In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Claude Ross Campbell

 

Petty Officer, V6572, RCNVR

 

Born: 18 Mar 1920, White Lakes, Ontario

 

Died: 07 Feb 1983, Ottawa, Ontario

 

CAMPBELL, Claude Ross - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Claude Campbell at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on February 7, 1983, with his family at his side.

 

Son of the late John (Jack) and Bertha (Hanson) Campbell. Dear brother of Boyd (Waveny), Lillian (late Clyde) McCulloch, Glenda (Joe) Lannigan and Lorna (Jack) Murdoch. Loving Husband of Luella for 40 years and dear father of Hal (Kristen) and Connie. Son-in-law of the late George and Willow Legree and brother-in-law to Willis (Isobel) Legree, Eldon and Ella Legree, and Dalton and Marie Robertson. An uncle to many nephews and nieces.

 

Claude proudly served in the RCNVR during 1940-1945 and participated in the Battle of the Atlantic.  Following the war, Claude briefly worked with his father at the family sawmill/lumbering business. Thereafter he enjoyed a 33-year career with Ontario Hydro up until his death.

 

Visitation will be at the Boyce Funeral Home in Arnprior, Ontario. Claude will be buried at the White Lake cemetery in the spring.

 

Ships served in:

OTTAWA DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 17 Sep 1940

HMS AURANIA (Royal Navy Armed Merchant Cruiser) - Served in Aurania 07 Jan 1941 - 24 Feb 1941

HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in Annapolis 24 Feb 1941 - 26 Mar 1941

HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in Annapolis 03 Apr 1941 - 30 Sep 1942 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 16 Jun 1941. AB Campbell was serving in Annapolis when she and HMS Witch provided assistance to convoy ON-127 in September 1942.

HMCS GASPE - Served in Gaspe 18 Jun 1943 - 26 Feb 1945 an an AB, A/LS and A/PO, RCNVR.  Rated A/LS 15 Jul 1943. Rated A/PO 15 Apr 1944

HMCS CARLETON - Served in Carleton 07 Jun 1945 - 23 Jun 1945 as a PO, RCNVR.  Demobilized 23 Jun 1945

 


 

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(CC01) Claude's Attestation form  (CC02 - CC03) Pages 1-3 of Claude's Certificate of Service  (CC05) Claude's Service Summary.  (Note: It is not unusual for this to differ from the Certificate of Service as it is created after a review of the service file and usually contains corrections not noted on the Certificate of Service.)

 

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(CC06) Verification form for Campaign Stars and Medals

 


 

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(CC07) Claude and Luella Campbell on their wedding day  (CC08) Luella, Claude (with cast on his foot) and Claude's mother-in-law Willow.  Claude fell off his motorcycle, an Indian Scout, while home on leave and broke his right foot  (CC09) Ivan Kippen (left) of Arnprior, Ontario,  Luella and PO Claude Campbell  (CC10) Luella and PO Claude Campbell, Halifax  (CC11) Claude Campbell and airman Arthur Deacon, both from the Village of White Lake, Ontario

 

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(CC12) Unidentified sailor in Claude Campbell's collection  (CC13) Claude Campbell playing guitar  (CC14) Seaman Claude Campbell - shortly after enlisting in the RCNVR  (CC15) PO Claude Campbell in Halifax  (CC16) Claude Campbell (left) and friend, Halifax

 

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(CC17) Claude Campbell by the Supertest gas pump in front of general store owned by Ernie and Nettie Box in Village of White Lake - 1940  (CC18) Claude Campbell at the RCN Hospital Halifax - Claude 1st on left - remainder unknown  (CC19) Seaman Torpedoman Claude Campbell  (CC20) L-R: Geordie Cunningham, Luella and PO Claude Campbell  (CC21) PO Claude Campbell and Luella Campbell in Halifax

 

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(CC22) Jake Kells and Claude Campbell

 


 

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(CC23) HMCS ANNAPOLIS I04 (outboard ship) at St. John's, NFLD  (CC24 L-R: Kennedy, Campbell, Simms, Gill, Dicks, Kneen on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC25) Bringing in the whaler on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC26) Depth charge exploding astern of HMCS ANNAPOLIS during a training exercise (CC27) Ice-covered depth charges on the quarterdeck of HMCS ANNAPOLIS (webmaster's note:  even in moderate seas her quarterdeck was awash)

 

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(CC28) HMCS ANNAPOLIS towing a corvette  (CC29) L-R: Unknown, Campbell, Simms, Kells on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC30) HMCS ANNAPOLIS - looking forward from just aft of the torpedo tubes  (CC31) Unidentified sailors working on the depth charges on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC32) LTO Claude Campbell (left) with shipmate on the stern of HMCS ANNAPOLIS

 

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(CC33) HMCS ANNAPOLIS (senior ship) leading corvettes  (CC34) Depth charge rails on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC35) Claude Campbell (front) looking a little dirty after maintenance duties on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC36) Breech clear.  Sailors jacking around on HMCS ANNAPOLIS.  Claude Campbell being held by gun breech  (CC37) Boat deck on HMCS ANNAPOLIS

 

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(CC38) HMCS ANNAPOLIS in dry dock.  This photo is shortly after her commission in the RCN as she still has all four of the funnels  (CC39) No 1 gun on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC40) HMCS HAMILTON I24  (CC41) Battleship HMS REVENGE  (CC42) Shipmates ashore - Campbell, Kells, Lawrence

 

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(CC43) Sailors on the quarterdeck of HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC44) HMCS HAMILTON I24  (CC45) "On watch at guns" on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC46) USS WOOLSEY DD-437  (CC47) Unidentified 4-stacker  

 

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(CC48) Troopship "EMPRESS OF RUSSIA"  (CC49) USS ERICKSON  (CC50) Freighter in convoy  (CC51) Jack Kells on the after gun mount on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC52) Gun crews at forward gun on HMCS ANNAPOLIS

 

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(CC53) Sailors on the quarter deck of HMCS ANNAPOLIS.  Claude Campbell 1st on right  (CC54) Unidentified sailor on HMCS ANNAPOLIS   (CC55) Sailors on the quarterdeck of HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Claude Campbell 1st on right  (CC56) Torpedo tubes on HMCS ANNAPOLIS  (CC57) A corvette and a Dutch submarine

 

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(CC58) Sailor sitting on ready-use ammunition rack for the after gun mount on HMCS ANNAPOLIS

 


 

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 (CC59) HMS WOLFE - likely taken when Claude was serving in HMS AURANIA (note that photo is double exposed over group of sailors)  (CC60) Sailors on unknown ship - possibly HMS AURANIA.  Claude Campbell 2nd from right  (CC61) Sailors in their bunks on unknown ship - possibly HMCS ANNAPOLIS

 

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(CC62) unknown harbour front  (CC63) HMCS ALGONQUIN R17 - believed to be in Halifax  (CC64) HMCS COMOX J64

 


 

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