In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


John Penner Brock, D.S.C., M.I.D.


Lieutenant-Commander, O-8890, RCNVR


Died: 13 Dec 1990, Rothesay, New Brunswick


Citation for award of MID:  BROCK, John Penner, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR, HMCS BADDECK - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 8 January 1944 and London Gazette of 1 January 1944. 


"This Officer has been at sea for almost the whole of the war in the Battle of the Atlantic, and has, at all times set a very high standard of efficiency and wholehearted devotion to duty."



Citation for award of DSC: BROCK, John, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander, Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), RCNVR / HMCS LA HULLOISE - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1948.


"For gallantry, resolution and skill whilst serving in H.M. Ships Conn, Rupert, Redmills, Fitzroy, Byron, Grindall and Keats and H.M. Canadian Ships La Hulloise, Strathdam and Thetford Mines in successful anti U-Boat Warfare."



Ships served in:

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Appointed to ASSINIBOINE 23 Nov 1939 as a SLt, RCNVR

HMCS NIPIGON - Commanding Officer 12 May 1942 to 04 Oct 1942 as a Lt, RCNVR

HMCS BADDECK - Commanding Officer 06 Oct 1942 to 17 Aug 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR

HMCS LA HULLOISE - Commanding Officer 10 Apr 1944 (while ship was under construction) to 02 Sep 1945. 1st Commanding officer



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