For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Gilbert John Smith

 

Coder, V52524, RCNVR

 

Born 21 Oct 1923, Montreal, Quebec

 

Died: 19 Jul 2019

 

Gilbert Smith John - John volunteered for the RCNVR on 11 Jan 1943 at HMCS Montreal, Montreal, QC.  He commenced active service on 08 Mar 1943 and was sent to HMCS St Hyacinthe in Quebec, the RCN's Communications Training School and became a Coder.  Gilbert was part of the commissioning crew for HMCS Frontenac and served in her from 26 Oct 1943 until the end of the war. He was demobilized at HMCS Donnacona on 28 Aug 1945. After the war he got his journalists degree and became a successful sports journalist and author. He was a pleasant soul who could real story's for hours on end. He had a good life.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS MONTREAL - Volunteered 11 Jan 1943

HMCS FRONTENAC - Served in Frontenac 26 Oct 1943 - 05 Jun 1943 as an O/Coder and Coder, RCNVR.  Rated Coder 08 Oct 1944.  Commissioning crew.

HMCS DONNACONA - Demobilized 28 Aug 1945

 

 

Crossed the Bar Index

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT