In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Paul Thomas James

 

Stoker 1st Class, RCNVR

 

Born: 11 Nov 1923

 

Died: 21 Sep 2014, Orillia, Ontario

 

JAMES, Paul Thomas - WWII Veteran - Royal Canadian Navy; Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 488, Brechin Suddenly at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the age of 90. Paul James, of Orillia and formerly of Big Cedar Estates, beloved husband of the late Sheila Jessie James (nee Davidson) Special companion of Marj McCurrach. Loving father of David (Joanne) of Markham, Gary (Patricia) of Cobourg, Brian (Wendie) of Mississauga. Grandfather of Mathew (Beverley), Steven (Colleen), Mark (Ashley), Adam (Wynne), Erin (Stephen), Tracy (Patrick), Tara (Keith) and great-grandfather of 14. Brother of the late Marjorie Warner. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews. The late Mr. Paul James will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia on Thursday from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Friday morning, September 26th at 11 o'clock. Interment St. Andrew's- St. James' Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. (The Toronto Star 24 Sep 2014)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS ST BONIFACE - Served in ST BONIFACE 1943-1944

 


 

Paul Thomas James - Memory Board

 

Individual scans of photos are below the memory board

 

 


 

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(PJ02) Stoker Paul James - 1943  (PJ03) Paul James - May 1943  (PJ04) At Roy Roman's home at the Arm in Halifax - Paul James on the right with a pipe  (PJ05) Paul and Sheila James on their wedding day, Toronto, ON - 05 May 1945  (PJ06) Paul and Sheila James - Family wedding photo - 05 May 1945

 

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  (PJ07) Portrait of Paul James in his Legion uniform

 


 

(PJ08) Training at HMCS CORNWALLIS

 


 

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(PJ09) Paul James on HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 just forward of the after gun mount  (PJ10) USN Blimp searching for U-boats  (PJ11) Paul James with shipmates on HMCS ST BONIFACE J332  (PJ12-PJ13) HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 iced-up all the way to New York

 

* PJ11 - Click here to view the photo with sailors numbered for identification

 

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(PJ14) HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 conducting a stern fueling at sea  (PJ15) HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 Christmas card  (PJ16) Frigate HMS GLENARM K258 approaching HMCS ST BONIFACE J332  (PJ17) HMCS GALT K163 at St. John's, NFLD  (PJ18) Unknown frigate alongside HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 

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(PJ19-PJ23) Unknown sailor on HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 

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(PJ24) Shipmates Pete Dalphe and Jack Dyso  (PJ25) HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 jacket patch - based on the ship's badge  (PJ26) Convoy escorts in line ahead - photo taken from HMCS ST BONIFACE J332  (PJ27) A foggy day at sea - with a ship barely visible, approaching HMCS ST BONIFACE J332  (PJ28) HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 bites into a wave in heavy seas

 

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(PJ29) Paul James and shipmates on weekend R&R  (PJ30) Stray dog that was on HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 for a while  (PJ31) Stoker Al Gardener on HMCS ST BONIFACE, Halifax, NS  (PJ32) Stoker Paul James on HMS ST BONIFACE J332, Halifax, NS  (PJ33) Stokers from HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 on the jetty with HMCS ALGONQUIN R17 in the background

 

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(PJ34-PJ37) Unknown sailors on HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 

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(PJ38) HMCS VALLEYFIELD K329 - taken not long before she was torpedoed and sunk  (PJ39) Tribal Class destroyer HMCS IROQUOIS G89  (PJ40) Damage of HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 after her collision with the freighter SS EMPIRE CHAMOIS on 18 Apr 1945 in the Halifax approaches as the freighter was forming up for convoy SC173  (PJ41) Unknown sailor sitting on the damaged fo'c's'le of HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 

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(PJ42-PJ43) Troopship Ile De France in convoy  (PJ44) Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC)  (PJ45) Anti-aircraft balloon - possibly somewhere in England

 


 

(PJ46) Volunteers for the Pacific Theatre before they go on leave

 

Webmaster's note: it is not known if these sailors are all from ST BONIFACE J332 or if the are from various ships

 


 

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HMCS U-190 (former German U-boat U-190) arrives in Halifax

 


 

Articles on the opening of HMCS CORNWALLIS

 

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(PJ51) Navy "City" at Deep Brook to Training Fighting Seamen - The Halifax Herald, 08 Jul 1943

 

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(PJ52-PJ53) Article on the opening of HMCS CORNWALLIS - Halifax Herald, 08 Jul 1943  (PJ54) Captain J.C.I. Edwards and G. McClintock, CO and XO of HMCS CORNWALLIS - The Evening Telegram, Toronto, 07 Jul 1943  (PJ55) The gym at HMCS CORNWALLIS under construction - The Evening Telegram, Toronto, 07 Jul 1943  (PJ56) Pal, the mascot of HMCS CORNWALLIS with Wrens Kay Reyburn and Joan Warren and Chief Gunner's Mate V. Burd  

 

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(PJ57) Empire's Largest Navy Base was Hayfield Year Ago - The Evening Telegram, Toronto, 07 Jul 1943  (PJ58-PJ61) Training at HMCS CORNWALLIS - The Evening Telegram, Toronto,  07 Jul 1943

 

(PJ61) Paul James' position indicated in the photo

 


 

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(...) Article on the death of Lt Charles Bonnell DSC recounted by Lt Alan Moreton - The Evening Telegram, Toronto - 09 Mar 1945  (...) William Edward, son of SLt (E) and Mrs. Carl B. Britnell christened on ship  (...) Army Casualties are Announced by Minister

 


 

(JP08) HMCS ST BONIFACE crew members from Toronto, ON - 1944

 

This photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 


 

(JP09) Officers of HMCS BONIFACE J332 

 

This photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 


 

(JP10) Crew of HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

Date unknown

 

This photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 


 

(JP11) Crew of HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

1943-1944

 

This photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS ST BONIFACE J332

 


 

(JP12) Reunion of former crewmembers of HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 in 1994

 

Ship's bell of HMCS ST BONIFACE J332 on display at the reunion in 1994

 


 

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