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Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Ervin (Ervie) Albert Hall, E.A. 3c, RCNVR

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Ervin Albert Hall, E.A. 3c, RCNVR

 

Born: 12 Mar 1920   Crossed the Bar: 01 Jun 1979

 

Enlisted 08 Jun 1942 at HMCS Hunter

 

HMCS Hunter 08 Jun 1942 - 07 Aug 1942 (commenced active service 03 Aug 1942)

 

HMCS Star - 08 Aug 1942 - 15 Feb 1943

 

HMCS Stadacona - 15 Feb 1943 - 26 Apr 1943

 

HMCS Cornwallis - 27 Apr 1943 - 31 May 1943

 

HMCS Stadacona - 01 Jun 1943 - 17 Sep 1943

 

HMCS Cornwallis - 18 Sep 1943 - 16 Oct 1943

 

HMCS Stadacona - 17 Oct 1943 - 21 Nov 1943

 

HMS Georgetown - 22 Nov 1943 - 11 Dec 1943

 

HMCS Stadacona  - 12 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943

 

HMS Persian  - 18 Dec 1943 - 22 Jan 1944

 

HMCS Niobe - 23 Jan 1944 - 08 Mar 1944

 

HMCS Monnow - 09 Mar 1944 - 07 Jun 1945

 

HMCS Niobe - 08 Jun 1945 - 19 Aug 1945

 

HMCS Peregrine - 20 Aug 1945 - 29 Aug 1945

 

HMCS Hunter 30 Aug 1945 - 22 Nov 1945

 

Demobilized 22 Nov 1945 at HMCS Hunter

 

Photo: Petty Officer Ervin Hall, Bristol, UK, Feb 1944

Letter from the Recruiting Officer, HMCS Hunter to Ervin Hall, 03 Jun 1942

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

Newspaper article on Petty Officers donating blood during Navy Week

The Hamilton Spectator 12 Aug 1942

Ervin Hall - Upper photo right side, middle, standing, white shirt.

The story behind the story - My dad couldn't swim a stroke. All new recruits were expected to swim a 100 yards but the swimming test could be avoided if you attended the blood donor clinic. It is quite possible that all those in the top photo couldn't swim either.

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

Windsor Boys Join Navy

Newspaper article on Jim Simpson and Ervin Hall departing Windsor for Hamilton

The Windsor Star, Friday, 02 Aug 1942, page 3

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

Ontario to Nova Scotia - Train Station, Campbellton, New Brunswick, 01 Mar 1943

 

               

 

(1) Train Station, Campbellton, NB  (2) Bill Christie, Jim Simpson, Jack Macintosh, Ted Squires & Truman Stephens

(3) Ervin Hall   (4) Jimmy Simpson  (5) Stevy aka Truman Sephens  (6) Captain Paul - after arrival in Halifax

 

"The train left Montreal Sunday evening and we were able to sleep on the train"

 

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

Boarding house - at /  near Cornwallis

 

L-R: Unknown, Stephens, Simpson, Christie & Hall

 

My dad's landlady, Alice Isabelle Hattie Walker, became his step-mother. My grandfather travelled to Halifax to see Dad, met the landlady and they proceeded to exchange letters. They married in May 1945 - his 2nd and her 1st.

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

Petty Officer Ervin Hall, Bristol, England, Feb 1944

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

Dave Coton (left) and Ervin Hall

"Two Salts or One Salt and a Half"

"Dave is Yeoman - Yeoman is the name for Petty Officer Signalman"

"note the expanding front"

Courtesy of Susan McPhedran

 

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