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Where is Albert Charlie Dugan?

 

He is originally from Belfast...a lot of RN people transferred to the RCN during the war...a relative has decided to find out where he is (if still alive or where he lived in Canada)...she didn't even know what the HMCS stood for...the picture hangs on a living room wall in Belfast and the info on the back gives his name as Albert Charlie Dugan, June 1941, age 20 and with some help we figured the name on the front was HMCS Alberni...although I did check the list of personnel on the ship when she sank in the English Channel in 1944 and he was not listed.

 

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Posted: 01 Sep 2018

Pete Brennen on HMCS Leaside K492

 

This photo was found in an antique store in BC.  If you have any info on Pete Brennen please send me an EMAIL

 

Thank you.

 

Posted: 20 Aug 2018

Tiffie Rainboth (Sick Bay Assistant) on what is believed to HMCS Leaside K492 at Bedwell Bay, BC circa late 1945 early 1946

 

This photo was found in an antique store in BC.  If you have any info on SBA Rainboth please send me an EMAIL

 

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Posted: 20 Aug 2018

Clarke, J.S., V52072, RCNVR

 

This ID bracelet is all that is known about J.S. Clarke.  It is know know if the Lt pins were his (did he CFR?)

 

Anyone who has any information on J.S. Clarke is requested to send me an EMAIL

 

Thank you

 

Posted: 16 Aug 2018

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 me an EMAIL

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Unknown WRCNS photos from the collection of Phyllis Elisabeth Meier (ne้ Friend) 

 

The photos are from the collection of Phyllis Elizabeth Meier (ne้ Friend) who served in the WRCNS during WW2.  The photos are RCN Official photos and the 4 group photos of the Wrens passed the Naval Censor 14 May 1945.  The location of the photos is unknown and no one in the photos has been identified.  If you can provide any information on the location or identify anyone in the photos, please send an EMAIL to the webmaster

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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McNabb, Donald

 

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

 

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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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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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Boulton, Norman, RCN

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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 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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