29 August 1947.

"For services at sea in the war against the enemy."

 

DE WOLF, Henry George, Rear-Admiral, CBE, DSO, DSC - King Haakan's VII Cross of Liberation (Norway) - RCN / Vice-Chief of Naval Staff - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1949 (no London Gazette).

"Bestowed by His Majesty, King Haakon of Norway."

 

Medals of Vice-Admiral Henry George DE WOLF, CBE, DSO, DSC, RCN:

CBE - DSO - DSC - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star with BAR France & Germany - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal with MID - EIIR Coronation - CD & 2 BARS - Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) - Officer, Legion of Honour (France) - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - King Haakan's VII Cross of Liberation (Norway).

Uniform displayed in CFB Halifax Naval Museum

 

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DEAKEN, P.G., Leading Signalman (V-3372) - King's Commemorative Medal (Norway) - RCNVR - Awarded effective 26 June 1949.

DEAKEN. P G, V-3372, L/Sig, RCNVR

King's Commendation Medal(Norway)~[26.6.49]

"Bestowed by His Majesty, King Haakon of Norway."

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DEAN, Cecil Scott, Petty Officer Telegraphist (V-308) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / HMCS Outremont - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

DEAN. Cecil Scott, V-308, PO/Tele, RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

"Petty Officer Dean has served at sea throughout the war. As Petty Officer in charge of the W/T Department in HMCS Outremont, he has maintained top efficiency. This work entailed long hours of arduous duty, and at no time were there any W/T Communication difficulties experienced aboard his ship."

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DEANE, Robert Crothers, Able Seaman (V-50218) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.

Home: Toronto, Ontario.

DEANE. Robert Crothers, V-50218, AB, 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."

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DEBNEY, Howard, Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (V-7975) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.

Home: Toronto, Ontario.

DEBNEY. Howard, 3782, ERA 4/cl, RCN, MID~[9.1.43]

"Engine Room Artificer Debney has consistently carried out his duties in one of HMC Corvettes in a manner worthy of high commendation, displaying throughout his term of service outstanding zeal and wholehearted devotion to duty."

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DEMPSTER, Lawrence Atherton, Acting Petty Officer (3782) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944. Home: Calgary, Alberta.

DEMPSTER. Lawrence Atherton, 3782, A/PO, RCN, MID~[9.9.44]

"For good service in action with enemy destroyers. For leadership, resolution and skill in a successful action with enemy destroyers in the English Channel."

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DENNY, Leslie Perman, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNR / HMCS St. Thomas - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 July 1945. Home: Chester, Nova Scotia. First Commanding Officer of HMCS Woodstock (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K238) from 1 May 1942 to 18 October 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Drumheller (Flower Class Corvette - K167) from 27 September 1943 to 7 December 1943. While in command of HMCS Drumheller, she sank U-753 in the mid-Atlantic on 13 May 1943. Details on this action can be found in chapter 28 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
First Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Thomas (Castle Class Corvette - K488) from 4 April 1944 to 26 January 1945
Commanding Officer of HMCS Inch Arran (River Class Frigate - K667) from 8 August 1945 to 28 November 1945.
DENNY. Leslie Perman, 0-19110, Lt(Temp) [21.1.40] RCNR
HMCS WOODSTOCK (K238) Cof, CO stand by (30.3.42-30.4.42)
HMCS WOODSTOCK (K238) Cof, CO, (1.5.42-18.10.42)
HMCS DRUMHELLER (K167) Cof, CO, (16.10.42-20.8.43)
HMCS DRUMHELLER (K167) Cof, CO, (27.9.43-7.12.43)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS ST. THOMAS (K488) Coc, CO, (4.5.44-26.1.45)
LCdr [1.1.45] DSC~[15.9.45]
HMCS INCH ARRAN (K667) Fr, CO, (8.8.45-28.11.45)
Demobilized [2.1.46]

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

HMCS St. Thomas sank U-877 in mid-Atlantic on 27 December 1944 as described in Chapter 57 of the "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DENNY, Thomas Grant, Acting Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Canadian Coastal Forces - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
DENNY. Thomas Grant, 0-19130, (Halifax, NS)
RCNVR Division Vancouver Supplementary Reserve [15.9.39?]
A/Lt(Temp) [1.9.39] RCNVR,
HMCS ARMENTIERES (J29) m/s, (25.10.39-?)
HMCS CRUSADER (Z13)(P) p/v, CO, (20.8.40-?)
HMCS KAMLOOPS (K176) Cof, (17.3.41-?)
HMC ML 061 (Q061) CO, (20.10.41-17.12.41)
HMC ML 074 (Q074) CO, (21.4.42-20.1.43)
HMCS VENTURE (D/S) XO, (14.5.43-?)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43]
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS PROVIDER (F100) stc, (29.3.44-?)
HMCS VENTURE (D/S) CO, (20.12.44-?)
A/Cdr (Temp) (WHA) Cdr M.L.'s,
MID~[16.6.45] Demobilized. [4.9.45]

"By untiring energy and devotion to duty, this Officer has been a strong influence in the improvement in morale and efficiency of the Canadian Coastal forces, and in bringing them to their present state, as a potent threat to the enemy in Canadian and European waters."

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DESCHENES, Joseph Roger Julian, Petty Officer (A-630) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945. Home: L'Islet, Quebec.

DESCHENES. Joseph Roger, A-630, PO, RCNR, MID~[30.3.46]

"For distinguished service during the war in Europe."

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DESPRES, Louis Gerard Fabian, Lieutenant (E) - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.

Home: Montmagny, Quebec.

DESPRES. Louis Gerard Fabian, 0-19280, Cd(E) [?] RCNR

HMCS ANNAPOLIS(I04) DD, (23.3.42-?)

Lt(E) [1.6.42] Lt(E) [1.6.41] OBE~[9.1.43]

LS&GC~[18.2.44] Resigned [2.6.45]

"Whilst serving at sea almost continuously from the beginning of hostilities, this Officer has rendered excellent service, displaying at all times outstanding qualities of zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty."

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DESROCHERS, Gabriel Symon, Stoker Petty Officer (V-7976) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: Penetangishene, Ontario & Houston, Texas.

DESROCHERS. Gabriel Symon, V-7976, PO/Stk, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"For exemplary service in HMC Corvettes on North Atlantic escort duty since the summer of 1940. His unswerving loyalty, devotion to duty, skilful work and unfailing cheerfulness have been a source of inspiration to his shipmates."

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DETWEILER, James Longmore, Skipper Coxswain- Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNR / Fisherman's Reserve West Coast - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: Savary Island, British Columbia.

DETWEILER. James "Jimmy" Longmore, Coxn [6.9.39] (FR) RCNR

HMCS SAN TOMAS(FY02) 38/36, m/s, (9.9.39-?)

Skr/Coxn [1.7.40] Ch/Skr [?]

HMCS SAN TOMAS(FY02) 38/36, m/s, CO (16.9.43-?) MBE~[8.1.44]

"For outstanding ability and devotion to duty during continuous patrol service in vessel of the Fisherman's Reserve on the West Coast, since 6 September 1939."

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DIBNAN, Quentin Harold, Petty Officer Writer (40825) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette). Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba.

DIBNAN. Quentin Harold, 40825, PO/Wtr, RCN, 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.

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DICKINSON, Nevill Spencer Charles, Lieutenant-Commander (O-19620) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Hespeler -Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 9 October 1945. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Kamloops (Flower Class Corvette - K176) from 23 August 1942 to 10 January 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Timmins (Flower Class Corvette - K223) from 12 January 1943 to 19 March 1943.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Hespeler (Castle Class Corvette - K489) from 28 February 1944 to 13 November 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Stephen (Frigate - K.454) from 23 March 1945 to 8 August 1945.
DICKINSON. Neville Spencer Charles, 0-19620, (Halifax, NS)
RCNVR Company Toronto A/S/Lt [18.5.38]
RCNVR, RCNVR Division Toronto
A/Lt(Temp) [27.9.39]
HMCS KAMLOOPS (K176) Cof, CO, (23.8.42-10.1.43)
HMCS TIMMINS (K223) Cof, CO, (12.1.43-19.3.43)
LCdr [1.1.44]
HMCS HESPLER (K489) Coc, stand by (21.2.44-27.2.44)
HMCS HESPLER (K489) Coc, CO, (28.2.44-13.11.44)
HMCS ST. STEPHEN (K454) Fr, CO, (23.3.45-8.8.45)
MID~[24.11.45]
Resigned [23.8.45] LCdr [1.1.44] RCN(R)
HMCS YORK Toronto Naval Division, XO, (9.11.46-?) A/Cdr(WHA)
Cdr [1.1.50] RCN (SS 23 Jan 51-22 Jan 54)
FOAC, Staff Officer Coastal Defence,(3.3.51-?)
FOAC, Staff Coastal Defence, & Assistant CoSt Plans/Ops, Canadian/Cdr/Atlantic (29.1.53-?)
Cdr [1.1.50] RCN, CD~[?]
NSHQ Staff Officer Logistics, (8.3.54-?)
NSHQ Secretariat (17.4.54-?)
Secretary to Chief of Staff, (1.9.55-?)
HMCS CRUSADER (228) DDE, CO, (6.7.56-?)
HMCS CRUSADER (228) DDE, CO, (3.11.56-14.7.57)
HMCS NIOBE Attaché DM NATO Paris, (3.4.59-?) A/Capt(WHA) (130)
Tri-Service (E80) (SACLANT) (27.6.60-?)
NMCJS/London/Niobe (E50) (23.9.63-?)

"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."

The sinking of U-484 by HMCS Hespeler and HMCS Dunver in the North Irish Sea on 9 September 1944 is described in chapter 52 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DICKS, Thomas Alfred Henry, Chief Petty Officer (3316) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

DICKS. Thomas Alfred Henry, 3316, CPO, RCN, MID~[9.1.43] C1QI, HMCS LOON(780) p/c, CO, (14.4.58-?)

"Chief Petty Officer Dicks, whilst serving in one of HMC Destroyers on Convoy Escort duty in the North Atlantic, has displayed outstanding zeal, patience and wholehearted devotion to duty."

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DICKSON, Adam Alexander, Acting Chief Petty Officer (DEMS)(V-10361) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Verdun, Montreal, Quebec.

DICKSON. Adam Alexander, V-10361, A/CPO(DEMS), RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

"For marked efficiency, zeal and devotion to duty. Chief Petty Officer Dickson has shown great ability during his thirty months service at sea. As well as being Gunlayer in charge of armament aboard a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship, he was also responsible for training the Merchant Navy crew. He has trained many different crews and throughout his service, he has maintained a high standard of efficiency."

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DICKSON, Arthur Morton, Chief Engine Room Artificer (21507) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / HMCS Ontario - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946. Home: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.

DICKSON. Arthur Morton, 21507, CPO/ERA, RCN, BEM~[15.6.46]

"For outstanding service over a period of nine years in the Royal Canadian Navy. Chief Petty Officer Dickson served for two years during the war in destroyers in the Battle of the Atlantic and he was chosen to serve aboard HMCS Ontario in the Pacific Theatre. His splendid example to the men in the Engine Room together with his keenness and high personal qualities, have at all times proven an inspirations to the junior ratings of his branch."

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DILLABOUGH, Joseph Edward, Chief Stoker Petty Officer (V-11393) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Chebogue - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

DILLABOUGH. Joseph Edward, V-11393, CPO/Stk, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

"Chief Stoker Petty Officer Dillabough displayed gallantry after the torpedoing of HMCS Chebogue, making his way to the second boiler room and shutting off the fires. At this time, the ship was beginning to settle by the stern and thought to be sinking. He later performed damage control duties with zeal, patience and cheerfulness which set an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, worthy of the highest traditions of the Canadian Navy."

HMCS Chebogue (River Class Frigate - K317) was torpedoed by U-1227 on 4 October 1944, 800 miles west of Ireland. She was towed some 900 miles first by HMCS Chambly, then HMS Mounsey, then HMCS Ribble and the ocean tug HMS Earner when, on October 11, 1944;, the towline parted in a gale and HMCS Chebogue was driven ashore in Swansea Bay Wales. She was refloated the next day and towed to Port Talbot, Wales, and placed in reserve. In December 1944, she was moved to Newport, Wales, to be made ready for a transatlantic crossing under tow but instead was taken to Milford Haven and paid off on September 25th 1945. She was broken up locally in 1948. From page 250 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945" and page 45 of "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981".

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DITMARS, Eric Saulis, Temporary Sub-Lieutenant (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMS Salvia - Awarded as per London Gazette of 11 November 1941 (no Canada Gazette).
DITMARS. Eric Saulis, 0-? age 26,
S/Lt [?] RCNVR, Lt(Temp) [16.4.41] HMS SALVIA, MID~[11.11.41]
Lost 24 December 1941.
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia. Son of William Carey Ditmars and Winnifred C. Ditmars, of Vancouver, BC.

"For gallantry and distinguished services in operations in Greek waters - HMS Salvia."

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DOARY, Peter Wilfred, Petty Officer (A-978) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

DOARY. Peter Wilfred, A-978, PO, RCNR, MID~[5.1.46]

"For outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty. During almost continuous service at sea since the commencement of hostilities, Petty Officer Doary served with untiring energy and unfailing cheerfulness. His wealth of practical seamanship was unstintingly imparted to his messmates. These qualities, together with his never-failing loyalty and devotion to duty, have inspired respect and confidence."

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DOBSON, Andrew Hedley, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (Killed in Action) - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) -RCNR / HMCS St. Croix - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942.
Before he was called out for active service, Andrew Dobson served as Chief Officer aboard the Hudson Bay Ship Nascopic on its annual voyages into the Arctic.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Croix (I) (Town Class Destroyer) from 6 January 1942 to 20 September 1943. He was killed when HMCS St. Croix was lost between 20 and 23 September 1943.
DOBSON. Andrew Hedley, 0-19900, (Halifax, NS)
Lt [2.1.36] RNR
Lt [4.7.35] RCNR, RCNR Halifax
HMCS FLEUR DE LIS (J16) p/v, CO stand by (9.10.39-15.11.39)
HMCS FLEUR DE LIS (J16) p/v, CO, (16.11.39-?) A/LCdr [?]
HMCS NAPANEE (K118) Cof, (12.5.41-7.10.41)
HMCS ST. CROIX (I81) DD, CO, (6.1.42-?) DSC~[28.11.42]
Lost [20/23.9.43] HMCS ST. CROIX (I81) DD

"For distinguished services before the enemy. Acting Lieutenant-Commander Dobson was Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Croix. Two enemy U-boats were sighted on the surface and HMCS St. Croix gave chase to one of them. The destruction of this U-boat, after an attack lasting two hours, was achieved by this Officer's coolness and determination and through his skilful handling of the ship."

Details on the action in which HMCS St. Croix sunk U-90 in the North Atlantic on 24 July 1942 can be found in the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

HMCS St. Croix (I) also assisted HMCS Shediac in sinking U-87 off Portugal on 4 March 1943 as described in Chapter 26 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

HMCS St. Croix (I) was sunk by U-305 sank the ship on 20 September 1943 in mid-Atlantic. There was only two survivors; LCdr Dobson was killed with the other 147 crew members. This is described in Chapter 29 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945".

 

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DOBSON, Thomas Smith, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Inch Arran - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Dundas, Ontario.

Commanding Officer of HMCS Inch Arran (Frigate - K667) from 25 June 1945 to 7 August 1945.

"This Officer has served in His Majesty's Canadian corvettes and frigates during the past three years. He has at all times set an example by his outstanding bearing, manner and hard work in keeping with the best traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy. It is largely through his efforts that HMCS Inch Arran has maintained such a high standard of efficiency."

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DODD, Michael Thomas, Chaplain (RC)- Mention in Despatches - RCN / Chaplaincy Service - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 July 1945

Home: Toronto, Ontario.

DODD. Michael Thomas, 0-19950, Chap Cl III,(RC) [8.2.43] RCN, MID~[15.9.45]

"For good services in a fire at Ostend 14th February 1945."

During the afternoon of 14 February 1945, several flotillas including the 29th Canadian Flotilla were tied up at Ostend Harbour. Highly volatile gasoline had been washed into the water and became ignited. A wall of flames engulfed the MTBs and five of the eight boats of the 29th Flotilla were destroyed along with seven British boats. There were 26 Canadians and 35 British sailors killed in the fire.

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DODSWORTH, William Burpee, Chief Petty Officer Stoker (21455) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / Diver at St. John's, Newfoundland - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

DODSWORTH. William Burpee, 21455, CPO/Stk, RCN, BEM~[10.6.44]

"Whilst serving as a diver at St. John's, Newfoundland, this rating has shown an example of perseverance and endurance, and has undertaken unknown hazards in most difficult conditions. When salvage raft capsized in Gander Lake during heavy weather, he dived repeatedly in very cold water, and was instrumental in salvaging the equipment. On another occasion, when it was believed that a time bomb had been dropped adjacent to the Caisson of the Newfoundland Graving Dock, he dived without hesitation to establish the true nature of the object."

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DOLMAGE, Wilfred Gordon, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Port of Naples - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 May 1944 and London Gazette of 9 May 1944.

Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.

DOLMAGE. Wilfred Gordon, 0-20100, Lt(Temp) [21.9.40] RCNVR

Lt(Temp [21.9.39] A/LCdr [1.1.43]

Bronze Star(USA)~[20.1.45] MID~[27.5.45] Port of Naples, OBE~[15.9.45] Demobilized [30.9.45]

"For good service in salvage and repair work at the Port of Naples."

 

DOLMAGE, Wilfred Gordon, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Bronze Star (United States of America) - RCNVR / Harbour Clearance Port of Naples - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 (no London Gazette).

"It is desired to award the Bronze Star Medal to Lieutenant-Commander Dolmage for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service while directing underwater work while serving with the U.S. Naval Force during the conduct of Harbour Clearance operations in the Port of Naples, following the amphibious invasion in September 1943.

 

DOLMAGE, Wilfred Gordon, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR / Harbour Clearance Port of Leghorn - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 3 July 1945.

"For outstanding zeal and energy in supervising the reorganization of the repair facilities in the Dockyard area of the Port of Leghorn, the port being under enemy fire during the initial stages."

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DONALD, Colin Degge, Acting Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / HMCS Ottawa - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946. Home: Chemainus, British Columbia. Joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1917.
In 1939, he was in command of the Fisherman's Reserve on the West Coast using the vessel Skidegate.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Annapolis (Town Class Destroyer - 104) from 11 October 1940 to 28 March 1941.
Appointed as Naval Officer-in-Charge, at HMCS Fort Ramsey (Gaspe).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa (I) (River Class Destroyer - H60) 14 November 1941 to 4 July 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Shelburn (Shelburn, Nova Scotia), one of the principal and permanent refitting bases on the East Coast which he held for three years (July 1942 to July 1945). Since July of 1945, he has been Commanding Officer of HMCS Givenchy (Esquimalt, B.C.) and Naval Officer-in-Charge, Esquimalt.
DONALD. Colin Degge, 0-20120, Mid [2.2.17] RCN
HMS ROXBURGH for trg,
HMS MINOTAUR Cr, (1.2.18-?) S/Lt [1.2.19]
HMS DOLPHIN for S/M trg, (18.4.20-?)
HMC INCONSTANT(D/S) for:
a. HMS/M K22, NavO, (28.7.20-19.8.21) Lt [1.2.21]
b. HMS/M K6, NavO, (4.10.22-31.8.23)
HMCS GUELPH(D/S) (1.7.22-?)
HMCS NADEN(D/S) (7.11.23-?)
HMCS ARMENTIERES m/s, CO, (9.4.25-?)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) (10.11.25-?)
HMCS YPRES m/s, (25.11.25-?)
HMCS YPRES m/s, CO, (10.5.27-?)
HMS PANDORA (?)
HMS RENOWN (1.1.29-?) LCdr [1.2.29]
HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, (21.6.30-?)
HMCS NADEN(D/S) (15.12.30-?)
HMCS SKEENA(H01) DD, (1.12.32-?)
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, CO, (1.12.34-14.5.36)
RCNB Hfx, (6.6.36-?) HMC Dky Esq, (20.6.38-?)
HMCS SKIDEGATE 15/27, t/s, (26.7.38-?)
RCNB Esquimalt, (13.3.39-?)
COPC/Staff Officer, Ext/Def & CO Aux/Vessels (8.12.39-?)
USS MACKENZIE(DD-175) for HMCS ANNAPOLIS(I04) DD, (20.9.40-23.9.40)
HMCS ANNAPOLIS(I04) DD, (24.9.40-10.10.40)
HMCS ANNAPOLIS(I04) DD, CO, (11.10.40-28.3.41)
A/Cdr, HMCS OTTAWA(H60) DD, CO (14.11.41-4.7.42) Cdr [1.1.42]
HMCS SHEBURNE(D/S) Shelburne, NS, CO, NOIC (15.8.42-?)
A/Capt(WHA) [15.10.43] HMCS GIVENCHY(D/S) NOIC, (6.6.45-?)
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, CO & KHM, (30.7.45-?) OBE~[15.6.46]
To Pension [31.3.47]

"Captain Donald, who has served in the Royal Canadian Navy since 1917, has displayed outstanding zeal, loyalty and ability. At the commencement of hostilities, he was in command of the Fisherman's Reserve on the West Coast and was very successful in this capacity. He served at sea in command of HMCS Annapolis for a period of seven months prior to his appointment as naval Officer-in-Charge, at Gaspe. Subsequent to this appointment, he was in command of HMCS Ottawa for several months relinquishing that ship to take command of HMCS Shelburn, one of the principal and permanent refitting bases on the East Coast. In this appointment, which he held for three years, he was most successful, and the morale at this base was greatly improved during this peak period of work and expansion. Since July of 1945, Captain Donald has been Commanding Officer of HMCS Givenchy and Naval Officer-in-Charge, Esquimalt, which appointment is being carried out with marked distinction."

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DONALD, James Clouston, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Minesweeping for 8th Army -Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 April 1944 and London Gazette of 9 May 1944.

DONALD. James Clouston, 0-20140, RCNVR Company Winnipeg S/Lt [28.11.37] RCNVR, Lt [28.11.37]

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE(H00) DD, (16.10.39-?) A/LCdr [1.1.44]

HMCS STADACONA II, XO, (5.1.44-?) MID~[27.4.44]

LCdr [1.1.45] A/Cdr(WHA) Demobilized [5.11.45]

"For great skill, endurance and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Whitehaven, Boston, Romney, Cromer and Cromarty in clearing enemy minefields to enable supply convoys and bombardment forces to operate in support of the Eighth Army in their advance from Egypt to Tunis."

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DONALDSON, Charles Blackhall, Chief Engine Room Artificer (V-10346) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / Royal Canadian Naval College Royal Roads - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946. Home: Victoria, British Columbia.

DONALDSON. Charles Blackhall, V-10346, CPO/ERA, RCNVR, BEM~[1.6.46]

"Chief Engine Room Artificer Donaldson rendered valuable service as an instructor throughout the war at the Royal Canadian Naval College and at the Mechanical Training Establishment, HMCS Naden. During these periods, his work has been of an especially high calibre. He has spared no effort to ensure that his classes were conducted to the best of his ability, during the past six years. This Chief Petty Officer's work is highly deserving of commendation."

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DONALDSON, Temporary John Norman, Temporary Sub-Lieutenant (P) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Air Operations North Africa - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 May 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
Born in Ottawa, Ontario in November 1918. Home: Toronto, Ontario.
Joined the RCNVR in 1941 (Probationary Sub-Lieutenant Temporary) and trained as a pilot at No. 13 EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School) and No. 31 SFTS (Service Flying Training School). He received his wings and was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant (Temporary). On 22 December 1944, he was promoted to Lieutenant (P), RCNVR. Served with No. 898 RN Squadron flying Hellcats on HMS Pursuer in 1945. Transferred to the RCN. To Niobe for Seafire Conversion Course in 1945. To Stadacona for RCN Air Section for No. 743 RN Squadron Fleet Reconnaissance Unit as Commanding Officer in 1946. Promoted LCdr in 1947 and to Niobe as Naval Assistant Air. To Shearwater and HMCS Magnificent (Aircraft Carrier) as the last Commanding Officer of No. RCN 826 Squadron from April 1950 to May 1951. First Commanding Officer of No. 881 RCN Squadron on HMCS Magnificent May 1951 to October 1951. To Niagara on attachment to Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1955. To Naval HQ on attachment to the secretariat of the Chief of Staff as Secretary to the Special Weapons Committee in 1958. Retired from the RCN on 1 November 1963. He flew Hellcats, Seafires, Fireflies and the Avenger.
DONALDSON. John Norman "Norm", 0-20190, (born: Ottawa, Ont, Nov 1918) (Home: Toronto, Ont)
S/Lt(Temp) [22.12.42] RCNVR
Lt(Temp) [22.9.42] MID~[4.5.43] North Africa
Lt(P) [22.12.42] RCN,
743 Squadron, Senior Officer, (18.9.46-?)
743 Squadron, Senior Officer, (17.6.47-?)
HMCS NIOBE (D/S) Air Section, (21.8.47-?)
HMCS SHEARWATER for 18 CAG, 826 Squadron, CO,
A/LCdr(P) (20.4.50-?)
LCdr(P) [22.12.50]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) RRSM, 881 Squadron, CO, (1.5.51-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) RRSM, (24.10.51-?)
HMCS CAYUGA (218) DDE, (23.2.53-?)
HMCS NIAGARA additional (16.8.54-?)
HMCS NIAGARA additional for SACLANT, (31.1.55-?)
HMCS SIOUX (225) DDE, XO, (19.8.57-?) CD~[?]
NSHQ for Special Weapons Committee, (18.8.58-?) (110)
CANCOND (H00) (21.8.61-?)
HMCS YORK (H10) (22.11.61) & (29.4.63-?)

"For bravery and distinguished services during the operations which led to the landing of the Allied Armies in North African."

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DOVER, Laurence James, Acting Commander - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / Liaison Officer with the United States Naval Authorities - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Devon, England. He is a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy, Acting Commander, Royal Canadian Navy.

DOVER. Laurence James. 47-D-37, LCdr [15.1.29] RN, A/Cdr(WHA) OBE~[10.6.44] Reverted to RN [26.9.45]

"Commander Dover is performing a most important and unique service as Liaison Officer with the United States Naval Authorities, the success of which greatly depends upon personality and wide-knowledge of the Navies concerned."

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DOWNEY, George Norval, Skipper Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Buctouche - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: St. John, New Brunswick.
Commanding Officer HMCS Barrie (Flower Class Corvette - K138) 10 January 1942 to 28 March 1942 (Skipper Lt).
Commanding Officer HMCS Buctouche (Flower Class Corvette - K179) from 7 May 1942 to 28 April 1944 (Skipper Lt).
Commanding Officer HMCS Joliette (River Class Frigate - K418) 14 June 1944 to 2 February 1945 (Acting LCdr).
Commanding Officer HMCS Prestonian (River Class Frigate - K662) from 2 April 1944 to 18 July 1945 (LCdr).
DOWNEY. George Norval, 0-20620, Ch/Skr(Temp) [29.1.41] RCNR
HMCS BARRIE (K138) Cof, (12.5.41-?) Skr/Lt [1.1.41]
HMCS BARRIE (K138) Cof, CO, (10.1.42-28.3.42)
HMCS BUCTOUCHE (K179) Cof, CO, (7.5.42-28.4.44) MID~[8.1.44]
HMCS JOLIETTE (K418) Fr, CO, stand by (12.5.44-13.6.44)
HMCS JOLIETTE (K418) Fr, CO, (14.6.44-2.2.45) A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44]
LCdr [?] HMCS PRESTONIAN (K662) Fr, CO, (2.4.45-18.7.45)

"This Officer has served for a considerable period in His Majesty's Canadian corvettes, one of which he has commanded for over a year. He has always displayed great devotion to duty, and has shown himself to be both energetic and efficient."

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DOYLE, Donald Francis, Chief Petty Officer (2204) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

DOYLE. Peter Francis, 2204, CPO, RCN, 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."

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DRANEY, Robert William, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNR / HMCS Prince Rupert - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 12 September 1944.
Home: New Westminster, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Dundas (Corvette - K229) from 1 April 1942 to 17 May 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Rupert (River Class Frigate - K324) from 30 August 1943 to 31 July 1944.
Commanding Officer (again) of HMCS Prince Rupert (River Class Frigate - K324) from 24 October 1944 to 27 August 1945.
DRANEY. Robert William, 0-20730, Lt(Temp) [17.2.41] RCNR
HMCS DUNDAS (K229) Cof, CO stand by (13.3.42- 30.3.42)
HMCS DUNDAS (K229) Cof, CO, (1.4.42-17.5.43) LCdr [1.7.43]
HMCS PRINCE RUPERT (K324) Fr, stand by (15.7.43-29.8.43)
HMCS PRINCE RUPERT (K324) Fr, CO, (30.8.43-31.7.44)
HMCS PRINCE RUPERT (K324) Fr, CO, (24.10.44-27.8.45)
DSC~[20.1.45] Demobilized. [21.9.45]

"For courage, resolution and skill in His Majesty's Ships Bickerton and Mull and HMCS Prince Rupert in anti-U-Boat operations."

HMCS Prince Rupert (River Class Frigate - K324), along with USN Destroyers and RAF Squadron 172, assisted in the sinking of U-575 on 13 March 1944 in the Atlantic as described in Chapter 36 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DREW, Ernest Frank, Petty Officer (S) (X-41122) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: West Lorne, Ontario.

DREW. Ernest Frank, X-41122, PO(S) RCN, BEM~[5.1.46]

"Petty Officer Drew, who served at sea in the Royal Navy throughout World War 1, enlisted early in this war and was immediately detailed for instructional duties. His training of New Entries in Seamanship and Service Procedure has been of invaluable assistance to many, and this, coupled with his duties as Master-at-Arms, has entailed many long hours of work beyond the normal call of duty."

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DREW, Gordon Albert, Acting Leading Seaman RDF Third Class (3877) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.

Home: Calgary, Alberta.

DREW. Gordon Albert, 3877, A/LS/RDF 3/cl, RCN, MID~[6.1.45]

"For devotion to duty in the face of the enemy in an engagement with an enemy U-Boat, and for continuous good service in HMC corvettes."

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DRYDEN, Albert Gordon, Acting Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (A-24854) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Matapedia - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Rainy River, Ontario. Joined RCNVR at HMCS Chippawa

HMCS Matapediais a Flower Class Corvette, Pendant number K112.

DRYDEN. Albert Gordon, A-24854, A/ERA 4/cl, RCNR, MID~[10.6.44]

"For coolness and devotion to duty while on duty in the engine room of HMCS Matapedia under very trying circumstances following a collision, thereby setting a fine example to the remainder of the engine room crew. This rating stayed at his post awaiting further orders in spite of the knowledge of the serious damage sustained and the possibility of the ship sinking. His coolness, without doubt, inspired those about him."

From ‘Winnipeg’s Navy’ by CPO Mark Nelson on page 98: On 8 September 1943, HMCS Matapedia was lying off Sambro Lightship, just off Halifax, in thick fog, when the merchant vessel S.S. Scorton ramed her amidships. HMCS Matapedia limped to port and PO Dryden directed the pumping operations that shaved the ship.

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DRYDEN, Henry Norris, Chief Stoker (21304) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Prince Rupert - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 12 September 1944.

Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

DRYDEN. Henry Norris, 21304, CPO/Stk, RCN, [20.1.45] MID [20/01/45]

"For courage, resolution and skill in His Majesty's Ships Bickerton and Mull and HMCS Prince Rupert in anti-U-Boat operations."

HMCS Prince Rupert (River Class Frigate - K324), along with USN Destroyers and RAF Squadron 172, assisted in the sinking of U-575 on 13 March 1944 in the Atlantic as described in Chapter 36 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DUBLACK, William, Ordinary Seaman (V-47341) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR / MTB 459 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.

Home: Vancouver, B.C. Served on MTB 459.

Paquette lists him as BURBLACK but he is clearly DUBLACK in the Canada and London Gazettes.

DUBLACK. William, V-47341, OS, RCNVR, DSM~[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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DUCHESNE, Julien, Regulating Petty Officer (2507) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Windflower - Awarded as per London Gazette of 11 June 1942 (no Canada Gazette).

DUCHESNE. Julien, 2507, RPO, RCN, MID~[11.6.42]

"During the sinking of HMCS Windflower, in spite of recurring disasters and surrounded by explosions and escaping live steam, Acting Petty Officer Duchesne exhibited steadiness and coolness and by his courageous conduct and example undoubtedly saved a number of lives."

Details of the sinking of HMCS Windflower (Flower Class Corvette - K155) in collision with SS Zypenberg off St. John's, Newfoundland on 7 December 1941 can be found in Chapter 9 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DUGGAN, James Philip Ashton, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Comox - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: Isle of Man.

Commanding Officer of HMCS Comox (I) (Fundy Class Minesweeper - J64) from 4 August 1942 to 12 April 1943.

DUGGAN. James Philip Ashton, Lt(Temp) [9.5.42] RCNR, HMCS COMOX (J64) m/s, CO, (4.8.42-13.4.44) MID~[8.1.44]

"This Officer, in command of one of His Majesty's Canadian minesweepers (HMCS Comox), has displayed the utmost devotion to duty under trying conditions during the clearance of enemy minefields."

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DUKE, Andrew Paul, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / With RN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
Commanding Officer HMCS Gananoque (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J259) from 25 May 1944 to 23 June 1945.
DUKE. Andrew Paul, 0-21060, Lt(Temp) [12.7.39] RCNVR, MID~[1.1.43]
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS GANANOQUE(J259) m/s, CO, (25.5.44-23.6.45)
HMCS ST.LAMBERT(K343) Cofm, CO, (24.6.45-20.7.45)
Demobilized. [12.10.45]

"For bravery in the face of the enemy and for zeal and devotion to duty."

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DUNCAN, George Edward, Shipwright Third Class (V-39965) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Skeena - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Lachute, Quebec.
Born: Montreal Quebec 15 March 15 1912
Married: Anne Haynes PATE
Died in Oakville Ontario on 06 February 1992
His brother, James Malcolm Duncan served in the RCNVR and also received an MID. Another brother, Donald Sinclair Duncan, also served in the RCNVR and three other brothers served in the RCA.
Enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940 and while undergoing his last medical at Camp Borden for a draft overseas he was given a medical discharge.
As a young man, George was working on the homestead (Thomas' Gore just outside Lachute) at harvest time on the thrashing machine and he got caught up in the belt and fly wheel and went around through the mechanism 3 or 4 times before they got it stopped! He was not expected to live had 84 bone fractures!
How did he get in the army? He had one arm the size of a pencil!
His good friend George Wilson enlisted with him and George would pass though the medical line twice, but as fate would have it George hit the same doctor twice in a half hour and the game was over. Upon being discharged from the army he still wanted to serve his country, he somehow got into the RCNVR
Served on numerous ships including as a Shipwright on the HMCS Skeena on 06 June 1944.
He was also aboard her when she went aground of the coast of Iceland in October 1944.
In 1984 he was selected by his comrades at Bronte Legion to be an member of the official Canadian contingent at the D Day ceremonies
DUNCAN. George Edward, V-39965, Shipw 3/cl, 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."

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DUNCAN, George Findlay, Temporary Lieutenant (Killed in Action) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HM 6th MGB Flotilla - Awarded as per London Gazette of 3 March 1942 (no Canada Gazette).

Commanding Officer of MGB 65 starting in December 1941.
Commanding Officer of MGB 78 in 1942.

Killed in action 2 October 1942. Known as "Fearless and Resolute George", he went out with 4 RN E-Boats and did not survive. Details on him can be found in the book "Victory at Sea" by Hal Lawrence.

DUNCAN. George Findlay, Lt(Temp)(9.2.42] RCNVR, MID~[3.3.42] / DSC~[29.9.42]

"For leadership, coolness, and skill in action against the enemy."

 

DUNCAN, George Findlay, Lieutenant (Killed in Action) - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HM 6th MGB Flotilla - Awarded as per London Gazette of 29 September 1942 (no Canada Gazette).

"For skill and bravery in action against enemy E-Boats while serving in H.M. Motor Gunboats."

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DUNCAN, James Alexander, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (V-3585) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Hepatica - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.

Home: Windsor, Ontario.

DUNCAN. James Alexander, V-3585, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating has always maintained an exceptionally high standard while in charge of machinery in HMCS Hepatica. His outstanding skill and devotion to duty have earned the loyal support of all in his branch."

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DUNCAN, James Malcolm, Chief Motor Mechanic Third Class (V-35527) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Llewellyn - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Born: Montreal, Quebec on 13 January 1911. Grew up in Lachute, Quebec.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (WWII).
In 1943 there were 6 Duncan brothers serving in the Canadian Forces.
Three of the brother were in the RCNVR including:
James Malcolm Duncan, George Edward Duncan, (MID citation above), and
Donald Sinclair Duncan (who was born at Lachute Quebec on June 12, 1924, married Francis Meryle Hudson, died August 24, 2001 at the St. Annes Veterans Hospital, St. Anne de Bellevue Quebec and is buried in the Field of Honour at Pointe Clair Quebec. Served most of his navy time on the HMCS Sioux and was aboard her on D Day).
The other three brothers were in the RCA.
Their parents were James and Emma.
Their father was a Staff Sergeant in the CEF (CAMC).
James Malcolm’s son, Robert George Duncan, was a pilot in the RCAF in the early 1950s.
James Malcolm Duncan served on HMCS Llewellyn (105 foot wooden Minesweeper - J278) and during his time on HMCS Llewellyn (28 months), they destroyed 27 mines. HMCS Llewellyn was completed in Quebec City in 1942 and commissioned on 24 August 1942, HMCS Llewellyn operated out of Halifax from September 1942 to the end of the war as part of the Halifax Local Defence Force. HMCS Llewellyn served after the war as guardship for the reserve fleet at Halifax until she was paid off on 14 June 1946. She was recommissioned in 1949 for use as a tender at Saint John, and finally paid off on 31 October 1951 (from ‘The Ships of the Canada’s Naval Forces’).
James Duncan died on 10 October 2003 at the George Derby Veterans Home in Burnaby, B.C.
MEDALS: 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, CVSM and Clasp, 1939/45 War Medal with MID.
.

"This rating has displayed outstanding ability and leadership throughout his thirty months service in His Majesty's Canadian minesweeper. Completely reliable in matters of routine and discipline, he can be depended upon to take charge in his department in a thoroughly efficient manner. In a fire which occurred at sea, he displayed coolness and sound judgement which made it possible to keep the fire under control until the ship eventually reached port."

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DUNLOP, Daniel Turnbull, Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS St. Croix - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942. Details on the action in which HMCS St. Croix sunk U-90 in the North Atlantic on 24 July 1942 can be found in the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
DUNLOP. Daniel Turnbull, 0-21150, S/Lt(Temp) [1.1.41] RCNVR
HMCS ST. CLAIR(I65) DD, (19.8.41-?)
HMCS ST. CROIX(I81) DD, (22.1.42-?) MID~[28.11.42]
Lt(T) [1.7.41] Demobilized. [19.9.45]

"This Officer was responsible for working up and maintaining a high state of efficiency in the depth charge party. His devotion to duty contributed in no small measure to the eventual destruction of an enemy U-Boat."

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DUNN, James Alexander, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Snowberry - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1945 and London Gazette of 4 July 1944. Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Elk (Armed Yacht) from 12 December 1942 to 14 April 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Snowberry (Flower Class Corvette - K166) from 16 November 1943 to 30 April 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Antigonish (River Class Frigate - K661) from 5 May 1945 to 22 July 1945.
DUNN. James Alexander, 0-21200, RCNVR Division Montreal A/Lt(Temp) [4.3.40] RCNVR
HMCS AGASSIZ(K129) Cof, (23.1.41-?)
HMCS ELK(Z27)(A) p/v, CO, (12.12.42-14.4.43)
HMCS WASAGA (J162) m/s, CO, (14.5.43-17.6.43)
Lt(Temp) [4.3.39]
HMCS MALPEQUE (J148) m/s, CO, (13.8.43-13.9.43)
HMCS SNOWBERRY(K166) Cof, CO, (10.11.43-24.12.43)
HMCS SNOWBERRY(K166) Cof, CO, (15.1.44-30.4.45), MID~[9.9.44]
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS ANTIGONISH(K661) Fr, CO, (5.5.45-22.7.45)
Demobilized. [1.10.45]

"For good service in the destruction of an enemy submarine. For courage, resolution and skill in HMCS Snowberry in successful operations against U-Boats in the Atlantic."

Details of the sinking of U-536 by HMCS Snowberry (Flower Class Corvette), HMCS Calgary (Revised Flower Class Corvette) and ships of the Royal Navy on 20 November 1943 Northeast of the Azores is described in Chapter 31 of the book "The Canadian Navy Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DUNN, Joseph Lawrence, Commander - Member - Order of the British Empire (Civil) (MBE) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 1 July 1946 and London Gazette of 1 July 1946.
- Born Dec. 10, 1889 at Brewer’s Mills, Ontario (North of Kingston). Died Oct. 25, 1953 at Kingston, Ontario.
- His father, Ambrose Dunn, was a Marine Engineer. He died as a result of the wreck of the "Maplehurst" on Lake Superior in 1922 aboard which he was the Chief Engineer.
- Joseph served with the Mercantile Marine between 1905 and 1940 in various ranks from Junior to Chief Engineer, with the exception of 5 yrs during World War 1 when he served with the Army as an Engineer.
- His peace time Mercantile Marine Service was with the Hall Corporation, which was based at 637 Common St., Montreal. He served in the following ships:
· S/S John H. Price (as Chief Engineer for 13 years.)
· S/S Eaglescliffe Hall
· S/S Walter B. Reynolds
- During the winter months, he operated a Marine and Stationary Engineering School in Kingston, "The Dunn School of Engineering" at 325 King Street East. According to his obituary, this was one of 2 stationary and marine schools in Canada that was recognized by the Government.
- During the summers he sailed the Great Lakes.
- He married Agnes O’Brien and they had 6 daughters and 1 son.

WORLD WAR ONE:

- Nov. 28, 1914 – enlisted with the 2nd Reserve Park, C.A.S.C. – Canadian Engineers. (# 676 - Private)
- Aug. 1, 1915 – Assigned to 2nd Cdn Div HQ staff.
- Aug. 14, 1915 – Taken on strength of 2nd Cdn Div HQ.
- Feb. 29, 1916 – Pte. Dunn requested a Transfer from 2nd Cdn Div, H.Q. in the field to the 2nd Canadian Field Ambulance Workshop Unit as a Driver, also in the field.
- April 15, 1916 – Taken on strength of the 2nd Cdn Div Supply Column in the field.
- He served in the field at Ypres.
- May, 1916 – First showed signs of illness in the field. Diagnosed with Valvular disease of the heart due to Rheumatism contracted in the field and produce by exposure.
- June 5, 1916 - Driver Dunn requested a transfer from the 2nd Cdn Field Ambulance Workshop to the 6th Field Company, Canadian Engineers in the field. The reason given was to "join a brother".
- Aug. 28, 1916 – reported sick in the field.
- Sept. 13, 1916 – Admitted to No. 10 Stationary Hospital at St.Omer.
- Sept. 14, 1916 – Transferred to 3rd North. Gen. Hosp. at Sheffield.
- Sept. 21, 1916 – He was invalided with Shell Shock and Trench Fever.
- Oct. 12, 1916 – Discharged to King’s Can. Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Bushy Park.
- Oct 18, 1916 – On command C.D.D. Shoreham for Discharge.
- Nov. 13, 1916 – Stricken off Strength to Canada for Discharge.
- Upon arriving in Canada he was sent to the Convalescent Home of Military District No.3, Kingston, Ontario.

Attestation No. 2:
- June 24, 1918 – He re-enlisted at the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regt, C.E.F.
- June 29, 1918 – Transferred to No.3 Canadian Garrison Regiment.
- July 7, 1918 – He was on Command at H.Q. of Military District No. 3, Kingston, Ontario.
- Aug. 16, 1918 – Promoted to Sergeant.
- Feb. 28, 1919 – discharged.

Attestation No. 3:
- May 26, 1919 – Re-enlisted for a 3rd time, this time as a Corporal with No.3 C.A.S.C. Service Co., Military District No. 3, Kingston, Ontario.
- Oct. 31, 1919 – Demobilized.
- Returned to Merchant Marine.

WORLD WAR TWO:

- Feb. 20, 1941 - he offered his classroom and all of his equipment to the RCNR in exchange for a Commission as a Lieutenant Commander (E).
- March 21, 1941 - Entered the Navy in as a Lieutenant Commander aboard H.M.C.S. Stadacona (additional).
- Nov. 12, 1941 - he was placed on loan to the Dept of Transport but paid by the Naval Service and was regarded as being an Officer of the Navy on A/S. He was placed in Command of the Merchant Navy Marine Engineering School at Prescott, Ontario.
- Feb. 1, 1943 - advanced to A/Commander (E) with H.M.C.S. Bytown (additional)
- March 30, 1946 - advanced to Commander (E) with H.M.C.S. York (additional).
- According to his service records, he was associated with the following ships/establishments:
· HMCS Kingston – Lieutenant-Commander (E)
· HMCS Bytown – A/Commander (E)
· HMCS Stadacona – LCdr (E) - 21/3/1941 – 31/1/1946
· HMCS Cataraqui
· HMCS York – Commander (E) - Mar. 30, 1946 demobilized.
- In March of 1946, he was placed on the retired list and left the Naval Service to teach marine engineering for the Federal Department of Transport.

- July 1, 1946 – He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services as Commandant of the Merchant Navy Instructional School, Prescott, Ontario.
- 1947 - He and his 2 brothers bought the Queen’s Hotel on Brock Street in Kingston, Ontario.
- 1948 - He received his M.B.E. at Queen’s Park, Toronto.

MEDALS: Sold at Auction
MBE (Second Type -civil ribbon)
1914-1915 Star - named to 676 Pte J.L. Dunn, w/Can: Div: H.Q.
1914-1918 British War Medal - named to 676 Pte J.L. Dunn. C.A.S.C.
1914 - 1919 Victory Medal - named to 676 Pte J.L. Dunn. C.A.S.C.
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (no Clasp) - unnamed as issued
1939 - 1945 War Medal - unnamed as issued

DUNN. Joseph Lawrence, 0-21210, LCdr(E)(Temp) [21.3.41] RCNR
RCNVR Division, Kingston, (21.3.41-?)
A/Cdr(E)(Temp)(WHA) [?] MBE(Civil)~[1.1.46]


"In charge, Engineering Training School, Department of Transport, Prescott, Ontario."

 

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DUNNETT, Charles William, Electrical Lieutenant (R) - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNVR / No. 819 NAS - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 7 August 1945. Home: Roseland, Ontario.

DUNNETT. Charles William, 0-21300, Lt(SB)(Temp) [20.4.43] RCNVR, Lt(El)(R)(Temp) [20.4.43] MBE~[15.9.45] Demobilized. [19.10.45]

"For services with No. 819 Naval Air Squadron."

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DUNPHY, Harold Edward, Chief Stoker Petty Officer (A-2047) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Hespeler - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: Kingston, Ontario.

DUNPHY. Harold Edward, A-2047, CPO/Stk, RCNR, MID~[6.1.45], 2nd MID~[24.11.45]

"This rating has served for over three years in HMC Ships at sea. By his efficiency and ability, he set an excellent example to all those serving with him. He has at all times been cheerful and untiring in his efforts to do his job well."

 

DUNPHY, Harold Edward, Chief Stoker (A-2047) - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNR / HMCS Dunver - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 9 October 1945.

"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."

The sinking of U-484 by HMCS Dunver and HMCS Hespeler in the North Irish Sea on 9 September 1944 is described in chapter 52 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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DUPAS, Rene Norman, Acting Able Seaman (V-55774) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / SS Cathcart - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 26 March 1945.

Home: Woodridge, Manitoba.

DUPAS. Rene Norman, V-55774, A/AB, 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."

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DYER, Kenneth Lloyd, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Skeena - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942. Born Toungoo, Burma 7 October 1915. Naval Cadet RCN in 1933. To Stadacona in 1933. To HMS Frobisher for Cadet Training (Special Entry No. 34) in 1933. Midshipman RCN and to HMS Hood for Training afloat in 1934. To HMS Furious for Carrier Training in 1934. To HMS Enterprise for training afloat in 1936. To HMS Victory in 1936 and to HMS President for RN College Greenwich 1936. To HMS Dryad for courses in 1937. To HMS Excellent for courses and HMS Victory for courses in 1937. To Stadacona, Venture in 1938. To HMCS Saguenay for Navigating and Watchkeeping duties in 1938. To HMS Excellent for Specialist Gunnery Course in 1938. To HMS Excellent attached to Captain (D) Greenock for Gunnery Duties and HMS Drake for Gunnery Duties in 1940. Participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk and St. Valery. To Dominion and Niobe as Executive Officer in 1941. To Niobe as Commanding Officer in 1941. To Standacona as Officer-in-Charge RCN Gunnery School in 1941. To HMS Walker for ASW Destroyer familiarization in 1941.
Promoted Lieutenant-Commander in 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyer - D159) from 20 May 1942 to 28 February 1943. Commanding Officer of HMCS Kootenay (River Class Destroyer - H75) from 12 April 1943 to 28 April 1943. To Acadia as Senior Instructional Officer in 1944. To HMS Malabar as Senior Canadian Training Officer 1944. Promoted Commander in 1945 and to Somers Isles as training Commander. To Niobe to stand by 1st Light Fleet Carrier and for Carrier Experience USS Intrepid in 1945. To HMCS Warrior as Executive Officer in 1945. To RN Staff Course in 1948. Course at Joint Services Staff College in 1948.
Promoted Captain and to Naval HQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel in 1949.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Magnificent (Aircraft Carrier - 21) from 29 October 1951 to 10 March 1953.
Promoted Commodore in 1953 and to Naden as Commanding Officer and as Commodore RCN Barracks Esquimalt. Made Honorary AdC to Governor General 1953. To Naval HQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare) and Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1956. National Defence College of Canada (Course 10) in 1956. Promoted Rear-Admiral in 1957 and to Naval HQ as Chief of Naval Personnel and Member of the Naval Board of Canada. In 1960, to Stadacona as Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and as Senior-Officer-in-Chief Command and as Commander Canadian Sub-Area and as Maritime Commander Atlantic. During 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred while he was Flag Officer Atlantic Coast. In 1963 to Naval HQ as Acting Chief of the Naval Staff and Chairman of the Naval Board of Canada. Promoted Vice-Admiral in 1964 and to Canadian Forces HQ as Chief of Personnel. Resigned in 1966 effective 2 July 1967.
Died in Ottawa on 9 October 2000 at age 85.
DYER. Kenneth "Ken" Lloyd, 0-21480. (born: Toungoo, Burma. 7 Oct 1915)
Cadet [1.10.33] RCN, A/S/Lt [1.1.37] RN
Portsmouth for Training.
S/Lt [1.1.37] RCNB Halifax, for HMCS VENTURE School, t/s, (15.3.38-?)
Lt [15.2.38]
HMCS SAGUENAY (D79) DD, (1.6.38-?)
HMCS NIOBE, CO, (1.6.41-?)
A/LCdr(G) (WHA) [15.6.42]
HMCS SKEENA (I59) DD, CO, (20.5.42-28.2.43) DSC~[28.11.42]
HMCS KOOTENAY (H75) DD, CO, (12.4.43-28.3.44)
HMCS SOMERS ISLES, STO, (1.8.44-?)
A/Cdr(WHA) [15.8.44] LCdr(G) [15.8.44]
HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, stand by, (16.6.45-23.1.46)
Cdr [1.7.45] HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, (24.1.46-17.1.47)
Capt [1.1.49]
NSHQ, Deputy Chief Naval Personnel, (30.5.49-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) RRSM, (26.10.51-28.10.51) CD~[?]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) RRSM, CO, (29.10.51-10.3.53)
Cmdre [9.4.53]
NSHQ for Asstistant CNS (Warfare) (15.9.54-?)
RAdm [30.7.57]
NSHQ for Chief Personnel, (30.7.57-?)
HMCS BYTOWN (E48) (130/17) (30.6.60-?)
FOAC (E00) & MARCOMATL (E01) (1.8.60-?)
NSHQ (D10) (11.7.63-?) VAdm [1.8.64]
NSHQ (D00) (1.8.64-?) (1965
NDHQ Chief of Personnel(5000))
Resigned 2.7.67.

Naval Cadet RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -01 September 1933 - - (Special Entry No. 34)
Midshipman RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -01 September 1934 - - (Service in HMS Hood)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant RCN- - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1937- - - - (Royal Navy College Greenwich)
Sub-Lieutenant RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 January 1937 - - - - (Service in HMCS Saguenay)
Lieutenant RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 March 1938 - - - - -(Officer-in-Charge RCN Gunnery School Stadacona)
Acting Lieutenant-Commander (G) RCN - 15 June 1942 - - (Commanding Officer HMCS Skeena & HMCS Kootenay)
Acting Commander (G) RCN (WHA) - - -- 15 August 1944 - - - - (To Acadia as Senior Instructional Officer
Lieutenant-Commander (G) RCN - - - - - -- 15 August 1944 - - - - (Made Substantive LCdr backdated to this date)
Commander RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 July 1945 - - - - - - (Training Commander HMCS Sommers Isles Bermuda)
Captain RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1949 - - -- (Commanding Officer of HMCS Magnificent)
Commodore RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 09 April 1953- - - - - - (Commodore RCN Barracks Esquimalt)
Rear-Admiral RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 July 1957 - - - - - - -(Flag Officer Atlantic Coast)
Vice-Admiral RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 August 1964 - - - -( Chief of Personnel at Canadian Forces HQ)
Retires - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 02 July 1967

"For Distinguished service before the enemy. Acting Lieutenant-Commander Dyer was Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena when she joined a hunt with HMCS Wetaskiwin which resulted in the destruction of an enemy U-boat. The successful conclusion of this action was only achieved by the cool and careful handling of the two ships throughout the whole of the attack which lasted more than four hours. The skilful handling of his ship by this Officer contributed to a large degree to the destruction of the enemy U-boat."

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