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

 

* Sutton, Clare L., V68693, RCNVR - HMCS STONE TOWN - Section 1  //  Section 2.  Section 1 contains the diary preamble with information on various commonwealth nations, warships of the world, rank and trade badges, signalling, etc.  Section 2 contains Clare's written entries

 

* 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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