Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 

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HAAGENSON, Lloyd Palmer Ambrose, Acting Leading Seaman (V­11712) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR / HMCS Saint John - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 20 March 1945. Home: Sanctuary, Saskatchewan. He served as the HSD (Higher Submarine Detector) operator (in charge of the seamen in the anti-submarine team) on HMCS Saint John.

HAAGENSON. Lloyd Palmer A., V-11712, A/LS, RCNVR, DSM~[21.4.45]

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

HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K456) and HMCS Swansea (River Class Frigate) sank U-247 off Cornwall on 1 September 1944 as described in Chapter 51 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

In Chapter 59 of the same book, details on the action in which HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K456) sank U-309 in the Moray Firth, Scotland on 16 February 1945 can be found.

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HABART, Horace Bruce, Acting Leading Seaman (V­7685) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943. Home: Owen Sound, Ontario.

HABART.Horace Bruce, V-7685, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[5.6.43]

"This rating has displayed exemplary devotion to duty and cheerfulness over a long period on convoy duty."

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HACKNEY, William Watt, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Buctouche - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 November 1942 and London Gazette of 18 November 1942.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Buctouche (Flower Class Corvette - K179) from 5 June 1941 to 6 May 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Moonbeam (Oiler - 589/13) from 7 July 1942 to February 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Eyebright (Corvette - K.150) from 11 February 1943.
HACKNEY. William Watt, Lt(Temp) [7.1.41] RCNR
HMCS BUCTOUCHE (K179) Cof, CO, (10.4.41-6.5.42)
HMCS MOONBEAM 589/13, Oiler, CO, (7.7.42-?) MID~[21.11.42]
HMCS EVEBRIGHT (K150) Cof, (11.2.43-?)
Resigned [14.1.44]

"This Officer, whilst in command of HMCS Buctouche, displayed great ability in directing attacks on an enemy U-Boat, and by his coolness and alertness contributed largely to the result of the operations."

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HADRILL, Peter Geoffrey, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Ottawa - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 28 November 1944.
His name was corrected from HARDRILL to HADRILL in London Gazette 27 March 1945. Home: Montreal, Quebec.
He was the ASCO Officer on HMCS Ottawa.
HADRILL. Peter Geoffrey, 0-29880, S/Lt(Temp) [11.5.42] RCNVR
HMCS COLUMBIA (I45) DD, (12.9.42-?)
HMCS GRIFFIN (H31) DD, stand by, (16.3.43-19.3.44)
HMCS GRIFFIN (H31) DD, (20.3.43-9.4.43)
HMCS OTTAWA (H31) (10.4.43-?) Lt(Temp) [11.5.43] DSC~[20.1.45]
HMCS KOOTENAY (H75) DD, (29.1.45-?)
D
emobilized [13.11.45]

"For courage, resolution and skill while serving in H.M. Ships Wensleydale, Forester, Vidette, Orchis and Statice and H.M. Canadian Ships Ottawa and Kootenay in anti-U-Boat operations."

HMCS Ottawa (I), (River Class Destroyer - H60), HMCS Kootenay, and HMCS Chaudiere 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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HAGEN, Edwin Richard Robert, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (A­1513) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: Port Dover, Ontario.

HAGEN. Edwin Richard Robert, A-1513, ERA 3/cl, RCNR, BEM~[8.1.44]

"This rating has served continuously in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes for more than three years. His faithful and cheerful performance of duty throughout this period, during which the ship escorted many heavily attacked convoys, has been a source of great satisfaction to his Commanding Officer and an inspiration to the ship's company."

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HAIGH, Samuel, Chief Stoker (21231) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 12 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette). Home: Sydney, Nova Scotia.

HAIGH. Samuel, 21231, C/Stk , RCN, DSM~[14.6.45]

"This Chief Petty Officer has at all times carried out his responsible post in an efficient, cheerful manner and has set an example to all serving under him, during a year of support group operations, and several contacts with the enemy."

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HAINES, Ernest, Commander, MBE, RVM - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.

Awarded Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) as per London Gazette of 23 April 1920 as an Acting Lieutenant, RCN.

Awarded Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) in 1902 having participated in Queen Victoria's funeral.

Ernest Haines was born in Bristol, United Kingdom on 14 January 1876 and served in the Royal Navy before transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy as a gunner on board HMCS Rainbow. He had been a participant in the funeral of Queen Victoria and had received the Royal Victorian Medal for that service. After serving on HMCS Rainbow, he was transferred to N.S.H.Q. as an advisor on naval armament. He transferred in 1921 to the civil service as Naval Armament Supply Officer. He returned to active naval service with the rank of Commander and served as Director of Naval Ordnance from 1939 until January 1943. At that time, he was appointed Superintendent Naval Armament Depot, Halifax but later in 1943 returned to his former position in Ottawa retiring from the Navy and from his working career in 1945 at the age of seventy. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services in World War Two. He died in Ottawa on 21 March 1965.
HAINES. Ernest, 0-29920, Gnr [25.2.07] RN, RVM [1902]
HMCS RAINBOW (13.9.12-)
A/Ch/Gnr [17.9.17] RCN,
HMCS RAINBOW for Inst/Duty (1.1.18-14.5.18)
Cd/Gnr [13.9.18] NSHQ, (15.5.18-?) MBE~[23.4.20]
Lt(Temp) [1.1.18] Lt [1.10.21] LCdr [1.11.26] RCN(rtd)
LCdr(Temp) [1.12.33]
NSHQ, Armament SupO, (1.9.39-?)
Cdr [1.1.43] RCN OBE~[5.1.46]
Demobilized [12.2.46]

"This Officer has to his credit fifty-four years combined service in the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Navy. He has shown unusual keenness and energy in the performance of his duties during the present war and his experience has been of inestimable value and set a fine example, which has been an inspiration to all with whom he has come in contract."

Medals of Commander Ernest HAINES, OBE, RVM, RCN:

OBE (2nd type) - African General Service Medal clasp Somaliland 1902-1904 - 1914 Star - British War Medal - Victory Medal - CVSM - 1939-1945 Medal - King George VI Coronation Medal - Royal Victorian Medal (Queen Victoria bust).
MBE (1st type) for WW1.
His medals are displayed in the Maritime Command Museum in Halifax.


RECORD OF NAVAL SERVICE - - ERNEST HAINES - - HISTORY
Ernest Haines was born January 14, 1876 in the parish of St. George in the district of Clifton, Bristol, England. He was the son of Elizabeth (Moss) and Henry Haines, a lithographer by trade. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman 2nd- class at Devonport on May 21, 1892. In June, 1893, his elder brother, Signlman Alfred haines, lost his life in the accidental sinking of HMS Victoria. On completion of his boy's time Ernest engaged for 12 years continuous service and on January 14, 1906, re-engaged for a further 10 years. Haines proceeded through the ranks until reaching Petty Officer 1ST Class at which time he qualified for promotion to warrant rank.
On February 25, 1907, he was confirmed as Warrant Gunner 1st Class. Five years later he volunteered for service in Canada where he arrived on September 13, 1912. Haines remained in Canada from that time onward, marrying Beatrice Elizabeth Walker in 1915 and they had only one child, a son. He retired on October 1, 1921. At the time he held the active rank of (Temporary) Lieutenant, RCN, and retired with the rank of Lieutenant (Ret'd) RN. In 1920 he was made an MBE for his wartime services with the RCN.
Haines accepted a position in the Public Service at Naval Service Headquarters on the staff of the Director of Scientific Research, RCN. He was an oustanding marksman and had a long association with the Headquarters Rifle Association and the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association. His wife died in 1929.
With the advent of WW2 Haines was called-up for duty at the beginning of September, 1939. Throughout the war Haines served in positions related to ordnance including that of CO of the brand-new Naval Armament Depot, Dartmouth, NS. He retired with the rank of commander in 1946. He was seventy years old and had served the RN and RCN in various capacities for 54 years. It was no surprise when Ernest Haines was elevated to OBE on his birthday that year.
Cdr. Ernest Haines, OBE, RCN (Ret'd) died at Brockville, Ontario, on 21 March 1965 in his 89th year.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
OBE - Gazetted 14.1.46 - For long and meritorious service.
"This officer has to his credit 54 years of combined service to the RCN (sic). He has shown unusual keeness and energy in the performance of his duties during the present war and his experience has been of inestimable value and set a fine example, which has been an inspiration to those with whom he has come in contact."
MBE - Gazetted Sept. 1920
For meritorious service to the RCN.
Medal of the Royal Victorian Order (RVM)
Awarded for being one of the 100 seamen from HMS Excellent that hauled the gun carriage bearing the late Queen Victoria's casket by hand from Windsor station to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, after the RHA's horses had broken their traces.
South African War Medal - Somaliland - 1903
While in HMS Fox took part in actions ashore against "The Mad Mullah" including the reduction of the fortifications at Illig.
1914-1915 Star
British War Medal 1914-1918
Allied Victory Medal 1914-1920
Canadian Voluntary Services Medal
War Medal 1939-1945
King George VI Coronation Medal


BOY’S AND MAN’S TIME - - CONTINUOUS SERVICE RATING ON PJ166896


SHIP ESTABLISHMENT- - - - DESCRIPTION- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - RANK/RATING - - - - - -FROM - - - - TO - - NON-SUB


IMPREGANABLE - - - -BOYS TS DEVONPORT- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -BOY II CLASS - - -- - - - - 21.05.92 -- 05.05.92
LION - - - - - - - - - - - - - BOYS TS DEVONPORT- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BOY II CLASS - - -- - - - - 06.05.92 -- 22.02.93
LION - - - - - - - - - - - - - BOYS TS DEVONPORT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -BOY I CLASS - - - - - - - - 23.02.93 -- 02.08.93
BOSCAWEN - - - - - - - BOYS TS PORTLAND - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -BOY I CLASS - - - - - - - - 03.08.93 -- 13.01.94
VICTORY 1 - - - - - - - - RN BARRACKS PORTSMOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - - ORDINARY SEAMAN -14.01.94 -- 13.02.94
CENTURION - - - - - - - BATTLESHIP CHINA - FLAG - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ORDINARY SEAMAN -14.02.94 -- 31.12.94
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -ABLE SEAMAN- - - - - - 01.01.95 -- 05.07.95 TRAINED MAN
VICTORY 1 - - - - - - - - ACCOMMODATION HULKS - PORTSMOUTH

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --(Invalided home from Tokyo) - - - - - - ABLE SEAMAN - - - - - - 05.07.95 - - 13.01.96
GIBRALTAR - - - - - - -- CRUISER - PARTICULAR SERVICE

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SQUADRON&MEDITERRANEAN FLEET- - - - - ABLE SEAMAN - - -- 14.01.96 - - 10.03.99
VICTORY 1 - - - - - - - ACCOMMODATION HULKS - PORTSMOUTH - ABLE SEAMAN - - - -11.03.99 - - 31.03.99

DUKE OF WELLINGTON - -ACCOMMODATION HULKS - PORTSMOUTH - - - - - - ABLE SEAMAN - - 01.04.99 - - - 08.05.99
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - GUNNERY SCHOOL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ABLE SEAMAN - - 09.05.99 - - - 06.03.00

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SEAMAN GUNNER 2ND CLASS
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - LEADING SEAMAN - - 07.03.00 - -- 28.04.00
VERNON - - - - - - - - - -MINE AND TORPEDO SCHOOL - - - - - - - - LEADING SEAMAN - -29.04.00 - -- 30.09.00

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SEAMAN GUNNER 1ST CLASS
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - GUNNERY SCHOOL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -LEADING SEAMAN -- - 01.10.00
- - - - - - - - - - - FUNERAL OF QUEEN VICTORIA 02.02.01 29.06.01
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - GUNNERY SCHOOL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -PO 2ND CLASS - - - - -- - 27.06.01 - - - 27.08.01

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GUNNERY INSTRUCTOR
DUKE OF WELLINGTON - - ACCOMMODATION HULK - PORTSMOUTH - -PO2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28.08.01 -- - 09.09.01
FOX - - - - - - - - - - - - -- CRUISER - EAST INDIES - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PO 1ST CLASS - - - - - -10.09.01 -- - 06.08.03
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - GUNNERY SCHOOL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PO1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 07.08.03 - - -25.06.04
VERNON - - - - - - - - - - MINE AND TORPEDO SCHOOL - - - - - - - - - - - - -PO1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 26.06.04 -- - 09.10.04
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - GUNNERY SCHOOL - STAFF - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PO1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.10.04 - -- 24.02.07

OFFICER–ROYAL NAVY
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - - CONFIRMED AS WARRANT GUNNER FIRST CLASS - - - - - - - - - - - 25.02.07
ALBION - - - - - - - - - - - FOR Q.D. DUTIES (HOME & ATLANTIC) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.03.07 to 25.08.09
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - - FOR HMS THRASHER, TENDER TO HMS BLAKE - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 26.08.09 to 22.11.09
DERWENT - - - - - - - - - TENDER TO HMS BLAKE, HOME FLEET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -23.11.09 to MAR 1910
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - - GUNNERY SCHOOL STAFF MAR 1910 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 02.05.10
ST. VINCENT - - - - - - - FLAGSHIP, 1ST DIVISION, HOME FLEET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.05.10 to 16.12.10
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - - FOR HMS GRAFTON AND HMS REVENGE, GUNNERY TENDERS - - 17.12.10 to 17.02.11
EXCELLENT - - - - - - - - STAFF – FOR EXPERIMENTAL WORK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18.02.11 to 12.09.12
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
HMCS NIOBE - - - - - - - HALIFAX GUNNER 5 YRS SENIORITY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13.09.12 to 14.07.13
HMCS RAINBOW - - - - ESQUIMALT,UIMALT GUNNER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.07.13 to 08.08.14
HMCS RAINBOW - - -- PACIFIC PATROLS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 09.08.14 to 21.02.17
HMCS RAINBOW - - - GUNNER 10 YRS SEN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.02.17 to 08.05.17
SHEARWATER - - - -- DEPOT ESQUIMALT,UIMALT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 09.05.17 to 30.06.17
RAINBOW - - - - - - - - OFFICERS TS ESQUIMALT,UIMALT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - 01.07.17 to 16.09.17
RAINBOW - - - - - - - - OFFICERS TS ESQUIMALT,UIMALT A/CHIEF GUNNER - - - - - - - - 17.09.17 to 03.06.18
NIOBE - - - - - - - - - - - -DEPOT FOR HQ OTTAWA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04.06.18 to 12.09 18
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CHIEF GUNNER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13.09.18
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A/LT RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.11.18 to 31.05.20
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AWARDED MBE IN SEPT 1920
GUELPH - - - - - - - - - - DEPOT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.06.20 to 30.09.21

REMOVED FROM ACTIVE LIST AT OWN REQUEST. RETIRED AS LIEUTENANT RN (RET’D) 01.10.21

OFFICER - RCN, SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR TWO


PROMOTED LT-CDR. RCN (RET'D) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.11.26
RECALLED TO ACTIVE SERVICE ASASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NAVAL ORDNANCE

(UNDER CAPT. RUPERT W. WOOD) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.09.39
PROMOTED COMMANDER, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.01.43
NAVAL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF NAVAL ORDNANCE -- 07.06.43
RETIRED SOMETIME - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1946
REFERENCES
1. Navy Lists, RNand RCN
2. Service Record - Rating - Royal Navy
3. Statement of Commissioned Service - Royal Navy
4. Particulars of Service in the RCN of officers lent from the Royal Navy.
5. Correspondence with Mr. C.K. Haines, Vancouver, BC, grandson of Ernest Haines.
6. Lecky, CDR. H.S., The King's Ships, Horace and Muirhead, London, 1913 and 1914. ( MOD Naval history branch library)
7. Nobbs F.E., Yeo. of Sigs., & Berger, W.T., Stoker, The Fighting Fox. The Westminster Press, London, 1910. (copy obtained from Whitehall Library) Maritime Command Museum, Halifax.

"This Officer has to his credit fifty-four years combined service in the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Navy. He has shown unusual keenness and energy in the performance of his duties during the present war and his experience has been of inestimable value and set a fine example, which has been an inspiration to all with whom he has come in contract."

Medals of Commander Ernest HAINES, OBE, RVM, RCN:

OBE (2nd type) ­ African General Service Medal clasp Somaliland 1902­1904 ­ 1914 Star ­ British War Medal ­ Victory Medal ­ CVSM ­ 1939­1945 Medal ­ King George VI Coronation Medal ­ Royal Victorian Medal (Queen Victoria bust).

MBE (1st type) for WW1.

His medals are displayed in the Maritime Command Museum in Halifax.

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HALE, William Frederick, Lieutenant (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / MTB 466 in 29th Canadian MTB Flotilla - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 24 July 1945. Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba.
HALE. William Frederick, 0-29980, age 21, (Winnipeg, MB)
S/Lt(Temp) [10.6.43]
RCNVR, HMC ML 073(Q073) (4.12.43-?)
Lt(Temp) [10.6.44] HMC MTB 466, (19.10.44-?)
Lost, [14.2.45]
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Son of Samuel Coffman Hale and Helen Annie Hale, of Winnipeg, Manitoba
MID~[15.9.45] (Posthumous)

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

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

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HALL, George Stanley, Acting Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS New Glasgow - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Esquimalt, B.C.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Trail (Flower Class Corvette - K174) from 30 April 1941 to 8 October 1943.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS New Glasgow (River Class Frigate - K320) from 23 December 1943 to 23 July 1944.
HALL. George Stanley, 0-30070, Lt(Temp) [30.7.40] RCNR
HMCS MALASPINA (Z00)(P) p/v, CO, (14.11.40-?)
HMCS TRAIL (K174) Cof, CO, (30.4.41-8.10.43)
A/LCdr (Temp) [1.7.42] LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]
HMCS NEW GLASGOW (K320) Fr, stand by (8.11.43-22.12.43)
HMCS NEW GLASGOW (K320) Fr, CO, (23.12.43-23.7.44)
HMCS ARNPRIOR (K494) Coc, (4.10.44-?)
HMCS HALLOWELL (K666) Fr, (28.11.44-?) A/Cdr(Temp) [1.1.45] MID~[6.1.45]
Demobilized. [25.9.45]
Cdr RCN(R) Released [5.3.59]

"This Officer has served almost continuously at sea for four years in command of H.M.S. Ships. His long and varied experience in the Merchant Service in peace time has assisted him to become a most valuable and efficient Senior Officer. His unswerving loyalty and strict sense of duty are in accordance with the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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HALL, Kenneth William Newman, Temporary Skipper Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Cowichan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944. Home: Westmount, Quebec.
Commanding Officer of HMCS French (former RCMP Craft) from 23 July 1941 to 22 October 1942 based at Mulgrave, Nova Scotia and used as an examination ship.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cowichan (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J146) from 26 October 1942 to 22 April 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Joliette (Frigate - K.418) from 20 June 1945 to 3 July 1945.
HALL. Kenneth William Newman, 0-30110, A/Skr(Temp) [8.9.39] RCNR
HMCS FRENCH (Z22)(A) p/v, (18.9.39-?)
HMCS FRENCH (Z22)(A) p/v,(20.1.41-?) Ch/Skr(Temp) [26.3.41]
Skr/Lt(Temp) [1.7.41]
HMCS FRENCH (Z22)(A) p/v, CO, (23.7.41-22.10.2)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS COWICHAN (J146) m/s, CO, (26.10.42-22.4.45)
MID~[20.1.45]
HMCS JOLIETTE (K418) Fr, CO, (20.6.45-3.7.45)
Demobilized [10.12.45]
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[30.3.46]

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

HALL, Kenneth William Newman, Skipper Lieutenant - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCNR / HMCS Cowichan ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946. Note: Not in London Gazette of 18 December 1944.

"For resolution and devotion to duty in Operation 'Neptune' while engaged in minesweeping duties."

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HALL, Lionel Douglas, Warrant Writer - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCN / Accountant Branch Training - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
HALL. Lionel Douglas, 0-30120, (Victoria, BC)
Wt/Wtr [1.1.41 MBE~[9.1.43]
Paym/Lt [1.7.44] Lt(S) [1.7.44]
A/LCdr(S) RCNB Esquimalt, Cmdre/Sec (12.12.49-?) CD~[?]
LCdr(S) [1.7.52]
NSHQ for Dep/Sec/Pers, (21.7.52-?)
HMCS NIOBE (NMCS London) for Sec/CANAVBRIT, (6.5.55-?)
RCNB Halifax for Comdre/Sec, (21.10.57-?)
HMCS BONAVENTURE (22) RRSM, Sec/SCOA(Atl)(AOO1) (1.10.58-?) (140/70)
Cdr (140/70) [1.1.60]
FOPC (N00) Staff FOPC, (27.7.60-?)
HMCS NADEN (N18) (1.9.62-?)

"This Officer has considerable service in the Royal Canadian Navy, and he has at all times worked timelessly and cheerfully. During the present period of hostilities, he has been of the greatest value in training the personnel of the Accountant Branch during a period of tremendous expansion."

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HALLIDAY, Ronald Laurence, Able Seaman (V-38193) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
HALLIDAY. Ronald Laurence, V-38193, AB, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

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

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HALLIDAY, William Charles, Commander - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNR / HMCS Kamsack / Senior Officer of the 16th Escort Group - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Sans Peur (Armed Yacht) from 23 October 1939 to 3 June 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Kamsack (Flower Class Corvette - K17) from 18 May 1943 to 8 February 1944.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Springhill (River Class Frigate - K323) from 21 March 1944 to 23 April 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Charlottetown (Frigate - K.244) from 24 April 1945 to 5 October 1945 and again on 1 March 1946.
Awarded RCNR Officers' Decoration (RD) on 17 January 1946.
HALLIDAY. William Charles, 0-30220, Lt [17.11.36] RCNR Vancouver, RCNR
HMCS SANS PEUR (Z52)(P) p/v, (23.10.39-3.6.42)
A/LCdr [1.2.40], LCdr [1.1.43]
HMCS KAMSACK (K171) Cof, CO, (18.5.43-8.2.44)
HMCS SPRINGHILL (K323) Fr, stand by, CO, (9.2.44-20.3.44)
HMCS SPRINGHILL (K323) Fr, CO, (21.3.44-?)
A/Cdr(WHA) HMCS SPRINGHILL (K323) Fr, CO, (1.8.44-23.4.45)
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Fr, CO, (24.4.45-9.7.45)
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Fr, CO, (29.9.45-5.10.45)
Cdr [?] RCN(R) HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Fr, CO, (1.3.46-?)
OBE~[5.1.46] RD~[17.1.46] Demobilized [2.7.46]
NSHQ for Staff Officer Trade, (7.9.54-?)
HMCS BYTOWN(D/S) additional, (18.3.55-?)
FOAC for Staff Officer Trade, (21.4.55-?)

"This Officer has served at sea in command of His Majesty's Canadian Ships for the past two and a half years, as Senior Officer of the 16th Escort Group (Frigates) in Eastern Canadian and British Home waters. Since the Spring of 1944, he has maintained a notably high standard of efficiency in the ships of his group. Commander Halliday has set an example of wholehearted devotion to duty which has been in keeping with the traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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HAMILTON, John Arthur, Lieutenant-Commander - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Bedford, Nova Scotia. A Merchant Marine veteran of World War 1.
HAMILTON. John Arthur, 0-30340, (Bedford, NS)
A/Mate(Temp) [6.7.40]
RCNR, HMC Naval Base, Sydney, CB, (7.8.40-?)
LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45] RCNR, MBE~[5.1.46]

"Lieutenant-Commander Hamilton has served in various appointments in the Naval Service, latterly as Inspector of Booms, East Coast. In this appointment, his work has been outstanding. A thorough seaman, who, by his enthusiasm, hard work, and ability, has inspired all those with whom he has come in contact."

Medals of Lieutenant-Commander John Arthur HAMILTON, MBE, RCNR:

MBE - British War Medal - WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal - CVSM and Clasp - 1939/45 War Medal.

Medals are on display at HMCS Tecumseh Museum in Calgary, Alberta.

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HAMMOND, Victor Orchard, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (V-32358) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 26 March 1945.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HAMMOND. Victor Orchard, V-32358, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, MID~[21.4.45
]

"This rating showed great devotion to duty, skill, and disregard for his personal safety, when the fate of his ship was unknown."

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HAMPSON, George Harold, Sub-Lieutenant - Commendation - RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 30 March 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HAMPSON. George Harold, 0-30460, S/Lt(Temp) [22.12.41] RCNVR
Commendation (Bravery)~[30.3.43]
Lt(Temp) [22.12.43] Lt(Temp) [22.12.42]
HMCS NIOBE (D/S) for combined Operations (UK) (9.3.44-?)
Medically Unfit [19.1.45]

"For bravery in fighting fires in a Merchantman."

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.
HANINGTON, Daniel Lionel, Sub-Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Wetaskiwin - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942.
Born in London, U.K. on 10 July 1921.
Midshipman, RCNVR in 1940 and to HMS Rajputana for training.
Survived the sinking of HMS Rajputana in the Denmark Strait in 1941.
Served on HMCS Skeena in 1941.
HMCS Kenogami as Navigating Officer in 1941.
To Kings (Officer's Training Establishment) for Short Navigation Course in 1942 and promoted Lieutenant, RCNVR.
To Niobe in 1942 and then to HMCS Wetaskiwin as C-3 Group Navigating Officer in 1942.
To HMCS New Waterford as First Lieutenant and Navigating Officer with EG-6 Group in 1944.
Transferred to the RCN in 1944.
To HMCS Crusader as Navigating Officer in 1945.
To HMS Dryad for Long Navigation Course in 1946.
To HMCS Nootka as Navigating Officer in 1947.
To Naval HQ as Staff Officer (Navigation and Direction) on Staff of Director of Weapons and Tactics in 1947.
To HMCS Magnificent (Aircraft Carrier) as Intercept Officer in 1948.
To HMCS Swansea as Navigating Officer and Hydrographer (Northern Cruise) in 1949.
Anti-Submarine Air Squadron as Intercept Officer in 1949.
Promoted LCdr and to HMS Dryad for Advanced Fighter Direction Course in 1950.
To Niobe on Staff of Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff London in 1951.
To Naval HQ in Directorate of Weapons and Tactics as Project Officer for Digital Automated Tracing and Reporting Data Handling System in 1952.
To MIT Defence Lab for Project Lamplight in 1953.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois (I) (Tribal Class Destroyer - 217) from 8 August 1955 to 23 May 1957.
To Stadacona as Executive Officer in 1958.
To Royal Naval Staff Course in 1960.
To Royal Naval Submarine Training at Fort Blockhouse in 1961.
To Naval HQ as Director of Postings and Careers Navy in 1964.
Commander Third Canadian Escort Squadron in 1965.
Promoted Commodore (1965) and to Stadacona as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School in 1966.
To Laval University for Bilingual and Bi-Cultural Course 1967 to 1968.
To Canadian Forces Headquarters (CFHQ) as Deputy Commander Canadian Defence Education Establishment Ottawa in 1968.
At CFHQ as Director General Programs (Vice-Chief of Defence Staff Branch) in 1970.
Rear-Admiral (1973) and at NDHQ as Chief of Programs.
To NDHQ for Special Duty as Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) on Staff of Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1974.
Retired from RCN in 1976 but transferred to Naval Reserves as Convoy Commodore from 1977 to 1986.
He was awarded three Bars to his CD.
After retirement was Vice-President (Operations) Transpolar Shipping Inc. Qualified as a Navigating Officer in a ship, as an Intercept Officer, as a Clearance Division Officer, in Aircraft Direction and all AIO Duties.
Died in Victoria on 6 January 1999.
HANINGTON. Daniel "Dan" Lionel, 0-30560, born: London, UK, 10 July 1921
Mid(Temp) 1940, RCNVR
HMCS SKEENA (I59) DD, (30.5.41-?)
P/A/S/Lt(Temp) [1.6.41]
HMCS WETASKIWIN (K175) Cof, (26.5.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [1.8.42]
DSC~[28.11.42]
HMCS NEW WATERFORD(K321) Fr, (14.3.44-?)
Transferred to RCN 1944
Lt(ND) [1.8.42]
RCN, HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, (1946?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) RRSM, (1.1.49-?)
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, (28.6.49-?)
LCdr [1.8.50]
HMCS NIOBE(NMCS London) Staff officer (ND) (15.7.51-?)
HMCS NIOBE additional. (5.1.53-?) CD~[?]
NSHQ for Staff Officer ND, (24.3.53-?)
Cdr [1.1.54]
NSHQ for Director ND, (22.8.54-?)
NSHQ for Deputy Director Plans & Operations, (4.4.55-?)
HMCS IROQUOIS (217) DDE, CO, (8.8.55-23.5.57)
RCNB Halifax for ND School OIC, (3.6.57-?)
RCNB Halifax for XO, (26.3.58-?) (130/02)
NMCJS/London/Niobe (E50) (3.10.60-?)
Capt [1.1.61]
NSHQ (D30) St/Ch/Pers, (5.9.61-?)
NSHQ (D30) (7.9.62-?)
NSHQ (D00) (1.12.64-?)
CCC3 (A003) (12.5.65-?)
Cmdre [19.11.65]
RAdm 1973
Retired 31 December 1976
Lost 6 January 1999.


Midshipman, RCNVR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1940 - - - - - (Survived the sinking of HMS Rajputana)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant (Temp), RCNVR - - - - 01 June 1941 - - - - - (Navigating Officer in HMCS Kenogami)
Sub-Lieutenant (Temp), RCNVR - - - - - - - -- - 01 June 1941 - - - - - (seniority dated)
Lieutenant (Temp), RCNVR - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 August 1942 - - - (First Lieutenant in HMCS New Waterford)
Lieutenant (Temp), RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1944 - - - (Seniority of 01 Aug 1942 - Nav Off HMCS Crusader)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - -- - 01 September 1950 - (Advanced Fighter Direction Course)
Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1954 - - - (Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois)
Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1961 - - - (Commander Third Canadian Escort Squadron)
Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -19 November 1965 -- (Commandant Cdn Forces Maritime Warfare School)
Rear-Admiral, Canadian Forces - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - -- 1973 - (Deputy COS to Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic)
Retired from RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --31 December 1976 - (Convoy Commodore list from 1977 to 1986)

"For meritorious services before the enemy."

Details on the action in which HMCS Wetaskiwin (Flower Class Corvette - K175), HMCS Skeena, and HMCS Sackville sank U-588 in the mid-Atlantic on 31 July 1942 can be found in Chapter 13 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

Medals of Rear-Admiral Daniel Lionel HANINGTON, DSC, CD, RCN:

DSC - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - Centennial Medal - CD and 3 Bars.

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HANLEY, Albert Joseph, Ordinary Seaman Division, Second Class (V-2493) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / Division, at St. John's, Newfoundland - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Saint John, New Brunswick.
HANLEY Albert Joseph, V-2493, OS Division 2/cl, RCNVR, BEM~[10.6.44]

"This rating has displayed meritorious service and outstanding courage during diving operations in searching for and recovering a live depth charge and two depth charge pistols fitted with detonators, lying at a critical depth in the harbour at St. John's Newfoundland."

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HANLEY, Daniel James, Leading Supply Assistant (V-2962) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Saint John, New Brunswick.
HANEY. Daniel James, V-2962, L/Sup/A, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"This rating has been exceptionally efficient in carrying out his duties at sea. His cheerfulness and his excellent supervision of his department, have produced a fine spirit of cooperation among his shipmates, and have contributed greatly to the efficiency of his ship."

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HANNIVAN, John James, Able Seaman (V-39781) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.
Home: Mimico, Ontario.
HANNIVAN. John James, V-4150, A/PO, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

"For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Canadian Ships Qu'appelle, Skeena, Saskatchewan and Restigouche in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats."

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HARBOUR, Frank Rene, Acting Petty Officer (V-4150) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 29 April 1944 and London Gazette of 11 January 1944.

"For courage and seamanship in bringing their ship, HMCS Athabaskan, safely to port after she was damaged."

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. It passed under the plot room, through the Chief Petty Officer's Mess, and out the starboard side. It exploded barely a few feet beyond and bomb fragments pierced HMCS Athabaskan's side and bridge in a number of places. The Captain, Commander Miles was knocked down by the blast and several officers, including Lieutenant-Commander Dunn Lanthier and Sub-Lieutenant John A. Brebner had severe leg injuries. Able Seaman Joseph McGrath, a bridge lookout, died the next day. The crew of "B" gun bore the worst of the injuries with Able Seaman William Pickett and Petty Officer Ernest Latimer being killed. Leading Seaman John Gordon took charge despite the fact that he was injured and several others were burned. Several members of "A" gun were also burned and wounded. Leading Cook Frank Prudhomme also died. HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. 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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HARBROE, Frederick Maurice, Leading Seaman (V-19023) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home: Windsor, Ontario.
HARBROE. Frederick Maurice, V-19023, LS, RCNVR, MID~[9.1.43]

"Leading Seaman Harbroe has served on convoy duty in one of H.M.C. corvettes in the North Atlantic with wholehearted devotion to duty. His qualities of cheerfulness and reliability have been instrumental in maintaining the high morale of the ship's company at sea."

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HARD, Arthur Andrew, Chief Petty Officer (3267) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
HARD. Arthur Andrew, 3267, CPO, RCN, MID~[5.1.46]

"For outstanding devotion to duty over a long period. This rating has served a period of over five years at sea in the North Atlantic. By his constant efficiency and devotion to duty, he has given an excellent example of leadership."

 

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HARDING, John, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Charlottetown - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: Montreal, Quebec.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Algoma (Flower Class Corvette - K127) from 11 July 1941 to 10 October 1943.
First Commanding Officer of the second HMCS Charlottetown (River Class Frigate - K244) from 28 April 1944 to 23 April 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Springhill (River Class Frigate - K323) from 24 April 1945 to 1 December 1945.
HARDING. John, 0-30770, A/Lt(Temp) [7.8.39] RCNR
USS MACKENZIE (DD-175) for HMCS ANNAPOLIS (I04) DD, (20.9.40-23.9.40)
HMCS ANNAPOLIS (I04) DD, (24.9.40-?)
HMCS ALGOMA (K127) Cof, CO stand by, (26.5.41 - 10.7.41)
HMCS ALGOMA (K127) Cof, CO, (11.7.41 - 30.8.43)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]
HMCS ALGOMA (K127) Cof, CO, (11.10.43 - 3.2.44)
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Fr, stand by (20.3.44 - 27.4.44)
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN (K244) Fr, CO, (28.4.44 - 23.4.45)
LCdr [1.1.45] MID~[6.1.45]
HMCS SPRINGHILL(K323) Fr, CO, (24.4.45 - 1.12.45)
Demobilized [10.12.45]

"This Officer has served continuously in command of escort vessels for the last three and a half years under trying and arduous conditions. He has at all times displayed the utmost zeal, cheerfulness and devotion to duty."

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HARDING, Walter Lemuel, Chief Petty Officer (A-831) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Home: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
HARDING. Walter Lemuel, A-831, CPO, RCNR, BEM~[5.6.41]

"For over a year and a half, Chief Petty Officer Harding has been coxswain of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged in escort duties in the North Atlantic. He has consistently maintained a high degree of cheerfulness and devotion to duty during action with enemy submarines, attacks on convoys and very trying weather conditions."


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HARDWICK, James Lieutenant - Mention in Despathces - RCNVR / HMCS Strathdam - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1945. Home: Montreal, Quebec
HARDWICK. James, 0-30800, S/Lt(Temp) [1.6.43] RCNVR
HMCS EVEBRIGHT (K150) Cof, (1.1.44-?) Lt(Temp) [1.6.44]
HMCS STRATHADAM (K682) Fr, stand by, (20.8.44 - 28.9.44)
HMCS STRATHADAM (K682) Fr, (29.9.44 -?) MID~[15.9.45]
Demobilized [2.11.45]

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

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HARDY, Arthur John, Leading Signalman (V-8319) - Bronze Medal - Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) - RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 27 February 1945 (no Canada Gazette). Home: Hamilton, Ontario.
HARDY. Arthur John, V-8319, LS, RCNVR
Bronze Medal-Order of the ORANGE NASSAU(Netherlands)~[27.2.45]

"For services to the Royal Netherlands Navy."

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HARDY, Blake Gilby, Lieutenant-Commander - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNVR / Naval Control Service Sydney and Quebec City - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Fort William, Ontario.
HARDY. Blake Gilby, 0-30820, RCNVR Division, Port Arthur
A/S/Lt(Temp) [20.10.39] RCNVR
HMC Naval Base, Sydney, CB, (7.8.40-?)
Lt(Temp) [26.1.39] LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45] MBE~[5.1.46]
Demobilized [11.2.46
]

"Lieutenant-Commander Hardy, has served in the Naval Control Service both at Sydney and Quebec. By his cheerful courtesy and unstinted attention to duty, he obtained the willing cooperation of the Merchant Service in carrying out Naval Control orders."

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HARLEY, Frank, Lieutenant (E) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Gatineau - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 18 July 1944.
Home: Glasgow, Scotland.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cape Breton (Supply Ship - 100) from 3 July 1956 to 31 July 1967.
HARLEY. Frank, 0-30940, (Glasgow Scotland)
Lt(E)(Temp) [25.4.42] RCNR
HMCS ST FRANCIS (I93) DD, (1942?)
HMCS GATINEAU (H61) DD, stand by, (6.5.43-3.5.43)
HMCS GATINEAU (H61) DD, (5.6.43-?)
Lt(E) [25.10.38] RCN
MID~[9.9.44]
HMCS CRESCENT (R16) DD, (1945?)
HMCS UGANDA (66) LCB, (5.7.46-?)
A/LCdr(E)(WHA) LCdr(E) [25.10.46]
RCNB Esquimalt OIC MTE, (29.9.47-?)
FOAC, Asst/Comd/Tech, (9.1.50-?)
Cdr(E) [1.1.50]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) RRSM, (24.1.55-?)
HMCS CAPE BRETON (100) ARE, (25.6.56-?) CD~[?]
HMCS CAPE BRETON (100) ARE, CO, (3.7.56-31.7.57)
Capt(E) [1.7.57]
NSHQ for Asst/Eng/Ch, (5.8.57-?)
NSHQ for Dep(E)Ch, (3.8.59-?) (140/40)
NSHQ(D58) St(E)Ch, (15.11.60-?)
Cmdre/Supt/Atl (E10) St/Cmdre/Supt, (28.8.61-?)

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

HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Chaudiere, and HMCS Chilliwack assisted in sinking U-744 in mid-Atlantic on 6 March 1944 as described in Chapter 34 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HARNETT, Jack Charles, Acting Stoker Petty Officer (A-3255) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Edmunston - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
He served from October 1941 to the end of the war on HMCS Edmunston, a Flower Class Corvette, K106.
HARNETT. Jack Charles, A-3255, A/PO/Stk, RCNR, MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating has served with unbounded zeal in HMCS Edmunston since its commissioning. His leadership and devotion to duty have been outstanding through years of convoy work in the North Atlantic."

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HARPER, Arthur Morrell, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / ML-111 of HM CCF - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Commanding Officer of ML-096 (Q 096) from 12 August 1943 to 27 August 1943.
First Commanding Officer of ML-111 (Moose) (Q 111) from 9 September 1943 to 5 April 1944.
ML are 'B' Class Motor Launches known as Fairmiles.
HARPER. Arthur Morell, 0-30980, Lt(Temp) [12.10.42] RCNVR
HMC ML 096 (Q096) CO, (12.8.43-27.8.43)
HMC ML 111 (Q111) stand by, (30.8.43-8.9.43)
HMC ML 111 (Q111) (82nd ML Fl) CO, (9.9.43-5.4.44)
HMC ML 111 (Q111) (82nd ML Fl) CO, (29.5.44-5.10.44)
HMCS OTTAWA (H31) DD, (7.10.44-?) MID~[5.1.46]
Demobilized [28.9.45]

"For outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty while with His Majesty's Canadian Coastal Forces (HM CCF). This Officer at all times displayed high qualities of leadership and example, thereby adding greatly to the efficiency and well being of the entire Motor Launch Flotilla."

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HARRIES, James Leslie, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - George Medal (GM) - RCNVR / Mine Clearance - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 November 1943 and London Gazette of 28 September 1943. Born in 1901 in London England (Home listed as The Heath Cardiff, Glamorgan, England and Westmount, Quebec) and was educated at the St. Donat's School. With the outbreak of war in 1939 he was rejected by the Royal Navy as being too old for active service. By this stage in his life he was an executive official with the Sun Life Assurance company of Canada Ltd., based in Montreal. Commander Harries turned to the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and was accepted in September 1940, and taken on strength at HMCS Stadacona. He was commissioned as an officer and became qualified in such fields as navigation, gunnery and mining. Commander Harries was to serve from December 1940 to June 1941 aboard HMS Nogi as a 1st Lieutenant, and from June 1941 to August 1941 as the Commanding Officer of HMS Avon Stream. In 1941his naval career took the interesting turn. From August 1941 to September 1943 he served with a mine disposal unit, specialising in rendering parachute-dropped mines safe. This was an especially dangerous job so only volunteers were employed. To be picked at the "advanced" age of forty for such a hazardous task certainly testifies to Commander Harries' fitness and ability. Commander Harries had served with distinction in such places as the Thames estuary to the coast off of Dieppe. From September 1943 until August 1946 Commander Harries volunteered to work with human minesweepers (skin divers) which were employed in the dangerous task of trying to defuse magnetic and acoustic mines. During this period he was commanding officer of his unit. Commander Harries died in 1988 in London England while talking with a reporter from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. In his will he left his medal collection to the Canadian War Museum. An example of the nature of this work is the following:


"Two acoustic mines had fallen at Seasalter, near Whitestable, in September 1941 on the mud flats (covered by 10 feet of water at high tide and uncovered at half tide) and about 60 yards from a row of bathing huts. Both these mines had charges blown over them, which had forces them downwards into the mud, but neither had detonated. It was necessary to probe for these mines to a depth of 25 feet and in all 4600 probes were required before both the mines were definitely located. Operations commenced on 4th November 1943. A timber shaft was sunk for the first mine, which owing to sea and tide was constantly being damaged, but after 4 months of working against difficulties, the first mine was in sight at 25 1/2 feet. The conditions as the shaft got lower and smaller were extremely difficult. The men had to work in semi-darkness, deep mud, and with no hope of escape should the mine detonate. The conditions were complicated by the cracking of the timber due to heavy pressure outside..."

HARRIES. James Leslie, 0-31030, Lt(Temp) [4.9.39] RCNVR
GM~[13.11.43] LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
Bar to GM~[15.5.45] OBE~[3.8.46]
Legion of Merit-Degree of Officer(USA)~[3.8.46] A/Cdr(Temp) [?]
Demobilized [31.1.47]




HARRIES, James Leslie, Acting Commander - BAR to George Medal (GM*) - RCNR / Mine Clearance - Awarded as per London Gazette of 15 May 1945 (no Canada Gazette).

"For exceptional gallantry, skill and great devotion to duty, often in close proximity to the enemy, during mine searching and clearance operations in the ports of Normandy and of the Low Countries." / "For good service in mine clearance in North Western Europe."


HARRIES, James Leslie, Acting Commander, GM* - Officer - Legion of Merit (USA) - RCNVR / Breman Harbour - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 18 April 1946.

"For the performance of the extremely difficult and hazardous task of clearing the Bremen harbour of mines. Working tirelessly and with utmost devotion to duty, he directed an operation which, though, hampered by the adverse condition of tides, mud, and debris, succeeded in removing or rendering safe some forty-seven mines of a type which is extremely difficult and dangerous to handle. Commander Harries has at all times shown outstanding professional ability, a disregard of personal danger, and a quality of leadership that merits the highest commendation."


HARRIES, James Leslie, Acting Commander, GM* - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN(R) / Mine defusing - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946 and London Gazette of 30 April 1946.

"For good service in mine clearance in North Western Europe."

Medals of Commander James Leslie HARRIES, OBE, GM*, RCN:

OBE - GM and Bar; 1939-1945 Star - Atlantic Star with Bar France and Germany - Defence Medal - CVSM with Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - Naval General Service Medal with Bar Minesweeping 1945-1951 - Canadian Centennial Medal - EIIR Jubilee Medal 1977 - Officer, Legion of Merit (USA)

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Held by National War Museum.

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HARRIETHA, Michael Angelo, Stoker Petty Officer (A-4664) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Sackville - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
HARRIETHA. Michael Angelo, V-25877, PO/Stk, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"During two and a half years' service in HMCS Sackville, this rating has shown exceptional zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty. In August, 1942, he performed outstanding service in the boiler room during an engagement with a U-Boat."

Details on the action in which HMCS Sackville (Flower Class Corvette - K181), HMCS Skeena and HMCS Wetaskiwin sank U-588 in the mid-Atlantic on 31 July 1942 can be found in Chapter 13 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HARRIS, Herbert Cecil, Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer (V-25877) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Battleford - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Moncton, New Brunswick.
HARRIS. Herbert Cecil, 0-31094, (Moncton, NB)
A/CPO/ERA, V-25877, RCNVR
MID~[10.6.44]
A/Wt(E) [22.3.44] RCNVR
HMCS LOCKEPORT (J100) m/s, (14.10.44-?)
Demobilized. [18.10.45].

"This rating has always maintained the engines in HMCS Battleford (Flower Class Corvette - K165) in excellent condition over a period of one and a half years, and has always been able to maintain extra high speed in an emergency. This has been done by obtaining the loyal support of all in his branch and long hours of extra work in port."

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HARRIS, Roland Fraser, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNR / HMCS Niagara - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943. Home: Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Trillium (Flower Class Corvette - K172) from 31 October 1940 to 14 November 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Regina (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K234) from 22 January 1942 to 23 February 1942. Commanding Officer of HMCS Niagara (Town Class Destroyer - 157) from 15 October 1942 to 4 October 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Niagara (Flower Class Corvette - K234) from 24 February 1942 to 4 October 1942 and from 15 October 1942 to 9 September 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Annapolis (Destroyer - I04) from 5 October 1942 to 14 October 1942.
Awarded RCNR Officers' Decoration (RD) on 28 July 1943.
HARRIS. Roland Fraser, 0-31140, Lt [15.11.29] RCNR Halifax
LCdr [15.11.37]
HMCS ARRAS 357/17, p/v, CO, (9.10.39-?)
HMS TRILLIUM (K172) Cof, CO stand by, (27.8.40-30.10.40)
HMS TRILLIUM (K172) Cof, CO (31.10.40-14.5.41)
HMCS TRILLIUM (K172) Cof, CO, (15.5.41-14.11.41)
HMCS REGINA (K234) Cof, CO, (22.1.42-23.2.42)
HMCS NIAGARA (I57) DD, CO, (24.2.42-4.10.42)
HMCS ANNAPOLIS (I04) DD, CO, (5.10.42-14.10.42)
HMCS NIAGARA (I57) DD, CO, (15.10.42-9.9.43) DSC~[25.6.43]
Cdr [1.7.43] RD~[28.7.43] Demobilized [16.12.45]

"This Officer has been in command of His Majesty's Canadian ships on North Atlantic Convoy work since the outbreak of hostilities. He has frequently been senior officer of an escort group, and has set an excellent example by his exemplary conduct and unfailing devotion to duty."

Medals of Commander Roland Fraser HARRIS, DSC, RD, RCNR:
DSC - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - Defence Medal - CVSM & Clasp
- 39/45 War Medal - Royal Canadian Naval Reserve Officer Reserve Decoration (GVI) (RD).



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HARRISON, Albert Norman, Constructor Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / Director of Naval Construction - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Ottawa, Ontario.
HARRISON. Albert Norman, 0-31170, Cnst/Capt [18.12.41] RCN; OBE~[5.1.46]; reverted to RN [14.9.48]

"This Officer has made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian Naval Service during the present war. In his capacity as Director of Naval Construction, Captain Harrison was largely responsible for the building of the hundreds of ships which were required in Canada's Navy during its period of very rapid expansion."

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HARRISON, Herbert Leonard, Petty Officer (3193) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN / MTB 743 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 12 June 1945.
Home: Orcadia, Saskatchewan.
HARRISON. Herbert Leonard, 3193, PO, RCN, DSM~[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 (London Gazette)."

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HARRISON, William Edward, Acting Temporary Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Joliette - Awarded as per London Gazette of 12 June 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Commanding Officer of HMCS Husky (Armed Yacht) from 6 September 1941 to 18 October 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lunenburg (Flower Class Corvette - K151) from 4 December 1941 to 13 October 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Trentonian (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K368) from 1 December 1943 to 30 January 1945. He left HMCS Trentonian just before she was sunk.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Joliette (River Class Frigate - K418) from 3 February 1945 to 19 June 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS QU’Appelle (Destroyer - H69) from 24 November 1945 to 22 March 1945.
Executive Officer of Naval Reserve Division HMCS Scotian in Halifax from 15 July 1951 to September 1954.
HARRISON. William Edward, 0-31290, (Halifax, NS)
Lt(Temp) [29.5.41] RCNR
HMCS HUSKY (Z13) p/v, CO, (6.9.41-18.10.41)
HMCS LUNENBURG (K151) Cof, CO, (4.12.41-13.10.43)
HMCS TRENTONIAN (K368) Cof/IE, stand by (11.11.43-30.11.43)
HMCS TRENTONIAN (K368) Cof/IE, CO, (1.12.43-30.1.45)
Lt(Temp) [29.5.40]
A/LCdr(Temp) [21.1.45]
HMCS JOLIETTE(K418) Fr, CO, (3.2.45-19.6.45) DSC~[14.6.45]
HMCS QU'APPELLE (H69) DD, (24.11.45-25.11.45)
HMCS QU'APPELLE (H69) DD, CO, (26.11.45-22.3.46)
LCdr [10.4.46] RCN(R) HMCS SCOTIAN Halifax Naval Division, (5.1.50-?)
HMCS SCOTIAN Halifax Naval Division, XO, (15.7.51-?)
HMCS CARELTON, (10.9.54-?)
HMCS CARELTON, (merchant/Navy/Liaison, (1.4.56-?)

"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."

 

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HARRISON, William Jeffrey, Petty Officer Telegraphist (V-25129) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Parsboro, Nova Scotia.
HARRISON. William J., V-5573, PO/Tel, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

"For courage and determination in H.M. Ships Albright, Ashanti, Bellona, Diadem, Mauritius, Onslow, Tartar and Ursa and H.M. Canadian Ships Assiniboine, Haida, Iroquois, Qu'Appelle, Restigouche and Skeena, in a series of successful attacks on enemy escorted convoys off the coast of France."

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HART, Richard Wallace, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Dundas - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Belleville, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Dundas (Flower Class Corvette - K229) from 18 May 1943 to 11 April 1944.
First Commanding Officer HMCS Loch Achanalt (Loch Class Frigate - K424) from 31 July 1944 to 26 May 1945.
HART. Richard Wallace, 0-31360, Lt(Temp) [4.9.39] RCNVR
HMCS RIMOUSKI (K121) Cof, (12.8.42-?)
HMCS DUNDAS (K229) Cof, CO, (18.5.43-11.4.44) MID~[10.6.44]
HMCS LOCK ACHANALT (K424) Fl, CO, stand by, (8.5.44-30.7.44)
HMCS LOCK ACHANALT (K424) Fl, CO, (31.7.44-26.5.45)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45] Demobilized [20.7.45]

"Lieutenant Hart has served at sea with both the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy for the majority of the war, and has held command of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes on escort duty for the past year. He has always displayed great energy, zeal and devotion to duty."

The sinking of U-1006 by HMCS Loch Achanalt (River Class Frigate - K424) and HMCS Annan (Loch Class Frigate) South of the Faeroes Islands on 16 October 1944 is described in chapter 53 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945". Lieutenant Hart was Commanding Officer of HMCS Loch Achanalt at this time but the Mention in Despatches was for his service with HMCS Dundas.

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HARTE, Francis David Weston, Leading Seaman (V-5573) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HARTE. Francis David Weston, V-22410, LS, RCNVR, MID~[5.6.43]

"This rating, during the salving of a stranded vessel, displayed exceptional zeal, initiative and a high standard of seamanship in difficult weather conditions."

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HARTLEY, Maurice Samuel, Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMS Dido - Awarded as per London Gazette of 11 June 1942 (no Canada Gazette). Served aboard HMS Dido.
HARTLEY. Maurice Samuel, 0-31420, S/Lt(Temp) [24.4.41] RCNVR
HMS Dido, MID~[11.6.42]
Lt(Temp) [24.4.42] HMCS RESTIGOUCHE(H00) DD, (17.11.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [24.4.41] Demobilized [7.3.46]

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


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HATCHWELL, Norman James, Acting Petty Officer (V-22410) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Mount Dennis, Ontario.
HATCHWELL. Norman James, V-22410, A/PO, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"For over three years, Petty Officer Hatchwell has served at sea in the North Atlantic. He has consistently shown untiring and cheerful devotion to duty and has proved an inspiration to the whole ship's company by the high standard of efficiency he has set."

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HATFIELD, Roby Emmerson, Leading Seaman (A-4522) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Sherbrooke - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.
Served as Chief Boatswains' Mate on HMCS Sherbrooke, a Flower Class Corvette (K152) from 1941 to 1945.
HATFIELD. Roby Emmerson, A-4522, LS, RCNR, MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating has been employed in ocean escort work in HMCS Sherbrooke for a period of forty-four months. As Chief Boatswain's Mate, he has shown fine seamanlike qualities and has maintained a high standard of efficiency in the upper work of the ship. His continual cheerfulness and resourcefulness, under sometimes trying conditions, are a fine example to all with whom he comes in contact."

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HATRICK, Raymond Gardiner, Temporary Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Ville de Quebec - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 May 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
Served on HMCS Levis (Flower Class Corvette - K115).
Served on HMCS Ville de Quebec (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K242).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Lachute (Revised Flower Class Increased Endurance Corvette - K440) from 26 October 1944 to 10 July 1945.
HATRICK. Raymond Gardiner, 0-31660, S/Lt(Temp) [10.6.40] RCNVR
HMCS LEVIS K115) Cof, (16.5.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [10.12.41]
HMCS MONCTON (K139) Cof, stand by (21.4.42-23.4.42)
HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC (K242) Cof, (14.10.42-?)
HMCS MONCTON (K139) Cof, (24.4.43-?) MID~[4.5.43]
Lt(Temp) [10.12.40]
HMCS ACADIA (Z00)(A) a/s, (13.3.44-?)
HMCS LACHUTE (K440) Cofm, CO, stand by, (25.9.44-25.10.44)
HMCS LACHUTE (K440) Cofm, CO, (26.10.44-10.7.45) DSC~[5.1.46]
Demobilized [6.5.46]

"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".

HATRICK, Raymond Gardiner, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Levis - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.

"For bravery, resourcefulness and devotion to duty when HMCS Levis was sunk by enemy action. Lieutenant Hatrick was responsible for warning other escorts and the convoy. This Officer directed the rescue of injured men from below deck, and took precautions to have all depth charge pistols set to 'Safe'. The high quality of this Officer's courage and devotion to duty in the face of the enemy was an inspiration and a splendid example to the ship's company. His actions were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

HMCS Levis (Flower Class Corvette - K115) was sunk by U-74 off Greenland on 19 September 1941. This is described in Chapter 8 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945". Hatrick's actions are described on page 38.

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HAUGEN, Gerald Ludvig, Stoker Petty Officer (A-764) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
HAUGEN. Gerald Ludvig, A-764, PO/Stoker, RCNR, MID~[10.6.44]

"This rating has consistently displayed devotion to duty. He has served in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes since December, 1941, during which time, by his exceptional reliability, willingness, and general good conduct, he has been an example to all on board."

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HAY, James MacMurray, Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS St. Laurent - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943. Home: St. John, New Brunswick.
HAY. James Mac Murray, 0-31780, S/Lt(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR
HMCS MORDEN (K170) Cof, (6.9.41-?)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, (29.7.42-?) MID~5.6.43]
Lt(Temp) [1.5.42]
HMCS CHAUDIERE (H99) DD, (18.10.43?)
Medically unfit [18.5.45] DSC~[16.6.45]

"This Officer has shown outstanding efficiency and devotion to duty for eighteen months while serving in one of HMC Destroyers. During a wolf pack attack by U-Boats on a North Atlantic convoy, his work as Anti-Submarine Control Officer was invaluable."

HAY, James MacMurray, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Chaudiere - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.

"This Officer, who has been at sea for three years of the war, served as Anti-Submarine Control Officer of HMCS Chaudiere for over a year and was present when the ship assisted in the destruction of one U-Boat and the probable destruction of another in August, 1944. His outstanding zeal and efficiency were responsible for the ship's most efficient Anti-Submarine Team. During the months immediately following 'D-Day', he displayed exceptional devotion to duty during long and trying periods at action stations, and by his service has, at all times, been an outstanding example to all his shipmates in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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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HAYES, William Prine, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Born in Swift Current in December 1919.
Officer Cadet Royal Military College of Canada in 1937.
Naval Cadet, RCN (Special Entry No. 49) in 1939. Midshipman, RCN 1940.
To HMS Liverpool in 1940 for training and torpedoed in HMS Liverpool with the bow being blown off her south of Crete.
To HMS York for training and torpedoed in HMS York at Suda Bay.
To HMS Isis for training in 1941 and the HMS Issis was hit by a bomb during the Syrian Campaign.
To HMS Valiant for training in 1941. To Naden in 1942.
First Lieutenant on HMCS Iroquois (Tribal Class Destroyer - C89) in 1942.
To Stadacona in 1945. First Lieutenant on HMCS Nootka in 1946.
To HMS Excellent for RN Long Gunnery School in 1946. Gunnery Duties on HMCS Magnificent in 1948. To Stadacona for Gunnery School in 1949. To RN Staff College Course in 1951.
To Niobe as Staff Officer (Gunnery) 1951.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga (Tribal Class Destroyer - 218) from 23 February 1953 to 31 December 1954 (Korean War Service).
Promoted Commander in January 1954. To Naden as Executive Officer of RCN Barracks in 1955.
To Naval HQ as Director of Naval Gunnery in 1956. Naval HQ as Director Surface and Air Warfare 1957.
Took Naval Command Course for Senior Foreign Officers at United States Naval War College in 1958.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Columbia (II) (Restigouche Class Destroyer Escort - 260) from 7 November 1959 to 25 April 1961.
Promoted Captain in 1961 and made Commander Fifth Canadian Escort Squadron.
To National Defence HQ (NDHQ) with Joint Missile Defence Staff in 1961.
To NDHQ with Directorate of Strategic Studies in 1962.
Commandant Royal Roads Military College 1963 to 1965.
Commander Fourth Canadian Escort Squadron in 1965.
To National Defence College of Canada (Course 20) in 1966.
Promoted Commodore in 1967 and made Commandant Royal Military College of Canada.
Made Honorary AdC to Governor General in 1967.
Commander Canadian Flotilla Atlantic and Senior Officer Afloat in 1970.
Commandant Canadian Forces Staff College in Toronto in 1971 and retired in 1973.
HAYES. William "Willy" Prine, 0-31880,
Cadet 1937, RMCC (Special entry No.49) Cadet RCN [25.8.39]
Mid [1.5.40] A/S/Lt [1.1.42] S/Lt [1.4.41]
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, stand by (1.10.42-29.11.42)
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, (30.11.42-?) Lt [1.1.43]
1st MID~[20.1.45], 2nd MID~[15.9.45]
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, stand by, (20.8.45-6.8.46)
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, (7.8.46-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT (21) CVL, (7.4.48-?)
LCdr [1.1.51]
HMCS CAYUGA (218) DD, CO, (23.2.53-3.12.54)
Cdr [1.1.54]
HMCS COLUMBIA (260) DDE, CO, (7.11.59-25.4.61)
Capt [1.1.61]
Tri/Service (E80) (NDHQ) (5.9.61-?)
Special/Sect (I90) (17.7.63-?)
CCC4(J004) (28.8.65-?)
Cmdre [1.9.67]
Retired 1973
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Officer Cadet 1937 (Royal Military College of Canada)

Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - 25 August 1939 (Special Entry No. 49)

Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 May 1940 (Torpedoed in HMS Liverpool)

Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 April 1941 (Torpedoed in HMS York / to HMS Issis which was hit by a bomb)

Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1943 (First Lieutenant on HMCS Iroquois)

Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - 01 January 1951 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga - Korean War Service)

Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1954 (First Commanding Officer of HMCS Columbia)

Captain, RCN- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1961 (Commander Fifth Canadian Escort Squadron)

Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 September 1967 (Commandant Royal Military College)

Retired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - 1973 (Commander Cdn Flotilla Atlantic and Senior Officer Afloat)

"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."


HAYES, William Prine, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 10 July 1945.

"For services in HMCS Iroquois in attacking an enemy convoy on 3-4 April 1945."

"For resolution, zeal and skill whilst serving with H.M. Ships Onslow and Zealous, and HMCS Iroquois in an attack on enemy shipping off Norway (London Gazette)."


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HAYWOOD, James Mervin, Chief Ordnance Artificer (40727) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944.
Home: Port Arthur, Ontario.
HAYWOOD. James Marvin
, 40727, CPO/OA, RCN, MID~[9.9.44] DSM~[20.1.45]

"For leadership, resolution and skill in H.M. Ships Black Prince and Ashanti and H.M. Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Haida and Huron in a successful action with enemy destroyers in the English Channel."


HAYWOOD, James Mervin, Chief Ordnance Artificer (40727) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.

"For outstanding courage, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Tartar, Ashanti, Eskimo, Javelin, and H.M. Canadian Ships Haida and Huron in action with German destroyers."

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HAYWOOD, Stanley H., Leading Seaman (V-7949) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR / HMCS Regina - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 November 1943 and London Gazette of 29 June 1943. Home: Port Credit, Ontario.
He was the Senior Asdic Rating on HMCS Regina.
HAYWOOD. Stanley H., V-7949, L/Sigmn, RCNVR, DSM~[13.11.43]

"For skill and devotion to duty in the destruction of an Italian Submarine while serving in HMCS Regina."

Details of the sinking of Italian Submarine Avorio by HMCS Regina (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K234) on 8 February 1943 off Algria in the Mediterranean is described in Chapter 24 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HEARD, Trevor Frederick, Leading Writer (V-22198) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Skeena - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942.
HEARD. Trevor Frederick, 0-32000, L/Wtr, V-22198, RCNVR
MID~[28.11.42]
Lt(S) [16.11.43]
HMCS STRATHADAM (K682) Fr, (5.7.45-?)
Demobilized [18.1.46]

"This rating rendered very valuable service during the long hunt of an enemy U-Boat. His records in this case were of inestimable value at the time and in later analysis. His outstanding personality and devotion to duty was an inspiration to the Ship's company."

Details on the action in which HMCS Skeena (River Class Destroyer - D159), HMCS Sackville, and HMCS Wetaskiwin sank U-588 in the mid-Atlantic on 31 July 1942 can be found in Chapter 13 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HEATH, Kenneth David, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Swift Current - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Windsor, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Swift Current (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J254) from 8 April 1944 to 13 May 1945.
HEATH. Kenneth David, 0-32050, Lt(Temp) [23.9.40] RCNVR
RCNVR Division, Windsor, (1.5.41-?)
HMCS MAHONE (J159) m/s, (4.12.42-?) Lt(Temp) [23.9.39]
HMCS SWIFT CURRENT (J254) m/s, CO, (8.4.44-13.5.45), MID~[16.6.45]
A/LCdr(Temp) [?] Demobilized [2.8.45]

"Whilst in command of HMCS Swift Current, this Officer has displayed good seamanship and praiseworthy perseverance in long and arduous patrols and escorts as a member of the Newfoundland Force. He has at all times, in his three years at sea, proven a cool and capable leaders, and as a result of his unfailing cheerfulness has always commanded a most happy ship."

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HEAYBERD, Valentine Maxwell, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HEAYBERD. Valentine Maxwell, 0-32090, Lt(Temp) [1.5.42] RCNVR
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, stand by (1.10.42-29.11.42)
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, (30.11.42-?) MID~[20.1.45]
Demobilized [6.11.45]

"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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HEBERT, Paul, Acting Leading Seaman (V-33358) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Lachine, Quebec.
HEBERT. Paul, V-33358, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

"Leading Seaman Hebert, the radar operator on watch, was given a bearing by the First Lieutenant to investigate. He immediately classified the echo as a submarine and continued to give excellent reports, thereby aiding the Commanding Officer to pursue the submarine. His steadfast loyalty and devotion to duty is worthy of commendation."

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HEENAN, Joseph Alfred, Captain, RD - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNR / Commander Canadian Coastal Forces Atlantic - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945. Home: Ottawa, Ontario. Captain Heenan was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, on June 25th, 1892. He first went to sea in 1907 aboard a sailing ship, the full rigged ship 'Lynton'. In his memoirs and interviews, these years counted amongst the happiest in his life. Between 1907 and 1911 he sailed around the world ten times, going around Cape Horn on six occasions. One trip nearly cost him his life as the ship was caught in a storm which lasted for nearly six weeks. It was also during these years that Heenan would run on a whale in the middle of the Atlantic. In 1911 he switched to steamships and began Naval Reserve training with the Royal Navy. The outbreak of war in 1914 found him aboard the cruiser HMS Fox in the Indian Ocean escorting troopships and joining in the chase of the German cruisers Emden and Koenigsburg. In 1915 he helped in the defence of the Suez Canal and acted as liaison with T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) during the early phases of the Arab Revolt. It was Heenan who fired two ship-board rockets which signalled the beginning of the Arab Revolt. Although he found Lawrence to be extremely difficult to work with, they became friends during the time that the Royal Navy was able to support the revolt. Heenan was then transferred to the Grand Fleet, based at Scapa Flow in the Shetland Islands. It was from this location that Heenan sailed in late October 1918 aboard the battlecruiser HMS Repulse to do battle with the German High Seas Fleet. The battle never evolved as the German fleet mutinied. Heenan was present for the surrender of the German fleet and was a member of the boarding party on the German flagship, SMS Moltke. Heenan's career after the war took him to the White Star Line. From 1919 to 1930 he sailed aboard the Majestic which was the largest liner in the world at that time. He mingled with celebrities and met his future wife. Heenan came to Canada in 1930 and began working for Canadian National Steamships, coming to Ottawa in 1937 to begin life as a civil servant. He had switched from the Royal Navy Reserve to the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve before the war and was therefore called up for service rather early. Initially he held down staff positions in Ottawa. Heenan returned to sea in 1942 aboard the support vessel HMCS Provider as the Commanding Officer from 1 December 1942 to 4 May 1943. In 1942-43 German U-Boat activity in the Gulf of St. Lawrence forced the RCN to respond. Heenan was given command of a wide array of vessels to protect the area (standard sub-chasers were needed for the main convoy runs). His force encompassed some 80 vessels of assorted sizes; none was a destroyer. Although his forces never claimed a submarine sinking, they did engage the enemy and Heenan proudly claimed that before his arrival there were 42 sinkings in the Gulf, yet only three after his forces took to the Gulf. His services gained him the OBE. After the war he worked on several Commissions and Boards for the federal government before becoming an advisor for a large Ottawa law firm, a career begun in his 60's. In 1974 Heenan was awarded the silver medallion by the Naval Officers' Association of Canada in recognition of his services to shipping and the naval forces of Canada. He died on May 11th, 1985, age 93, in Ottawa.
HEENAN. Joseph Alfred, 0-32130, Cdr [30.6.34] RCNR
Montreal, RD~[?]
NDHQ, (4.9.39-?) Ops/St, AdC,
HMCS PROVIDER (Y1.11) stc, CO stand by 15.9.42-30.11.42)
HMCS PROVIDER (Y1.11) stc, CO, (1.12.42-4.5.43)
HMCS VENTURE (D/S) Captain of M.L.'s (6.5.43-?)
Capt [1.7.43] OBE~[5.1.45]
HMCS CAPTOR (D/S) CO, & NOIC, (27.1.45-?)
Demobilized [5.10.45]

"For outstanding service in organizing the training and operation of the coastal forces of Canada into an efficient and confident weapon of defence and offense."

Medals of Captain Joseph Alfred HEENAN, OBE, RD, CD:

OBE - 1914-1915 Star - British War Medal - Victory Medal WW1 - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - CVSM & Clasp 39/45 War Medal - Royal Naval Reserve Decoration - Canadian Forces Decoration with Bar.

Medals and uniform on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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HELGASON, Stefan, Chief Petty Officer (A­949) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: Isafjortur, Iceland.

"This rating has served in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged in escort duties in the North Atlantic since April 1941, during which time he has proved himself to be a most conscientious, efficient and resourceful worker. His excellent power of leadership and general conduct, both in action and during the dull periods between, have been an example to all whom he has come in contact."

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HEMPHILL, Ralph Ambrose, Petty Officer (3341) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN / MTB743 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 12 June 1945.
Born: 09 September 1921 in Georgetown, P.E.I. Home: Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Education- Georgetown High School, Grade 10
1939 - Joined RCN as Boy Seaman
April 1939 to September 1939 sail training ship HMCS Venture
September 1939 to March 1941 Destroyer HMCS Skeena North and Western Atlantic approaches
HET General Knowledge and RCN HET Navigation 1941
April 1941 to September 1941 Auxiliary Vessel HMCS Beaver
October 1941 to January 1942 Corvette HMCS Oakville - North Atlantic and Iceland
February 1942 to May 1942 Minesweeper HMCS Canso -Pacific Ocean
May 1942 to January 1943 AMC HMCS Prince Robert - Pacific Ocean
March 1943 to October 1943 HMCS Comox - Seamanship Instructor
December 1943 to January 1944 Coastal Forces Training Base, Fort William, Scotland
February 1944 to March 1944 HMS Mantis, a Coastal Forces Base at Lowestoft, England
March 1944 to June 1945 MTB 735 - 65 Canadian MTB Flotilla -English Channel - Coxswain
June 1945 to September 1945 three months accumulated overseas leave, Canada
Rated Acting CPO ty and Torpedo Coxswain on HMCS Tillsonburg
Honourably Discharged 09 April 1946 as Acting Chief Petty Officer

Merchant Navy Career
Nova Scotia Navigation School-mate, home trade 1946
Second Mate, foreign going, 1947
Mate, foreign going, 1949
Master, foreign going, 1953( #6496) - endorsed for square sail
Extra master
HMCS Stadacona- Instructional Techniques 1965
Canadian Coast Guard College - Senior Nautical Instructor 1965
Other: HMCS Stadacona, Fleet School, Advanced Radar Observer-1963
Fleet Fire School, fire fighting, 1963

Merchant Navy Ships
1946/47 2nd Officer on the Tanker SS Nipawan Park
1947/56 - Canadian National Steamships - Second and First Officer on various ships including:
Canadian Highlander, Canadian Constructor, Lady Nelson, and Canadian Victor.
1956 - Chief Officer on Tanker SS Irvingwood
1956/57 - 2nd and Chief officer - Imperial Oil tankers:
Imperial Sarnia, Imperial Halifax, Imperial Edmonton.
1957/62 - Marine Superintendent, Lunham and Moore SS Co., Montreal
1962 - Mate, HMS Bounty, Auxiliary Square Rigged Ship
1963 - Master, Barquentine Clipper Cutty Sark Windjammer Cruises
1963/65 - Canadian Coast Guard 2nd and 1st mate various ships, including:
CCGS Gannet, CCGS Nanook, and CCGS John A. MacDonald
1965/66 - Senior Nautical Instructor, Canadian Coast Guard College, Point Edward, Nova Scotia
1966 - Master CCGS Rally and then Chief Officer, CCGS William Alexander
1966/80 - Supervisor, Fisheries Training for the Province of Nova Scotia
1980/81 - Master, APA #1, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

Other
Chairman , Nova Scotia Committee on Nautical Certification for Fishermen
Member, Minister's advisory committee on offshore fisheries
Member, Federal-Provincial Manpower Needs Committee
Member, National Committee on Nautical Certification
Member, National Committee on Marine safety
Member, Marine Committee, Council of Maritime Premiers
Member, Policy Committee, Nova Scotia Voluntary Economic Planning
Member, Sector Committee, Nova Scotia Voluntary Economic Planning
Member, Manpower Needs Committee, Nova Scotia Voluntary Economic Planning
Member, Federal Provincial Atlantic Fisheries Committee
Member, Regional Marine Safety advisory Committee
Member ,National Marine Safety Advisory Committee
1969- Seconded by the N.S. Gov't, to the State of Alaska to establish a
Marine training programme for High School students in the Gateway Borough School District, Ketchikan Alaska.
1970 - Advisor and assessor to Judge Lloyd Soper during inquiry in to the loss of the vessel Enterprise, and the ferry Patrick Morris.
1976 - Seconded by the province of Nova Scotia as a consultant to evaluate a training and development programme established in Buenaventura, Columbia by CIDA
1978 - Loaned to the Province of B.C. to work with North Island College, Comox, for the purpose of establishing training programmes for fishermen on the North end of Vancouver Island.
Was one of the few people left in the world, capable of rigging and sailing either a fore and aft, or square rigged vessel.

Family
He married and was divorced from June Bernice Beasley of Toronto, a Wren that he met in St. John's Nfld.

Their children were:
Linda, a professional Librarian and Teacher - retired in Alberta.

Bruce Lawrence Hemphill, a Machinist and Millwright in Lyons Brook, Nova Scotia.

Eric Martin Hemphill, aircraft and power plant lead mechanic in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Douglas George Hemphill, a stained Glass artist in Calgary.

Stephen (Ralph Stephen Albert Hemphill) was a helicopter pilot with the Canadian Coast Guard. He was killed in a helicopter crash in the Margaree River in Cape Breton.

Stephen was awarded the Medal of Bravery as per the Canada Gazette of 16 March 1981 for rescuing two children from a derelict ship off Glace Bay, N.S.

One of Stephen's girls Lindsay (Hemphill) Elford is a Lieutenant (nursing) in the Canadian Forces and she has served in Bosnia. She was one of the sentries at the National remembrance Day service in 2002 at the War Memorial in Ottawa.

Medals of Chief Petty Officer Ralph Ambrose HEMPHILL, DSM, RCN
26 February 1944 - Distinguished Service Medal as per London Gazette Supplement of 01 February 1944.
08 January 1946 - Atlantic Star
08 January 1946 - France and Germany Star
08 January 1946 - Pacific Star
31 August 1944 - 1939-1945 Star
31 July 1944 - Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
12 June 1945 - Distinguished Service Medal as per London Gazette of 12 June 1945.
He was also eligible for that Murmansk Medal from the Russians but he never applied for it.
HEMPHILL. Ralph Ambrose, 3341, PO, RCN, DSM~[15.9.45] MTB 743

"For services in action against enemy light forces in June and July, 1944. For courage, skill. and great devotion to duty in action against the enemy during the night of 3rd and 4th July when three enemy ships were torpedoed."

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

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HEMSLEY, Benjamin, Engine Room Artificer Third Class (V-19282) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Fredericton - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Windsor, Ontario.
HMCS Fredericton is a Revised Flower Class Corvette (K245).
HEMSLEY. Benjamin, V-19282, ERA 3/cl, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"For over a period of thirty-three months in HMCS Fredericton, during which time he has served as second engineer and latterly in charge of machinery, he has at all times displayed a cheerful attitude, combined with exceptional willingness to work. On several occasions in the vicinity of the enemy, he set a shining example of coolness and efficiency to his subordinates."

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HENDRY, George Ainslie, Surgeon Lieutenant (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Ottawa - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1943 (no Canada Gazette).
Born: Toronto, Ontario; Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
HENDRY. George Ainslie, 0-32400, age 31, (born - Toronto, ON) (Home - Halifax, NS)
Surg/Lt(Temp) [22.5.41] RCNVR
HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, (9.3.42-?)
Lost [14.9.42] HMCS OTTAWA (H60) DD, MID~[1.1.43]
Name on Halifax Memorial
Son of William B. Hendry, and of Elizabeth Hendry, of Toronto, Ontario.
Husband of Jean Isobel Hendry, of Calgary, Alberta.

"Whilst serving in one of HMC Destroyers (HMCS Ottawa) in the North Atlantic, the late Surgeon Lieutenant G.A. Hendry performed outstanding surgical work aboard his ship, and displayed at all times the most commendable devotion to duty."

The sinking of HMCS Ottawa by U-91 in mid-Atlantic on 13 September 1942 is described in Chapter 19 of 'The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945'. HMCS Ottawa, a River Class Destroyer, was sunk with the loss of 5 officers, 108 crew, 6 Royal Navy seamen and 22 merchant seamen. Her Commanding Officer was Cdr C.D. Donald, RCN, who was also senior officer of C-4 Escort Group.

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HENNESSY, Ralph Lucien, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Assiniboine - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and London Gazette of 3 December 1942. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 5 September 1918. Naval Cadet, RCN 1936. To HMS Frobisher (Training Cruiser) for Training (Special Entry No. 40) in 1936. Midshipman RCN in 1937. To HMS Resolution in 1937 (on non-intervention patrol Spanish Civil War). To HMS Neptune 1937 to 1939). Sub-Lieutenant's Technical Courses at Portsmouth in 1939.
To HMCS Assiniboine (I) (River Class Destroyer - I18) from 1939 to 1943.
First Lieutenant in HMCS Assiniboine (I) from June 1941 to October 1942.
Temporary Commanding Officer of HMCS Assiniboine (I) from 2 October 1942 to 1 December 1942.
First Lieutenant in HMCS Assiniboine (I) from 1 December1942 to March 1943.
First Lieutenant in HMCS Restigouche (I) (River Class Destroyer - H00) in 1943.
Executive Officer of HMCS Kings (Officer Training Establishment) September 1943.
Promoted Acting LCdr.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Kings (Officer Training Establishment) in February 1944.
Promoted Acting Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Gatineau (I) (River Class Destroyer - H61) 11 September 1944 to 29 September 1944. Reverted to Acting LCdr.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Assiniboine (I) (River Class Destroyer - I18) 14 October 1944 to 21 February 1945.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Micmac (Tribal Class Destroyer - R10) from 12 September 1945 to 27 March 1947.
To RCAF Staff College Course March to September 1947.
To Naval HQ for duty with Chief of Personnel, and as Assistant Chief of Personnel, and Director of Manning and Statistics with rank of Acting Commander in April 1948.
Confirmed in rank of LCdr in January 1949.
To RCN Barracks Halifax as Officer-in-Charge Junior Officers' Technical and Leadership Courses and Training Commander in August 1949.
Executive Officer of HMCS Quebec (Cruiser) in January 1951. Promoted Captain 1 July 1953.
To National Defence College of Canada (Course 7) in September 1953.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Algonquin (I) ('V' Class Destroyer - 224) and as Commanding Officer of First Canadian Escort Squadron from 28 August 1954 to 10 May 1956. .
To HMCS Niobe in command and as Deputy Naval Member of Canadian Joint Staff London and as Canadian Naval Member of and Chairman Naval Board NATO Military Agency for Standardization in June 1956.
To Naval HQ as Director of Naval Training in September 1958.
Promoted Commodore and to Naval HQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel in June 1960.
Commodore Personnel Atlantic Coast in August 1963.
To National Defence HQ as Member Minister’s Manpower Studies (Officers) and Chairman Military Manpower Studies (Men) in 1964 and 1965.
Promoted Vice-Admiral in 1966 and appointed as Comptroller-General Canadian Armed Forces at National Defence HQ in July 1966. (Promoted from Commodore directly to Vice-Admiral).
Chief of Personnel at NDHQ in January 1969 and retired in 1970 from the Armed Forces.
Executive Director Standards Council of Canada in 1971.
Vice-President International Organization for Standardization, 1976 - 1981.
Chairman Board of Governors (Ottawa Division) Canadian Corps of Commissionaires 1985 - 1987.
Graduated from University of Waterloo with BA (History), 1995 (Dean’s Honours List)
Married Diana Falkner, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander James Alexander Duncan Falkner, RCNVR.
---Life Trustee Canadian Naval Memorial Trust
---Life Member Shearwater Aviation Museum
---Honorary Member Atlantic Chiefs and Petty Officers Association
---Member Canadian Tribal Destroyer Association
---Member Friends of HMCS Haida
---Honorary Life Member HNCS Bytown Officers Mess
---Member Navy League of Canada Ottawa Branch
---Member Naval Officers Association Ottawa Branch
---Life Member Royal Canadian Naval Association Ottawa-Hull Branch
---Charter Member Canadian Council for Security in the 21st Century
---Member Advisory Council Canadian War Museum
---Member Friends of the Canadian War Museum
---Member Defence Associations National Network

HENNESSY. Ralph Lucien "Spike", 0-32440,
Special entry No.40, Cdt 1936, RCN, Mid [1.5.37]
HMS RESOLUTION (1.5.37-?)
HMS NEPTUNE (15.8.37-?) A/S/Lt [1.5.39] S/Lt [1.10.39]
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, stand by, (13.10.39-18.10.39)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, (19.10.39-?) Lt [1.8.40]
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, CO, (2.10.42-1.12.42) DSC~[12.12.42]
Lt [1.2.39] A/LCdr, 1943
HMCS KINGS, Halifax, XO, (1.10.43-?) A/Cdr 1944,
HMCS GATINEAU (H61) DD, CO, (11.9.44-29.9.44)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, CO, (14.10.44-21.2.45)
HMCS MICMAC (R10) DD, stand by, (22.3.45-11.9.45)
HMCS MICMAC (R10) DD, CO, (12.9.45-27.3.47)
LCdr [1.2.47] Cdr [1.1.48] CD~[?] Capt [1.7.53]
HMCS ALGONQUIN (224) DD, CO, (28.8.54-10.5.56)
HMCS NIOBE (NMCS London) CO, & CoSt NMCS, (8.6.56-?)
NSHQ for Director Training (15.9.58-?)
Cmdre (130) [30.6.60]
NSHQ for St/Ch/Pers, (30.06.60-?)
FOAC(E00)(30.8.63-?)
NSHQ(D00) (5.10.64-?)
NDHQ/Manpower/Study/Group(5800) (17.5.65-?)
VAdm [16.7.66] Retired 1970


Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1936 (To HMS Frobisher Training Cruiser)
Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1937 (To HMS Resolution/ Non-intervention Spanish Civil War)
Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1937 (To HMS Neptune)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - 01 May 1939 (To HMS Victory for training)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 October 1939 (To HMCS Assiniboine as Navigating Officer)
Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 February 1940 (To HMCS Assiniboine as 1st Lt, Acting CO & 1st Lt to HMCS Restigouche as 1st Lt)
Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - - -October 1943 (Executive Officer of HMCS Kings Officer Training Establishment)
Acting Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - February 1944 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Kings Officer Training Establishment)
Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - 11 September 1944 (CO of HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Assiniboine & HMCS Micmac)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - 02 February 1947 (First Commanding Officer of HMCS Micmac)
Acting Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 April 1948 (Naval HQ)
Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1949 (Executive Officer of HMCS Quebec 1951 - 1953)
Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 July 1953 (Commanding Officer HMCS Algonquin & Commander, First Cdn Escort Squadron, 1954 - 1956)
Commodore, RCN- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 June 1960 (Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel)
Vice-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 July 1966 (Comptroller-General Canadian Armed Forces)
Retired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - 1970


"For gallantry and distinguished services before the enemy."

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". Hennessy was First Lieutenant on HMCS Assiniboine at this time.

Medals of Vice-Admiral Ralph Lucien HENNESSY, DSC, CD, BA, RCN:

DSC - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star with France-Germany Clasp - Defence Medal - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - General Service Medal with NATO Clasp - EIIR Coronation Medal - Centennial Medal - CD and two Bars -Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Long Service Medal with three Clasps.

 

Captain Hennessy, DSC, RCN, at his desk in HMCS Algonquin in theFall of 1954 when he took the First Canadian Escort Squadron through the Mediterranean

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HENSHAW, Victor, Stoker First Class (V-41809) - Mention in Despatches - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 26 February 1944 and London Gazette of 21 December 1943.
HENSHAW. Victor, V-41809, Stoker 1/cl, RCN, 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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HERMAN, Ronald James, Lieutenant - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR / HMCS Matapedia - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Matapedia (Flower Class Corvette - K112) from 9 May 1941 to 26 April 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Montreal (Frigate - K319) from 12 November 1943 to
Commanding Officer of HMCS Huntville (Castle Class Corvette - K499) from 6 June 1944 to 20 July 1947.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Restigouche (I) (River Class Destroyer - H00) from 16 April 1945 to 6 October 1945.
HERMAN. Ronald James, 0-32630, A/Lt(Temp) [8.9.39] RCNR
HMCS ALACHASSE (Z18)(A), p/v, CO, (18.9.39-?)
HMCS FLEUR DE LIS (J16) p/v, CO, (21.4.40-?)
HMCS MATAPEDIA (K112) Cof, CO stand by, (10.10.40-8.5.41)
HMCS MATAPEDIA (K112) Cof, CO, (9.5.41-26.4.43) OBE~[5.6.43]
HMCS MONTREAL (K319) Fr, CO, (12.11.43-4.7.44) LCdr [1.1.44]
HMCS OTTAWA( H31) DD, CO, (7.10.44-10.11.44)
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE H00) DD, CO, (16.4.45-1.8.45) A/Cdr [?]
Demobilized [24.10.45]

"This Officer has been in continuous command in the North Atlantic since the outbreak of hostilities and due to his hard work and enterprise has at all times commanded an efficient fighting unit."

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HERMANN, Charles Bismarck, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Bowmanville - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Hunstville (Castle Class Frigate - K149) from 6 June 1944 to 20 July 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Capilano (River Class Frigate - K409) from 13 August 1945 to 26 August 1945.
HERMANN. Charles Bismarck, 0-32640, S/Lt(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR
HMCS BRANDON (K149) Cof, (18.8.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [1.5.41]
HMCS BRANDON(K149) Cof, (11.5.42-?)
HMCS BOWMANVILLE (K493) Coc, (1944?) MID~[8.1.44]
HMCS HUNTSVILLE (K499) Coc, CO, stand by (10.4.44-5.6.44)
HMCS HUNTSVILLE (K499) Coc, CO, (6.6.44-20.7.45)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.45]
HMCS CAPILANO (K409) Fr, CO, (13.8.45-26.8.45)
Demobilized [31.8.45]

"This Officer has displayed courage and resourcefulness in the presence of the enemy and maintained a highly efficient organization at all times while serving as First Lieutenant of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged in convoy duties in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean."

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HESLAM, Richard Murray, Temporary Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HESLAM. Richard Murray, 0-32710, S/Lt(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR
HMCS LOUISBURG (K143) Cof, (2.10.41-?) Lt(Temp) [1.5.42]
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, stand by, (16.7.43-29.8.43)
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, (30.8.43-?) MID~[9.9.44] DSC~[20.1.45]
Demobilized [8.10.45]

"For leadership, resolution and skill in H.M. Ships Black Prince and Ashanti and H.M. Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Haida and Huron in a successful action with enemy destroyers in the English Channel."

Details on the action in which HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer - G63), HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer - G24) and HMCS Athabaskan (Tribal Class Destroyer - G07) sunk the German Destroyer T-29 north of Britanny on 26 April 1944 can be found in Chapter 39 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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

HESLAM, Richard Murray, Temporary Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.

"For courage and determination in H.M. Ships Albright, Ashanti, Bellona, Diadem, Mauritius, Onslow, Tartar and Ursa and H.M. Canadian Ships Assiniboine, Haida, Iroquois, Qu'Appelle, Restigouche and Skeena, in a series of successful attacks on enemy escorted convoys off the coast of France."

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HETHERINGTON, Thomas Alexander, Regulating Petty Officer (2287) - Mention in Despatches- RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943. Home: Esquimalt, British Columbia
HETHERINGTON. Thomas Alexander, 2287, RPO, RCN MID~[9.1.43]

"Regulating Petty Officer Hetherington has given excellent service as Master-at-Arms in one of His Majesty's Auxiliary Cruisers and by his exemplary conduct, zeal and sound judgement has contributed in a high degree to the efficiency and morale of the ship's company."

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HETHERINGTON, William Francis, Petty Officer Electrician (V-3556) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943. Home: Asbestos, Quebec.
HETHERINGTON. William Francis, V-3556, PO/Elec, RCNVR, BEM~[9.1.43]

"Whilst serving in one of HMC Destroyers in the North Atlantic over a considerable period of time, this Petty Officer has consistently displayed outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty, characteristic of the highest traditions of the Canadian Navy."

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HEWARD, John Edisforth, Acting Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 26 July 1940 (no Canada Gazette).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Medicine Hat (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J256) from 11 January 1944 to 28 August 1944.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Rockcliffe (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J355) from 30 September 1944 to 28 July 1945.
HEWARD. John Edisforth, 0-32750, S/Lt(Temp) [12.4.40] RCNVR
MID~[26.7.40] Lt(Temp) [12.4.41]
HMCS THUNDER (J156) m/s, (14.10.41-?)
HMCS LACHINE (J266) m/s, stand by, (15.6.42- 19.6.42)
HMCS LACHINE (J266) m/s, (20.6.42-?)
HMCS MEDICINE HAT (J256) m/s, CO, (2.5.43-20.12.43)
HMCS MEDICINE HAT (J256) m/s, CO, (11.1.44-?)
HMCS ROCKCLIFFE (J355) m/s, CO, stand by, (8.8.44-29.9.44)
HMCS ROCKCLIFFE (J355) m/s, CO, (30.9.44-28.7.45)
Demobilized [15.10.45]

"For good service in successful operations which prevented much war material from falling into the hands of the enemy."

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HIBBARD, Godfrey Musgrave, Commodore Second Class - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCN / Commodore Superintendent Halifax - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Naval Cadet, RCN to Royal Naval College of Canada (Third Term) in 1913.
To HMS Erin for training 1916.
To HMS Royal Arthur in 1920.
To HMCS Aurora in November 1920.
To Stadacona in 1922.
To HMS Vernon for RN Long Torpedo Course in 1925.
To Naden in 1928.
To Naden as torpedo Officer in 1928.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Armentieres (Battle Class Trawler) from 1929 to May 1930.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Vancouver (I) (Cruiser) from 5 May 1930 to 19 January 1931.
To Stadacona as Torpedo Officer in February 1931.
To HMS Glorious in 1933.
Seconded to RCMP as Marine Superintendent 1934 to 1937.
On Special Service in 1936 and 1937.
First Lieutenant of the Schooner Venture and then Commanding Officer of HMCS Venture (Training Schooner) on 8 June 1938.
To HMC Dockyard Halifax as Naval Superintendent in 1939.
Naval Service HQ as Chief Naval Equipment and Supply and later as 4th Member of the Naval Board in 1941.
Promoted Captain 1942.
Appointed as Commodore Superintendent Halifax in October 1943 to improve the organisation of refits on the East Coast.
Promoted Commodore 1944 and to Scotian as Commodore Superintendent (Halifax and East Coast).
Retired in 1946.
Died in 1972 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
HIBBARD. Godfrey Musgrave, 0-32850, Cdt 1913 RCN, RNCC (3rd term)
Mid [2.8.15] A/S/Lt [2.8.17]
HMS DIDO for HMS TORRID DD, (5.2.18-?)
S/Lt [2.8.18] A/Lt [1.9.18] Lt(T) [1.2.19]
HMS ROYAL ARTHUR (17.5.20-?)
HMCS STADACONA (25.6.22-?)
HMS VERNON (6.10.22-?) LCdr [1.11.26]
HMCS NADEN(D/S) (4.1.29-?)
HMCS ARMENTIERES m/s, CO, (15.10.29-?)
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, (1.5.30-4.5.30)
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, CO, (5.5.30-19.1.31)
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) (24.2.31-?)
Cdr [1.1.36]
HMCS VENTURE 250/37, CO, (8.6.38-?)
HMC Dockyard Halifax, Superintendent, (20.9.39-?)
Capt [1.1.42] A/Cmdre 2nd/cl 1944,
HMCS SCOTIAN, Halifax, Cmdre Superintendent Halifax & East coast (1.6.44-?)
CBE~[5.1.46] Cmdre [1.9.46]
Retired [1.9.46]
Died 1972, Charlottetown PEI.

Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1913 (Royal Naval College of Canada Third Term)

Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 02 August 1915 (To HMS Erin for training)

Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN- - - - - - - - 02 August 1917

Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 02 August 1918

Acting Lieutenant, RCN- - - - - - - - - - - 01 September 1918

Lieutenant, RCN- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 February 1919 (To HMS Royal Arthur and HMCS Aurora)

Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - - - 01 November 1926 (CO of HMCS Armentieres and HMCS Vancouver)

Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1936__ (Commanding Officer of HMCS Venture Training Schooner)

Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1942 __ (Commodore Superintendent Halifax

Commodore, 2nd Class, RCN - - - - - -- - - - - - - - 1944 __ (Commodore Superintendent Halifax and East Coast)

Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 September 1946 (Commodore Superintendent Halifax and East Coast)

Retired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - 1946

"Commodore Hibbard has contributed outstanding service to the National War effort in organizing and maintaining dockyard services and ship repairs to undertake the maintenance of the greatly expanded Canadian Navy."

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HIBBARD, James Calcutt, Acting Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Skeena - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Born: Hemison, Ste. Malachie, Quebec on 26 April 1908. Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Youngest of three naval brothers and joined as an Ordinary Seaman, RCNVR in 1924.
Quebec Half Company form 1924 to 1926 and released.
Naval Cadet 1926. To HMS Erebus for training (Special Entry No. 20) in 1926.
Midshipman in the HMS Emperor of India (Battleship) on 1 September 1927.
Made Midshipman 3 September 1927 and Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 1 January 1930.
To Royal Naval College Greenwich on 2 January 1930.
To HMCS Vancouver on 23 August 1931.
Promoted Lieutenant on 1 January 1932.
To HMCS Champlain on 21 May 1932.
First Lieutenant at Stadacona on 1 December 1935.
To HMS Skate in 1936 and to HMS Ambuscade as First Lieutenant in the Spring of 1936.
To HMS Bulldog as First Lieutenant on non-intervention Spanish Civil War patrol on 21 September 1936.
To Venture as First Lieutenant on 25 October 1937.
To First Lieutenant in HMCS Restigouche on 15 June 1938. Colour Officer for the presentation of the Kings Colour in May 1939.
Promoted Lieutenant-Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyers - D159) from 2 April 1940 to 10 December 1941.
Acting Cdr and to Sambro as Executive Officer on Staff of Commander (D) Halifax in 1942.
Promoted Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois (Tribal Class Destroyer - G89) from 30 July 1943 to 7 February 1945.
Promoted Acting Captain and made Captain (D) Halifax in 1945.
To Naval Service HQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel in 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ontario (Cruiser - 53) 30 June 1947 to 13 July 1949. This ship had a ‘mutiny’ off Nanoose Harbour, Vancouver Island on 22 August 1947. He handled this in a highly professional manner. (See ‘The Ship that Voted No and other Stories of Ships and the Sea’ by Tony Keene).
To National War College (Washington, D.C.) for Staff Course in 1949.
Commodore in 1950 and to Naval HQ as Chief of Naval Personnel.
To Naden as Flag Officer Pacific Coast in 2 March 1953 until 7 July 1955.
Retired 1955. Made Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria, B.C.
Honorary Trustee Maritime Museum of British Columbia.
Honorary Governor Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (Vancouver Island Branch).
Died on 22 January 1996, age 87, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
HIBBARD. James "Jimmy" Calcutt "Stumpy", 0-32870, OS, RCNVR 1924.
Special entry 1926, No 20) Mid [1.9.27]
HMS EMPRESS OF INDIA (1.9.27-?) A/S/Lt [1.1.30]
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, (23.8.31-?) Lt [1.1.32]
HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, (21.5.34-?)
HMS BULLDOG, (21.9.36-?)
RCNB Halifax, (27.12.37-?)
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE (H00) DD, (15.6.38-?)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE (I18) DD, (19.10.39-?)
LCdr [1.1.40]
HMCS SKEENA (I59) DD, CO, (2.4.40-10.12.41)
A/Cdr [1.1.42]
Cdr [1.1.43]
DSC~[9.1.43]
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, CO. (30.7.43-7.2.45)
Bar to DSC~[20.1.45]
A/Capt 1945, Capt [1.1.47]
HMCS ONTARIO (53) L/Cr, CO, (30.6.47-13.7.49)
HMCS ONTARIO (53) L/Cr, 22.8.47 Nanoose Harbour, BC,
Incident with approximately 50 ratings involved.
King Haakon VII's Cross of Liberation(Norway)~[16.8.47]
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes en Bronze(France)~[27.11.47
Legion of Honneur-Chevalier(France)~[27.11.47]
NDHQ, Ch/Naval/Pers, (31.7.50-?)
Cmdre [1.1.51] CD~[?]
A/RAdm 1952, FOPC (2.3.53-?) RAdm [15.3.53]
RCNB Esquimalt additional, [7.7.55]
Retired [7.7.55] Released [7.2.56]

Ordinary Seaman, RCNVR - - - - - - - 19 September 1924 (Quebec Half Company)
Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 September 1926 (Special Entry No. 20)
Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 September 1927 (To HMS Emperor of India)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - -- 01 January 1930__ (To HMCS Vancouver)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1932 _ (To HMCS Champlain)
Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1932 __(First Lieutenant in HMS Bulldog Spanish Civil War)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - - 01 January 1940 __(Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena)
Acting Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - 01 January 1942__ (Executive Officer on Staff of Commander (D) Halifax)
Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 January 1943 __(Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois)
Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 January 1947 __(Commanding Officer of HMCS Ontario)
Acting Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - 20 December 1950 (Chief of Naval Personnel)
Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 January 1951_ (Chief of Naval Personnel)
Acting Rear-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - -- 01 January 1952 _(Chief of Naval Personnel)
Rear-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 March 1953 __(Flag Officer Pacific Coast)
Retired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 07 July 1955

"For gallantry and distinguished services before the enemy. Acting Commander Hibbard has served over a considerable period of time in command of HMCS Skeena, and as Senior Officer of a Convoy Escort Group. He has consistently shown himself capable of carrying responsibility and of setting an inspiring example to those about him. He has carried out his duties with the utmost zeal and efficiency, particularly when he was Senior Officer of a Group escorting one of the first convoys to be heavily attacked by a U-Boat wolf pack in mid-Atlantic. On this occasion, the convoy was under attack for sixty-six hours."


HIBBARD, James Calcutt, Commander, DSC - Bar to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*) - RCN - HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.

"For courage and determination in H.M. Ships Albright, Ashanti, Bellona, Diadem, Mauritius, Onslow, Tartar and Ursa and H.M. Canadian Ships Assiniboine, Haida, Iroquois, Qu'Appelle, Restigouche and Skeena, in a series of successful attacks on enemy escorted convoys off the coast of France."

Details on the action in which HMCS Skeena (River Class Destroyer - D159), HMCS Sackville, and HMCS Wetaskiwin sank U-588 in the mid-Atlantic on 31 July 1942 can be found in Chapter 13 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".


HIBBARD, James Calcutt, Captain, DSC* - King Haakon VII's Cross of Liberation (Norway) - RCN ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 August 1947.


HIBBARD, James Calcutt, Captain, DSC* - Chevalier - Legion of Honour (France) - RCN - Awarded effective 27 November 1947.


HIBBARD, James Calcutt, Captain, DSC* - Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) - RCN - Awarded effective 27 November 1947.

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HICKEY, Edward John, Acting Leading Seaman (V-22898) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
HICKEY. Edward John, V-22898, L/Tel, RCNVR, MID~[16.6.45]

"For outstanding efficiency and devotion to duty while serving in His Majesty's corvettes. This rating has been a fine example to all those who serve with him, and his constant devotion to duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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HICKEY, Lester Alton, Skipper Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Arrowhead - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Arrowhead (Flower Class Corvette - K145) from 20 April 1943 to 10 February 1944.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Victoriaville (River Class Frigate - K684) from 11 November 1944 to 17 September 1945.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Tillsonburg (Castle Class Corvette - K498) from 25 November 1945 to paid off on 15 February1946.
Awarded RCNR Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 22 March 1944.
HICKEY. Lester Anton, 0-32900, P/Skr [7.10.37] RCNR Halifax
HMCS HUSKY (Z26)(A) p/v, stand by, (28.6.40-22.7.40)
HMCS HUSKY (Z26)(A) p/v, (23.7.40-?)
HMCS REINDEER (Z08)(A) p/v, (25.7.40-?)
Ch/Skr [7.10.40]
HMCS REINDEER (Z08)(A) p/v, (25.7.41-?)
HMCS LYNX (Z07) p/v, (23.9.41-?)
Skr/Lt [14.11.41]
HMCS ARROWHEAD (K145) Cof, (5.2.42-?)
HMCS ARROWHEAD (K145) Cof, (26.5.42-?)
HMCS ARROWHEAD (K145) Cof, CO, (20.4.43-10.2.44)
MID~[5.6.43] LS&GC~[22.3.44]
HMCS ARROWHEAD (K145) Cof, CO, (16.4.44-21.10.44)
HMCS VICTORIAVILLE (K684) Fr, CO, (11.11.44-17.11.45)
A/LCdr [1.1.45] MBE~[16.6.45]
HMCS TILLSONBURG (K498) Coc, CO, (26.11.45-?)

"While serving as Executive Officer in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes (HMCS Arrowhead), this officer has displayed outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty in maintaining an efficient fighting unit."

HICKEY, Lester Alton, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE) - RCNR / HMCS Victoriaville - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.

"This Officer has served continuously at sea for the last five years of war in Patrol Vessels and Escort Vessels engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic. During this time, he has displayed qualities of courage and endurance under arduous conditions, and by his outstanding zeal, cheerfulness, and devotion to duty has set an example to those working with him in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service."

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HICKIE, Robert Wilson, Acting Petty Officer (A-517) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNR / Sicily - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 26 February 1944 and London Gazette of 21 December 1943.
HICKIE. Robert Wilson, A-517, A/PO, RCNR, DSM~[26.2.44]

"For good service in the attack on Sicily."

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HICKS, Robert Graham, Leading Telegraphist (V-22068) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943. Home: Niagara Falls, Ontario.
HICKS. Robert Graham, V-22068, L/Tel, RCNVR, MID~[5.6.43]

"This rating, while serving in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, has displayed outstanding zeal, patience, and cheerfulness, and wholehearted devotion to duty."

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HILL, Dorothy, Acting Petty Officer (W-1161) - Commendation - WRCNS - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
HILL. Dorothy, W-1161, A/PO, WRCNS, Commendation [5.1.46]

"This rating was among the first Canadian Wrens to proceed Overseas. She has, at all times, displayed a marked devotion to duty, and during the period of enemy air attacks on London, her courage, leadership and excellent example inspired the Wrens under her control. Her work has been consistently outstanding at all times."

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HILL, Henry Knox, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Calgary - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944. Home: Toronto, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of ML-058 from 1 April 1942 to 19 June 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Calgary (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K231) from 20 June 1942 to 17 March 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Toronto (River Class Frigate - K538) from 6 May 1944 to 17 March 1945.
HILL. Henry Knox, 0-33120, Lt(Temp) [18.8.40] RCNVR
HMC ML 058 (Q058) CO, (1.4.42-19.4.42) Lt(Temp) [18.8.39]
HMCS CALGARY (K231) Cof, CO, (20.6.42-17.3.44) 1st MID~[10.6.44]
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43]
HMCS TORONTO (K538) Fr, CO, stand by, (20.3.44-5.5.44)
HMCS TORONTO (K538) Fr, CO, (6.5.44-17.3.45) LCdr(Temp) [?]
2nd MID~[9.9.44]
Resigned [12.3.45]
LCdr [?] RCN(R)
HMCS Cataraqui, Kingston Naval Division, CO, (23.8.48-?)
Cdr [1.1.49] RCN(R) deceased, [14.9.53]

"Whilst in command of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes for a considerable time, this officer has invariably displayed great cheerfulness and leadership. In the Battle of the Atlantic, during numerous encounters with the enemy, he has on all occasions set a high example in unfailing courage, zeal and devotion to duty."


HILL, Henry Knox, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNVR / HMCS Calgary - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 4 July 1944.

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

HMCS Calgary (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K231) and HMCS Snowberry (Flower Class Corvette - K166) sunk U-536 on 20 November 1943 northeast of the Azores. This action is described in Chapter 31 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HILTON, Frank Biddulph, Regulating Petty Officer (V-17027) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home: London, Ontario.
HILTON. Frank Biddulph, V-17027, RPO, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

"During a long period of service at sea in one of HMC Auxiliary Cruisers, Regulating Petty Officer Hilton has given valuable service and by his exemplary conduct, loyalty and devotion to duty at all times, has set an inspiring example."

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HINCHCLIFFE, Cecil Irving, Commander (E), RD - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Nabob - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 26 December 1944.
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
Awarded RCNR Officers' Decoration (RD) on 29 January 1941 with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (E).
HINCHCLIFFE. Cecil Irwin, 0-33210, Lt [27.10.25] RCNR
LCdr(E) [27.10.33] RCNR Vancouver, BC.
called up [6.9.39]
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, stand by, (5.2.40-30.7.40)
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, (31.7.40-?) RD~[29.1.41]
Cdr(E) [1.7.41]
HMS NABOB (Aircraft Carrier) (9.43 - 9.44)
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) a/a, (15.11.44-?)
MID~[20.1.45] OBE~[5.1.46]
Cdr(E) [1.7.41 RCN,
HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, Manager Engineering Department (8.4.46-?)
Capt (E) [1.7.48]
RCNB Esquimalt, PNO, West Coast at Vancouver, (25.6.51-?)
RCNB Esquimalt additional, (1.11.56-?) CD~[?]
Released [12.2.57]
Capt(E) [1.7.48]
RCNB Esquimalt, PNO, West Coast at Vancouver, (25.6.51-?)

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

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


HINCHCLIFFE, Cecil Irving, Commander (E), RD - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNR / HMCS Prince Robert - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.

"For constant devotion to duty under arduous conditions as Engineer Officer of HMCS Prince Robert, Commander Hinchcliffe has been by his conscientious and meticulous devotion to duties primarily responsible for the efficient performance of the machinery in his charge. This enabled the ship to remain at sea continuously for long periods without a single serious breakdown."

Ribbons of Captain (E) Cecil Irving HINCHCLIFFE, OBE, RD, RCNR:

OBE- 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star with BAR France & Germany - Pacific Star - CVSM & Clasp

- 39/45 War Medal with MID - GVI Coronation Medal - EIIR Coronation Medal - RCNR Officers' Decoration (RD).

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HINDLE, Hamilton Francis, Warrant Engineer - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Trentonian - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Esquimalt, British Columbia.
Engineering Officer on HMCS Trentonian from 12 December 1943 until she was torpedoed on 22 February 1945.
HINDLE. Hamilton Francis, 0-33250, Home: Esquimalt, BC
A/Wt(E) [1.5.43] RCN
HMCS TRENTONIAN (K368) Cof/IE, stand by, (1943?)
HMCS TRENTONIAN (K368) Cof/IE, (1.12.43-22.3.45) MID~[5.1.46]
HMCS HUNTSVILLE (K499) Coc, (31.3.45-?)
HMCS UGANDA (66) LCB, (30.6.45-?)
Lt(E)* [1.5.49]
HMCS PORTAGE (169) FSE, (27.2.50-?) CD~[?]
Lt(E) [25.7.50]
HMCS ATHABASKAN (219) DDE, (29.9.52-?)
HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, (21.4.54-?)
FOPC for Staff Officer Engineering, 13.8.54-?)
NSHQ for Aux/Vessels, (18.1.57-?)
LCdr(E) [25.7.58] (140/40)
PNO/Quebec(E61) (17.8.60)&(28.8.62-?) (430/40)
HMCS HOCHELAGA (E58) (30.9.63-?)
Cmdre/Supt/Pac(N10) (10.2.64)&(4.5.64-?)

"As engineer Officer of HMCS Trentonian when she was torpedoed in February, 1945, Mr. Hindle displayed integrity and zeal to a marked degree. In clearing the engine room of all its personnel after the order 'Abandon Ship' had been given, he remained until the last moment without thought of personal risk."

The sinking of HMCS Trentonian (Increased Endurance Flower Corvette - K368) by U-1004 south of Falmouth, England, on 22 February 1945, is described in Chapter 60 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945".

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HINSHALWOOD, William, Leading Signalman (V-12260) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / Signals Department of the London Office of the Royal Canadian Navy - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Edmonton, Alberta.
HINSHALWOOD. William, V-12260, L/Sig, RCNVR, BEM~[6.1.45]

"At the outbreak of hostilities, this rating rejoined the service at the age of 46. In December, 1941, he was drafted to the United Kingdom, where he organized the Signal Distributing Office of HMCS Niobe and subsequently that in the Canadian Naval Office in London, England. For two years, until the volume of signals passing through the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas warranted the creation of a fully staffed and equipped signal distribution office, Leading Signalman Hinshalwood worked over ten hours daily with practically no leave. During the whole of this period, his tireless devotion to duty, his patience, initiative and cheerfulness have not only proved an inspiration to all those who have worked with him, but have also contributed to a large degree to the efficiency of the Signals Department of the London Office of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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HISCOCK, Francis Thomas, Able Seaman (V-24185) - Commendation - RCNVR - Awarded in 1942.

"For rescuing Jack Ward Haywood, Ordinary Seaman, V-17438, from the waters of Halifax harbour in the morning of 26 June 1942."

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HITCHIN, Edward, Leading Seaman (V-7800) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / HMCS Georgian - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Toronto, Ontario. HMCS Georgian is a Bangor Class Minesweeper (J144).
HITCHIN. Edward, V-7800, LS, RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

"This rating has served for the past four years aboard HMCS Georgian in the North Atlantic and in minesweeping during the invasion of France. During this time he has consistently carried out his duties with great loyalty, zeal, cheerfulness and devotion."

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HITCHINSON, A.B., Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Dieppe - Awarded effective 1942.

No details on this award are known - no Gazette listing found - any information would be appreciated.

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HOCKLEY, Ronald Charles, Chief Petty Officer (2188) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
HOCKLEY. Ronald Charles, 0-33417, CPO, 2188, RCN
MID~[20.1.45] A/Gnr(TAS)(T) [15.4.45] RCN,
HMCS ALGONQUIN (R17) DD, (26.4.45-?)
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, stand by,(1.2.47-2.3.47)
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, (3.3.47-?) Pensioned [22.3.49]

"For good service when their ship was damaged."

"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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HODGKINSON, John James, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Morden - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943. Home: Verdun, Quebec.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Morden (Flower Class Corvette - K170) from 6 September 1941 to 2 June 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Boniface (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J332) from 10 September 1943 to 12 May 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Perrolia (Castle Class Corvette - K498) from 12 September 1945 to 8 March 1946.
HODGKINSON. John James, 0-33480, A/Lt(Temp) [15.2.40] RCNR
Lt(Temp) [15.2.39]
HMCS MORDEN (K170) Cof, CO stand by, (16.8.41-5.9.41)
HMCS MORDEN (K170) Cof, CO, (6.9.41-2.6.43) 1st MID~[5.6.43]
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.43]
HMCS ST BONIFACE (J332) m/s, CO, (10.9.43-12.5.44)
2nd MID~[13.11.43] LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS PERROLIA (K498) Coc, CO, (12.9.45-8.3.46)

"This Officer for a considerable period in command of one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes engaged in escort duty in the North Atlantic, has rendered excellent service, displaying at all times outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty."

HMCS Morden (Flower Class Corvette - K170) sank U-756 in mid-Atlantic on 1 September 1942 as described in Chapter 16 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 - 1945". This was not confirmed until 1987.

HODGKINSON, John James, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNR / HMCS St. Boniface - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 November 1943 and London Gazette of 10 August 1943.

"For good service in rescuing the crew of a sinking merchant ship and salvaging part of the deck cargo."

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HODGSON, John Syner, Commander (SB) - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN(R) / Plans Division Royal Canadian Navy - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946. Home: Westboro, Ontario.

"For brilliant staff work in Plans Division during 1944 and 1945, Commander Hodgson ably assisted in the planning of the operation of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Battle of the Atlantic, Invasion of Europe, and the Pacific War. He was also responsible for the Royal Canadian Navy's Post Hostilities Planning. This Officer has at all times carried out his duties with ability, cheerfulness and zeal, and has been an inspiration to all."

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HOFFNER, Norman Vernon, Acting Leading Seaman (V-50442) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNVR / HMCS Saint John - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 3 July 1945.
Home: Turner Valley, Alberta.
HOFFNER. Norman Vernon, V-50442, A/LS, RCNVR, DSM~[15.9.45]

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

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

Details on the action in which HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K456) sank U-309 in the Moray Firth, Scotland on 16 February 1945 can be found in Chapter 59 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HOLK, Frank Robert Moore, Convoy Yeoman (V-8240) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Hamilton, Ontario.
HOLK. Frank Robert Moore, V-8240, Convoy/Ymn, RCNVR, BEM~[5.1.46]

"Petty Officer Holk has served with Convoys since 1939. Since the beginning of his service, he has consistently carried out his duties in a highly commendable manner and has been highly thought of by the Masters of Merchant Ships for whom he has served. By his tack, leadership and untiring devotion to duty, Holk has been a credit to the Canadian Naval Service."

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HOLLAND, Thomas Vincent, Lieutenant (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Guysborough - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1945.
Home: Souris, Prince Edward Island.
HMCS Guysborough was a Bangor Class Minesweeper (J52) and was sunk on 17 March 1945.
HOLLAND. Thomas Vincent, 0-33770, age 26, (Souris PEI)
S/Lt(Temp) [18.8.41] RCNVR
HMCS MINAS (J165) m/s, (29.12.41-?)
Lt(Temp) [18.8.42]
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH (J52) m/s, (29.1.45 - 17.03.45)
Lost, [17.3.45] on HMCS GUYSBOROUGH (J52) m/s
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Son of Peter E. and Agatha
Holland, of Souris, PEI
MID~[15.9.45] (Posthumous)

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

On 17 March 1945, HMCS Guysborough (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J52) was sunk by U-878 off Ushant, France with the loss of 4 officers (including Lieutenant Thomas Holland) and 47 crew. This sinking is described in Chapter 62 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HOLLINGWORTH, Basil Herbert, Acting Leading Seaman (V-5785) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HOLLINGWORTH. Basil Herbert, V-5785, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[5.6.43]

"This rating has shown exceptional zeal, cheerfulness and devotion to duty while serving in one of His Majesty's Canadian corvettes in the North Atlantic."

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HOLLOWAY, Kenneth Robert, Able Seaman (SD) (V-50663) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 26 March 1945.
Home: Brantford, Ontario.
HOLLOWAY. Kenneth Robert, V-50663, AB/SD, RCNVR, MID~[21.4.45]

"For courage and initiative beyond the ordinary requirements of the service, in going overboard from a moving ship with a line made fast to himself and assisting in the rescue of a badly injured and helpless survivor from HMCS Chebogue."

HMCS Chebogue (River Class Frigate - K317) was torpedoed by U-1227 on 4 October 1944, 800 miles west of the British Isles.

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HOLMAN, Harold, Leading Signalman (V-17083) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945.
Home: London, Ontario.
HOLMAN. Harold, V-17083, L/Sig, RCNVR, MID~[30.3.46]

"For distinguished service during the war in Europe."

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HOLMES, Lawrence William, Leading Telegraphist (3535) - Mention in Despatches - RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943. Home: Brockville, Ontario.
HOLMES. Lawrence William, 3535, L/Tel, RCN, MID~[9.1.43]

"While on convoy duty in the North Atlantic in one of HMC corvettes, Leading Telegraphist Holmes has served with efficiency, cheerfulness and wholehearted devotion to duty."

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HOLMS, William Boyd Love, Commander - Military Cross (Czechoslovakia) - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per London Gazette of 22 February 1944 (no Canada Gazette).
Note: 22 February 1944 is correct London Gazette date.
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Restigouche (I) (River Class Destroyer - H00) from 15 June 1938 to 25 December 1939.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois (Tribal Class Destroyer - G89) from 30 November 1942 to 29 July 1943.
HOLMS. William "Billy" Boyd Love "Scarface", 0-33920, Cdt 1916
Senior Cdt Captain. 7th term RNCC
Mid [25.2.19] RCN
HMS KING GEORGE V (1.7.19-?)
S/Lt [24.6.21]
HMS WISTARIA (20.7.22-?)
HMCS PATRIOT TBD, (27.2.23-?)
Lt [24.5.23]
HMCS PATRICIAN TBD (24.5.23-?)
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) (20.2.26-?)
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, (13.2.28-?)
LCdr [24.5.31]
HMCS STADACNA (D/S) (5.6.32-?)
RCNB Halifax, (13.4.36-?)
HMCS FRASER (H48) DD, (17.2.37-?)
HMCS SKEENA (D59) DD, (15.8.37-?)
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE (H00) DD, (15.6.38-25.12.39)
Cdr [1.1.40]
HMCS STONE FRIGATE Kingston, ON, CO (3.1.40-?)
A/Capt(WHA) HMCS NADEN (D/S) for RCNB Esquimalt, (20.7.40-?)
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, stand by CO (1.10.42-29.11.42)
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, CO, (30.11.42-1943)
HMCS IROQUOIS (G89) DD, CO, (1943-29.7.43)
The Czechoslovak Military Cross(1939)~[22.2.44]
Capt [7.3.46]
HMCS SCOTIAN(D/S) COAC/CoSt, (7.3.46-?)
Legion of Merit-Degree of Officer(USA)~[30.3.46]
HMCS STADACONA (D/S) COAC/CoSt (16.2.47-?)
Retired [12.4.48]

"For rescuing nine Czechoslovak Officers during an attack on a British Convoy in July 1943."


HOLMS, William Boyd Love, Captain - Officer - Legion of Merit (USA) - RCN / COS to the Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission Washington - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 30 January 1946.

"For exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Staff to the Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission from December 1943 to September 1945. Captain Holms represented the interests of his country with energy, tact, and skill."

Captain William Boyd Love HOLMS, CD, RCN

Medals

1939/45 Star - Defence Medal - CVSM and Clasp -1939/45 War Medal

George VI Coronation - CD and Bar - Officer, Legion of Merit (USA)

Commander, Military Cross (Czechoslovakia)

Displayed at CFB Esquimalt Military Museum


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HONSINGER, Benjamin Paul, Able Seaman (V-19515) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Huron - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944.
Home: St. Thomas, Ontario.
HONSINGER. Benjamin Paul, V-19515, AB, RCNVR
1st MID~[9.9.44]; 2nd MID~[20.1.45]

"For leadership, resolution and skill in H.M. Ships Black Prince and Ashanti and H.M. Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Haida and Huron in a successful action with enemy destroyers in the English Channel."

Details on the action in which HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer - G24), HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer), and HMCS Athabaskan (Tribal Class Destroyer) sunk the German Destroyer T-29 north of Britanny on 26 April 1944 can be found in Chapter 39 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".


HONSINGER, Benjamin Paul, Able Seaman (V­19515) - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNVR / HMCS Huron ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.

"For outstanding courage, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Tartar, Ashanti, Eskimo, Javelin, and H.M. Canadian Ships Haida and Huron in action with German destroyers."

Details on the action in which HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer - G24), and HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer) sunk the German Destroyer Z-32 in the English Channel on 9 June 1944 can be found in Chapter 42 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".


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HOPE, Adrian Mitchell, Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / HMCS Prince Robert - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 June 1946 and London Gazette of 13 June 1946.
Born in Montreal 13 June 1899. Home: Chester, Nova Scotia.
Naval Cadet RCN at Royal Naval College of Canada (Fifth Term) in 1914.
To HMS Leviathan for training in 1917.
To HMS Carnarvon for training 1917.
To HMS Ramillies for training 1918.
To HMS Ajax in 1920.
To HMCS Patriot in 1921.
To HMS Excellent for RN Long Gunnery course in 1924.
To Naval HQ as Supervising Officer RCNVR from 17 March 1925 to 1 October 1926.
To HMS Frobisher in 1928.
To HMCS Saguenay in 1931.
To Naval Service HQ in 1935.
Commanded the RCN contingent at the Coronation of HM King George VI in 1937.
Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent (I) (River Class Destroyer - H83) from 8 December 1937 to 5 October 1939.
To Naden as Inspector of Naval Ordnance in 1940.
To Naden as Executive Officer in 1940.
To Stadacona as Commanding Officer in 1941.
Commanding Officer of Officers Training Establishment (HMCS Kings) Halifax in 1941.
Promoted Captain in 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Cruiser - F56) from 6 June 1943 to 7 December 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Somers Isles (RCN Work up Training Establishment Bermuda).
Commodore 1945 and to Naval HQ as Chief of Naval Personnel and Third Member of the Naval Board of Canada in 1945.
Commanding Officer HMCS Niobe as Senior Canadian Liaison Officer London and Head of Canadian Naval Mission Overseas in 1946.
Commodore-in-Command RCN Barracks Halifax, HMCS Stadacona in 1946.
Promoted Commodore in 1948.
Retired in 1951.
Died at Nova Scotia on 15 February 1963 and buried at sea from HMCS Cayuga.
HOPE. Adrian Mitchell "Boomer", 0-34020, Cdt 1914, 5th term RNCC
Mid [2.2.17] RCN
HMS ROXBURGH for training.
HMS MINOTAUR (1.2.18-?) S/Lt [1.2.19]
HMS AJAX (13.12.19-?)
Lt(G) [1.2.21] HMCS PATRIOT TBD, (18.9.21-?)
HMS EXCELLENT (17.11.22-?)
NSHQ for Supervising Officer Naval Reserves & Flag Lt (17.3.25-?)
LCdr [1.2.29]
HMCS NADEN(D/S) (22.7.29-?)
HMCS SAGUENAY (D79) DD, stand by (3.4.31-21.3.31)
HMCS SAGUENAY (D79) DD, (22.5.31-?)
HMCS CHAMPLAIN DD, (16.11.32-?)
NSHQ A/Dir Naval Ops & Training (9.12.35-?)
HMCS ST. LAURENT (H83) DD, CO, (8.12.37-5.10.39)
Cdr [1.7.40]
RCNB, Esquimalt, XO, (3.12.40-?)
HMCS KINGS Halifax, CO, (11.8.41-?)
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, CO, (7.6.43-7.12.44)
Capt [1.7.44] A/Cmdre 1945, OBE~[15.6.46]
HMCS NIOBE Head Canadian Naval Mission (1.2.46-?)
RCNB Halifax, CO, (30.1.48-?) AdC, A/Cmdre(WHA)
Cmdre [1.1.49] RCN Depot Halifax, OIC, (1.8.49-?) CD~[?]
Retired [3.10.51]
Died Nova Scotia [15.2.63]

Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - 1914 (Royal Naval College of Canada Fifth Term)
Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 02 February 1917 (To HMS Carnarvon)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - 01 February 1919 (To HMS Ajax)
Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 February 1921 (To HMCS Patriot and HMCS Saguenay)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - - 01 February 1929 (Commanded the RCN contingent at Coronation of HM GVI)
Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 July 1940 ____(Commanding Officer of HMCS St. Laurent)
Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - 01 July 1943____ (Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Robert)
Acting Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - 01 July 1945____ (Chief of Naval Personnel)
Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - -- 01 January 1948_ (Senior Canadian Liaison Officer London)
Retired - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - -- 03 October 1951__ (Commodore-in-Command RCN Barracks Halifax)

"Captain Hope, who entered the Royal Canadian Naval College in 1913, has at all times served with zeal, loyalty, energy and ability. During the war, he has held a variety of important administrative appointments. As Commanding Officer of HMCS KINGS, he was responsible for the training of young officers and displayed leadership, tack and efficiency. He next commanded HMCS Prince Robert from May 1943 until December 1944, serving in many theatres of war against the enemy. After relinquishing this appointment, he was made Commanding Officer of HMCS SOMERS ISLES, the Naval Base in Bermuda, and following that, he served as Chief of Naval Personnel at Naval Service Headquarters for five months. At the beginning of this year, he was appointed Head of the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas, which position he still holds. His common sense and quick appreciation of any problems, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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HOPE, Geoffrey Bateman, Acting Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / HMCS Prince Robert - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 June 1944 and London Gazette of 8 June 1944.
Home: Victoria, British Columbia.
Executive Officer, HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Cruiser F-56) from 1940 to 1942.
Naval Officer-in-Charge, St. John's, Newfoundland, and Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer 1943 to 1944.
HOPE. Geoffrey Bateman, 0-34040, Lt [?] RN
LCdr (rtd) LCdr(Temp) [8.10.39] RCN,
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, stand by (5.2.40-30.7.40)
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) amc, (31.7.40-?)
A/Cdr(Temp) [1.1.40] Cdr(Temp) [1.7.42]
King's Harbour Master Avalon 1942, A/Capt(Temp) 1942,
Avalon as NOIC 1942, NSHQ 1944, OBE~[10.6.44]
Capt(Temp) [1.1.46]

"For consistently good service over a considerable period of time as Executive Officer of one of His Majesty's Canadian Auxiliary Cruisers in the Pacific; for his part in the capture of the German Merchant ship Weser and for outstanding zeal and efficiency in administrative work vitally affecting the course of the Battle of the Atlantic. For over two years in various capacities, latterly as Naval Officer-in-Charge, St. John's, Newfoundland, and Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer, he has, through his marked ability, resourcefulness and enthusiasm played an important part in the development and maintenance of one of the largest North Atlantic operational bases. The knowledge, experience and good judgement which he has brought to this task have been of the greatest importance in the establishing and efficient operation of this organization."

HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Cruiser) captured German Merchant Ship Weser off Mexico on 25 September 1940.

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HORNE, Leslie, Able Seaman (V-9632) (Deceased) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Nanaimo - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 28 November 1942 and London Gazette of 25 November 1942. HMCS Nanaimo was a Flower Class Corvette (K101).
HORNE. Leslie, V-9632, age 26, Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba
AB, RCNVR,
HMCS NANAIMO(K101) Cof, Lost, 16 Jun 42
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Son of Joseph Benn and Elizabeth Mary Horne of Winnipeg, MB.
MID~[28.11.42] (Posthumous)

"For gallantry and supreme devotion to duty in connection with convoys."

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HORTON, Lloyd Frederick, Chief Engine Room Artificer (A-1191) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Canso, Nova Scotia.
HORTON. Lloyd Frederick, A-1191, CPO/ERA, RCNR, BEM~[6.1.45]

"This rating has carried out his duties as Chief Engine Room Artificer in charge of repair parties with outstanding zeal and energy. By force of character, example and devotion to duty, he has rendered invaluable service in the maintenance of Escort Vessels."

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HOUGHTON, Frank Llewellyn, Captain - Commander - Order of the British Empire (CBE) - RCN / Head of the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas, London - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.
Born at Looe, Cornwall, U.K. 18 July 1897.
Home: Rockcliffe Park, Ontario.
Naval Cadet at the Royal Naval College of Canada (Third Term) in 1913.
Promoted Midshipman 1914. To the Royal Navy from September 1914 to 1923.
To HMS Cumberland (Four Funnelled Country Class Cruiser) for training on 15 September 1914 (for 15 months).
To HMS Erin (Battleship in the Grand Fleet) for training in 1916.
To HM Submarine K-1 (at the time the largest and fastest U-Boat in the World) in October 1917.
To HMS P.29 (Anti-Submarine Boat) as First Lieutenant and Second-in-command in early 1918.
To HMS PC-63 (Converted P-Boat later called Q-Boats) in April 1918 as First Lieutenant.
To Submarine School at Blockhouse in Portsmouth on 11 November 1918.
To HMS Tumult (new Destroyer) in December 1918 as Navigator.
To HMCS Melampus as Second-in-Command in 1919.
To HMCS Saumarez (Destroyer) in September 1919.
To HMS Valhalla (Destroyer) on 25 January 1920 as Navigator.
To HMS Cairo (Light Cruiser) on the China Station on 1 January 1923.
To HMCS Patriot in 1923 as First Lieutenant and Second-in-Command (CO was Lt. H.E. Ried).
To Stadacona in 1927.
To Festubert in Command in 1929.
To Ypres in Command in 1930.
First Lieutenant in HMCS Skeena (I) (River Class Destroyer - D159) in 1933.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Vancouver (I) 20 December 1933 to 30 November 1934.
Secretary to Canadian Delegation to London Naval Conference 1935 to 1936.
Promoted Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay (I) (River Class Destroyer - D179) from 30 June 1938 to 7 July 1939.
To Naval HQ as Director of Plans and Signals Division and Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee in 1939.
Director of Plans at Naval HQ in 1939.
Promoted Captain 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Robert (Armed Merchant Cruiser - F56) from 22 June 1942 to 31 December 1942.
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Newfoundland Force 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1942.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Henry (Armed Merchant Cruiser - F70) from 1 January 1943 to 18 March 1943.
To Niobe as Senior Canadian Naval Liaison Officer London in 1943. To Niobe as Head of Canadian Naval Mission Overseas in 1944.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Warrior (Aircraft Carrier) from 24 January 1946 to 17 January 1947.
Commodore in 1947
To Naval HQ as Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in 1947.
Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff in 1948.
Promoted Rear-Admiral in 1948 and Vice Chief of Naval Staff and Fourth Member of the Naval Board in 1949.
Retired in 1950.
After retirement, he was General Manager of the International Grenfell Association.
He died at Ottawa on 3 August 1981 and his remains were interred in the naval crypt beneath St. Paul's Anglican Church at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Well known as a magician and as an author of children's books.
See ‘Salty Dips’ Volume 7 and 8 for details on his career.

HOUGHTON. Frank Llewellyn, 0-34210, Cdt 1913,
3rd term RNCC, Mid [2.8.14] RCN, HMS CUMBERLAND 1914,
HMS CAIRO 1915, HMS ERIN 1916, A/S/Lt [2.8.17] HMS/M K-1,
S/Lt [16.11.17] Lt [16.5.19] HMS CAIRO (15.10.21-?)
HMCS PATRIOT (2.10.23-?) LCdr [16.12.26]
HMCS STADACONA (14.5.27-30.6.29) HMCS FESTEBURT (1.7.29-?)
HMCS SKEENA (H01) DD, stand by (?.5.31-9.6.31)
HMCS SKEENA (H01) DD, (10.6.31-?) HMCS NADEN(D/S) (1.12.32-?)
HMCS VANCOUVER DD, CO, (20.12.33-30.11.34)
RCNB Halifax (30.4.36-?)
HMCS SAGUENAY (D59) DD, CO, (30.6.38-7.7.39) Cdr [1.12.38]
NSHQ Dir/Plans, (12.7.39-?) A/Capt 1941,
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT( F56) amc, CO, (22.6.42-31.12.42)
Capt [1.1.43]
HMCS PRINCE HENRY (F70) amc, CO, (1.1.43-18.3.43)
HMCS NIOBE, London, Senior Canadian Naval Oficer (30.10.43-?)
CBE~[14.6.45] HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, stand by, (1.9.45-23.1.46)
HMCS WARRIOR (31) CVL, CO, (24.1.46-17.1.47) A/Cmdre 1947,
Cmdre [1.1.48] A/RAdm 1948, RAdm [1.1.49] retired 1950.

Naval Cadet, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1913__ (Royal Naval College of Canada Third Term)
Midshipman, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 02 August 1914 __(To HMS Cumberland)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - 02 August 1917 __(To HM Submarine K-1)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - -- 16 November 1917 (To HMS Valhalla)
Lieutenant, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 May 1919 ____ (To HMCS Patriot)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN - - - -16 December 1926 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Vancouver)
Commander, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - -01 December 1938 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay)
Acting Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1941 -- (Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Robert)
Captain, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -01 January 1943__ (Commanding Officer of HMCS Prince Henry)
Acting Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1947__ (Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff)
Commodore, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1948__ (Vice Chief of Naval Staff)
Acting Rear-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1948__ (Vice Chief of Naval Staff)
Rear-Admiral, RCN - - - - - - - - - - - 01 January 1949__ (Vice Chief of Naval Staff)
Retired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1950

"Captain Houghton served with patient diligence and tact as the Senior Naval Officer Overseas, and more recently as Head of the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas. In this position he became Senior Liaison Officer between the Board of Admiralty, London, and the Canadian Naval Board, Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa, which position involved particularly onerous duties in connection with the first landing in France on 'D-Day', the preparations leading up to it, and subsequent operations up to the present day."

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HOULE, Romeo, Chief Motor Mechanic Third Class (V-4196) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Home: Montreal, Quebec.
HOULE. Rosco, V-4196, CPO/MM, RCNVR, MID~[6.1.45]

"This rating has served at sea since the 21st September 1940. During the many months when his ship was required to be almost continually at sea, he contributed much toward maintaining the machinery at a high state of efficiency, displaying unlimited energy and cheerfulness."

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HOUSTON, Reginald Strachan, Chief Engine Room Artificer (V-7820) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
HOUSTON. Reginald Strachan, V-7820, CPO/ERA, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

"For good service when their ship was damaged."

"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." (LG)

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HOWARD, Louis Henry, Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Sarnia Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Norwood, Manitoba.
Naval History: Louis Henry Howard, V60055, O-34347
Birth date 2/1/24
V60055
HMCS Chippawa, Sto.2 (UNTD) 3/4/43
HMCS Naden, 2/5/43 - 11/5/43
HMCS Chippawa, 21/5/43 - 5/11/43
HMCS Chippawa, 5/11/43 Ordinary Seaman
HMCS Chippawa, 29/12/43 Active Service
HMCS Cornwallis, 3/1/44 - 11/3/44
HMCS Caribou, 11/3/44 - 18/3/44
HMCS Cornwallis, 18/3/44 - 16/4/44
HMCS Hamilton, 16/4/44 - 6/5/44
HMCS Cornwallis, 6/5/44 - 8/5/44
Discharged, On Promotion to Commissioned Rank
0-34347
HMCS Cornwallis, P/Sub-Lieut. 9/5/44.
HMCS Discovery, 30/5/44 - 19/8/44.
Sub- Lieut. T 9/8/44.
HMCS Kings & Cornwallis, 19/8/44 - 7/1/45.
Married Marjorie Winnifred Benson, December 24, 1944, in Montreal.
HMCS Sarnia, 7/1/45 - 27/7/45.
HMCS Sarnia, 16/4/45, Esquimalt survivors picked up.
HMCS Chippawa, 27/7/45 - 18/9/45, Discharged.
Awarded MID, 5/1/46, for my actions on April 16, 1945 (Sinking of HMCS Esquimalt)
Civilian Life
4/9/45 - 19/5/48, BSc. Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba.
19/5/48 - 1/8/51, Resident Engineer (Highways) Manitoba Government.
1/8/51 - 1/9/70, Prudential Insurance Co of America, Mortgage Department.
1/9/70 - 1/12/93, Government of Canada, Department of Public Works.
1/2/94- 1/8/01, Self Employed Consultant.
Children: L.Wayne Howard b. April 11, 1946; W. Jo-Lynne b. 13/9/47; Jim b.2/12/48. Died 11/6/62 (Leukemia).
Marjorie Benson/Howard, 16/11/23 - 20/3/07. In mid 2008 he was living 16 106 Dorthea Drive in Ottawa.

HOWARD Louis Henry, 0-34347, S/Lt(Temp) [5.11.44] RCNVR
HMCS SARNIA (J309) m/s, (7.1.45-?) MID~[5.1.46]

"For displaying initiative and resourcefulness in assisting survivors after the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt. This Officer, who was serving in HMCS Sarnia, went over the ship's side to help bring men aboard, and supervised the artificial respiration to the dying on the quarterdeck prior to their being moved to Sick Bay. He was personally responsible for saving a life after applying artificial respiration for over an hour. Sub-Lieutenant Howard's conduct during this time was a credit to his ship, and aided greatly in helping the wounded and the dying."

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". HMCS Sarnia was a Bangor Class Minesweeper (J309).

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HOWELLS, Alfred Ridler, Chief Engine Room Artificer (V-22769) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS New Glasgow -Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.
HOWELLS. Alfred Ridler, V-22769, CPO/ERA, RCNVR, MID~[5.1.46]

"Chief Engine Room Artificer Howells has served at sea for the past four years. While serving in HMCS New Glasgow, his ability, sense of responsibility and exemplary conduct afloat were of the highest order. His service has been an inspiration to the men serving with him, and is in keeping with the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

HMCS New Glasgow (River Class Destroyer - K320) sank U-1003 off Lough Foyle and Londonderry on 20 March 1945 as described in Chapter 63 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HOWES, Norman, Chief Stoker (X-21478) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Magog - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 26 March 1945.
Home: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
HOWES. Norman, X-21478, CPO/Stk, RCN, MID~[21.4.45]

"This rating showed great devotion to duty, great coolness and good judgement, with disregard to personal safety, in an encounter with the enemy. Even when the fate of the ship was unknown, he proceeded below to number two boiler room to extinguish a fire and remained in charge thereafter."

Chief Stoker Howes actions are described on page 239 of the book "U-Boats Against Canada".

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HOWITT, David Mickle, Acting Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS Annan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 20 March 1945.
Home: St. John's, Newfoundland. Died in Halifax at age 80 on 13 July 2002
Howitt was the Gunnery Officer in HMCS Annan.
Died: Halifax, NS 13 Jul 2002 age 80
HOWITT. David Mickle, 0-34500, (St. John's,NFLD)
S/Lt(Temp) [19.1.42] RCNVR,
A/Lt(Temp) [15.1.44]
HMS ANNAN (K297) Fr, (11.3.44-?)
HMCS PICTOU (K146) Cof, (12.4.43-?)
A/Lt(Temp) [14.1.44]
DSC~[21.4.45]
Medically unfit [20.8.45]
Lt [1.5.44] RCN,
HMCS MICMAC (R10) DD, (16.12.46-?)
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, (26.4.48-?)
RCNB Halifax, (30.9.49-?)
HMCS QUEEN Regina Naval Division, Staff Officer, (12.11.50-?)
LCdr [1.5.52]
HMCS ANTIGONISH (301) FFE, (7.1.53-?)
RCNB Esquimalt, (15.6.53-?) CD~[?]
RCNB Halifax, additional, School Relations/Maritimes, (23.9.54-?)
HMCS QUEBEC (31) LCB, (13.9.55-?)
RCNB Halifax, for Staff (R) Trg/Cdr, (30.4.56-?)
HMCS LA HULLOISE (305) FFE, Sea/Trg/Cdr, (6.6.58-?)
RCNB Halifax for Reserve/Trg, Asst/Reserve/Trg/Cdr, (19.8.58-?)
HMCS D'IBERVILLE XO, (13.7.59-?)
HMCS STADACONA (E18) (17.3.61-?)
RCN/Depot/Halifax (E06) (21.1.63-?)
HMCS SCOTIAN (H03) (4.5.64)&(9.11.64-?)
HMCS STADACONA (E18) (31.7.65-?)

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

The sinking of U-1006 by HMCS Annan (River Class Frigate - K404) and HMCS Loch Achanalt South of the Faeroes Islands on 16 October 1944 is described in chapter 53 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HOWITT, John William, Acting Leading Stoker (V-25836) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / Light Coastal Craft - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 May 1944 and London Gazette of 2 May 1944.
Home: Alberni, British Columbia.
HOWITT. John William, V-25836, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[27.5.44]

"For courage, resource and devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Quilliam, Queensborough, Raider, Ilex and Light Coastal Craft in operations against the enemy."

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HUBBARD, Herbert Edwin, Commander (S) - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / Officer-in-Charge of Victualling RCN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: Ottawa, Ontario.
HUBBARD. Herbert Edwin, 0-34570, Wt V/O [1.4.26] RCN, CFR,
HMCS NADEN (15.5.26-?)
RCNB Hfx, V/O Duties (31.3.32-?) Paym/Lt [1.4.38]
A/Paym/LCdr [1.7.42] Paymaster/LCdr,
A/Capt(S) 1943, NSHQ 1943, Cdr(S) [1.1.44] OBE~[5.1.46]
Capt(S) [1.7.46] to Pension [30.9.46]

"For outstanding efficiency in the planning and administration of the victualling of the Canadian Naval Service. Commander Hubbard, who has served in the Royal Canadian Navy for twenty-five years and for five years prior to that in the Royal Navy, has by his persistence and zeal been largely responsible for the efficiency and improvement, during the war, of the supply of food for the Canadian Naval Service. His insistence upon providing and distributing additional comforts to sea going personnel has done much to raise the morale of personnel in His Majesty's Ships."

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HUGHES, Edwin Thompson, Acting Leading Seaman (V-16066) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Rosthern - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944.
Home: Fort William, Ontario.
HMCS Rosthern was a Flower Class Corvette (K169).
HUGHES. Edwin Thompson, V-16066, A/L/Stk, RCNVR
1st MID~[8.1.44] A/PO, 2nd MID~[16.6.45]

"This rating, while serving for over two years in HMCS Rosthern in convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, has continually displayed outstanding zeal, patience, cheerfulness and wholehearted devotion to duty."

HUGHES, Edwin Thompson, Acting Petty Officer (V­16066) - Mention in Despatches (Second) - RCNVR ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945.

"This rating has been in active service since 1st May 1940, and since that time has served forty-five months at sea, mainly on the North Atlantic. He has displayed great devotion to duty and marked initiative and has conducted himself in such a manner as to be a fine example to the ship's company as a whole."

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HUGHES, George Frederick Arthur, Chief Petty Officer (V-14227) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 (no Canada Gazette).
Home: New Westminster, British Columbia.
HUGHES. George Frederick Arthur, V-14227, CPO, 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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HUGHES, John Warrington, Able Seaman (A-5920) - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Saint John - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 3 July 1945.
Home: Toronto, Ontario.
HUGHES. John Warrington, A-5920, AB, RCNR, MID~[15.9.45]

"For good services in action with enemy U-Boat in the Western Approaches on 16th February 1945."

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

Details on the action in which HMCS Saint John (River Class Frigate - K456) sank U-309 in the Moray Firth, Scotland on 16 February 1945 can be found in Chapter 59 of the book "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HUMMEL, George Edward, Acting Warrant Writer - 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: Lion's Head, Ontario.
HUMMEL. George Edward, 0-34843, A/Wt/Wtr [1.3.45] RCNVR MBE~[5.1.46]

"This Officer joined the Canadian Naval Service in the early years of the war. Throughout his career, he has continued to give superior service, far beyond the ordinary call of duty, and he has, at all times, by his leadership, conscientious altitude, reliability and efficiency, upheld the high traditions set by the Royal Canadian Navy."

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HUMPHRIES, William George, Chief Engine Room Artificer (C-156) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 January 1943 and London Gazette of 1 January 1943.
Home: Port Dalhousie, Ontario.
HUMPHRIES. William George, 0-34900, CPO/ERA, C-156, RCNR
BEM~[9.1.43]
A/Wt(E)(Temp) [28.9.42] RCNR,
HMCS NEW GLASGOW (K320) Fr, stand by (7.7.43-22.12.43)
HMCS NEW GLASGOW (K320) Fr, (23.12.43-?) Lt(E)(Temp) [1.7.44]
Lt(E) [1.7.44] RCN(R)
HMCS ST. BONIFACE (J332) m/s, (22.3.46-?)
Medically unfit [29.5.46]

"Serving in one of HMC Auxiliary Cruisers since she was first commissioned, Chief Engine Room Artificer Humphries has consistently displayed initiative, zeal and an unswerving devotion to duty."

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HUNTER, John Rooke, Captain - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.
Home: London, Ontario.
Executive Officer, HMCS Niobe (Greenock, Scotland).
Then Commanding Officer, HMCS Niobe January 1944.
HUNTER. John Rooke, 0-35070, RCNVR Division, London A/Lt(Temp) [12.1.40] RCNVR
RCNVR Division, London, CO, (10.6.40-?)
HMCS HAMILTON (I24) DD, (11.6.42-?)
RCNVR Division, London, CO, (1.8.42-30.10.42)
HMCS PREVOST, RCNVR Division, London, CO, (1.11.42-1.1.44)
LCdr(Temp) [1.1.43]
HMCS NIOBE(D/S) XO (17.1.44-?)
Cdr(Temp) [1.7.45]
A/Capt(Temp)(WHA) [?]
Demobilized [6.11.45] OBE~[5.1.46]

"First, as Executive Officer, and later as Commanding Officer, HMCS NIOBE, the Canadian Naval establishment in Greenock, Scotland, Captain Hunter, by his energy and organizing ability, contributed exceptional service in the creation and maintenance of morale."

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HUNTER, Robert Laird Borden, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Bittersweet - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 January 1945 and London Gazette of 1 January 1945.
Executive Officer of HMCS Bittersweet which was a Flower Class Corvette (K182) early 1943 to March 1944.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Westmount (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J318) from 17 March 1944 to 25 March 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Dunvegan (Flower Class Corvette - K177) from 12 March 1945 to 3 July 1945.
HUNTER. Robert Laird Borden, 0-35090 Lt(Temp) [10.7.39] RCNVR
HMCS BITTERSWEET (K182) Cof, (7.12.42-?)
HMCS WESTMOUNT (J318) m/s, CO, (17.3.44-25.3.45) MID~[6.1.45]
HMCS DUNVEGAN (K177) Cof, CO, (12.3.45-3.7.45)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45] Demobilized [22.7.45]

"During almost continuous service at sea since October, 1940, this Officer has carried out his duties with outstanding energy and enthusiasm. Whilst Executive Officer for over a year, his competent performance of his duties and cheerful leadership under trying conditions were in a large measure responsible for maintaining HMCS Bittersweet in a high state of fighting efficiency."

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HUNTER, William Edward, Signalman (V-7562) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Otter - Awarded as per London Gazette of 4 November 1941 (no Canada Gazette).
HUNTER. William Edward, V-7562, Sig, RCNVR, MID~[4.11.41]

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

The sinking of HMCS Otter (Armed Yacht) after catching fire off of Halifax on 26 March 1941 with the loss of 19 crew is described in Chapter 6 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HURST, Allen, Chief Engine Room Artificer (A-728) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCNR / HMCS Regina - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 November 1943 and London Gazette of 29 June 1943.
Home: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
HURST. Allen, A-728, CPO/ERA, RCNR, DSM~[13.11.43]

"For skill and devotion to duty in the destruction of an Italian Submarine while serving in HMCS Regina."

Details of the sinking of Italian Submarine Avorio by HMCS Regina (Revised Flower Class Corvette - K234) on 8 February 1943 off Algeria in the Mediterranean is described in Chapter 24 of "The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945".

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HURTUBISE, Albert Joseph, Acting Leading Seaman (V-6971) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMCS Swansea - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 24 October 1944.
Home: Ottawa, Ontario. Born 1923.
Son of Sergeant Albert Hurtubise, Veteran’s Guard of Canada of 258 Patrick Street, Ottawa.
Educated at LaSalle Academy and Ottawa Technical School.
Employed by Stone’s Dairy.
Joined RCNVR in 1941 at age 18.
Served on HMCS Malpeque.
Served on HMCS Swansea.
HURTUBISE. Albert Joseph, V-6971, A/LS, RCNVR, MID~[20.1.45]

"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". The book describes how HMCS Swansea sent a whaler to the damaged U-Boat. One of the U-Boat officers pulled a pistol which was seen by Leading Seaman Hurtubise who grabbed his arm, hit the man and threw the gun overboard.

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HUSHER, John, Temporary Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 November 1943 and London Gazette of 19 October 1943. Home: London, Ontario.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Crusader (Destroyer - 228) from 8 July 1953 to 20 July 1953 (filling in while Executive Officer).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Haida (Destroyer - 215) from 7 April 1958 to 2 September 1960.
HUSHER. John, 0-35250, (London, ON)
S/Lt(Temp) [22.12.41] RCNVR,
Lt [22.12.42] MID [19.10.43]
Lt [22.10.43] RCN,
HMCS NOOTKA (R96) DD, (28.1.48-?)
HMCS CRUSADER (228) DD, XO, (2.4.51-?)
FOPC for StO(G) & RCNB Esquimalt for OIC Gunnery/Trg/Ctr (4.9.53-) LCdr [22.10.51]
HMCS CRUSADER (228) DD, CO, (8.7.53-20.7.53)
RCNB Halifax for Gunnery/School, OIC, (31.10.55-?)
A/Cdr(WHA) Cdr [1.1.58] CD~[?]
HMCS HAIDA (21
H5) DD, CO, (7.4.58-2.9.60) (130/17)
FOAC(E00) St/FOAC, (3.9.60-?) NMCJS/London/Niobe (E50) (7.2.63-?)
Tri/Service(E80) (Standardization) (30.8.63-?)

"For coolness and skill in damage control."

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HUTCHINGS, Frank Goddard, Acting Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCNR / HMCS Westmount - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. Home: Montreal, Quebec.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Westmount (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J318) from 15 September 1942 to 7 December 1943. Commanding Officer of HMCS Baddeck (Flower Class Corvette - K147) from 20 April 1944 to 23 July 1944.
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Coppercliffe (Castle Class Corvette - K495) from 25 July 1944 to 25 July 1945.
HUTCHINGS. Frank Goddard, 0-35320, Mate(Temp) [24.7.39] RCNR
HMS SNOWBERRY (K166) Cof, (3.7.41-?)
HMCS MEDICINE HAT (J256) m/s, (3.3.42-?) Lt(Temp) [24.7.41]
HMCS COMOX (J64) m/s, CO, (26.3.42-3.8.42)
HMCS WESTMOUNT (J318) m/s, CO, stand by (7.8.42-14.9.42)
HMCS WESTMOUNT (J318) m/s, CO, (15.9.42-18.3.43)
Lt(Temp) [24.7.40]
HMCS WESTMOUNT (J318) m/s, CO, (23.3.43-7.12.43)
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44] MID~[8.1.44]
HMCS BADDECK (K147) Cof, CO, (20.4.44-23.7.44)
HMCS COPPER CLIFF (K495) Coc, CO, stand by, (24.7.44)
HMCS COPPER CLIFF(K495) Coc, CO, (25.7.44-3.12.44)
LCdr [1.1.45]
HMCS COPPER CLIFF (K495) Coc, CO, (12.1.45-25.7.45)
Demobilized [25.9.45]

"This Officer stands out as an excellent example of a good Commanding Officer. Keen, energetic, capable and hardworking, he radiates an atmosphere of cheerful efficiency wherever he goes, and his unswerving devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the service."

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HUTCHINSON, Leonard Gordon, Petty Officer (V-233) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / MTB 464 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Home: Sydney, Nova Scotia. Served aboard MTB 464
HUTCHINSON. Leonard Gordon, V-233, PO, 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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HUTCHISON, Ralph Delamere, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 30 March 1946 and London Gazette of 11 December 1945. Home: Toronto, Ontario.
HUTCHISON. Ralph Delamere, 0-35380, S/Lt(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR
HMCS COLUMBIA (I04) DD, (18.8.41-?) Lt(Temp) [1.5.42]
MID~[30.3.46] Demobilized [10.1.46]

"For distinguished service during the war in Europe."

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HYSLOP, Clifton Thomas William, Sub-Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR / HMS Badsworth - Awarded as per London Gazette of 20 October 1942 (no Canada Gazette).
HYSLOP. Clifton Thomas William, 0-35460,
S/Lt,(Temp) [1.5.41] RCNVR
HMC ML 060(Q060) (6.9.41-28.10.41)
HMC ML 055(Q055) CO, (29.10.41-?.12.41) Lt(Temp) [12.2.42]
MID~[20.10.42] Demobilized [4.3.46]

"HMS Badsworth for good service in escort of a convoy to Malta. Recommended for devotion to duty, cheerfulness under trying conditions, and untiring efficient service."

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