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William Robert Williams, RCNVR, RCN

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WILLIAMS, William Robert, V49134, Torpedoman, Combined Operations, RCNVR / 5934, CPO, RCN

 

Born: 28 Feb 1925, Raymore, SK   Crossed the Bar: 19 Feb 2001

 

RCN: 08 May 1946 - 20 Dec 1968

 

Wartime service of William Robert Williams (Autobiography)

 

Wartime and post wartime drafts for W.R. Williams

LCI(L) 262

 

HMCS Unicorn - 08 May 1946 - 12 May 1946

 

HMCS Givenchy II - 13 May 1946 - 10 Jul 1946

 

HMCS Crescent - 11 Jul 1946 - 29 Apr 1948

 

HMCS Stadacona - 30 Apr 1948 - 10 Mar 1949

 

HMCS Naden - 11 Mar 1949 - 10 May 1949

 

ML-124 - 11 May 1949 - 20 Aug 1950

 

HMCS Aldergrove - 21 Aug 1950 - 26 May 1951

 

HMCS Naden - 27 May 1951 - 31 May 1951

 

HMCS Stadacona - 01 Jun 1951 - 02 Jan 1952

 

HMCS Magnificent 03 Jan 1952 - 28 Jan 1953

 

HMCS Naden - 29 Jun 1953 - 02 Aug 1953

 

HMCS Porte Quebec - 03 Aug 1953 - 11 Sep 1955

 

HMCS Naden - 12 Sep 1955 - 26 Oct 1955

HMCS Sussexvale - 27 Oct 1955 - 11 Dec 1955

 

HMCS Naden - 12 Dec 1955 - 12 Aug 1956

 

HMCS Sioux - 13 Aug 1956 - 12 Jun 1957

 

HMCS Stadacona - 13 Jun 1957 - 06 Aug 1957

 

HMCS Sioux - 07 Aug 1957 - 06 Apr 1959

 

HMCS Stadacona - 07 Apr 1959 - 20 Apr 1959

 

HMCS Sioux - 21 Apr 1959 - 30 Apr 1959

 

HMCS Stadacona (Supyd) - 01 May 1959 - 18 Jun 1961

 

HMCS Haida - 19 Jun 1961 - 10 Oct 1963

 

HMCS Stadacona (Comsuplant) - 11 Oct 1963 - 11 Nov 1964

 

HMCS Kootenay - 12 Nov 1964 - 23 May 1966

 

HMCS Stadacona - 24 May 1966 - 31 Jan 1968

 

CFB Halifax - 01 Feb 1968 - 23 May 1968

 

Rehabilitation Leave - 24 May 1968 - 20 Dec 1968

 

Sea Transport Embarkation Card 135

Courtesy of Brian Williams

The Ken Club, Boston, Mass - Christmas 1944

William R. Williams 2nd from right

Courtesy of Brian Williams

William R. Williams (left) with his uncle, James Edward Williams, former Royal Marine and 27th Battalion (City of Winnipeg) CEF

Courtesy of Brian Williams

 

Historical note: The 27th Battalion (City of Winnipeg), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. The battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Great Britain on 17 May 1915. It disembarked in France on 18 September 1915, where it fought as part of the 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1920

William R. Williams and friends at Club Sirocco, Victoria BC, 16 Dec 1946 (while drafted to HMCS Givenchy)

Courtesy of Brian Williams

 

Historical note: Built in 1929, it was originally named the Victoria Shrine Temple. In 1965 it was re-named The Scope. It changed hands several times until it was demolished circa 1980s and an apartment building built in it's place

Petty Officer W.R. Williams circa 1950s

Courtesy of Brian Williams

 

 

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