Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 

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IDIENS, Leonard, Sub-Lieutenant - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNVR / HMCS Kuitan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Campbell River, British Columbia.
IDIENS. Leonard, 0-35480, (Campbell River, BC)
Coxn [15.10.42 (FR) RCNR
HMCS KUITAN (FY14) pb, 84x20ft, (14.7.43-?)
Skr [?] S/Lt(Temp) [10.4.44] RCNVR
HMCS WESTERN MAID (FY36) m/s t/s, CO, (13.4.44-?)
MBE~[10.6.44] Demobilized. [20.9.45]

"For outstanding gallantry in effecting the rescue of two men from a drifting oil barge during a gale off the West Coast of Vancouver Island in October, 1943. Sub-Lieutenant Idiens and one seaman volunteered to undertake the rescue by means of HMCS Kuitan's ship's boat after all attempts to effect the rescue from HMCS Kuitan had failed. In the face of a south-east wind of gale velocity, with high seas prevailing, Sub-Lieutenant Idiens displayed expert seamanship and gallantry, manoeuvred the ship's boat alongside the barge and took off the marooned seamen."

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IMRIE, Donald Dinnie, Able Seaman (V-45103) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.
Home: Lachine, Quebec.
IMRIE. Donald Dinnie, V-45106, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

"For undaunted courage, resolution and skill during a series of actions against enemy forces while serving in Light Coastal Craft."

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INGHAM, John Goodrick, Chief Engine Room Artificer (21576) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Uganda - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Kamloops, British Columbia. HMCS Uganda (Cruiser - 66).
INGHAM. John Goodrick, 21576, CPO/ERA, RCN, MID~[5.1.46]

 

"This Chief Petty Officer served at sea for over three years during the war in various types of His Majesty's Canadian Ships, latterly with the British Pacific Fleet in HMCS Uganda. His faithful and zealous service are in keeping with the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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IRVING, George Quinney, Chief Stoker (21328) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Simcoe, Ontario.
IRVING. George Quinney, 21328, CPO/Stk, RCN, MID~[20.1.45]


"For courage, leadership and determination in close action with the enemy while serving in Light Coastal Craft."

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IRVING, William Anderson, Chief Petty Officer (V-35192) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Calgary, Alberta.
IRVING. William Anderson, V-35192, CPO, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating, who has served as an Engine Room Artificer at sea since the Fall of 1942, has by his cheerful personality done much to create a spirit of harmony and teamwork in the ship. His exceptional reliability, willingness, constant devotion to duty and general good conduct have been an example to all on board."

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IRWIN, Thomas Washington, Acting Leading Seaman (V-9588) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS St Thomas - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 July 1945.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
IRWIN. Thomas Washington, V-9588, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[15.9.45]

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

Details on the action in which HMCS St. Thomas (Castle Class Corvette - K488) and HMCS Sea Cliff sank U-877 in the mid-Atlantic on 27 December 1944 can be found in Chapter 57 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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