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Joseph A. Roberts

 

Lt, RCNVR / Commander, O-62610, RCNR

 

Born: 28 Apr 1912, Redruth, England          Died: 25 Oct 2004, Victoria, BC

 

ROBERTS, Joseph A. - Born April 28, 1912 in Redruth, England. Passed away October 25, 2004. Predeceased by his wife, Beverly. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Marilyn (Jack) and 5 nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated. (Victoria Times Colonist 29 Oct 2004)

 

Joseph served as the Naval Aide for the Lt. Governor of British Columbia - G.R. Peakes

 

Ships served in:  

HMCS LETHBRIDGE - Appointed to Lethbridge 22 Apr 1943 as SLt, RCNVR.  Appointed Lt, RCNVR with seniority 13 Jul 1943 (Canadian Navy List Nov 1943)  Appointed XO 27 Dec 1943.  Appointed CO 18 Aug 1944 - 9th Commanding Officer

HMCS STE THERESE - Appointed to Ste Therese 22 Feb 1945 as Lt, RCNVR (Canadian Navy List Mar 1945)

HMCS DISCOVERY - ships served in for summer training while at HMCS Discovery listed below

HMCS CAYUGA - Appointed to Cayuga 20 Jul 1953 as Lt, RCNR

HMCS BROCKVILLE - Served in Brockville 23 Jul 1954 - 23 Aug 1954 as TAS officer

HMCS CORDOVA - Served in Cordova 20 Jun 1955 - 01 Jul 1955 as a LCdr, RCNR

HMCS NEW GLASGOW - Served in New Glasgow 04 Aug 1958 - 15 Aug 1958 as Cdr, RCNR

HMCS SKEENA - Served in Skeena 03 Aug 1959 - 15 Aug 1959 as Cdr, RCNR

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(1) Joseph Roberts, RCNVR, 0-62610 at HMCS Kings, Kings College, NS  (2) Newspaper clipping on the wedding of Lt Hamilton McClymont, RCNVR to Miss Zoe Annis Cook  (3) Officer conduct report for SLt Joseph Roberts, HMCS Kings from 16 Nov 1942 - 21 Apr 1943  (4) Officer conduct report for Joseph Roberts as Anti-Submarine officer on HMCS Lethbridge - 16 Jun 1943 - 23 Dec 1943  (5) Memorandum dated 01 Feb 1944 noting Lt Joseph Roberts for the Navigators Course  (6) Document appointing Joseph Roberts as a Probationary Sub-Lieutenant dated 18 Aug 1942  (7) Officer conduct report for Prob SLt Joseph Roberts at HMCS Kings - dated 14 Nov 1942  (8) Officer conduct report for LCdr Joseph Roberts, RCN(R) at HMCS Naden - dated 07 Nov 1951

 

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(9) Officer conduct report for LCdr Joseph Roberts, RCN(R) at HMCS Naden - dated 15 Jul 1952  (10) Officer conduct report for LCdr Joseph Roberts, RCN(R) on HMCS Cayuga - dated 21 Sep 1953  (11) Officer conduct report for Joseph Roberts as TAS Officer on HMCS Brockville - dated 23 Aug 1954  (12) Officer conduct report for LCdr Joseph Roberts on HMCS Cordova - dated 06 Jul 1955  (13) Officer conduct report for Cdr Joseph Roberts at HMCS Naden - dated 08 Aug 1956  (14) Officer conduct report for Cdr Joseph Roberts at HMCS Naden - dated 24 Jul 1957  (15) Officer conduct report for Cdr Joseph Roberts on HMCS New Glasgow - date 15 Aug 1958

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(16) Officer conduct report for Cdr Joseph Roberts at HMCS Discovery - dated 03 Oct 1958  (17) Officer conduct report for Cdr Joseph Roberts on HMCS Skeena - dated 17 Aug 1959  (18) Officer conduct report for Cdr Joseph Roberts at HMCS Discovery - dated 09 Nov 1962  (19)  Orders appointing SLt J. Roberts to HMCS Lethbridge on 22 Apr 1943  (20) Appointment of Lt Joseph Roberts to XO of HMCS Lethbridge eff: 27 Dec 1943  (21) Watchkeeping Certificate for Lt Joseph Roberts dated: 14 Dec 1943

 

From the photo album of Joseph Roberts

 

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