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John Cameron Adams


AB, V17001, RCNVR


Born:  06 Apr 1913, London, Ontario


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


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ADAMS, John Cameron, AB, V17001, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07 - husband of Ida Eileen Adams of London, ON.


He was the first to join the ‘RCNVR London Division” which was formed in August of 1938. He enlisted at HMCS Prevost in London and served aboard the destroyer HMCS Skeena. He was lost at sea, age 31, when the destroyer HMCS Athabaskan was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944.


Ships served in:


HMCS SKEENA - Served in Skeena 24 Apr 1940 - 01 Jun 1941 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to Athabaskan 04 Feb 1943 as an AB, RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service record  (3) Report of Death  (4) Letter informing the wife of AB Adams that he is missing after the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan G07


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