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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Gordon Arthur Beanlands, M.B.E., C.D.

 

Lieutenant (E), O-5114, RCN

 

Born: 1911, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Died: 03 May 1983, Tantallon, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

M.B.E. Citation:  BEANLANDS, Gordon Arthur, Acting Warrant Engineer - Member - Order of the British Empire (MBE), RCN - Awarded 28 Dec 1945 as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. "In spite of a physical handicap received as a result of enemy action while serving in HMCS Athabaskan, this Officer's tireless endeavour, without regard for health or personal desire, in the supervision of Naval Machine Shops in HMC Dockyard, Halifax, has contributed much to the refit and emergency repair of His Majesty's Canadian Ships engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic."

 

Ships served in:

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in Athabaskan as an ERA 2c (Service # 21423), RCN

HMCS SCOTIAN - Appointed to Scotian 29 May 1944 as a Warrant Engineer, RCN (Navy List Jul 1944)

HMCS SCOTIAN - Appointed to Scotian for Commodore Superintendent, Halifax, for Duty with Chief Engineer on 01 Jun 1944 as an A/Warrant Engineer, RCN (Navy List Sep 1944).  Appointed to Staff of Captain (E) 01 Jun 1944 (Navy List Apr 1946)

HMC DOCKYARD HALIFAX - Appointed to HMC Dockyard 10 Mar 1947 as a A/Wt (E), RCN (Navy List Jul 1947)

HMCS IROQUOIS - Appointed to Iroquois as a Cd Eng, RCN - 30 Oct 1949 (Navy List Jan 1950)

HMCS HAIDA - Appointed to Haida 13 Jan 1950 as a Cd Eng, RCN (Navy List Jul 1950)

HMCS WALLACEBURG - Appointed to Wallaceburg 01 Nov 1950 as a Cd Eng, RCN (Navy List Jan 1951)

HMCS DOCKYARD HALIFAX - Appointed to HMC Dockyard 04 Apr 1951 as a Cd (E), RCN (Navy List Apr 1952)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona 15 Jun 1953 as Lt (E)*, RCN, Staff Officer Engineering (Navy List Oct 1953)

HMCS CAPE BRETON - Appointed to Cape Breton 14 Mar 1955 as a Lt (E)* , RCN (Navy List Jul 1955)

HMC DOCKYARD HALIFAX - Appointed to HMC Dockyard 02 Mar 1956 as a Lt (E)*, RCN (Navy List Jul 1956)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona 14 Jul 1960 as a Lt (E), RCN

 

Article on four Beanlands brothers serving during WW2 - Gordon Arthur (ERA), Stewart Allison (CERA), Cecil John (ERA) and Herbert Leslie, Sergeant-Major, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

 

The Beanlands family in HMC Dockyard

Gordon Arthur Beanlands 4th from right

 

Courtesy of Bruce Beanlands

 

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