For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
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
(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