In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Ernest George (Ernie) Edwards


Petty Officer, RCNVR


Born: 1921           Died: 1992


Both Ernie and his brother Henry served in HMCS Iroquois G89 during WW2. While serving in IROQUOIS, Ernie fell overboard. Word got to his brother and he headed to the upper decks where he was told his brother was being brought onboard. Henry arrived at the sickbay before Ernie, and soaked by sea spray, they thought he was the one who had gone over so they started plying him with rum. Of course he said nothing but was found out when Ernie was brought in.


Ernie's brother, PO Henry Thomas Edwards, served in the Navy during the Second World War.


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Petty Officer Ernie Edwards on board HMCS IROQUOIS G89



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