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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

William Donald Brown

 

Stoker Petty Officer, RCNVR

 

Died: 2001

 

BROWN, William Donald - Veteran W.W. II,  R.C.N.V.R. Entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Friday, April 27th, 2001. Bill Brown, in his 78th year, was the beloved husband of Doris Wisby of Sturgeon Point. Loving father of his daughter Janne of Stratford, and sons Doug and his wife Jocelyn of Ottawa, Paul and his wife Alison of Vancouver, and Bill of Stratford. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Lindsay, Amanda, Joey, Robyn, Jessica, Graeme, and Katrina. Survived by his sister Ida Mae Noble of Sturgeon Point and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Brown will be resting at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with complete Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 1st at 1:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, or the Toronto Regional Cancer Centre Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated. The family wishes to express their thanks to the doctors and nurses of Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Ross Memorial Hospital and the Access Centre of Lindsay. The Globe and Mail 30 Apr 2001)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS BRANTFORD - Served in Brantford 20 Oct 1942 - 06 Apr 1944

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN - Served in Saskatchewan 15 Sep 1944 - 13 Oct 1945

 


 

(WB00) Stoker Training Course

ORION Class, 02 Oct 1942

HMCS CORNWALLIS, Halifax, NS

 

(21) William D. Brown

 

This photo has been added to the HMCS CORNWALLIS trades course photo page with names on back of the photo transcribed.

 


 

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(WB01) Big Brownie (Doug Brown) (left), Little Brownie (William Donald Brown) (centre) and Bryant on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB02) Unidentified sailors by the 4-inch gun on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB03) "Spud" Island chipping ice on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB04) Barber by the depth charge thrower on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB05) Bryant (left) and Bill Brooks on HMCS BRANTFORD K218

 

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(WB06) "Doug visits Brantford" L-R: William Brown, Bryant, and Doug Harrison  (WB07) L-R: Unknown, William Brown and Doug Harrison on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB08) Engine room air intakes and bandstand (after gun platform) on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB09) "Friendly I hope". Unidentified sailors on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB10) HMCS BRANTFORD (foreground) iced-up. Unknown ship on horizon making smoke

 

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(WB11) Bryant on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB12) Unidentified sailor on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB13-WB15) Convoy seen from HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB15) 

 

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(WB16) Unknown merchant ships and tug  (WB17) Unidentified sailor with chipping hammer on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB18) unidentified sailors on HMCS BRANTFORD K218.  Note the ice on the ship and one sailor holding a safety rope  (WB19) William Brown on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB20) Unidentified destroyer, possibly USN

 

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(WB21) Depth charge rails on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB22) William Brown and Doug Brown on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB23-WB24) Bryant and Doug Brown on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB25) Unidentified sailor on HMCS BRANTFORD K218 impersonating Adolph Hitler

 

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(WB26) Unidentified sailors on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB27) Unidentified sailor on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB28) Engine room air intakes and Carley float on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB29) Depth charge rails and White Ensign on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB30) Unidentified sailor on HMCS BRANTFORD K218

 

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(WB31) Unidentified sailor on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB32) HMCS TRURO J268  (WB33) Corvette following astern of HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB34) Unidentified sailors by the 4-inch gun on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB35) Two unidentified sailors with ASDIC, the ship's mascot supervising, on HMCS BRANTFORD K218

 

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(WB36) William Brown sitting in an engine room air intake on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB37) Unidentified sailors on watch by the after gun platform on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB38) Sailors jacking around on the boat deck of HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB39-WB40) Ship's boat on HMCS BRANTFORD K218 turned out and ready for use

 

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(WB41) Merchant ship, running high out of the water with no cargo, passed by HMCS BRANTFORD K218.  Note the stern gun on the merchant ship  (WB42) Unknown corvette  (WB43) Bill Brooks (right) and unknown shipmate on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB44) Unknown merchant ship  (WB45) Merchant ships in convoy. Not the deck gun on the stern of the ship

 

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(WB46) Depth charge rails and White Ensign on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB47) Blimp flying past HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB48) Doug Brown and William Brown on HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB49) William Brown on the boat deck of HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB50) Unknown corvette

 

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(WB61) "Out the Port"  (WB62)  ASDIC, the ship's mascot of HMCS BRANTFORD K218  (WB63) Danny O'Brien, Sto PO  (WB64) Unidentified sailor on HMCS BRANTFORD K218 holding ASDIC, the ship's mascot  (WB65) An ERA on HMCS BRANTFORD K218

 


 

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( WB66) Unidentified PO on HMCS SASKATCHEWAN H70  (WB67) Unidentified PO bringing 2 female guests aboard HMCS SASKATCHEWAN H70  (WB68-WB69) William Brown (left) and shipmate with their guests aboard HMCS SASKATCHEWAN H70

 

(WB70) HMCS SASKATCHEWAN H70

 

(WB71) HMCS SASKATCHEWAN H70

 


 

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