For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Robert Wylie

 

Stoker 1st class, V66614, RCNVR

 

Born: 10 Jul 1924, Galt, Ontario          Died: 1973, Cambridge (Galt), Ontario

 

Robert served in the RCNVR during WW2 as a Stoker 1st Class.  After being demobilized he returned to Galt and married on June 1, 1946. They raised six children, Robert, Sylvia, Richard, William, Cynthia and Robin.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS STAR - Enlisted 20 Jul 1943. Commenced active service 04 Aug 1943.

HMCS YORK - 30 Dec 1943 - 20 Mar 1944

HMCS LAUZON - Served in Lauzon 31 Aug 1944 - 11 Nov 1945 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR. Commissioning crew.

HMCS STAR - 20 Nov 1945 - 21 Dec 1945. Demobilized 21 Dec 1945

 

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(1) Portrait of Seaman Wylie  (2) Service file (pdf)  (3) High School entrance certificate  (4) Postcard - HMCS Cornwallis mascot  (5) Postcard - HMCS Cornwallis - H-Hut. One of buildings where recruits lived while on course  (6) Postcard - H-Huts at HMCS Cornwallis  (7) Postcard - Winston Churchill on the quarterdeck of HMS Prince of Wales for the Atlantic Charter conference

 

Richard's Motor Operators course while he was drafted to HMCS York

 

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