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William Lebert - who may have served in HMCS Magnificent during the mid-1950s.

 

On line searches of his name turn up the following - though it is not know if this is the correct individual:  9581-H, Lebert, W.E., LSRP died: 1998

 

Anyone who has any information on William Lebert is requested to send an EMAIL to Garry- thank you

 

(Posted: 08 Feb 2017)

This sailor in the Seaman Branch, HMCS SIOUX circa 1950-1954.  He would have been a Quartermaster at the time.

 

If you know who this sailor is, please email Steve

 

(Posted 08 Jan 2017)

Clifford George Morris

 

I am looking for information and photos of my biological father Clifford George Morris.  My parents split up when I was young (in 1948). The only information I have if from his obituary which I found online. It is believed he served in HMCS Saguenay as some point before taking his commission as an officer in the RCN. I am looking for any information and photos on him from his early years in the RCN.  If you can help, please send an email to Sandra. (Posted 17 Jul 2016)

This unknown sailor

 

We are looking for information on the sailor in this photo. No information on who he is, is available. All is known is that during WW2, he knew a woman from Caledonia or Halifax, NS. This picture is believed to have been taken between September to December 1945. He is wearing his winter dress and a wartime tally. There is no guarantee that the sailor in this photo is the prospective father of the family searching, but at the moment it is the only lead. Anyone who might recognize this sailor is asked to email the webmaster or B. Davis. (Posted 02 May 2016)

Tim, a cook on the Fisherman's Reserve Vessel HMCS Snow Prince

 

Little is known about Tim - what is know is that when he was on Snow Prince he was a bachelor and owned a home in Prince Rupert, BC.  If anyone can provide anymore information on Tim, please send me an EMAIL. (Posted 13 Nov 2015)

The people in this baptism/christening photo on HMCS Prince Robert. Date unknown

 

If you can identify anyone in this photo of a baptism/christening ceremony on HMCS Prince Robert and the date, please send me an EMAIL so that the caption can be updated.

 

John (Jack) Fisher

 

This photo was from Dolores Hill.  She is looking for information on her father's time in the RCN.  The man on the right is John "Jack" Fisher.  The man on the left is unknown.  The picture on the right has the name Jack Fisher.  Below that appears to be a "M.S. Neptune" with the date of 31 Aug 16.  The gentleman on the left has an cap tally that says Collingwood.  Dolores believe her father served in the RCN in WW II on the corvette HMCS Collingwood; but based on the photo, it is more likely WW I - and he possibly served on the Dreadnaught HMS Collingwood and / or HMS Neptune.

Anyone having any information on John "Jack" Fisher or the identity of the other person in the photo is requested to EMAIL the webmaster.

 

Sailors who served in the RCN - Status Unknown

Those listed on this paged served in the RCN, RCNR and RCNVR but it is not known what ships they served in, if they are still alive or have Crossed the Bar.  If you have any information on any of those listed here I would like to hear from you. Email links are at the bottom of the known info on each of the sailors listed on this page.

 

Baxter     Boulton     Christie     Credico     Deneau     During     Emmons     Everson     Grudniski     Guscott     Hinch     Knight     Massey     McCoy

 

McNabb     Porter     Porter     Roberts     Robertshaw     Robertson     Romans     Rutledge

 

 

Unknown 1     Unknown 2     Unknown 3     Unknown 4     Unknown 5     Unknown 6     Unknown 7     Unknown 8     Unknown 9     Unknown 10

 

Unknown 11     Unknown 12     Unknown 13     Unknown 14     Unknown 15     Unknown 16

 

Credico (poss Bredico), John M. Tel T/O, RCNVR.

 

John served in the RCNVR from Sep 1942 till Dec 1945. he received the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, France-Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Victory Medal, CD and clasp. Additional info: S/Sgt 33rd Flt Sqn, RCE (M), WO - 18th Field Regiment RCN (MA).

 

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Grudniski, Leo, Lt, O.St.J., CD, RCN

 

Leo Grudniski enlisted in the navy in 1942 in Saskatchewan. He served aboard escort vessels as a signaller and gunner protecting the convoys against German submarines during the Battle of the Atlantic, and was also in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In 1944 he served aboard a minesweeper clearing paths for the D-Day invasion force. He ended the war with 11 medals, the Order of St. John and the CD.

 

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Massey, Marcel, Able Seaman

 

Trained as an ASDIC Operator (Submarine Detector), Able Seaman Marcel Massey served in the Panama Canal Zone before sailing for Europe. He received the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and German Star, 1939-45 War Medal, the Atlantic Star and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

 

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McNabb, Donald

 

Donald McNabb, RCN, served on a corvette on the Atlantic 1941-1945

 

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Porter, John Lawrence (Larry)

 

John Lawrence (Larry) Porter served in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve as an Able Seaman from 1943-1945. He joined in Calgary, was transferred to Winnipeg and then to St. Hyacinthe, Que., Halifax and Shelburne, NS for training. Was ready and willing to serve his country and was signed up to serve in the Pacific when armistice was declared, and was then transferred to Esquimalt, B.C. and then to Calgary where he was discharged.

 

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Knight, Ronald James

 

Ronald served with the Royal Canadian Navy in convoy duty between Halifax and Britain and Murmansk, a northern Russian port. He wad cited for distinguished service by the Russian Military Authorities. As a diver, he was involved in underwater obstacle removal near the beaches of Normandy.

 

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Christie, Robert James

 

Hometown: Raymond.

Rank: Able Seaman

Served 1943-1949 Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Served in Canada and on the high seas. Medals: 1939-1945 star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp and the War Medal 1939-45.

 

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Rutledge, Robert Andrew, Able Seaman

 

Robert Andrew Rutledge was born in Lethbridge in 1923, and joined the Canadian Navy in 1942 and was on active service in the North Atlantic until his discharge in November 1945.

 

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Romans, Ernest, CPO

 

Served in the RCN from 1939 to 1945.

 

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Robertson, Douglas, Able Seaman

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Robertson. Born in Medicine Hat, AB. Attended school at Cedar Hill School in Victoria, BC. Worked for CPR before to enlistment. Had a brother Bill Robertson who served in the RCAF.

 

Click on photo on the left to view article from the Daily Colonist, Victoria, BC 28 Jan 1945

 

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Robertshaw, Ivan Edward, Tel.

 

Son of Stanley and Vida Robertshaw, was born 16 Feb 1926, at Winnipeg. He attended North Lakeland and Langruth schools. In Mar 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, and after brief training went overseas 12 Jan 1944.  He made several trips along the Atlantic coast, with headquarters at Londonderry, Ireland. In Jan 1946 he received his discharge.  In Jan 1949, Ivan married Gwennie Owens of Vancouver, where they reside. (Source: Pioneers of Langruth, MB)

 

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Roberts, Claude, PO

 

Joined the Navy in May 1943. He became a Petty Officer and was attached to North Atlantic patrol operating out of St. John's and Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

 

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Porter, D.G., Stoker

 

His parents, Mr. & Mrs. B.H. Porter resided at 318 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC. He had a brother, R.P. Porter who served in the Canadian arm.

 

Click on the photo on the left to view an article from the Daily Colonist, Victoria, BC 28 Jan 1945

 

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Boulton, Norman, RCN

 

His ID card was found in Esquimalt Harbour in 2016 during a dredging operation

 

Click on the photo on the left to view his ID card

 

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Unknown sailor 1

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 2

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights. Served in HMCS Restigouche.

 

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Unknown sailor 3

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 4

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 5

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 6

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 7

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 8

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 9

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 10

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown sailor 11

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Deneau, Harold, CPO

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights

 

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Emmons, Charles Stewart

 

Served in the RCN 1950-1961. Residedin Shannon Park / Wallis Heights

 

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Everson, William, CPO

 

Served in the RCN 1950-1961. Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights

 

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During, Vincent, CPO1

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights

 

Click on the photo on the left to view a larger image.  Photo of CPO1 Vincent During holding the future CPO1 Ray During.

 

Is he still alive or has he Crossed the Bar?  What ships did he serve in? If you have any info on him click here to send an email

McCoy, Don CPO

 

Served in the RCN during WW2 and the Korean War.  Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Baxter, John Jack Baxter, CPO, Supply Tech

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights

 

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Hinch, Harold (front row centre), remainder in photo unknown. Harold served in HMCS St. Laurent and/or HMCS Cayuga 1957-60, Engineering Branch.

 

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Unknown sailor 12 - wedding photo

 

Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights

 

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Unknown Sailor 13

 

Served in HMCS Restigouche.  Resided in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.

 

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Unknown Sailor 14 - Three unknown sailors

 

Ship is unknown.

 

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Unknown Sailor 15 - Four unknown sailors

 

Ship is unknown.

 

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Unknown Sailor 16 - Six unknown sailors

 

Ship is unknown.

 

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GUSCOTT, William E.

Resident in Shannon Park / Wallis Heights.  Ship Unknown

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