In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Robert Grenville (Bob) Childs


Leading Cook, V8844, RCNVR


Born: 1915          Died: 1995


Citation for British Empire Medal - CHILDS, Robert Grenville, Leading Cook (S), V8844, British Empire Medal (BEM), RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946.  "During a period of over two years in one of His Majesty's Canadian destroyers, this rating has displayed outstanding zeal, efficiency, reliability and cheerfulness in the performance of his duties. His efforts and devotion to duty at all times have been an inspiration and stimulus to all with who he has come in contact."


Ships served in:

HAMILTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 30 Jun 1941.  Commenced Active Service 06 Aug 1941

HMS FORT YORK (Royal Navy Bangor Class Minesweeper) - Served in FORT YORK 13 Nov 1941 - 18 Dec 1941 as an Ass't Cook, RCNVR

HMCS SUDEROY VI - Served in SUDEROY VI 07 Mar 1942 - 22 Mar 1942 as a Ck (S), RCNVR

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN - Served in SASKATCHEWAN 31 May 1943 - 15 Jul 1945 as a Ck (S) and L/Ck (S), RCNVR. Rated L/CK (S) 15 Oct 1943

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 01 Dec 1945 - 21 Dec 1945







(RC01) Certificate of Service, Page 2  (RC02) Naval Service Form - Bob Childs volunteered for service in the Pacific  (RC03) Bob Childs' medals - British Empire Medal, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star w/France and Germany Bar, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-45  (RC04) HMCS SASKATCHEWAN iced up  (RC05) Looking astern on unknown ship. HMCS LOCKEPORT J100 in the upper left corner of the photo



(RC06) Article on Bob Childs receiving the British Empire Medal



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