Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 
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KAISER, Borden Winfield, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (Rigger Forman) (V­77204)- British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR

- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.

Home: Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

KAISER. Borden Winfield, V-77204, ERA 3/cl(RF), RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

	"This rating has been in charge of travelling crews on net laying operations for
 the past five years, both in a civilian and Naval capacity.  His outstanding skill,
 knowledge and devotion to duty have been an inspiration to personnel serving with
 him.  During Salvage Operations, this rating has frequently accepted risks, and
 worked long hours in excess of his normal line of duty."
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KAIZER, George Murray, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Portage - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and
London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home:  Centreville, Nova Scotia.
Appointed Temporary Acting Lieutenant on 18 July 1940, RCNR.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Trois Rivieres (Bangor Class Minesweeper - I269)
 from 12 August 1942 to 11 February 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Portage (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J331)
 from 20 December 1943 to 4 June 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Chaudiere (1) (River Class Destroyer - H.99)
 from 14 August 1945 to 12 August 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Stone Town (River Class Frigate - H.531)
 from 20 August 1945 to 13 October 1945.
KAIZER. George Murray, 0-37700, Lt(Temp) [18.7.39] RCNR
USS HARADEN(DD-183) (20.9.40-23.9.40)
HMCS COLUMBIA(I04) DD, (24.9.40-?)
HMCS TROIS RIVIERES (J269) m/s, CO stand by (14.5.42-11.8.42)
HMCS TROIS RIVIERES (J269) m/s, CO, (12.8.42-14.2.43)
HMCS TROIS RIVIERES (J269)m/s, CO, (11.3.43-15.11.43)
Lt(Temp) [18.7.38] A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43]
HMCS PORTAGE (J331) m/s, CO, (20.12.43-31.12.43)
HMCS PORTAGE (J331) m/s, CO, (10.1.44-4.6.45) MID~[6.1.45]
HMCS PORTAGE (J331) m/s, CO, (14.7.45-2.8.45)
HMCS CHAUDIERE (H99) DD, CO, (2-8-45-12.8.45)
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS STONE TOWN (K531) Fr, CO, (20.8.45-13.11.45) Demobilized [10.12.45]

	"This Officer has served at sea almost continuously since September 1940, in the
 Atlantic Theatre of War.  He has set a fine example by his energy, zeal and
 wholehearted devotion to duty."
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KAMINSKI, John Joseph, Able Seaman (V-38104) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Camrose - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and
London Gazette of 19 December 1944.
Home:  Stettler, Alberta.
KAMINSKI. John Joseph, V-38104, AB, RCNVR, DSM~[20.1.45]
"For gallantry and skill in anti-U-Boat operations in H.M. Ships Balfour and Bayntun and HMCS Camrose."
 

"HMCS Camrose (Flower Class Corvette - K154) helped sink U-757 in mid-Atlantic
 on 8 January 1944 along with HMS Bayntun as described in Chapter 32 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle".

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KANE, Kenneth Edward, Shipwright First Class (V­25885) - Commendation
 - RCNVR ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 17 August 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
KANE. Kenneth Edward, V-25885, Shipw 1/cl, RCNVR
Commendation~[17.7.43]

	"This rating displayed coolness and initiative in action with an enemy submarine.
  When the ship was holed on the starboard side, his work assisted greatly in
 preventing further damage which would have seriously affected the safety of the ship."
                          * * * * * *
KAPLAN, Irving Jack, Acting Yeoman of Signals (V­23343) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 14 November 1944 (no Canada Gazette).
Home:  Montreal, Quebec.
He was the Signal Yeoman in HMCS Valleyfield when she was sunk on 6 May 1944.
KAPLAN. Irving Jack, V-23343, A/Yeoman, RCNVR
1st MID~[14.11.44] Yeoman, 2nd MID~[20.1.45]

	"For good service in action with light forces of the enemy."


KAPLAN, Irving Jack, Yeoman of Signals (V­23343) - Mention in Despatches (Second)\
 - RCNVR / HMCS Valleyfield ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945
 and London Gazette of 5 December 1944.

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

	The sinking of HMCS Valleyfield (River Class Frigate - K239) by U-548 off
 Cape Race, Newfoundland on 6 May 1944 is described in Chapter 41
of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
  See more details on Kaplan in the chapters "Death in the Moonlight" in the
 book by Jamie Lamb, "On the Triangle Run".
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KARAGIANIS, Leslie Charles, Warrant Steward  -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home:  Victoria, British Columbia.
KARAGIANIS. Leslie Charles, 0-37740, Wt/Std [1.6.42] RCN
MBE~[10.6.44]
Cd/Std [1.7.44] Cd/Catering [1.7.44]
HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, stand by (14.9.45-23.1.46)
HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, (24.1.46-?)
RCNB Esquimalt, (7.2.47-?) Lt(S)* [1.7.44] CD~[?]
RCNB Halifax, (1.2.50-?)

	"Mr. Karagianis has shown outstanding devotion to duty and has made a great
 contribution to the practical training of stewards, which has been extremely valuable."
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KARR, Sandon Alexander, Warrant Engineer - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Quesnel
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home:  Chemainus, British Columbia.
HMCS Quesnel is a Flower Class Corvette (K133).
KARR. Sandon Alexander, 0-37750, A/Wt(E)(Temp) [1.5.43] RCNR
HMCS QUESNEL (K133) Cof, (10.9.43-?)
MID~[10.6.44] Cd(E)(Temp) [1.7.45] Demobilzed [27.9.45]

	"For two and a half years, this Officer served in HMCS Quesnel in the North Atlantic
 in charge of machinery.  During this period, his outstanding skill, organizing ability
 and devotion to duty have resulted in such a high standard of efficiency in his
 department that at no time was the sailing of the ship delayed through an engine
 room defect."
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KATANNA, William, Leading Stoker (V­16478) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 26 February 1944
 and London Gazette of 21 December 1943.
KATANNA. William, V-16478, L/Stk, RCNVR, MID~[26.2.44]

	"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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KATZBERG, Henry, Chief Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (V­46233)
 - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.  Home:  The Pas, Manitoba.
KATZBERG. Henry, V-46233, CPO/ERA 4/cl, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

	"This rating has made an outstanding effort in the maintenance of the
 machinery of one of HMC Minesweepers.  The unswerving loyalty he has exhibited,
 and the respect and admiration he enjoys among his shipmates, have combine to
 promote a high state of efficiency in his department."
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KAY, Jerome Leo, Leading Signalman (4271) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Timmins
 ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 June 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Guelph, Ontario.
HMCS Timmins is a Flower Class Corvette (K223).
KAY. Jerome Leo, 4271, L/Sig, RCN, MID~[1.6.43]

	"For brave service while serving in HMCS Timmins in an endeavour to
 salvage a merchantman."
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KEEFER, Charles Allan, Lieutenant (Killed in Action)
 - Albert Medal in Bronze for Saving Life at Sea (AM) - RCNVR / HMS Lulworth
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 17 February 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
KEEFER. Charles Allan, RCNVR Half Company Ottawa Mid [9.4.29] RCNVR
Lt [?] RCNVR, HMS LULWORTH, AM~[17.2.42]
	
	"HMS Lulworth went to the rescue of survivors from a torpedoed Merchantman.
  The night was dark, with heavy seas running, so that the rescue work was slow
 and hazardous.  As HMS Lulworth was about to abandon search, two men and a woman
 were found clinging to the wreckage.  The men were saved, but as the woman, who was
 unconscious, was being hauled on board, she slipped from her life­jacket, disappeared
 below the surface, and came up astern.  Lieutenant Keefer at once dived into the sea to
 try to save her.  He reached her, but both were swept away by the heavy seas, and
 though search was made for an hour, neither was seen again."


KEEFER, Charles Allan, Lieutenant (Posthumous) - St. Olav's Medal (Norway)
 - RCNVR / HMS Lulworth - Awarded in 1942.

	Lieutenant Keefer was serving in HMS Lulworth under the command of
 Commander Clive Gwinner, DSO, DSC, RN.  HMS Lulworth was escorting convoy OS4 when
 the convoy was attacked by U-557.  The weather on that day was bad; sea state 46,
 wind SW by W at Force 9 and the events described started at about 0345
 on 27th August 1941.  The submarine, under the command of KL Ortoar Paulshen,
 attacked and sank the Norwegian vessel the SS Segundo.  The following account
 of the incident by Commander Gwinner appeared in the February 1987 edition
 of 'Starshell', the official publication of the Naval Officers Association of Canada.

	"The ship sunk was a Norwegian vessel, the S.S. Segundo.  HMCS Lulworth was sent
 to see what she could do after Segundo has been torpedoed a good many miles from
 our position, and was on fire when we arrived on the scene.  It was a very stormy
 night with a gale blowing which hampered rescue work.  L had to keep the bows of
 the HMS Lulworth at 90 degrees to the burning ship with her stern into the wind
 and Segundo was drifting to leeside.  We had rescue nets over the side of Lulworth
 and did manage to get a number of Segundo's ship's company to save themselves by
 gripping the nets as we drifted through them.  My ship's company were sitting in
 the water holding the nets in one hand whilst using the other to hold on to the
 survivors.  We managed to scoop up 28 survivors but the woman (Mrs. Gundrun Torgersen)
 wasn't strong enough to help herself and it was much to rough to risk lowering a boat.
  Taking all this into account, Lieutenant Keefer could not stand the sight of her
 failing efforts to help herself and leapt over the side to help her to safety.  He
 succeeded and landed her on to a net from which my sailors brought her up on board.
  She was the wife of the Second Mate of the Segundo.  Lieutenant Keefer, very
 regrettably, exhausted by his gallant efforts was never sighted again.

	As a result of this disaster and rescue, the Royal Norwegian Consul in
 Liverpool, England (signed Johan Vogt and dated 15 October 1941) sent a
 warm letter of appreciation to the Admiral of the Port of Liverpool which
 he forwarded to the Admiralty who in turn sent a letter to HMS Lulworth saying
 that the Norwegian letter was a very pleasing tribute which reflected great credit.
  It was doubtless as a result of all this that the award to Lieutenant Keefer was made."


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KEELER, Morton Harry, Chief Petty Officer (4308) - Mention in Despatches - RCN
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home:  Louisburg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
KEELER. Morton Harry, 4308, CPO, RCN, MID~[5.1.46]

	"For cheerfulness, efficiency and devotion to duty.  This rating has served over
 three years in the Atlantic.  His splendid example has had a marked effect on the
 men working with him."
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KEEP, Albert John, Regulating Petty Officer (V­10168) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Regina, Saskatchewan.
KEEP. Albert John, V-10168, RPO, 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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KEHOE, William Eric, Able Seaman (A­2460) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Assiniboine ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 25 September 1943
 and London Gazette of 19 August 1943.
Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
KEHOE. William Eric, A-2460, AB, RCNR, MID~[25.9.43]

	"This rating displayed skill and coolness in action with an enemy submarine,
 when he obtained many hits on the conning tower of the U-Boat with an Oerlikon
 Gun, thus materially aiding in the almost certain destruction of the U-Boat."

	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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KELEHER, Francis, Leading Seaman (V­7776) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette
 of 14 November 1944.  Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
KELEHER. Francis, V-7776, LS, RCNVR, 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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KELLY, George, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Northumberland, England.
  Joined RCNR in 1942 as Mate.  Post-war served for 30 years with London Life.
  He died on 26 July 1989, age 65, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Fort William (Mine Sweeper - J.311) from 19 May 1945
 to 23 October 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Wallaceburg (Minesweeper - J.336) from 23 October 1945
 to 1 February 1946.
KELLY. George, 0-38090, Mate(Temp) [30.6.42] RCNR
HMCS FORT WILLIAM(J311) m/s, (14.9.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [20.12.42] DSC~[1.1.45]
HMCS FORT WILLIAM (J311) m/s, CO, (19.5.45-23.10.45)
HMCS WALLACEBURG (J336) m/s, CO, (23.10.45-1.2.46)

	"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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KELLY, Thomas Douglas, Captain - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Prince David
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 17 March 1945.
Thomas Douglas Kelly was a final year student at the Royal Naval College in Esquimalt in 1922 that closed before the students
could graduate, a victim of the Washington Naval Agreement.
He took a job with Imperial Oil Limited as a deckhand, and by 24 was the Captain of the SS Mina Brea. He served as Captain of a number of tankers over many years before taking a job in 1933 as Harbourmaster of a small oil port in Talara, Peru in order to marry.
When war broke out, he enlisted on Sept 1, 1939 in Calgary while on vacation from his job in Peru. From November 1940, he was part of the Corvette program on the Great Lakes with responsibility from Ft. William to Sorel.
His first command was to deliver HMCS Moonbeam to Halifax in December 1940 (Acting Lieutenant-Commander).
In November 1941, as an Acting Lieutenant-Commander he was sent as Executive Officer (XO) of HMCS Prince David (Armed Merchant Cruiser - F89) from to 16 April 1943.
He served as XO of HMCS Prince David in the Aleutians campaign in 1942 having been promoted to Lt. Commander in January 1942.
Promoted to Acting Commander in June 1943, and full Commander in January 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince David on 18 April 1943 to 01 May 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Henry on 24 May 1943 during their conversion to Landing Ships Medium in Vancouver and relinquished command on 29 November 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince David again November 1943 to 11 June 1945.
As CO of HMCS Prince David, he served in the invasions of D-Day, Southern France (Anvil-Dragoon) and was the first ship into Piraeus, Greece. HMCS Prince David hit a mine in Greek waters in December 1944 and after temporary repairs, he brought it back to Esquimalt in April 1945.
He was promoted to Captain in January 1945.
Commanding Officer and Naval Officer in Charge Montreal at HMCS Hochelaga on 09 May 1945.
He resigned when the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki and demobilized on 04 October 1945.
He returned to Imperial Oil Limited and eventually rose to Manager of the Marine Dept.
He was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in January 1946.
He served as Honourary ADC to both Earl Alexander and Earl Mountbatten during visits to Toronto.
He retired in 1967 after delivering the first 100,000 DWT tanker for the Esso fleet.
He died in February 1980 of cancer.
KELLY. Thomas Douglas, 0-38180, Lt(Temp) [2.11.40] RCNR
HMCS MOONBEAM 589/13, Oiler, CO, (4.12.40-?) A/LCdr,
HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) amc (22.11.41] LCdr(Temp) [1.7.42]
HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) amc, CO, (19.3.42-16.4.42)
HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) amc, CO, (18.4.43-1.5.43)
HMCS PRINCE HENRY (F70) amc, CO, (24.5.43-29.11.43)
Cdr(Temp) [1.7.43]
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) a/a ship, CO, (7.7.43-?)
HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) amc, CO, (1.12.43-11.6.45)
Capt [1.1.45] MID~[21.4.45]
HMCS HOCHELAGA (D/S) Montreal, CO, (14.5.45-?)
Demobilized [4.10.45] CBE~[5.1.46]
"For services in the successful invasion of the south of France in August, 1944."

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KELLY, Thomas Douglas, Captain - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.

"Captain Kelly has served in a variety of appointments including command
 of HMCS Prince David for twelve months in the English Channel and Mediterranean,
 and latterly as Naval Officer-in-Charge, Montreal.  Throughout his service, his
 leadership and example have produced the greatest efficiency from those serving
 under him."  
 
Medals of Captain Thomas Douglas KELLY, CBE, RCNR:

CBE - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star with BAR France and Germany - Pacific Star
 - Italy Star - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal with MID - EIIR Coronation.
 

Medals on display at the Naval Museum of Alberta, HMCS Tecumseh.
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KELLY, William Ambrose, Chief Petty Officer (2740) - Mention in Despatches - RCN
 ­Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Victoria, British Columbia.
KELLY. William Ambrose, 2740, CPO, 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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KEMPTON, Frederick Ernest, Chief Petty Officer Writer (V­25175)
 - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette
 of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
  Home:  Home:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
KEMPTON. Frederick Ernest, 0-38238, CPO/Wtr, V-25175,  RCNVR
BEM~[6.1.45]
A/Wt/Wtr(Temp) [1.3.45] RCNVR,
Demob. [25.6.46]

	"Chief Petty Officer Kempton has been most diligent in the performance
 of his duties, consistently setting a high example to others.  His steadfast
 faithfulness and untiring efforts in the interest of the Service, in carrying
 on his work and assisting and training others, have been exemplary."
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KENCKE, Kenneth Richard, Acting Leading Seaman (V­12424) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and
 London Gazette of 19 December 1944.
Home:  Edmonton, Alberta.
KENCKE. Kenneth Richard, V-12424, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

	"For rescue work when the USS Partridge was sunk on 11th June 1944." 
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KENDRICK, Victor, Acting Petty Officer (V­5256) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNVR / Gunlayer Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships - Awarded as per
 Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Lachine, Quebec. KENDRICK. Victor, V-5256, A/PO, RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46] "Since September 1939, Petty Officer Kendrick has served five years at sea, during which time, in the capacity of Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships' Gunlayer, he has shown outstanding devotion to duty. His zeal and energy are worthy of the high tradition of the Royal Canadian Naval Service and his personal contribution to the war effort is deserving of much commendation."
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KENNARD, Samuel James, Master-at-Arms (X­41031) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
  Home:  South Devon, England.
KENNARD. Samuel James, X-41031, MAA, RCN, BEM~[5.6.43]

	"This rating re-joined the Royal Canadian Navy after the commencement of
 hostilities and by his wholehearted devotion to duty, discipline and tact,
 has been an excellent example to all under him."
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KENNEDY, William Frederick, Acting Leading Patrolman (V­74731) - British Empire Medal
 (BEM) - RCNVR / Shore Patrol HMCS Niobe - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.  Home:  London, Ontario.
KENNEDY. William Frederick, V-74731, A/L/Patrol, RCNVR
BEM~[5.1.46]

	"For meritorious service of a high order, and outstanding competency under
 difficult and trying conditions.  Leading Patrolman Kennedy has always performed
 his duties with exceptional willingness and dispatch.  During the period of rapid
 expansion of HMCS Niobe in Greennock, Scotland, the general good behaviour among
 the large numbers of ratings passing through this establishment has been due, to
 a marked degree to his superior efficiency, loyalty and devotion to duty.  Leading
 Patrolman Kennedy's services are considered outstanding and well worthy of merit."
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KENNEY, Reginald Ray, Lieutenant  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCNR / HMCS Goderich - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943
 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.  Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer HMCS Comox (Fundy Class Minesweeper - J64) from 10 October 1940
 to 22 June 1941.
Commanding Officer HMCS Goderich (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J260) from 23 November 1941
 to 6 April 1943 (except for 17 days).
KENNEY. Reginald Ray, 0-38420, A/Lt(Temp) [1.1.40] RCNR
Lt [20.9.38]
HMCS ARRAS 357/17, tr, CO, (4.5.40-?)
HMCS COMOX (J64) m/s, CO, (10.10.40-22.6.41)
HMCS GODERICH (J260) m/s, CO, stand by (1.10.41- 22.11.41)
HMCS GODERICH (J260) m/s, CO, (23.11.41-20.8.42)
HMCS GODERICH (J260) m/s, CO, (8.9.42-6.4.43) OBE~[5.6.43]
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45] Demob. [7.12.45]

	"This Officer has been as sea continuously during the present war and has been
 in command of His Majesty's Canadian ships for a considerable time.  Lieutenant Kenney,
 while in command of HMCS Goderich, showed commendable persistence in searching for a
 disabled merchant ship under extremely bad weather conditions and a high standard of
 seamanship in rescuing survivors."
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KENT, Donald Archibald, Acting Chief Petty Officer (3729)
 - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN / Ville de Quebec
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 May 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
KENT. Donald Archibald, 3729, A/CPO, RCN, DSM~[4.5.43]

	"For skill and judgement in action against enemy Submarines while
 serving in H.M. Ships Paladin, Gloxinia, Easton and Wheatland,
 and H.M. Canadian Ships Port Arthur and Ville de Quebec."

	On 24 May 1942 off Oran in the Mediterranean, HMCS Ville de Quebec
 (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K242) sank U-224 as described in
 Chapter 21 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945". 
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KEOHANE, James William, Acting Captain (E)  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire
 (OBE) - RCN / Director of Ship Repairs and Maintenance
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home:  Portsmouth, England.  Retired on 8 November 1946.
KEOHANE. James William, 0-38550, A/Ch/Art(E) [24.8.16] RCN
HMCS GRILSE 287/12, tb, (10.5.17-30.4.18)
HMCS GUELPH (D/S) (1.5.18-?) Wt(E) [30.5.20]
HMCS GUELPH (D/S) (30.5.20-?) HMCS NADEN(D/S) (10.10.25-?)
Cd(E) [?]
HMCS AURORA 3,512/13, L/Cr, stand by (1.9.20-31.10.20)
HMCS AURORA 3,512/13, L/Cr, (1.11.20-?)
HMCS PATRIOT (31.7.22-30.3.23)
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) (1.4.23-?) Lt(E) [1.4.27]
HMCS NADEN (D/S) (4.4.27-?) HMS VORTIGERN (14.8.29-?)
HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, (?.5.31-?) HMCS STADACONA (D/S)(12.7.31-?)
HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, (1.6.33-?) NSHQ (3.1.35-?)
LCdr(E) [1.4.35] Cdr(E) [1.7.40] A/Capt [?] OBE~[10.6.44]
Capt(E) [1.7.44] Pensioned [8.11.46]

	"This Officer has served at Naval Service Headquarters since January 1934,
 first as Assistant Engineer-in-Chief, and since October 1942, as Director of
 Ship Repairs and Maintenance.  He has always displayed the utmost zeal and devotion
 to duty and has always given unsparingly of his energy in an effort to meet the
 rapidly expanding needs of the Engineering Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy."
                     * * * * * *
KERR, James Hollywell, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (V­37467) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home:  Sudbury, Ontario.
KERR. James Hollywell, V-37457, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

	"While on North Atlantic convoy duty for an extended period in one of His Majesty's
 Canadian corvettes, this rating has always displayed the utmost zeal and wholehearted
 devotion to duty."
                     * * * * * *
KERRY, Walter Robert, Chief Stoker (X­61693) - Mention in Despatches - RCN ­ Awarded
 as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home:  Vancouver, British Columbia.
KERRY. Walter Robert, 61693, CPO/Stk, RCN, MID~[9.1.43]

	"This Chief Petty Officer called back to service from pension, and now serving in one
 of HMC Auxiliary Cruisers has, during his long and loyal service of twenty-two years
 in the Royal Navy, and of three years in the Royal Canadian Navy, consistently displayed
 efficiency of a high order and the most whole hearted devotion to duty."
                     * * * * * *
KERWIN, Michael Roderick, Able Seaman (V-32313) - Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
 - RCNVR / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945
 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home:  Billings Bridge, Ontario.
KERWIN. Michael Roderick, V-32313, AB RCNVR, CGM~[20.1.45]

	"During one action on 5th - 6th of August, a fierce fire broke out at 'Y' Gun
 in HMCS Haida as a result of the explosion of a cordite charge and the ignition
 of oil from the damaged hydraulic system.  The fire was centered in right gun shield.
  Able Seaman Kerwin, although blinded and wounded by splinters, went into the blazing
 gun shield at great risk to his own life and dragged out an injured man to safety.
  Both were badly burned, but Able Seaman Kerwin's prompt and gallant action saved
 the life of his shipmate." 

	On the night of 5-6 August 1944, four Tribal Class Destroyers were southbound
 in the bay of Biscay when they detected a small convoy, also on a southerly course,
 presumably headed for Spain.  HMS Tartar, HMS Ashanti, HMCS Haida and HMCS Iroquois
 manoeuvred to a favourable position and attacked, sinking six of the seven ships,
 including the escort.  Returning northward, ships were detected leaving St. Nazaire
 and the order was given:  "All guns loaded".  Able Seaman Michael Kerwin was a member
 of the crew of HMCS Haida's 'Y' Mounting, twin 4.7 inch, on the quarterdeck.  Unknown
 to anyone, the right gun was still hot from the previous action.  Before the breech was
 fully closed, the charge ignited, blew back the breech, which collapsed the tray and
 there was a cordite fire.  As OOQ Torpedo Tubes, I (Lloyd I Jones) thought the ship
 had been hit.  The port side was impassable due to the fire but the starboard side was
 free.  At 'Y' Mounting, two were killed and eight wounded.  One of the wounded was
 AB Kerwin, who also suffered burns and temporary blindness.  However, he heard the
 gun trainer, AB Jack (Guns) Burnett, calling for help from the forward part of the
 gun shield and he plunged through dense smoke and flames, found his shipmate and hauled
 him to safety.  In due course, he was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.  I must
 add that Chief Stoker Harold D. Richard, RCN, did a marvellous job with a fire hose,
 which he brought into operation almost immediately.  With the spray nozzle going, he
 soaked everyone including me and had the cordite fire out in short order.  He was
 awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.  We then carried the wounded to the Sick Bay,
 passed the good ammunition to the forward guns and kicked the burnt cordite cartridges
 overboard."  (Lloyd I. Jones in 'Starshell', October 1989.)
                      * * * * * *
KEYS, John David, Temporary Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 12 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Montreal, Quebec.

	"The King has been graciously pleased on the Occasion of the Celebration of
 His Majesty's Birthday to give orders for the following awards 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 tradition of the Royal (Canadian) Navy."
                     * * * * *
KIDSTON, John Richard, Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Wetaskiwin ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
  Home:  Vernon, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer HMCS Wetaskiwin (Flower Class Corvette - K175) from 5 November 1942
 to 21 March 1944 (A/LCdr).
First Commanding Officer HMCS Jonquiere (River Class Frigate - K318) from 10 May 1944
 to 12 March 1945.
KIDSTON. John Richard, 0-38860, A/Lt(Temp) [5.9.39] RCNVR
Lt,
HMCS COWICHAN (J146) m/s, stand by (1.7.41-3.7.41)
HMCS COWICHAN (J146) m/s, (4.7.41-?)
A/LCdr, HMCS COWICHAN (J146) m/s, CO, (15.2.42-25.10.42)
HMCS WETASKIWIN (K175) Cof, CO, (5.11.42-21.3.44)
LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43] MID~[8.1.44]
HMCS JONQUIERE (K318) Fr, stand by CO, (20.3.44-9.5.44)
HMCS JONQUIERE (K318) Fr, CO, (10.5.44-12.3.45)
Demob. [16.10.45]

	"This Officer has consistently rendered 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.  He has, at all times, often under very
 trying circumstances, exhibited a high degree of cheerfulness, efficiency and
 wholehearted devotion to duty."
                       * * * * * *
KILLAM, David Allison, Sub-Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / HMC MTB 460
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 2 August 1940 (no Canada Gazette).
Commanding Officer of HMC MTB-460 from 25 Febrruary 1944 to 1 July 1944.
  Died on 3 July 1944.
KILLAM. David Allison, 0-38960, S/Lt(Temp) [18.3.40] RCNVR
DSC~[2.8.40] 
Lt(Temp) [18.3.41] HMC MTB 460, CO, (25.2.44-1.7.44)
Deceased [3.7.44]

	"For courage and resource in withdrawal of troops in neighbourhood of Le Havre."
                        * * * * * *
KIMBALL, Warner, Telegraphist (V­58411) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Clayoquot
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 26 March 1945.
KIMBALL. Warner, V-58411, Tel, RCNVR, MID~[21.4.45]

	"This rating was untiring in his efforts in assisting the rescue of survivors from
 HMCS Clayoquot."

	HMCS Clayoquot (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J174) was torpedoed by U-806 off Halifax
 on 24 December 1944 as described in Chapter 56
 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

                          * * * * * *

KING, Clarence Aubrey, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander, DSC - Distinguished Service Order (DSO) - RCNR / HMCS Oakville

- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 26 December 1942 and London Gazette of 29 December 1942.
Home: Oliver, British Columbia.
Fruit Farmer from Oliver, British Columbia
Served in ‘Q’ Boats in WWI, rank of Lieutenant in the RNR, and was credited with one kill and two probable submarine sinkings and received the DSC.
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) in WW1 as per London Gazette of 22 June 1917, Lieutenant, RNVR.

Activated by RCNR on 29 August 1939.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Saskatoon (Flower Class Corvette - K158) from 5 February 1942 to 14 February 1942.
Commanding Officer HMCS Nipigon (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J154) from 15 February 1942 to 11 May 1942.
Commanding Officer HMCS Oakville (Flower Class Corvette - K178) from 12 May 1942 to 21 April 1943.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate - K328) from 4 October 1943 to 29 July 1944.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Runnymede (River Class Frigate - K678) from 9 June 1945 to 9 August 1945 (rank of Commander).
KING. Clarence Aubrey, 0-39060,
Lt, RNR, DSC~[22.6.17]
Lt(Temp) [29.8.39] RCNR,
A/LCdr [28.5.40]
HMCS SASKATOON (K158) Cof, CO, (5.2.42-14.2.42)
HMCS NIPIGON (J154) m/s, CO, (15.2.42-11.5.42)
HMCS OAKVILLE (K178) Cof, CO, (12.5.42-21.4.43)
DSO~[26.12.42] LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]
Legion of Merit-Degree of Legionnaire(USA)~[27.9.43]
HMCS SWANSEA (K328) Fr, CO, (4.10.43-29.7.44)
A/Cdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS PRINCE RUPERT (K324) Fr, CO, (1.8.44-23-10.44)
1st MID~[15.8.44]; 2nd MID~[9.9.44]
HMCS KOKANEE (K419) Fr, (24.10.44-?)
Cdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS SEA CLIFF (K344) Fr, (12.4.45-?)
Bar to DSC~[20.10.45]
HMCS RUNNYMEDE (K678) Fr, CO, (9.6.45-9.8.45) Capt [?]
Demobilized [1.8.46]

Citation for Distinguished Service Order:

"For gallant service in action with enemy submarines while serving in HMCS Oakville."
Details on the action in which HMCS Oakville (Flower Class Corvette - K178) sank U-94
in the North Caribbean on 28 August 1942 can be found in Chapter 15 of
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945"
and in "Tales of the North Atlantic".
KING, Clarence Aubrey, Acting Lieutenant-Commander, DSO, DSC
- Legionnaire - Legion of Merit (USA) - RCNR / HMCS Oakville - Award effective 27 September 1943. "Commander King displayed outstanding gallantry and resourcefulness in command of HMCS Oakville in the sinking of a German submarine while screening a convoy. HMCS Oakville was working in conjunction with the United States Navy." KING, Clarence Aubrey, Acting Commander, DSO, DSC - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Swansea - Awarded as per London Gazette of 15 August 1944 (no Canada Gazette). "For good service in action with enemy destroyers." KING, Clarence Aubrey, Acting Commander, DSO, DSC - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNR / HMCS Swansea - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 15 August 1944. "For good service in the destruction of an enemy submarine on 10 March 1944." "For leadership, skill and determination in H.M. Ships Affleck, Brecon and Forester, and H.M. Canadian Ships St. Laurent, Swansea and Owen Sound in operations against U-Boats." HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate - K328) along with HMCS St. Laurent, HMCS Owen Sound, and HMS Forester (RN Destroyer) sank U-845 in mid-Atlantic on 10 March 1944 as described in Chapter 35 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945". KING, Clarence Aubrey, Acting Commander, DSO, DSC - BAR to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*) - RCNR / HMCS Swansea - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 October 1945 and London Gazette of 24 October 1944. "For good service in the destruction of an enemy submarine." HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate - K328) and HMS Pelican (Bird Class sloop) sank U-448 in the Atlantic on 14 April 1944 as described in Chapter 37 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945". HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate - K328) and HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate) sank U-247 off Cornwall on 1 September 1944 as described in Chapter 51 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".
 

Medals: DSO - DSC (GV) and bar (GVI) - Victory Medal - British War Medal - 1939/1945 Star - Atlantic Star with clasp France and Germany

- CVSM and clasp - 1939/1945 War Medal with MID - Royal Canadian Naval Reserve Officer’s Decoration (RD - Green ribbon) - Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA)

                                * * * * * *
KING, Dudley Gawen, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Arvida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 August 1944
 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Arvida (Flower Class Corvette - K113) from 21 September 1942
 to 15 March 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Stettler (River Class Frigate - K681) from 7 May 1944
 to 9 November 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Provider (F.100) from 20 November 1945 to 22 March 1946.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (Destroyer - 219) from 3 July 1951
 to 23 July 1952)
Commanding Officer of HMCS Algonquin (Destroyer - 224) from 29 November 1957
 to 23 September 1958.
KING. Dudley Gawen, 0-39100, RCNVR Half Company Vancouver Sup/Res [25.1.38] RCNVR
A/Lt(Temp) [11.10.39] 
HMC Naval Base, Prince Rupert (23.10.39-?)
HMCS ARVIDA (K113) Cof, (22.5.41-?) 
HMC ML 054 (Q054) CO, (19.4.42-30.6.42) 
HMCS ARVIDA (K113) Cof, (7.8.42-?) Lt(Temp) [11.10.38] 
HMCS ARVIDA (K113) Cof, CO, (21.9.42-15.3.44)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS STETTLER (K681) Fr, CO, stand by (20.3.44-6.5.44)
HMCS STETTLER (K681) Fr, CO, (7.5.44-9.11.45) MID~[10.8.44] 
LCdr [1.1.45] LCdr RCN, 
HMCS PROVIDER (F100) stc, CO, (20.11.45-22.3.46) 
Cdr [1.7.47] FOPC for CoSt (7.9.49-?)
HMCS ATHABASKAN (219) DD, CO, (3.7.51-23.7.52) 
Capt [1.7.52] DSC~[27.9.52] 
Awarded Legionnaire-Legion of Merit(USA)~[16.4.55]
HMCS ALGONQUIN (224) DD, CO, (29.11.57-23.9.58)

	"This Officer has faithfully served in the Royal Canadian Navy since
 October 1939.  Since assuming command of one of His Majesty's Canadian
 corvettes in September 1942, he has most loyally and capably carried out
 his duties under the most trying conditions, in encounters with the enemy,
 he has proved himself to be both cool and courageous."

                                  * * * * * *
KING, Leslie Charles, Able Seaman (A­4030) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCNR / Examination Boats Halifax
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
  Home:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
KING. Leslie Charles, A-4030, AB, RCNR, BEM~[8.1.44]

	"This rating has displayed unswerving devotion to duty for a period of over
 three years in Examination Vessels.  His ability in handling boarding boats
 in bad weather when transferring Boarding Officers between Examination vessels
 and merchant ships is worthy of the highest recognition."

                                 * * * * * *
KING, Leslie Furrier, Supply Petty Officer (V­31494) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Arvida ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home:  Boissevain, Manitoba.
HMCS Arvida (K.113) was a Flower Class Corvette.
KING. Leslie Furrier, V-31494, PO/Sup, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

	"This rating has served with HMCS Arvida for the past two years.
  He has carried out his duties in an exemplary manner, and his cheerfulness
 and devotion to duty in all kinds of weather have been in keeping with the
 highest traditions of the Canadian Naval Service." 
                                 * * * * * *
KINGSMILL, John Gault, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Minas
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945.
  Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Minas (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J165) from 26 October 1944
 to 1 September 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Bayfield (Bango Class / Ex RN Minesweeper - J08)
 from 2 September 1945 to 24 September 1945.
KINGSMILL. John Gault, 0-39210, S/Lt(Temp) [18.8.41] RCNVR
HMCS MINAS (J165) m/s, (4.1.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [25.11.41] 
HMCS MINAS (J165) m/s, CO, (26.10.44-1.9.45)
HMCS BAYFIELD (J08) m/s, CO, (2.9.45-24.9.45) 
Demobilized [29.11.45] MID~[30.3.46]

	"For distinguished service during the war in Europe."
                                * * * * * *
KINSMAN, William Burnley, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Trentonian
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home:  Vancouver, British Columbia.
KINSMAN. William Burnley, 0-39290, P/S/Lt(Temp) [1941?] RCNVR
HMCS CHIPPAWA RCNVR Division, Winnipeg, (1.1.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [18.8.42] Lt(Temp) [18.8.41]
HMCS ST FRANCIS (I93) DD, (11.8.43-?) MID~[5.1.46]
HMCS TRENTONIAN (K368) Cofm, stand by (11.11.43-30.11.43)
HMCS TRENTONIAN (K368) Cofm, (1.12.43-22.03.45 - sunk)
Demobilized [2.10.45]

	"At the time of the sinking of HMCS Trentonian, this Officer's conduct
 was of the highest order.  He remained cool as he organized the men when
 the order to 'Abandon Ship' was given.  Later, from the ship's whaler,
 Lieutenant Kinsman picked up survivors and saw to it that the injured
 where placed aboard one of His Majesty's Canadian M.L.'s which was in the vicinity."

	The sinking of HMCS Trentonian (Increased Endurance Flower Corvette)
 by U-1004 south of Falmouth, England, on 22 February 1945, is described
 in Chapter 60 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945".

                               * * * * * *
KIRKPATRICK, Archibald Miller, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Galt ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944
 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.  Home:  Windsor, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ambler (Armed Yacht - Z.32) from 30 November 1942
 to 8 March 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Galt (Flower Class Corvette - K163) from 11 March 1943
 to 30 March 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Eastview (River Class Frigate - K665) from 3 June 1944
 to 16 September 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Hunter (Naval Reserve Division in Windsor)
 from 17 December 1945 to 8 July 1946.
KIRKPATRICK. Archibald Miller, 0-39350, Lt(Temp) [31.10.39] RCNVR
HMCS THUNDER (J156) m/s, (14.10.41-?) 
HMCS AMBLER (Z32)(A) p/v, CO, (30.11.42-8.3.43)
HMCS GALT (K163) Cof, CO, (10.3.43-30.3.44)
HMCS EASTVIEW (K665) Fr, CO, stand by (10.4.44-2.6.44) 
HMCS EASTVIEW (K665) Fr, CO, (3.6.44-16.9.44) 
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44] MID~[10.6.44]
HMCS HUNTER, Windsor Naval Division, CO, (17.12.45-?) 
LCdr [1.7.45] RCN(R) Medically unfit [8.7.46]

	"This Officer has consistently striven to attain a high standard of
 fighting efficiency in his ship.  Over a considerable period of time
 in command of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged in escort
 duties in the North Atlantic, he has shown and unfailing devotion to duty
 and by his perseverance and cheerfulness in difficult circumstances, he has
 been an inspiration to those serving under him."
                               * * * * * *
KIRKPATRICK, James Ralph Hilborn, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / MTB 748 Coastal Force
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 29 April 1944 and London Gazette of 3 March 1944.
  Home:  Kitchener, Ontario.
To Royal Military College Kingston in 1934.
Naval Cadet at Venture Summer 1935.
Graduated from RMC 1938, Midshipman, RCNVR.
To Osgoode Hall in Toronto to study law.
Served on HMCS Skeena and HMCS Saguenay (Destroyers) in summer 1938 and promoted
 to Lieutenant on 15 April 1939.
Activated for war service in September 1939 at HMCS York and continued his studies
 at Osgoode Hall.
Served on the examination vessel out of Saint John, New Brunswick
 in the Winter 1939 - 1940.
To King Alfred in the U.K. for the 90 day course.
To the HMS Petropolis (Armed Merchant Cruiser) in 1940 and torpedoed.
Trained on MTBs and to Dover in Command of Motor Antisubmarine Boat MASB-49 (Masby 49).
The MASB had 1 officer and 12 Men.  In Spring 1942 went to Peter Howes flotilla.
  Commanded MGB-50.
Senior Officer 65th Canadian MGB Flotilla and Commanding Officer of MTB-748
 from 19 February 1944 to 23 May 1945.
Demobilized in 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
Returned to uniform on 1 June 1954 as LCdr, RCN(R) to Command the Kitchener
 Detachment of HMCS Star (Naval Reserve Unit Hamilton).
Promoted Commander 1 July 1955 and Captain on 1 July 1959.
Awarded Canadian Forces Decoration (CD).
A Judge of the Ontario Provincial Court from 1950 to 1991.
For more details see "Victory at Sea" and "The Champagne Navy".
Died in Kitchener, Ontario on 5 April 1997.
KIRKPATRICK. James Ralph Hilborn, 0-39360, RCNVR Company Toronto S/Lt [15.6.38] RCNVR
Lt [15.4.39] RCNVR
HMC Naval Base, Saint John, NB, Ext/Def, (18.9.39-?)
HMC MTB 748, CO, (19.2.44-23.5.45) LCdr(Temp) [1.7.44] 
DSC~[29.4.44] MID~[20.1.45] Demobilized [30.10.45]

	For outstanding courage and skill in action with the enemy in light coastal craft."


KIRKPATRICK, James Ralph Hilborn, Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / MTB-748  -  Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945
 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.

	"For undaunted courage, resolution and skill during a series of actions
 against enemy forces while serving in Light Coastal Craft."
                             * * * * * *
KITCHEN, Cyril Frederick, Acting Leading Stoker (A­1571) (Posthumous)
 - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Spikenard
 ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 15 September 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Dundas, Ontario
Name on Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia.
Son of William Richard and Rebecca R. Kitchen.
Husband of Vera Marie Kitchen, of Dundas, Ontario.
KITCHEN. Cyril Frederick, A-1571, A/L/Stk, RCNR
Lost [11.2.42] HMCS SPIKENARD (K198) Cof. MID~[15.9.42]

	"For bravery while serving in Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships."
  London Gazette states only:  "For bravery."
                              * * * * * *
KNIGHT, Christopher Morse, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Algonquin ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 24 February 1945
 and London Gazette of 20 February 1945.  Home:  Toronto, Ontario.
KNIGHT. Christopher Morse, 0-39440, Lt(Temp) [29.6.41] RCNR
A/LCdr [?] MID~[24.2.45] Medically unfit [9.3.45] Released.

	"For services in HMCS Algonquin off Norwegian Coast in November 1944."
                            * * * * * *
KNIGHT, Robert Dell, Ordinary Seaman (V­53675) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home:  Cranbrook, British Columbia.
KNIGHT. Robert Dell, V-53675, OS, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

	"For exhibiting initiative and great personal courage in rescuing
 Fleet Air Arm Personnel from a ditched aircraft, and for cheerfulness,
 zeal and devotion to duty at all times."
                            * * * * * *
KNIGHT, Robert Russell, Leading Seaman (V­19140) (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNR / HMCS Esquimalt ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.  Home:  Leamington, Ontario.
‘The Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Roll of Honour 1939-1945’ lists him
 as Herbert Russell Knight. Interred, Leamington (Evergreen) Memorial Park, Ontario.
KNIGHT. Robert Russell, V-19140, LS, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

	"After the torpedoing of HMCS Esquimalt, Leading Seaman Knight found
 himself on a carley float which was overcrowded and without hesitation
 swam to another.  Later, he re-entered the water and took a leading part
 in getting two of the floats secured together.  His subsequent death is
 believed to have been partly due to these exertions and the additional time
 in the water.  His bravery, resource and devotion to duty were in keeping
 with the high standards of the Canadian Naval Service."

	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".

                             * * * * * *
KNIGHT, Vadim Michael Shaligo, Lieutenant (G) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCNVR / HMCS Algonquin
 ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 20 February 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
  Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
HMCS Algonquin (I) was a 'V' Class Destroyer (R17).

KNIGHT. Vadim Michael Shaligo, 0-39490, Lt(Temp) [16.9.41] RCNVR
HMCS ST FRANCIS (I93) DD, (1943?) 
HMCS ALGONQUIN( R17) DD, stand by, (22.12.43-16.2.44)
HMCS ALGONQUIN (R17) DD, (17.2.44-?) MID~[20.2.45]
Demobilized [12.9.45]
LCdr [16.9.49] RCN(R)
HMCS SCOTIAN Halifax Naval Division, Div/Intel, (24.8.50-?)
"For good services in HMS Pursuer and HMCS Algonquin in successful attacks on enemy shipping off the Norwegian Coast in November 1944."
                              * * * * * *
KNOWLES, James, Chief Skipper  -  Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
 - RCNR / HMCS Outarde - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945
 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home:  Esquimalt, British Columbia.
KNOWLES. John, 0-39510, Skr(Temp) [24.5.40] RCNR
HMCS OUTARDE (J161) m/s, (9.12.42-?) Ch/Skr(Temp) [15.10.43] 
HMCS OUTARDE (J161) m/s, (15.10.43-?)
HMCS COQUITLAM (J364) m/s, (24.12.44-?) MBE~[6.1.45]
HMCS ROSSLAND (J358) m/s, (20.4.45-?) Skr/Lt(Temp) [15.10.45]
Demobilized [9.11.45]

	"This Officer, serving in HMCS Outarde, showed great presence of mind
 and courage at all times while in charge of a fire party working in the
 lower hold beneath the fuel tanks of USAT Mount Baker in February 1944."
                             * * * * * *
KNOWLTON, John Grant, Captain (E)  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCN / HMC Dockyard, Halifax -Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945
 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Born at Saint John, New Brunswick on 31 August 1903.
Home:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Naval Cadet at the Royal Naval College of Canada
 and Chief Cadet Captain (Ninth Term) in 1918.
Midshipman in the RCN in 1921 and to the RN for training.
Naval Service HQ in 1928.
To HMCS Champlain as Engineer Officer in 1931.
To Stadacona for HMC Dockyard in 1934.
To HMCS Skeena as Engineer Officer and Engineer Officer 'D' Western
 Sub-Division in 1935.
To HMCS Fraser as Engineer Officer in 1937.
In January 1939, to HMCS Ottawa as Commander (E) and for flotilla duties.
To HMCS Sambro as Flotilla Engineering Officer in 1941.
Promoted Captain and to Stadacona for HMC Dockyard as Engineer Superintendent.
To Scotian as Deputy Superintendent East Coast and
 Engineer Superintendent HMC Dockyard Halifax in 1944.
To Naval Service HQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Engineering and Construction in 1945.
Acting Commodore in 1946 and to Naval Service HQ as
 Assistant Chief of Naval Administration and Supply (Ships and Dockyards).
To Naval HQ as Chief of Naval Technical Services and Engineer-in-Chief in 1947.
Promoted Rear-Admiral in 1949 and continued as Chief of Naval Technical
 Services until he retired in 1958.


Naval Cadet, RCN                                                      	1918  	(Royal Naval College of Canada Ninth Term)
Midshipman, RCN                                	01 September 1921 	(RN for training)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN              	01 January   1924  	(RN for training)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN	01 January                               1924	 (Seniority effective 01 January 1924)
Lieutenant (E), RCN	01 January                                 1926 (Engineer Officer in HMCS Champlain)
Lieutenant-Commander (E), RCN     	    01 January  1934  	(Engineer Officer in HMCS Fraser) 
Commander (E), RCN                        	01 December  1938  (Commander (E) HMCS Ottawa)
Acting Captain (E), RCN                                         	 1941	  (To HMCS Sambro as Flotilla Engineering Officer)
Captain (E), RCN                                  	01 January   1944	  (Engineer Superintendent at Stadacona for HMC Dockyard)
Acting Commodore (E), RCN                                  	1946	 (Assistant Chief of Naval Administration and Supply
Commodore (E), RCN	                       01 January    1948   (Engineer-in-Chief)
Rear-Admiral (E), RCN                     	01 January    1949	 (Chief of Naval Technical Services and Engineer-in-Chief)
Retired                                                                   	1958

	"Captain Knowlton has rendered excellent service in building up
 HMC Dock Yard, Halifax, from the small requirements of a pre-war Navy
 to its present important position, as an operating and repair base for
 a large proportion of the North Atlantic escort group."
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KNOX, Malcolm Campbell, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / MTB 743 Coastal Force
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945
 and London Gazette of 12 June 1945.  Home:  Westmount, Quebec.
Only Commanding Officer of MTB-743 from 15 May 1944 to 31 May 1945.
Released HMCS Donnacona (Montreal); promoted LCdr on retired list.
Died in Pointe Claire, Quebec on 1 August 2003.
KNOX. Malcolm Campbell, 0-39600, S/Lt(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR HMCS CHEDABUCTO (J168) m/s, (1.10.41-?) HMCS GODERICH (J260) m/s, (23.12.41-?) Lt(Temp) [1.5.42] HMC ML 083 (Q083) CO, (11.5.43-7.10.43) HMC MTB 743, stand by (27.3.44-15.5.44) HMC MTB 743, CO, (15.5.44-31.5.45) Demobilized [13.8.45] DSC~[15.9.45] "For services in action against enemy light forces in June and July, 1944. For bravery, skill and great devotion to duty in damaging attacks against enemy shipping off the Coast of France."
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KOWBEL, Morris, Able Seaman (AAII) (4648) (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Alberni ­ Awarded as per London Gazette of 14 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home:  Blucher, Saskatchewan.  Also Listowell, Ontario
KOWBEL. Morris, 4648, AB(AAII), RCN
Lost [21.8.44] HMCS ALBERNI (K103) Cof. MID~[14.6.45]
HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia
Son of Anton J. and Maria Kowbel, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
"This rating displayed courage, resolution and skill in the successful shooting down of an enemy torpedo bomber in July, 1944. In this, and previous engagements against enemy aircraft, all guns were fired with 100% efficiency. Able Seaman Kowbel, who was the senior Anti-Aircraft rating borne in HMCS Alberni and was responsible to the Gunnery Officer for the maintenance and efficient operation of all the ship's Anti-Aircraft weapons, lost his life at the time of the destruction of this ship." The sinking of HMCS Alberni (Flower Class Corvette - K103) by U-480 on 21 August 1944 in the English Channel is described in Chapter 50 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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KOYL, Jack Eardely, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMC 3rd LCI(L) Flotilla
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 26 February 1944
 and London Gazette of 21 December 1943.
Home:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
KOYL. Jack Eardely, 0-39690, Lt(Temp) [18.8.41] RCNVR
HMC 3rd LCI(L) Flotilla (21.1.44-?)
DSC~[25.2.44] MID~[26.2.44] 
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT(F56) a/a ship, (23.4.44-?)
Demobilized [29.10.45]

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


KOYL, Jack Eardely, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCNVR / Attack on Sicily - Awarded as per Canada Gazette
 of 26 February 1944 and London Gazette of 25 January 1944.

	"For good service in the first landing of troops on the mainland of Italy."
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KUHN, Gordon Wilfred, Leading Cook (V­26386) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR
 ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home:  Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.
KUHN. Gordon Wilfred, V-26386, L/Ck, RCNVR, MID~[16.5.45]

	"This rating has served at sea for thirty-seven months.  His unswerving
 devotion to duty, often under the most difficult conditions, has been an
 example to all, and has played a major part in the maintenance of a happy
 and efficient ship's company."
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KYLE, John Henderson, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (SP)
- Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE)
- RCNVR / Staff Officer Shore Patrols, Newfoundland Command
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
- Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
KYLE. John Henderson, 0-39770,
Lt(Temp) [12.7.41] RCNVR, A/LCdr(Temp)(WHA) [?] MBE~[16.6.45] LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45]

"This Officer has carried out the difficult and varied duties of Staff Officer Shore Patrols in the Newfoundland Command for three years in a most efficient manner.

During this period of great expansion, he has maintained discipline ashore at a very high level, in spite of the many difficulties occasioned by the blackout and the presence

of large numbers of servicemen of other services and nationalities. He has made a great contribution to the foundation and maintenance of the very cordial relations which

exist between the Service and the Newfoundland authorities."

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KYLE, Lorne Samuel, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / 264 Canadian Landing Craft - Large Infantry Flotilla - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Flotilla Officer for the eight Landing Craft of the 264th Canadian LCI Flotilla (Landing Craft Infantry - Large) for 'Operation Neptune' on 'D-Day' and after.
KYLE. Lorne Samuel, 0-39780,
RCNVR Half Company Vancouver Sup/Reserve [24.2.38] RCNVR,
A/Lt(Temp) [20.2.40] HMC Naval Base, Montreal DEMS, (22.6.40-?)
HMCS HAMILTON (I24) DD, stand by (9.6.41-5.7.41)
HMCS HAMILTON (I24) DD, (6.7.41-?) Lt [20.2.39]
HMC 3rd LCI(L) Flotilla (24.1.44-?)
HMC 264th LCI(L) Flotilla Officer, (6.6.44) MID~[20.1.45]
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[30.3.46]
Resigned [8.6.45]

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


KYLE, Lorne Samuel, Lieutenant-Commander - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCNR / 264th Canadian Landing Craft - Large, Infantry Flotilla

- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 February 1946 (no London Gazette).

"Was responsible for the speedy and efficient landing of the 56th Infantry Brigade.

He has shown great zeal and energy in the training and organization of the Canadian Flotilla who have, under his leadership, carried out their duties with keenness and enthusiasm."

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