Wartime Diaries

 


 

 

Below are names of sailors who kept some sort of diary or record of their ships movements and events that happened during World War 2. Their diaries have been published here, for posterity's sake.

 

 

Backosti, John, Stoker - while serving in HMCS Prince Henry 03 Jan 1944 - 29 Mar 1945

 

Brown, Thomas Lawrence, Sto 1c, RCN - HMCS UGANDA - Transcription.  note: due to the age of the diary and stains, some parts were difficult to transcribe and man contain errors.

 

Burton, George, VR3229, RNCVR - George's WW1 diary while he was onboard minesweepers in UK waters.

 

Byway, Joseph - HMCS FENNEL K194, HMS ARETHUSA, HMCS ALGONQUIN R17

 

Callow, Charles - HMCS NEW WATERFORD K321

 

Devonshire, George - HMCS WASKESIU K330

 

Hawes, Steven W. - HMCS MIRAMICHI J169

 

Horst, Amon - HMCS SKEENA

 

Innes, Austin C., Tel, RCNVR - HMCS NEW WATERFORD K321

 

Lees, Joseph Ambrose Walter - HMCS ARRAS J15, HMCS ARVIDA K113, HMCS PORTAGE J331, HMCS SUMMERSIDE K141

 

Lees, Joseph Ambrose Walter - HMCS ARVIDA K113

 

Matthews, Russell, LSCR1, RCN - HMCS NOOTKA R96 - 1st Korean War Tour.  Matthew started his diary on 01 Jan 1950 shortly after he joined the Navy.  His first entry on NOOTKA'S Korean war tour is 25 Nov 1950, page 168 of the PDF file.

 

Pearson, Robert E. - HMCS SWANSEA K328

 

Richmond, Robert V. - HMCS ST FRANCIS I93, HMCS VISON

 

Silvester, Jim - HMCS QUESNEL K133, HMCS INCH ARRAN K667, HMCS ONTARIO

 

Tipson, Andrew (Andre) - HMCS JOLIETTE

 

 

Diaries posted on other websites

 

Deguire, Real Joseph - HMCS ALGONQUIN - Juno Beach Centre

 

Fortune, Terry - Part 1  -  Part 2  - CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

 

MacFarlane, George R. Cdr  - HMCS PRINCE ROBERT - The Nauticapedia

 

Wilson, J. Ronald, PO - cbrnp.com

 


 

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