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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Service information for: 


Frederick Roy Stewart 


Able Seaman, Seaman Gunner


Fred was part of the Commissioning Crew and Paying Off crew for HMCS West York.  While on the West York his action station was the forward gun. After the war Fred joined the police force and eventually became the Chief of Police for the Town of Hespeler Police Department. He went on to be a Senior Officer with the Waterloo Regional Police Force in 1973 when the City of Cambridge amalgamated Galt, Preston and Hespeler and Waterloo Regional Police Force.


As of Feb 2019, Fred is alive and well at the young age of 93 and still living on his own.

Ships served in:

HMCS WEST YORK - Commissioning / Paying Off crew

HMCS SAULT STE MARIE - Served in the Soo for 6 months after the end of WW2


Seaman Fred Stewart

Courtesy of Fred Stewart



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