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Photos and Documents from the Collection of

H.J. SIMMONS

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H.J. (Jack) Simmons, RCNVR

 

HMCS Saskatchewan H70

 

The photos here are from the photo album of H.J. Simmons that was donated to RCSCC Bowmanville, Ont.  This album was scanned and some of the photo relating to Jack's wartime service are shown here.  Not all the photos are posted here - some have been placed in the galleries of the ship they pertain to. From the photos is appears that Jack served on HMCS Saskatchewan H70 but it is also possible he served on Fairmile MLs Q053, Q088 and Q099 as there were 3 Christmas cards in this album from those three Fairmiles with Jack's signature. If you have any info about any photos from the HJ Simmon's collection or Jack's time in the RCN, please send me an EMAIL.  Thank you

This photo was labeled Jack and Bill Shill on HMCS Saskatchewan. In this photo they are on the fo'c's'le of a Fairmile motor launch.  It is not known if, when this photo was taken, they were still crew members of HMCS Saskatchewan H70 and had a photo taken on a Fairmile or if the photo was mis-labelled and they were in fact crew members of one of the Fairmiles.

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

S.T. Class 5, May 1943

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

 

1st Row: H. Sanderson, B. Fallin, Jack Simmons, W. Robinson, D. Herman, J.E. Clancy

2nd Row: H. Parnell, G.H. Olsen, B. Cormack, J. Bloomer, M. Eurke, M.R. Jenkins, William Rudy

3rd Row: N.J. Lowman, L. Helm, L.S. KelseyV.E. Hemelmass??, S.G. Johnston

This image is double exposed but shows two unknown destroyers with a submarine between them.  Date and place unknown

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Unknown destroyer

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

unknown sailor

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

unknown group of sailors enjoying some beach time

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

unknown sailor

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

unknown sailor

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

(L-R): H.J. (Jack) Simmons, unknown, William Brown

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

George Parker

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

George Faraday, Halifax, May 1942

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

George Faraday on unknown ship, Sep 1942

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Albert Brown, Nov 1940

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Albert Brown, Jan 1942

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Doug Watson, 1941

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

H.J. Simmons (left) and friends in Kingston, Jamaica

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Newspaper article on 3 brothers who are on active service - Albert, Robert and William Brown

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Robert Brown 1940

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

William Brown 1940

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Newspaper article on the warships of the RCN that were lost during WW II

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Wedding announcement for Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Simmons

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

University Avenue Toronto 1942

William and Robert Brown are in this group

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville


Newspaper article on 100 new entries traveling from HMCS York, Toronto to Esquimalt by train

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

 

Note: this article was folded in half over the edge of the photo album page.  Below is the missing text between the two sections from the result of the fold.

 

"the gals do like sailors. In Calgary they"

Newspaper article on 100 new entries traveling from HMCS York, Toronto to Esquimalt by train

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

A few of the 100 sailors traveling from HMCS York, Toronto, Ont., to Esquimalt by train during WW II.

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

L-R: William (Bill) Brown, Robert (Bob) Brown and John Platt

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

L-R: William (Bill) Brown, John Platt and Robert (Bob) Brown

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Unknown sailor

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Unknown sailor

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Sailors, ship and place unknown (possibly Kingston, Jamaica)

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

 

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