Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 

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JACKSON, Harry Stanley, Commissioned Engineer - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
JACKSON. Harry Stanley, 0-35960, (Saskatoon, SK)
Cd(E)(Temp) [1.7.44] RCNVR
Demobilized. [2.9.45]; MBE~[5.1.46]
Cd(E) [1.7.44] RCN(R)
HMCS UNICORN Saskatoon Naval Division, (18.7.46-?)
Lt(E) [1.1.48]
RCNB Halifax for Reserve Training Cdr (29.6.53-?)
HMCS UNICORN Saskatoon Naval Division (28.8.53-?)
A/LCdr(E) [?] CD~[?]
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"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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JACKSON, Reginald, Acting Commander, VRD - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Hamilton, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of Calgary Half Company, RCNVR from 1933 to 1935 as a Lieutenant, RCNVR.
Commanding Officer of Calgary Division from 1935 to 1 April 1940 as a Lieutenant, RCNVR.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Kenogami (Flower Class Corvette - K125) from 29 June 1941 to 21 November 1942.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Sault Ste Marie (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J334) from 24 June 1943 to 11 February 1944.
Awarded RCNVR Officer's Decoration (VRD) on 7 February 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Star (Hamilton Naval Reserve Unit) from 28 March 1944 to 29 March 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. Promoted to Commander 1 January 1946. Promoted to Captain on 1 January 1960.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Tecumseh (Naval Reserve Unit Calgary) from 30 September 1946 to 31 December 1949.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Tecumseh from 1 January 1950 to 14 August 1951 with rank of Captain, RCN(R).
JACKSON. Reginald "Cowboy", 0-36020,
RCNVR Half Company Calgary [19.12.30] RCNVR
Lt [19.11.32]
RCNVR Half Company Calgary CO, (19.11.32-30.8.38)
RCNVR Division Calgary CO, (1.9.39-31.3.40)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, (12.4.40-?) LCdr [19.11.39]
HMCS KENOGAMI (K125) Cof, CO stand by (8.5.41-28.6.41)
HMCS KENOGAMI (K125) Cof, CO, (29.6.41-21.11.41)
HMCS SAULT STE. MARIE (J334) m/s, CO, (24.6.43-11.2.44)
VRD~[7.2.44]
HMCS STAR, RCNVR Division Hamilton, (20.2.44-28.3.45)
A/Cdr(WHA) [1.1.45] RCNB Shelburne CO, (1.4.45-?)
OBE~[16.6.45] Cdr [1.1.46] RCN(R) Demobilized [1.3.46]
HMCS TECUMSEH, Calgary Naval Division, CO, (30.9.46-?)
Capt [1.1.50]

"In war and in peace, for twenty-two years, this Officer has given unstintingly of his time and effort to the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He has at all times served faithfully and with great credit to the Service in command of Naval Divisions ashore and of His Majesty's Canadian ships at sea. It is largely due to the vision and untiring loyalty of Officers of the calibre of Commander Jackson that the Volunteer Reserve has been able to make such a magnificent contribution to the success of Canada's war at sea."

Medals of Captain Reginald JACKSON, OBE, VRD, RCNVR:

OBE - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - CVSM & Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - EIIR Coronation - Centennial Medal - EIIR Jubilee - VRD (GRI)

Medals displayed in Navy Museum, HMCS Tecumseh

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JACKSON, Thomas James, Paymaster Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
JACKSON. Thomas James, 0-36050, Paym/Lt(Temp) [1.3.42]
RCNVR A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]
HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) amc, (15.8.43-?) MID~[1.1.45]
Paym/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS PEREGRINE, Accounts, (1.10.44-?)
A/Cdr(S)(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS PEREGRINE, Supply Officer, (26.5.45-?)
Cdr(S) [1.1.46] RCN(R)
HMCS DISCOVERY, Vancouver Naval Division, SupO, (25.3.46-?)
Demobilized [8.7.46]

"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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JACKSON, William Frederick, Able Seaman (V-78448) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1945.
Home: Yarmouth South, Nova Scotia.
JACKSON. William Frederick, V-78448, AB, RCNVR, DSM~[15.9.45]

"For services in action against an enemy submarine."

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JACOBS, George Frederick, Leading Coder (V-267) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
JACOBS. George Frederick, V-267, LS/Coder, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

"For coolness and gallantry under trying conditions. Following a premature explosion on board, this rating, though suffering from shock and superficial wounds, worked unceasingly rescuing badly injured shipmates from smoke-filled mess decks. His calmness contributed materially toward averting panic in the damaged and burning mess decks."

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JACQUES, Carlton Joseph, Stoker Petty Officer (V-19139) (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Esquimalt - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Pictou, Nova Scotia.
JACQUES. Carlton Joseph, V-19139, age 25, (Pictou, NS)
SPO, RCNVR, Lost, [16.4.45]
HMCS ESQUIMALT (J272) m/s.
Name on Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Son of Nelson and Irene Jacques, of Windsor, Ontario
Husband of Isa Grace Jacques, of Pictou, Nova Scotia
MID~[5.1.46] (Posthumous)

"For outstanding gallantry and bravery in action. At the time of the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt, Petty Officer Jacques remained for some time helping others to get out of the mess decks so that they could abandon ship. Later he left his carley float to swim round and help others who could not swim. As a result of these further exertions and the additional time in the water, he died shortly afterwards."

HMCS Esquimalt (Diesel Bangor Class Minesweeper - J272) was torpedoed by U-190 in the Halifax approaches on 16 April 1945. The loss of the last Canadian Naval ship is described in Chapter 64 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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JAMES, Henry, Petty Officer (2846) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Chaudiere - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
JAMES. Henry, 2846, PO, RCN, MID~[16.6.45]

"For outstanding efficiency, energy, and devotion to duty during a long period at sea. This Petty Officer set a particularly fine example to all those serving under him while in charge of HMCS Chaudiere's depth charge party during the period May to December, 1944, when the ship did a high percentage of sea time, carried out a very large number of attacks and assisted at the destruction of one U-boat and the probably destruction of another."

HMCS Chaudiere (River Class Destroyers - H99), HMCS Ottawa (I), and HMCS Kootenay sank U-621 in the Bay of Biscay on 18 August 1944. They also sank a second U-Boat, U-984 on 20 August 1944 as well. These actions are described in Chapter 49 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945".

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JAMIESON, Thomas, Leading Signalman (V-10313) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / In Charge Examination Battery, McNab's Island, Halifax - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
JAMIESON. Thomas, V-10313, L/Sig, RCNVR, BEM~[16.6.45]

"This rating, who served with the Imperial Army in the last war, and as a convoy signalman in the North Atlantic at the beginning of this war, has been in charge for the past four years at Examination Battery, McNab's Island, Halifax. Throughout this period, he has shown an excellent example of leadership, cheerful discipline and initiative in carrying out his duties. During heavy convoy movements, his station has been taxed to the utmost and any mistakes which might have had serious consequences were non-existent."

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JARRY, Gaetan, Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
A Medical graduate of the University of Montreal in 1935, he held a Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Tuberculosis. He was the Medial Director of the Bruchesi Institute of Montreal Inc. and consultant in Chest Diseases at the Queen Mary Veterans' hospital in the 1970s.
JARRY. Gaeton, 0-36290, Surg/Lt(Temp) [30.8.40] RCNVR
HMCS HAMILTON (I24) DD, (2.8.41-?)
Surg/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44] MBE~[5.1.46]
Medically unfit [7.3.46]

"From his entry into the Medical Service, Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Jarry exhibited a wholehearted devotion to duty, which was consistently unselfish and unflagging. His service in the field of Tuberculosis has been particularly meritorious, and is worthy of commendation."

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JARVIS, Edward Gilbert, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / ML-064 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of ML-064 from 6 March 1944 to 16 January 1945.
JARVIS. Edward Gilbert, 0-36300, S/Lt(Temp) [3.10.40] RCNVR
HMCS FLEUR DE LIS(J16) p/v, (28.4.41-?)
HMCS FRENCH (Z22)(A) p/v, (23.7.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [3.10.41]
HMC MTB PT.9 (S09) (27.8.42-?)
HMC ML 072 (Q072) CO, (18.5.43-18.11.43)
HMC ML 098 (Q098) (77th Flotilla) CO, (19.11.43-4.1.44)
HMC ML 098 (Q098) (77th Flotilla) CO, (25.1.44-5.3.44)
HMC ML 064 (Q064) (72nd Flotilla) CO, (6.3.44-21.4.44)
HMC ML 064 (Q064) (72nd Flotilla) CO, (24.5.44-16.1.45)
MID~[16.6.45]
A/LCdr(Temp)(WHA) Demobilized [8.12.45]

"This Officer has served almost continuously in M.T.B.'s and M.L.'s for two and a half years. His cheerfulness during arduous duties and his enthusiasm to undertake any duty assigned to him, coupled with marked ability and energy, have inspired many to achieve the same high standard he has set at all times."

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JAY, Clarence Franklin Wallace, Acting Chief Petty Officer (A-2843) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Hespeler - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 November 1945 and London Gazette of 9 October 1945.
Home: Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island.
JAY. Clarence Franklin Wallace, A-2843, A/CPO, RCNR, MID~[24.11.45]

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

The sinking of U-484 by HMCS Hespeler (Castle Class Corvette - K489) 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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JEANNOTTE, Reynold Joseph, Telegraphist (V-11421) (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Qu'Appelle - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.
Home: St. Walburg, Saskatchewan.
JEANNOTTE. Reynold Joseph, V-11421, age 25, (St. Walburg, Sask)
Tel, RCNVR
HMCS QU'APPELLE (H69) DD, Lost, 09 July 1944
Interred, PLYMOUTH (Weston Mill) Cemetery, Devon, UK. MID~[20.1.45] (Posthumous)

"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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JEFFERSON, Frank Harvey, Engineer Captain - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
JEFFERSON. Frank Harvey, 0-36380, A/S/Lt(E) [?] CNF
HMCS NIOBE 11,000/1897 12.12.10-?) Lt(E) [4.3.13]
HMS SUPERB 1914, HMS MILBROOK 1917,
HMS DILIGENCE for HMS SCOUT DD, (1918-?)
HMS VENTUROUS 1919,
A/LCdr(E) RCN,
HMS SUPERB,
LCdr(E) [4.3.21]
HMCS PATRICIAN TBD, (31.7.22-?)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) (21.10.25-?)
Cdr(E) [4.6.27]
HMS DURBAN (15.11.27-?)
Overseer HMCS SAGUENAY & HMCS SKEENA building (1.1.30-?)
HMCS SAGUENAY 1931,
HMC Dockyard Halifax, Ch(Eng) (18.4.33-?)
HMC Dockyard Halifax, Ch(Eng) (1.9.34-?)
Capt(E)(Temp) [1.7.40]
HMCS STADACONA 1941, CBE~[8.1.44]

"For outstanding service to his country and untiring devotion to duty in organizing and expediting the fitting out of the larger portion of the Canadian Fleet for war service, and in keeping them fit for action at all times."

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JEFFERY, Joseph, Captain (S) - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR / Secretary to Naval Board - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: London, Ontario.
Served as Secretary to Director of Naval Intelligence.
Then Deputy Secretary to the Naval Board and finally Secretary to the Naval Board of Canada from 26 June 1943 to 1945.
He was a Founding Director of the Bytown Officers Mess and of the RCN Benevolent Fund.
Post WW2 he had an illustrious career in commerce and law.
He was a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario.
Died 6 June 1999 in London, Ontario.

Awarded Member - Order of Canada (CM) as per Canada Gazette of 20 March 1999.
"Retired after a successful career in commerce and law, he holds the distinction of having the longest record of continuous service at the University of Western Ontario. He stewarded the University through a period of rapid growth and oversaw the progression of the School of Business Administration into an internationally recognized centre. Involved in other community-based organizations, including the YM-YWCA, Theatre London and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he has encouraged the involvement of other business leaders by his example."

JEFFERY. Joseph, 0-36400, RCNVR Division London
A/Paym/Lt(Temp) [18.12.39] RCNVR,
Paym/Cdr [14.2.44]; A/Capt(S)(Temp)(WHA); OBE~[5.1.46]
Demobilized [19.10.45] CM~[20.3.99]

"This Officer volunteered for service at the outbreak of hostilities, and has held various Secretarial appointments since that time. As Secretary to the Naval Board, Captain Jeffery displayed outstanding organizing ability, perseverance and judgement, and successfully hurdled the many obstacles encountered in this appointment. By working long hours and with intense attention to detail, he has contributed greatly to the success of the Naval Secretariat."

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JEFFERYS, David Emrys, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Ystradgynhaes, Swansea, Wales.
JEFFREYS. David Ernest, Mate(Temp) [1.10.41] RCNR,
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Cof, stand by (12.12.41)
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Cof, (13.12.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [1.4.43]
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, (24.8.43-?)
Resigned [26.10.44] 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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JEFFREY, Francis Milne, Acting Commander - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
JEFFREY. Francis Milne, 0-36430,
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44] RCNVR, A/Cdr(Temp)(WHA) OBE~[5.1.45]
Cdr [1.7.45] Demobilized [3.12.45]

"On the commencement of hostilities, this Officer immediately offered his services. Though not accepted for active service, his services were utilized by the Toronto Division as a lecturer in Seamanship and he devoted faithfully three nights a week, or more, to this instruction without pay and without other recognition. When requested to accept active service in a junior and routine capacity as a recruiting officer, he unhesitatingly accepted the responsibilities as a pure matter of patriotism. When an officer was required for full-time work in connection with the sea cadets, he was selected and has performed these duties in an outstanding manner, not considering hours of work. Under his supervision the Sea Cadet Corps have increased from 37 to 90, and the number of Cadets from 4,500 to 15,000 and he has been spoken of highly from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island."

 

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JEMMETT, Douglas Edward Folkes, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR / Canadian Liaison Officer and Acting Vice-Consul to the Administration of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
JEMMETT. Douglas Edward Folkes, 0-36500,
S/Lt(Temp) [18.8.41] RCNVR,
HMCS REINDEER (Z08)(A) p/v, (26.1.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [18.8.42]
Lt(Temp) [18.8.41]
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, (24.12.44-?)
OBE~[5.1.45] Demobilized [4.9.45]

 

"This Officer, for nearly two years, has held the dual appointment of Canadian Liaison Officer and Acting Vice-Consul to the Administration of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Through his tact and devoted loyalty, he has done much to strengthen the ties of friendship between these Islands and Canada. His work in the diplomatic field has been of service to the Allied cause, and he has been successful in obtaining the co-operation of the French Naval Forces based at St. Pierre in spite of great administrative difficulties."

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JENKINS, James William, Engine Room Artificer First Class (V-55122) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.

"For cheerful and unselfish devotion to duty. This rating has carried out his duties in an exemplary manner, at all times. By his willingness, initiative and conscientious attitude, he has been able to lead his men by force of his own example, and impart much of his technical knowledge to them. This has served as a constant source of inspiration to all those who worked with him."

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JENSEN, Paul Hoeybye, Commissioned Engineer - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945.
Home: Copenhagen, Denmark.
JENSEN. Paul Hoeybye, 0-36560, Wt(E)(Temp) [1.7.42] RCNR
HMCS MILLTOWN (J317) m/s, stand by, (10.9.42-17.9.42)
HMCS MILLTOWN (J317) m/s, (18.9.42-?) Cd(E)(Temp) [1.7.43]
HMCS PROVIDER (F100) stc, (19.10.45-?)
MID~[30.3.46]
Lt(E) [1.7.46] RCN(R)
HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, (19.1.47-?) Demobilized [3.9.47]

"For distinguished service during the war in Europe."

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JESS, Robert Edmond, Temporary Sub-Lieutenant (O) - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / No. 828 RN Squadron Malta - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 May 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
Born: Quebec City, Quebec on 16 September 1918.
Sub-Lieutenant, RCNVR at King Alfred in 1940.
To HMS St. Vincent for No. 46 Observer's Course.
To Piarco, Trinidad, for Observer Training.
Lieutenant (O), RCNVR 31 December 1941.
Lt(Temp), RCNVR on 31 December 1941.
To No. 813 RN Squadron at RNAS Gibraltar flying Swordfish and Albacore aircraft in 1942.
To No. 813 RN Squadron on HMS Eagle flying Swordfish and Albacore aircraft.
To No. 828 Squadron at RNAS Malta in 1942 (Swordfish and Albacore).
To RAF Syerston for No. 106 RAF Squadron on Lancasters in 1943.
To No. 854 RN Squadron RNAS Hawking in 1944 flying Avengers.
To No. 854 RN Squadron on HMS Activity in 1944.
A/LCdr(Temp), RCNVR, on 15 February 1945.
To HMS Illustrious with No. 854 RN Squadron 1944 to 1945.
Promoted Acting Lieutenant-Commander (O), RCNVR 15 February 1945 and made Commanding Officer of No. 854 RN Squadron.
Medically unfit 21 February 1946.
JESS. Robert Edmond, 0-36610, Lt(Temp) [31.12.41] RCNVR DSC~[4.5.43]
MID~[1.1.45]
A/LCdr(Temp) [15.2.45]
2nd MID~[5.5.45]
3rd MID~[15.9.45]
Medically unfit [21.2.46]

"For bravery and skill in many air operations against the enemy."

 

JESS, Robert Edmond, Lieutenant (P), DSC - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / No. 854 RN Squadron on board HMS Illustrious - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).

"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.

 

 

JESS, Robert Edmond, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (P), DSC - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNVR / No. 854 RN Squadron on board HMS Illustrious - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 May 1945 and London Gazette of 1 May 1945.

"For good service in an attack on oil installations at Palembang, Sumatra."

 

 

JESS, Robert Edmond, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (P), DSC - Mention in Despatches (Third) - RCNVR / No. 854 RN Squadron on board HMS Illustrious - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 31 July 1945.

"For gallantry, skill and marked devotion to duty in air strikes in the Far East."

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JODOIN, Lawrence James, Acting Able Seaman (V-57427) (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944 .
Home: Edmonton, Alberta.
JODOIN. Lawrence James, V-57427, age 18, (Edmonton, AB) Alberta
RCNVR, HMC MTB 461, Lost, 09 July 1944
Name on Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Son of Arthur and Mary Jodoin, of Edmonton, Alberta
MID~[20.1.45] (Posthumous)

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

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JOHNSON, Arnold Livingstone, Surgeon Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Assiniboine - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and London Gazette of 3 December 1942.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
He was a medical graduate of McGill University in 1940.
He served with Surgeon Captain Charles Best at the RCN Hospital in St. John's Newfoundland in 1944 and treated the survivors of the sinking of HMCS Valleyfield.
In 1977, he was a Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
JOHNSON. Arnold Livingstone, 0-36720, Surg/Lt(Temp) [21.5.41] RCNVR,
RCNVR Division, Montreal, (6.10.41-?)
Surg/Lt(Temp) [6.10.39]
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, (23.6.42-?); MID~[12.12.42]
A/Surg/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44]
Demobilized [13.11.45]

"Surgeon Lieutenant Johnson gave medical assistance to wounded ratings whilst under fire from an enemy U-Boat."

The action in which HMCS Assiniboine 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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JOHNSON, Bernard Dodds Leitch, Lieutenant-Commander - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNR / HMCS Agassiz - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
First Commanding Officer HMCS Agassiz (Flower Class Corvette - K103) from 23 February 1941 to 14 March 1943 with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Columbia (Town Class Destroyer - I49) from 18 March 1943 to 23 November 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lanark (River Class Frigate - K669) from 6 April 1945 to 9 May 1945 as an Acting Cdr.
The book, 'The Two Barneys', by Norman Hacking describe his career in greater detail.
JOHNSON. Bernard "Young Barney" Dodds Leitch, 0-36730,
Lt [5.4.39] RCNR,
HMCS HARO (Z06)(P) 215/10, tug, CO, (11.1.40-?)
Naval Base, Prince Rupert, (2.11.40-?)
HMCS AGASSIZ (K129) Cof, CO, (23.1.41-14.4.43)
A/LCdr [1.1.42] LCdr [1.1.43]
HMCS COLUMBIA (I45) DD, CO, (18.3.43-23.1.43) OBE~[8.1.44]
HMCS NIOBE(D/S) for SO Escort Group C-7, (1.10.44-?)
HMCS LANARK (K669) Fr, CO, (6.4.45-9.5.45) A/Cdr [1.10.45]
HMCS GROU (K518) Fr, CO, (9.8.45-14.11.45)
Demobilized [3.12.45]

"This Officer has served for a considerable period in command of His Majesty's Canadian ships in the battle of the Atlantic. Lately he has been senior officer of an escort group. By his outstanding devotion to duty, efficiency and cheerfulness, he has set a high example to all those who have served under him."

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JOHNSON, Bernard Leitch, Captain, DSO - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCNR / Naval Officer-in-Charge at Vancouver
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Born at Birkenhead Cheshire, U.K. on 22 February 1878. Master Mariner in steam and sail (see WWI entry)
Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO) as per London Gazette of 2 November 1917:
"while in Command of HM Submarine H-8, a mine exploded near her bow while the submarine was submerged and he brought it to the U.K. safely."
Acting Lieutenant (Temp.) RNCVR on 04 August 1914.
For duty in HMC Submarine CC-2 in 04 August 1914.
Commanding Officer of HM Submarine H-8 from 07 May 1915 to 26 March 1916.
Transferred to RNR with rank, Lieutenant, RNR in August 1915 serving in the 8th Flotilla in the North Sea.
Commanding Officer of HM Submarine D-3 from 19 April 1916 to 22 November 1917.
Promoted LCdr RNR in March 1916.
Commanding Officer of HM Submarine E-54 from 22 November 1917 to 27 May 1918.
Commanding Officer of HM Submarine H-15 from 07 July 1918 to 09 December 1918.
Commander RNR January 1919
Transferred to RCNR as Commander. Returned to Vancouver and demobilized on 24 April 1919.
Mobilized for War Service as Commander (Temp.), RCNR on 01 September 1939.
Naval Officer-in-Charge Port of Vancouver from 1939 to 1941.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Preserver (Depot Ship) from 11 July 1942 to 16 December 1943.
Promoted Captain, RCNR on 01 July 1943.
The books "The Two Barneys" by Norman Hackingand "Submarine Sailor" by J. David Perkins describe his career in detail.
He died on 26 October 1968 at the age of 90 in Vancouver.
JOHNSON. Bernard "Barney" Leitch, A/Lt [4.8.14] RNCVR,
HMCS SHEARWATER for HMC S/M CC2, 1st Lt, (4.8.14-6.5.17)
RNCVR appt terminated [7.5.15] to RNVR [7.5.15].
HMS/M H8, CO, Montreal stand by, (7.5.15-14.5.15)
8th Fl, HMS/M H8, CO, (15.5.15-5.8.15)
8th Fl, HMS/M H8, CO, Lt, RNR, [6.8.15]
HMS DOLPHIN (D/S) for Alecto (6.8.15-?) HMS/M H8, CO,
HMS ALECTO (D/S) at Yarmouth, 8th Flotilla. (1.10.15-?)
HMS/M H8, Paid off for extensive refit, (30.3.16)
HMS MAIDSTONE (D/S) Harwich, 8th Fl for: a. leave (30.3.16-?)
b. HMS/M D3, (12.4.16-11.11.17)
A/LCdr ("meritorious" promotion, not Gazetted)
HMS/M D3, CO, A/LCdr,
HMS VULCAN (D/S) at:
a. Immingham (4.8.16-?)
b. Queenstown (17.2.17-?)
HMS/M D3, CO, HMS PLATYPUS (D/S) at Killybegs (21.4.17-?)
DSO~[2.11.17] "gallantry on H8 & continued service in S/M's" Gazetted
HMS AMBROSE (D/S) Berehaven, addl (22.11.17-?)
HMS/M E54, CO, HMS AMBROSE(D/S) at:
a. Berehaven (22.11.17-?) b. Portsmouth (?.4.17-27.5.18)
HMS DOLPHIN (D/S) Sick leave-Canada to recuperate (27.5.17-?)
SO Submarines - Boston Navy Yard for H14 & H15 (?.6.18-?)
SO Subs, USA & CO H15 (All RNR wardroom) (7.7.18-9.12.18)
HMS DOLPHIN (D/S) addl (?.12.18-?) (H15 paid off at Bermuda)
SO captured U-boats Portland, (?.1.18-?)
A/Cdr. RNR, CO U-164 (for CO pay)
Demobilized [24.4.19] Appointed Naval Advisor [10.8.38]
Cdr(Temp) [1.9.39] RCNR,
HMC Naval Base, Vancouver, NOIC, NCS, CO Aux/Vessels, (1.9.39-?)
HMCS PRESERVER (Y1.12) stc, CO stand by, (1.6.42-10.7.42)
HMCS PRESERVER (Y1.12) stc, CO, (11.7.42-16.12.43)
Capt(Temp) [1.7.43] Appt terminated [25.10.44]
Medically unfit. CBE~[5.1.46]

"Before his retirement in October 1944, Captain Johnson served as Naval Officer-in-Charge at Vancouver and as British Admiralty Delegation Representative (Pacific Coast) and discharged his duties in both appointments with a high measure of efficiency. His experience, tact and personality have been of a very great service to the Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific Coast Command.

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JOHNSON, Ernest Sidney, Supply Chief Petty Officer (40432) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 8 June 1944 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
JOHNSON. Ernest Sydney, 40432, CPO/Sup, RCN, BEM~[8.6.44]

"Awarded on the Occasion of His Majesty's Birthday."

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JOHNSON, Frederick James Gordon, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Reindeer - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home: North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Reindeer (Armed Yacht) from 1 May 1942 to 23 November 1942.
JOHNSON. Frederick James Gordon, Lt(Temp) [13.7.40] RCNVR
HMS WINDFLOWER (K155) Cof, stand by (7.9.40-19.10.40)
HMS WINDFLOWER (K155) Cof, (20.10.40-14.6.41)
HMCS WINDFLOWER (K155) Cof, CO, (15.6.41-12.10.41)
HMCS REINDEER (Z08)(A) p/v, CO, (1.5.42-23.11.42)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]; MID~[9.1.43]
HMCS PRINCE HENRY (F70) amc, (27.10.43-?)
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
Medically unfit [12.8.45]

"As Commanding Officer of a small armed yacht, Lieutenant Johnson has carried out his duties with outstanding ability, displaying throughout leadership, zeal and devotion to duty."

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JOHNSON, Kenneth Lorne, Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Fennel - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 25 March 1945.
Home: Quebec City, Quebec.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Fennel (Flower Class Corvette - K194) from 16 May 1944 to 12 June 1945.
JOHNSON. Kenneth Lorne, 0-36870, RCNVR Half Company Quebec City A/Lt [7.9.37] RCNVR,
HMC Naval Base, Quebec, NCS, (6.9.39-?)
HMC Naval Base, Quebec, Ext/Def, (20.3.40-?)
RCNVR Division, Quebec City, CO, (10.8.40-30.10.41)
HMCS MONTCALM, RCNVR Division, Quebec, CO, (1.11.41-30.9.42)
HMCS MEDICINE HAT (J256) m/s, (15.1.43-?)
HMCS ACADIA(Z00)(A) a/s, (17.1.44-?)
LCdr [7.9.44]
HMCS FENNEL (K194) Cof, (16.5.44-12.6.45) MID~[21.4.45]
Demobilized [14.8.45]

"For leadership, initiative and good judgement in rescuing the survivors of HMCS Clayoquot and in providing for the safety of his convoy during the rescue operations."

HMCS Fennel (Flower Class Corvette - K194) rescued survivors from HMCS Clayoquot (Bangor Class Minesweeper) when she was torpedoed by U-806 off Halifax on 24 December 1944 as described in Chapter 56 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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JOHNSON, Rendell James Godschal, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Longbranch - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Rosthern (Flower Class Corvette - K169) from 25 November 1942 to 17 April 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Long Branch (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K487) from 17 April 1944 to 7 October 1944.
JOHNSON. Rendell James Godschall, 0-36920, A/S/Lt(Temp) [27.9.39] RCNVR,
USS WILLIAMS (DD-108) for HMCS ST. CLAIR(I65) DD, (20.9.40-23.9.40]
HMCS ST. CLAIR (I65) DD, (24.9.40-?) Lt(Temp) [27.1.41]
HMCS BRANDON (K149) Cof, CO, (20.8.42-20.9.42)
Lt(Temp) [27.7.40]
HMCS ROSTHERN (K169) Cof, CO, (25.11.42-30.6.43)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43]
HMCS ROSTHERN (K169) Cof, CO, (1.7.43-17.4.44)
HMCS LONG BRANCH (K487) Cofm, CO, (17.4.44-7.10.44); MID~[10.6.44]
LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44] A/Cdr(WHA)
RCNB Halifax, XO, (9.11.44-?)
Demobilized [25.10.45]

 

"For consistently good service over a considerable period of time as Commanding Officer of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged in convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic. This Officer has at all times exhibited a high degree of cheerfulness, efficiency and aggressive leadership in action against the enemy."

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JOHNSON, William Arthur, Petty Officer Patrol (A-1693) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
JOHNSON. William Arthur, A-1693, PO/Patrol, RCNR, BEM~[16.6.45]

"This Petty Officer has consistently been an excellent example of discipline, ability, initiative and devotion to duty over a period of more than four years in Ocean Transport. His cheerful disposition, tact and diplomacy in his constant contact with officers and ratings during embarkations and disembarkations, have brought considerable praise and appreciation from all."

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JOHNSTONE, David, Petty Officer Steward (V-12503) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR -Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: Edmonton, Alberta.
JOHNSTONE. David, V-12503, PO/Stwd, RCNVR, MID~[1.1.45]

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

 

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JOHNSTONE, David Walker, Surgeon Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR / Senior Medical Officer in the Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: London, Ontario.
A medical graduate of the University of Western Ontario in 1935.
He was a General Surgeon in London, Ontario after the war.
Awarded RCNVR Officers' Decoration (VRD) on 20 June 1956.
JOHNSTONE. David Walker, 0-37100, Surg/Lt [4.5.36] RCNVR
RCNB Esq, SMO, (30.9.39-?)
Surg/LCdr [1.1.40]
Surg/Cdr [1.7.44]
Surg/Capt [1.7.44] OBE~[16.6.45]
Surg/Cdr [1.7.44] RCN(R)
HMCS DISCOVERY Vancouver Naval Division, (3.1.49-?) VRD~[20.6.56]

"Surgeon Captain Johnstone, who joined the Naval Service in September 1939, has given outstanding service to the Royal Canadian Navy in organizing and administering the Medical Branch in the Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command during its period of greatest expansion."

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JOHNSTONE, Edmund J., Acting Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home: Ottawa, Ontario.
JOHNSTONE. Edmund, 0-37110, LCdr(Temp) [15.11.22] RCN, {RN(rtd)}
RN Bermuda, (21.4.40-?)
Cdr [1.7.41] RCN, A/Cdr(WHA)
OBE~[9.1.43] A/Capt [1.7.44]
Appointment terminated [27.6.45]

"This Officer is one of a number of retired officers of the Royal Navy whose services the Royal Canadian Navy was fortunate to obtain at the outbreak of war. He first assisted in the organization of convoys. Subsequently in the period of rapid expansion resulting in a vast increase in the numbers of personnel of the Royal Canadian Navy, he has held progressively important personnel posts. The value to the service of this officer's great organizing ability cannot be overestimated."

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JOHNSTONE, John H.L., Electrical Commander, MBE - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR / Director of Operational Research - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Awarded Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE) in WW1.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Director of Operational Research since July 1943 to 1945.
His medals are displayed at the Maritime Command Museum in Halifax and include: OBE - Victory Medal WW1 - War Medal WW1 with MID - CVSM - 1939/45 War Medal - EIIR Coronation
JOHNSTONE. John H L, 0-37130, Cdr(El) [1.8.43] RCNVR
OBE~[5.1.45] A/Capt(L) [1.7.45] Demobilized [1.2.46]

"Since the outbreak of hostilities, Electrical Commander Johnstone, MBE, has given devoted and loyal service to the Royal Canadian Navy. His work as a Scientist has been outstandingly successful. As a Director of Operational Research since July 1943, Electrical Commander Johnstone, MBE, RCNVR, has built up a sound organization, and through his energy and perspicacity, he has contributed material which has been of great operational value and has definitely increased the efficiency of the prosecution by the Royal Canadian Navy of anti-submarine warfare."

 

Medals of Electrical Captain John H.L. JOHNSTONE, OBE, RCNVR:

OBE - British War Medal - WW1 Victory Medal with MID - CVSM - 39/45 War Medal - EIIR Coronation

Medal. Medals were displayed at the Maritime Museum in Halifax.

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JOHNSTONE, Thompson Albert, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS St. Laurent - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Torpedo Officer on HMCS St. Laurent starting on 15 November 1942.
JOHNSTONE. Thompson Albert, 0-37150, (Sioux Lookout, ON)
RCNVR Division Prince Rupert A/S/Lt(Temp) [5.10.39] RCNVR,
HMC Naval Base, Vancouver, (5.9.40-?)
Lt(Temp) [5.4.40]
HMCS CHILLIWACK (K131) Cof, (8.4.41-?)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, (15.11.42-?)
Demobilized. [8.11.45]
MID~[5.1.46]
Lt [5.4.40] RCN(R)
HMCS CHATHAM Prince Rupert Naval Division, XO, (14.11.46-?)
HMCS CHATHAM Prince Rupert Naval Division, XO, (5.2.48-?)
LCdr [5.4.48]
HMCS CHATHAM Prince Rupert Naval Division, CO, (20.10.52-?) A/Cdr(WHA) CD~[?]
Released [16.10.59]

"For unparalleled devotion to duty throughout the Battle of the Atlantic. While serving in His Majesty's Canadian destroyers over a long period of time, Lieutenant Johnstone has carried out his duties with the utmost zeal and devotion. As Torpedo Officer of HMCS St. Laurent it has been through his untiring efforts that the electrical equipment has continued to operate at peak efficiency in successful operations against two enemy U-Boats and during 'D-Day' operations."

HMCS St. Laurent (River Class Destroyer - H83) was the main ship involved in sinking U-356 on 27 December 1942, northwest of the Azores, as described in Chapter 20 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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JONES, Evan, Acting Leading Stoker (V-35210) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Viking, Alberta.
JONES. Evan, V-35210, A/L/Stk, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

"This rating has at all times displayed outstanding initiative, resourcefulness and efficiency in carrying out his duties. By his continual cheerfulness and exemplary character he has been an example to all with who he has served."

 

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JONES, George Clarence, Rear-Admiral - Companion - Order of the Bath (CB) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Born Halifax, Nova Scotia on 24 October 1895.
Home: Ottawa, Ontario.
Naval Cadet, RCN at Royal Naval College of Canada (First Term) in 1911.
To HMS Berwick for training in 1913.
To HMS Suffolk for training in 1914.
To HMS Cumberaland in 1915.
To RN Barracks Portsmouth for Sub-Lieutenants Courses in 1916.
To HMS Victory II in 1916.
To HMS Excellent in 1916.
HMS Woolwich for HMS Pelican in 1916.
To HMS Hecla in 1917. HMS Woolwich for HMS Vanquisher as First Lieutenant in 1917.
HMS Wallington and HMS Leander in 1918.
Royal Naval College of Canada 1919 to 1920.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Patrician (Cruiser) 1 November 1920 to 2 September 1922.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Patriot from 3 September 1922 to 23 August 1923.
To HMS Vivid III in 1923.
At HMS President for Royal Naval War Staff Course in 1923.
To HMS Resolution in 1924.
Promoted Lieutenant-Commander and to Stadacona and then Naval Headquarters in 1925.
To HMS Iron Duke in 1927 and HMS Benbow in 1928.
Promoted Commander and to Stadacona as Commander-in-Charge Halifax and as Senior Naval Officer Halifax in 1929.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyer - D159) from 25 May 1932 to 14 May 1934.
To Esquimalt as Senior Naval Officer Esquimalt and Commanding Officer RCN Barracks Naden in May 1934.
To Naval Service HQ as Director of Naval Operations and Training in 1936.
Promoted to Captain, made Captain(D) Canadian Flotilla and placed in command of HMCS Ottawa.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa (River Class Destroyer - H60) from 21 October 1938 to 1 April 1940.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Assiniboine (I) (River Class Destroyer - D118) from 3 May 1940 to 15 September 1940. Promoted Commodore while in Command of HMCS Assiniboine (I), June 1940, and named Commodore Commanding Halifax Force.
Fall of 1940, to Stadacona as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast.
Promoted Rear-Admiral in 1941 and made Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast.
To Bytown (Ottawa) for Naval Service HQ as Vice-Chief of Naval Staff and Second Member of the Naval Board in 1941.
Promoted Vice-Admiral and made Chief of the Naval Staff and First Member of Naval Board from January 1944 to February 1946.
Died at Ottawa 8 February 1946 while on duty.
JONES. George Clarence "Jetty", 0-37330, A/S/Lt [1.12.15]
Lt [7.6.17] RCN
HMS VANQUISHER DD, (15.10.17-?)
HMCS PATRICIAN TBD, stand by (4.8.20-31.10.20)
HMCS PATRICIAN TBD, CO, (1.11.20-2.9.22)
HMCS PATRIOT TBD, CO, (3.9.22-23.8.23)
NSHQ Staff Officer, (15.6.25-?)
Cdr [1.1.29]
HMS PRESIDENT (14.1.29-?)
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) CO, & SNO Halifax (27.12.29-?)
HMCS SKEENA (D59) DD, CO, (25.5.32-14.5.34) (Cdr(D)West Div)
HMCS NADEN (D/S) CO & Cdr i/c Esquimalt (15.5.34-?)
NSHQ, Dir/Naval OPS & Training, (19.5.36-?)
Capt [1.8.38] HMCS OTTAWA(H60) DD, CO, (21.11.38-1.4.40)
(Capt (D))
Cmdre, HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, CO, (2.4.40-15.9.40)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) CO & COAC, (28.9.40-?)
RAdm[?] CB~[3.6.43]
VAdm [9.5.45]; Legion d'Honneur-Commandeur(France)~[1.1.46]
Discharged Dead [8.2.46]
Legion of Merit-Degree of Commander(USA)~[3.8.46]
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[1.12.48]
Order of St Olav-1st/Cl,(Poland)~[1.12.48]

Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 January 1911 (Royal Naval College of Canada First Term)
Midshipman, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 January 1913 (To HMS Berwick and HMS Suffolk for training)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN
- - - - - - - 01 December 1915 (To HMS Cumberaland)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 December 1916 (To HMS Victory II, HMS Excellent, and HMS Pelican)
Acting Lieutenant, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1917 (To HMS Hecla)
Lieutenant, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 June 1917 (First Commanding Officer of HMCS Patrician)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN
- - - - - -- 01 January 1925 (To HMS Iron Duke and HMS Benbow)
Commander, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1929 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena)
Captain, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 August 1938 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa)
Commodore, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 07 June 1940 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Assiniboine)
Rear-Admiral, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 December 1941 (Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast)
Vice-Admiral, RCN
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 09 May 1944 (Chief of the Naval Staff)
Dies
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -08 February 1946 (Died while Chief of the Naval Staff)

"Now Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, this officer having commanded His Majesty's Canadian ships in the Atlantic in the early part of the war, was Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast for nearly two years. An outstanding officer of great ability, his contribution since the outbreak of war to the part that the Royal Canadian Navy is now able to take in the United Nations War Effort, particularly in the maintenance of the Atlantic lifeline, has been most marked, and is deserving of the highest recognition."

 

JONES, George Clarence, Vice-Admiral, CB (Deceased) - Commander - Legion of Merit (USA) - RCN / Cdn Rep Joint Planning Board - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 10 July 1946.

"For exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States from 1 October 1942 to 8 February 1946. As the Canadian Naval Member for the Joint Permanent Board on Defences, Vice-Admiral Jones was untiring in his efforts to further and strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between Canada and the United States. As Chief of the Naval Staff from January 1944 to February 1946, he was responsible for the excellent integration of the Canadian and United States Navies which resulted in the complete defeat of the enemy in the Atlantic."

 

JONES, George Clarence, Vice-Admiral, CB (Deceased) - Commander - Legion of Honour (France) - RCN - Awarded effective 1 November 1946.

 

JONES, George Clarence, Vice-Admiral, CB (Deceased) - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCN - Awarded effective 1 December 1948.

 

JONES, George Clarence, Vice-Admiral, CB (Deceased) - Knight (First Class) - Order of St. Olav (Norway) - RCN - Awarded effective 1 December 1948.

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JONES, George Herbert, Chief Motor Mechanic Third Class (V-49010) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945.
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
JONES. George Herbert, V-49010, CPO/MM 3/cl, RCNVR, BEM~[30.3.46]

"For distinguished service during the war in Europe."

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JONES, Griffith, Chief Petty Officer Writer (V-30439) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
JONES. Griffith, V-30439, CPO/Wtr, RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

"This Chief Petty Officer has given unstintingly of his time in connection with the Naval Canteen at St. John's, Newfoundland and as representative of the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Trust Fund there. His interests in the welfare of his mess-mates and their dependents will be long remembered in the Newfoundland Command, and by all those who benefitted as a result of his untiring efforts."

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JONES, Lloyd Irwin, Gunner - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 15 August 1944.
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
He survived the sinking of HMCS Ottawa (I) on 13 September 1942 and had set the depth charges to safe to prevent them from exploding as the ship sunk (from page 73 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".)
Commanding Officer of HMCS CRESCENT (DDE - 226) DDE from 18 May 1957 to 15 August 1957 (Executive Officer 21 May 1956).
Commanding Officer of HMCS BROCKVILLE(Minesweeper - 178) from 29 August 1958 to 31 October 1958.
JONES. Lloyd Irwin, 0-37390, (Vancouver, BC)
A/Gnr(T) [21.4.41] RCN
HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, (8.6.41-?)
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, stand by, (19.6.43-29.8.43)
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD,(30.8.43-?)
Cd/Gnr(T) [1.7.44] MID~[9.9.44]
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, stand by, (22.1.45-?)
HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, (24.1.46-?)
Lt(TAS) [1.7.46]
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, (7.8.46-?)
HMCS DISCOVERY Vancouver Naval Division, Staff Officer Training (1.12.49-?)
HMCS NEW LISKEARD (168) FSE, XO, (25.2.52-?) CD~[?]
HMCS PORTAGE (169) FSE, XO, (13.5.53-?)
RCNB Esquimalt, Tas Training Centre, (25.2.54-?)
LCdr(TAS) [7.11.53]
HMCS CRESCENT (226) DDE, XO, (21.5.56-?)
HMCS CRESCENT (226) DDE, CO, (18.5.57-15.8.57)
HMCS BROCKVILLE (178) m/s, CO, (29.8.58-31.10.58)
FOPC for Staff Officer, (15.1.58-?)
RCNB Esquimalt for Assistant Reserve Training Cdr, (3.11.58-?)
HMCS MALAHAT, Staff Officer Administration, (12.1.59-?) (130/13)
HMCS NADEN (N18) (11.12.60-?)

"For courage, resolution and devotion to duty in HMCS Haida in action with enemy destroyers in rescuing survivors from HMCS Athabaskan."

While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay Patrol area at 1300 Hours on 27 August 1943, HMCS Athabaskan was attacked by eighteen enemy Dornier-217s. HMS Egret (British Sloop) was sunk. A glide bomb hit HMCS Athabaskan at the junction of "B" gun-deck and the wheel-house. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. The ship sailed into port on 30 August 1943 under her own power. The ship was battered but not broken. See the book "Unlucky Lady".

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JOUDREY, Bruce Stirling, Chief Petty Officer Writer (V-25078) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
JOUDREY. Bruce Stirling, 0-37585, CPO Writer, V-25078, RCNVR; BEM~[10.6.44]
Paym/S/Lt(Temp) [30.11.44] RCNVR, Lt(S)
Demobilized [29.7.46]

"This Chief Petty Officer Writer has at all times displayed outstanding devotion to duty. His cheerfulness, zeal and efficiency, extending over a period of four and a half years in Ship's Office have set an outstanding example to others."

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JOURDIN, Arthur Andrew, Chief Stoker (V-11231) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / HMCS Cape Breton - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
JOURDIN. Arthur Andrew, V-11231, CPO/Stk, RCNVR, BEM~[16.6.45]

"For outstanding organizing ability and leadership. This Chief Stoker has served a total of forty-five months at sea since November 1939, and on one occasion proved himself to be cool-headed and fearless in dealing with a dangerous boiler-room fire about HMCS Cape Breton. He has sacrificed shore leave many times by his zeal in voluntarily coping with work on hand and in supervising the many fuelings of the ship."

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JOY, Alexander Primrose Grahame, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 26 February 1944 and London Gazette of 21 December 1943.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
JOY. Alexander Primrose Grahame, 0-37590, Lt(Temp) [18.3.41] RCNVR
MID~[26.2.44] Demobilized [18.7.45]

"For gallant and distinguished services and untiring devotion to duty in operations which led to the capture of Sicily by Allied Forces."

 

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JUCHLI, Andre Auguste, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic (V-58735) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR / MTB 746 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 12 June 1945. Home: Edmonton, Alberta.
JUCHLI. Andre Auguste, V-78448, MM, RCNVR, DSM~[15.9.45] MTB 746

"For bravery, skill and great devotion to duty in damaging attacks against enemy shipping off the Coast of France."

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JUDGES, Ronald Alfred, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Cobalt - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cobalt (Flower Class Corvette - K124) from 6 May 1943 to 3 March 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Winnipeg (Minesweeper - J337) from 5 April 1944 to 3 September 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cap-de-la-Madeliene (River Class Frigate - K663) from 20 September 1944 to 18 October 1945.
JUDGES. Ronald Alfred, 0-37650, A/Lt(Temp) [15.1.40] RCNVR
HMCS SASKATOON (K158) Cof, stand by (1.5.41-8.6.41)
HMCS SASKATOON (K158) Cof, (9.6.41-?)
HMCS SUDBURY (K162) Cof, (23.11.41-?)
HMCS COBALT (K124) Cof, CO, (6.5.43-3.3.44) A/LCdr, MID~[8.1.44]
HMCS COBALT(K124) Cof, (4.3.44-?)
LCdr [1.7.44]
HMCS WINNIPEG (J337) m/s, CO, (5.4.44-3.9.44)
HMCS CAP DE LA MADELEINE (K663) Fr, CO, stand by, (4.9.44 - 29.9.44)
HMCS CAP DE LA MADELEINE (K663) Fr, CO, (30.9.44 - 15.10.45)
Demobilized [21.12.45]

"Acting Lieutenant-Commander Judges, as Commanding Officer of HMCS Cobalt showed a fine fighting spirit and great skill and determination in the handling of his ship, laying it alongside a blazing tanker with a cargo of gasoline. It was due to his inspiration, leadership and bravery that he and his ship's company were able to save this valuable ship from total loss by putting out the fires."

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