In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


James Clifford (Jim) Stanley


Able Seaman, Radar III, V81451, RCNVR


Born: 28 Jan 1926, Toronto, Ontario


         Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


STANLEY, James Clifford, AB, V81451, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of William E. and Florence Irene Stanley, of Toronto, ON.


Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 16 Mar 1944. Commenced Active Service 23 Mar 1944

HMCS ELK - Served in ELK 05 Aug 1944 - 10 Aug 1944 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS

HMCS COBALT - Served in COBALT 28 Aug 1944 - 26 Nov 1944

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 03 Dec 1944 as an OS, RCNVR. Rated AB 23 Mar 1945


James C. Stanley

Service documents for AB James Stanley, RCNVR


Back: L-R Bill, Irene and Gladys Stanley

Front: James C. Stanley and their mother Florence Irene (Irwin) Stanley

James C. Stanley - back row, left


James C. Stanley shortly before leaving home


James C. Stanley, standing, 1st on left

This is the last known photo of James Stanley before he lost his life in the sinking of HMCS ESQUIMALT


William E. Stanley (left), his wife Florence (Irwin) Stanley (right) and 3 of their 4 children (L-R) Gladys, James and Irene.


This was the last family photo with James C. Stanley taken at his parents house



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