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1939-1945

 

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Abbott,
Charlotte Macaulay
C.M. Abbott
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944 [0-1010]
28.11.1943
-
(05.1945)
Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for watchkeeping duties)
Acton,
Ina Gertrude
I.G. Acton
Married ... Guile.
1918 ?
-
T/S.Lt. (S) 21.10.1944 [0-1074]
26.10.1944 - (05.1945) RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Allen,
Nora Jarvis
N.J. Allen
?
-
T/Lt.
01.12.1942 [0-1770]
26.08.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, British Columbia [HMCS Givenchy]
Alley,
Frances Marietta Malins
F.M.M. Alley (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Wren ?
T/S.Lt. (S) 21.10.1944 [0-1806]
(08.1943)     Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington, DC
Anderson,
Alice Margaret
A.M. Anderson
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.03.1944 [0-2000]
02.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
[Censor Officer?,] RCN Barracks, Shelburne, Nova Scotia ]HMCS Shelburne (depot ship, Shelburne, Nova Scotia)]
Ashdown,
Dorothea May
(née Buck)
D.M. Ashdown
?
-
1952
T/Lt.
01.05.1944 [0-3108]
04.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, St. John, New Brunswick [HMCS Captor]
Aves,
Sarah Ann
S.A. Aves
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944 [0-3390]
09.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]

 
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Bacon,
Hilda Brunyee
H.B. Bacon
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944 [0-3520]
?
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Baines,
Margaret Allport
M.A. Baines
Daughter of Richard Allport Baines (1867-1951), and Henrietta Hamilton Moore (?-1952), of Huron Street.
1910
-
04.02.2011
The Balmoral Club, Toronto, Ontario
[age 100]
T/S.Lt. 24.06.1944 [0-3687]
T/Lt. 24.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Bishop Strachan School, Toronto.
      served in Winnipeg & Ottawa:
(05.1945)     Naval Service HQ [HMCS Bytown] *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bancroft,
Catherine M
C.M. Bancroft (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ? [0-4164]
22.12.1944 - (05.1945) on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Bankier,
Margaret Mary
M.M. Bankier

Daughter of Kathleen Easter and Dougal Stuart Bankier.
Married Lt.Cdr. Ian Angus, RCNVR (29.05.1916 - 11.06.1989); five daughters, three sons.
02.10.1920
Hamilton, Ontario
-
30.12.2011
Vancouver, British Columbia
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 03.04.1943 [0-4200]
T/Lt. 03.04.1944
03.04.1943 - (08.)1943 Duty Operations Officer, Operations Division, Naval Staff, Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
06.10.1943 - (05.)1944 HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS) (for Operations Staff)
05.06.1944 - (11.1944) HMCS Fort Ramsay (RCN base, Gaspe, Quebec) (for Operations Staff)
09.01.1945 - (05.)1945 HMCS Captor (RCN base, St. John's, New Brunswick) (for Operations Staff)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Bannatyne,
Elizabeth Anne
E.A. Bannatyne
?
-
T/Lt.
03.04.1944 [0-4210]
06.10.1943
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Barker,
Jean Antoinette
J.A. Barker
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 [0-4455]
15.03.1944
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Bassingthwaight,
Beryl Bessie
B.B. Bassingthwaight
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944 [0-4800]
08.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Operational Signals Section, Signal Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Belyea,
Helen Reynolds
H.R. Belyea
11.02.1913
St. John, N.Br.
-
20.05.1986
Calgary
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.12.1944 [0-5807]
- OC
1967
?
?
-
(05.1945)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
post-war


Geological Survey of Canada
Belyea,
Marjorie Ruth
M.R. Belyea
?
-
T/Lt.
03.07.1944 [0-5830]
15.06.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Benson,
Etheldred Dorothy
E.D. Benson
?
-
T/Lt.
04.12.1944 [0-5955]
?
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Bytown (depot ship for NSHQ)
Berry,
Anna Freda Elizabeth
A.F.E. Berry
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 [0-6116]
14.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Bindman,
Frieda Carol
F.C. Bindman
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944 [0-6470]
08.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]
Bow,
Elsie Alfreda
E.A. Bow
?
-
T/Lt.
03.04.1944 [0-7940]
15.03.1945
-
(05.1945)
Extended Defence Staff, Commander of the Port, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Brackenridge,
Joan
J. Brackenridge (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.03.1944 [0-8213]
22.01.1945 - (05.1945) Intelligence Staff on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Bradley,
Doris
D. Bradley
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 [0-8226]
28.08.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Briscoe,
Margaret Elizabeth
M.E. Briscoe
?
-
T/Lt.
14.11.1944 [0-8770]
24.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, British Columbia [HMCS Givenchy]
Brock,
Eileen 
G.A. Brodie
14.05.1921
-
02.01.2007
T/S.Lt.
03.04.1943 [0-????]
?
-
?
?
Brodie,
Grace Alexandra
G.A. Brodie
?
-
T/Lt.
15.08.1943 [0-8990]
18.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Hochelaga (depot ship, Montreal, Qu.)
Bruce,
Dorothy Mary
D.M. Bruce
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944 [0-9870]
15.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Esquimalt, British Columbia [HMCS Givenchy]
Buck,
Clara Henrietta
C.H. Buck
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945 [0-10070]
12.07.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Cornwallis (training establishment, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia)
Buckley,
Elizabeth Mabel
"Betty"
E.M. Buckley

twin sister of M.C. Buckley
?
Ottawa
-
(age 85 in 2003)
T/S.Lt.
21.10.1944 [0-10097]
?
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Stadacona
post-war


assistant registrar at Carleton College
Buckley,
Margaret Celia
M.C. Buckley
(later married: Stiles, M.C.)
twin sister of E.M. Buckley
?
Ottawa
-
(age 85 in 2003)
T/Lt.
22.05.1944 [0-10150]
08.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
Canadian Naval Mission Overseas [HMCS Niobe]
post-war


External Affairs, Canadian Federal Government

 
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Cairns,
Violet Balfour
V.B. Cairns
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (S)
18.11.1944? [0-11173]
Lt. (S)
18.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(05.1945)


Maintenance and Construction, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Campbell,
Stella
S. Campbell (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/Lt. 12.06.1944 [0-11880]
(08.1943)     Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington, DC
18.05.1944 - (05.1945) Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]
Carruthers,
Janet Louise
J.L. Carruthers
?
-
T/Lt.
15.08.1943 [0-12480]
14.01.1945
-
(05.1945)
Personnel and Welfare Section, Canadian Naval Mission Overseas [HMCS Niobe]
Cate,
Caroline Helen
C.H. Cate C.H. Cate
Daughter of the late Carroll Cate, and Maida LeBaron, and step-daughter of the late Elizabeth Shurtleff.
Married Robert Evans (died 08.2002); two daughters, one son.
02.01.1922
North Hatley, Que.
-
25.07.2008
Empress Kanata Retirement Residence, Kanata, Ont.
[Lakeview Cemetery, North Hatley, Que.]
T/Paym.Lt. = 
T/Lt. (S)

20.03.1944 [0-12840] (reld > 04.1946)
25.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
Personnel and Welfare Section, HMCS Niobe (Canadian Naval Mission Overseas, Smithsonian Institute, nr Greenock, Scotland)
Chapman,
Ella Maye
E.M. Chapman
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944 [0-13150]
27.01.1944
-
(05.1945)
Operational Signals Section, Signal Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for Staff Duty Officer duties)
Chivers,
Winnifred Ruth
W.R. Chivers
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944 [0-13678]
06.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Christie,
Daphne Elizabeth
D.E. Christie
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944 [0-13780]
18.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Christie,
Norma Bell
N.B. Christie
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945 [0-13795]
?
-
(05.1945) HMCS Niobe
Clark,
Marion Elizabeth
(née Kerr)
M.E. Clark
?
-
T/Lt.
15.08.1943 [0-14119]
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1945
11.05.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, St. John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon]
Cogdon,
Joan
J. Cogdon
?
-
T/Lt.
04.12.1944 [0-14666]
20.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Port Communication Officer, Prince Rupert, British Columbia [HMCS Chatham]
Cooper,
Norah Janetta
N.J. Cooper
Home: Charles Street, Toronto, Ont.
?
-
1997?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.03.1944 [0-15680] (reld 21.03.1946; medically unfit)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
14.06.1945
16.06.1945
HM's birthday 45 *
* This Officer has shown exception competency and devotion to duty resulting in the efficient organization of Box 9000, Montreal, Quebec, and subsequently the early receipt of parcels and mail by Merchant Seaman and D.E.M.S. personnel. The cheerful manner and energy displayed by Lieutenant Cooper has been an inspiration to both Officers and rating serving under her.
19.07.1943
-
(05.1945)
Merchant Navy Mail Service, Naval Control Service, HMCS Hochelaga (depot ship, Montreal, Qu.)
Crawford-Smith,
Jean
J. Crawford-Smith
?
-
13.11.1996
T/Lt.
20.03.1944 [0-16590] (reld > 04.1946)
20.03.1943
-
(05.1945)
Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for watchkeeping duties)
Cross,
Evelyn Campbell
E.C. Cross
?
-
c. 1970/71
T/Lt.
01.01.1944 [0-16980]
01.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Toronto Division RCNVR [HMCS York]
Crowther,
Betty Yvonne Cavendish
B.Y.C. Crowther
1910
-
T/Lt.
04.12.1944 [0-17135]
01.09.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Shelburne, Nova Scotia [HMCS Shelburne]
Currie,
Mary Honor Marguerite
M.H.M. Currie
?
-
T/Lt.
15.10.1943 [0-17550]
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
11.01.1943
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Bytown (depot ship for NSHQ)
Curry,
Sylvia Evelyn Ruth
(née Salkeld)
S.E.R. Curry (Photo courtesy of Jane W. Cowan)
Married (04.09.1944, King's College Chapel, Halifax, NS) then Lt. William George Curry, RCNVR; two sons, one daughter.
31.07.1915
-
03.10.2002
T/S.Lt. 07.04.1944
T/Lt. 07.04.1945 [0-17568]
11.04.1944 - (07.1945) Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Curts,
Annie Eliza
A.E. Curts
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944 [0-17600]
23.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Prince Rupert, British Columbia [HMCS Chatham]
Cuttle,
Harriet McLeod
H.M. Cuttle
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945 [0-17663]
11.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]

 
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Dawson,
Mary Christabel
M.C. Dawson
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 [0-18687]
?
-
(05.1945)
Operational Signals Section, Signal Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for Staff Duty Officer duties)
Derby,
Agnes Isabel
A.I. Derby
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 [0-19185]
25.05.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, St. John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon (depot ship)]
Dixon,
Dorothy Lillian
D.L. Dixon
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944 [0-19810]
18.11.1943
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Dobson,
Anne Sheila
A.S. Dobson
1923
-
T/S.Lt.
18.11.1944 [0-19903]
09.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Dobson,
Edith Archibald
E.A. Dobson
1897
-
1990
T/Lt.
15.03.1943 [0-19920] (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
12.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
Canadian Naval Mission Overseas [HMCS Niobe] (for duty with Navy Show)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Dobson,
Joan Congreve
J.C. Dobson
1923
-
T/S.Lt.
18.11.1944 [0-19923]
09.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Drummond,
Margaret Warda
M.W. Drummond
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944 [0-20840]
09.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Gaspe, Que. [HMCS Fort Ramsay]
Duddles,
Constance M
C.M. Duddles (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/S.Lt. 20.02.1943 [0-?????]]
T/Lt. 1944
(08.1943)     Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington, DC
Dufresne,
Mary Angela
(née Gonthier)
M.A. Dufresne
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.)
01.05.1943 [0-21025]
T/Lt.
01.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
01.05.1943
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Captain (D) Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Dunlop,
Jeannie Louise
J.L. Dunlop
?
-
T/Lt.
03.04.1944 [0-21160]
07.12.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Niobe

 
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Farmer,
Madge Grace Jean
M.G.J. Farmer
?
-
T/S.Lt.
12.08.1944 [0-23013]
T/Lt.
12.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
12.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]



HMCS Peregrine (RCN drafting depot, Halifax, NS) ?
Fess,
Betty
B. Fess
Married (1945, St John's, Nfld.) Surgeon G.H. Wheelock.
?
-
T/Lt.
20.03.1944 [0-23460] (reld < 04.1946)
23.09.1944
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's, Nfld.)]
Finch,
Gladys Kathleen
G.K. Finch
?
-
T/Lt.
12.06.1944 [0-23580]
12.06.1943
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Captain (D) Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Fisher,
Mary Elizabeth
M.E. Fisher
Married ... Lawson.
?
-
28.04.2004
Toronto, Ont.
T/Lt.
06.03.1944 [0-23820] (reld < 04.1946)
05.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Naval Distributing Section, Naval Intelligence Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Foster,
Joan Elizabeth
J.E. Foster
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945 [0-24627]
01.02.1945
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (depot ship, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Fraser,
Meta Doreen Eliot
M.D.E. Fraser (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/S.Lt. (S) 18.11.1944 [0-25144]
(1945)     Secretariat on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
       

 
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Gerrie,
Catherine Lorraine
C.L. Gerrie
?
-
T/Lt.
03.07.1944 [0-26740]
30.03.1944
-
(05.1945)
Staff, RCN College [HMCS Royal Roads]
Gisborne,
Margaret Sacheverell
M.S. Gisborne
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944 [0-27330]
27.01.1944
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (depot ship, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Goode,
Sheila Margaret
(née Sharpe)
S.M. Goode
Married (Newfoundland) Lt. Cephas Edward Goode, RCNVR; ... children.
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.10.1944 [0-27725]
06.11.1944 - (05.1945) Intelligence Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Gould,
Helen Florence
H.F. Gould
Married ... Catton.
?
-
22.01.2001
T/S.Lt.
26.02.1944 [0-28155]
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
09.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Gaspe, Que. [HMCS Fort Ramsay]
Graham,
Alexandra Euphemia
A.E. Graham
?
-
T/Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1944 [0-28330]
19.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
for duty with Director, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service [Naval Service HQ, Naval Personnel Branch, Ottawa]
Griffiths,
Olwen Beatrice
O.B. Griffiths
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945 [0-29464]
15.03.1944
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Gundersen,
Sylvia Rita
(née Bury)
S.R. Gundersen
?
-
T/Lt.
12.06.1944 [0-29674] (reld > 04.1946)
12.06.1943
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa

 
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Hall,
Norma Caroline
N.C. Hall
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945
04.01.1945
-
(05.1945)
Coverdale Special W/T Station, RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Hanna,
Julia Victoria
J.V. Hanna
?
-
T/Lt.
04.12.1944
14.05.1945
-
(05.1945)
Toronto Division RCNVR [HMCS York]
Hardy,
Alison Taylor
A.T. Hardy
?
-
05.04.1992
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
18.09.1944
27.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
Intelligence Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Harrison,
Mary Gladys
M.G. Harrison
1918
-
26.12.2005
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
07.04.1945 [0-31253]
19.03.1945

-

(05.1945)

Naval Intelligence Division 2 (Enemy Shipping and General), Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Hazelwood,
Marjorie Hilda
M.H. Hazelwood
?
-
T/Lt.
01.01.1944
01.01.1944
-
(05.1945)
Port Arthur Division RCNVR [HMCS Griffon]
Hendry,
Carol Elizabeth
C.E. Hendry
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
01.05.1943
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Captain (D) Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Hilborn,
Mary Margaret
M.M. Hilborn
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944
?
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Holmes,
Muriel Margaret
M.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.05.1944 [0-33870]
07.08.1944 - (05.1945) on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Holroyde,
Phyllis Eva
P.E. Holroyde
?
-
T/Lt.
01.01.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
01.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Peregrine (RCN depot, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

 
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Irving,
Adele Margaret
A.M. Irving
?
-
T/Lt.
20.03.1944
08.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Extended Defence Staff, Commander of the Port, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Isherwood,
Dorothy
D. Isherwood
?
-
2001
(age 95)
WRNS:
Superintendent
11.06.1944
03.1943
-
09.1943
Director, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service
01.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
Superintendent WRNS, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa]

 
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Jess,
Elizabeth Margaret
E.M. Jess
?
-
T/Lt.
06.03.1944
09.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Unit Officer, HMCS St. Hyacinthe (RCN signal school, St. Hyacinthe, Que.)
Johnson,
Mary Mabel
M.M. Johnson
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
16.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Jones,
Mary Elizabeth
M.E. Jones
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
10.03.1943
-
(05.1945)
Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for watchkeeping duties)

 
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Kennedy,
Winnifred Bessie
W.B. Kennedy
?
-
T/Lt.
14.08.1944
16.03.1945
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, St. John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon (depot ship)]
Kerrigan,
Barbara Frances
B.F. Kerrigan
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
25.11.1943
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]

 
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Languedoc,
Johanne Drury
J.D. Languedoc
?
-
T/Lt.
20.03.1944
06.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Peregrine (RCN drafting depot, Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Latimer,
Florence Esther
F.E. Latimer
?
-
19.11.1994
T/Lt.
14.08.1944
12.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Niobe
Little,
Eleanor Grace
O.E. Little
Married Paul Pillon.
?
-
09.01.1992
London, Ont.
T/S.Lt.
12.08.1944 [0-42236]
T/Lt.
12.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
25.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Little,
Olive Eleanora
O.E. Little
?
-
T/Lt.
14.08.1944
16.08.1943
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Lyons,
Winnifred Grace
W.G. Lyons
15.08.1908, or
18.08.1908
-
25.05.1006
T/Lt.
07.04.1945
05.07.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Lytle,
Anne Margaret
A.M. Lytle
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944
05.05.1945
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Peregrine (RCN drafting depot, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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MacDonald,
Elisabeth McIntosh
E.M. MacDonald
?
-
T/Lt.
14.08.1944
16.08.1943
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Macdonald,
Helen Marian
H.M. Macdonald
?
-
T/Lt.
? [0-43800]
T/Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1944
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1946
05.01.1946
New Year 46
12.05.1943
-
1944
Executive Officer, HMCS Conestoga (WRCNS training establishment, Galt, Ont.)
[according to Navy List of 06.1944 "in command"]
04.12.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Macdonald,
Sheliah Scott
S.S. Macdonald
?
-
T/Lt.
03.04.1944
20.09.1943
-
(05.1945)
Toronto Division RCNVR [HMCS York]
MacEwen,
Freda Elizabeth
F.E. MacEwen
?
-
T/Lt.
03.07.1944
13.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff, Washington
MacKay,
Ada Hazen
A.H. MacKay
Married F/Lt. James Donald Inches , DFC, RCAF (1921? - 14.11.2004), son of James A. and Helen Lousie Inches of St. Stephen, NB.
?
-
T/S.Lt. 18.09.1943 [0-44440] (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt. 18.09.1944
09.04.1945 - (05.1945) Communications Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Mackie,
Margaret
M. Mackie
?
-
c. 1970/71
T/Lt.
01.12.1943
?
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Stadacona (for disposal or under training)
Macneill,
Isabel Janet
I.J. Macneill
?
-
18.08.1990
Mill Village, Nova Scotia
T/Lt.Cdr.
17.03.1943
T/Cdr.
01.07.1944 (reld 22.04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday
  OC
18.12.1971

01.06.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Conestoga (WRCNS training establishment, Galt, Ont.)
20.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
CO HMCS Conestoga (WRCNS training establishment, Galt, Ont.)
1954


Staff Officer (Wrens) to the Chief of Naval Staff [HMCS Cornwallis]



career in women's correctional services
Madgwick,
Dorothy Winnifred Mary
D.W.M. Madgwick
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
12.03.1944
-
(05.1945)
Canadian Naval Mission Overseas [HMCS Niobe]
Mannard,
Florence Ada
F.A. Mannard
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
02.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Staff Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]
Mannard,
Frances Edith Margaret
F.E.M. Mannard
?
-
T/Lt.
12.06.1944
?
-
(05.1945)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Mathewson,
Eleanor Weld
E.W. Mathewson
?
-
11.03.2004
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
02.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Staff Naval Officer-in-Charge, Quebec [HMCS Chaleur]
Matthews,
Joyce Winter
J.W. Matthews
?
-
T/Lt.
06.03.1944
24.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Burrard (depot ship)
Maxwell,
Margaret Lilian
M.L. Maxwell
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.09.1944
23.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
Intelligence Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
McCallum,
Eleanor
E. McCallum
?
-
T/Lt.
01.07.1943
20.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Bytown (depot ship for NSHQ)
McConnan,
Kathleen Patricia
K.P. McConnan
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944
20.09.1943 - (05.1945) Communication Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
McLoughlin,
Edith Mary
E.M. McLoughlin (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/S.Lt. (S) 16.12.1944 [0-50344]
12.02.1945 - (05.1945) Secretary to Chief of Staff to Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
McNichol,
Marjorie Alexandria
K.P. McConnan
Married (post-war) Lt. John Lawrence Knox, RCNVR; two sons, one daughter.
?
-
T/Paym.S.Lt. 20.03.1943 [0-50635]
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 20.03.1944
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
28.12.1944 - (05.1945) for duty with the Canadian Naval Attaché, Washington [HMCS Bytown (for special services)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Merrill,
Grace Lillian
G.L. Merrill
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944
15.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Bytown (depot ship for NSHQ)
Mignault,
Valerie
V. Mignault
?
-
T/Lt.
01.07.1944
26.11.1943
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Mills,
Evelyn Marjorie
E.M. Mills
?
-
29.09.1986
T/Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1943
T/A/Cdr.
?
01.10.1942
-
(05.1945)
for duty with Director, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service [Naval Service HQ, Naval Personnel Branch, Ottawa]
Mills,
Mary Effie Frances
M.E.F. Mills
04.1910
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday
08.09.1944
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Moore,
Alice Frieda
A.F. Moore
?
-
T/Lt. (S)
26.02.1945
07.03.1944
-
(05.1945)
Command Supply Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Moore,
Margaret Byrd
M.B. Moore
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
20.09.1943
-
(05.1945)
Miscellaneous Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Moore,
Ruth Eva
R.E. Moore
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
20.09.1943
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Morgan,
Mona Isobel
M.I. Morgan
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
01.05.1943
-
(05.1945)
Operations Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Morris,
Phoebe Sybil Katheryn
P.S.K. Morris
Daughter (with one sister) of John Alexander Morris, and Annie Josephine Morrow, both of Northern Ireland.
Married (09.1946, Winnipeg, Manitoba) then Lt. (L), later Cdr. (L) Donald Clark, RCN; one daughter, one son.
17.01.1920
Winnipeg, Manitoba
-
28.02.1984
St Joseph's Hospital, Comox, British Columbia (after surviving a severe stroke in 1975 from chronic high blood pressure)
T/S.Lt. 06.03.1943 [0-53350]
T/Lt. 06.03.1944
Education: Rupert's Land School for Girls; St John's College, University of Manitoba (...-1941).
      was in the first class of Wrens and was posted as Secretary to Angus L MacDonald in Ottawa, Ont. [HMCS Bytown?]
15.09.1944 - 06.1945 RCN Barracks, St John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon]
11.06.1945 - (04.1946) RCN Barracks, Halifax, NS [HMCS Stadacona]

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Newman,
Dorothy Catherine
D.C. Newman
?
-
T/Lt. (S)
04.12.1944
06.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Personal Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St John's)]
Newman,
Edith Lillian
D.C. Newman
?
-
T/Lt. (S)
12.06.1944 [0-55200]
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
1946
?

 

25.08.1943
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Cornwallis (training establishment, Cornwallis, NS)

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Oates,
Hannah Catherine
H.C. Oates
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945
21.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Shelburne, Nova Scotia [HMCS Shelburne]
Ockenden,
Dorothy Helen
D.H. Ockenden
?
-
T/Lt.
01.07.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
12.01.1945
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Cornwallis (training establishment, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia)
Ogilvy,
Constance Eileen
C.E. Ogilvy
?
-
T/Lt.
14.08.1944
04.05.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
O'Reilly,
Isabel Margaret
I.M. O'Reilly
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
16.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Operational Signals Section, Signal Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for Staff Duty Officer duties)
O'Toole,
Marion Josephine
M.J. O'Toole
?
-
T/Lt.
03.04.1944
27.01.1944
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff, Washington

 
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Parker,
Francis Rachel
F.R. Parker
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
20.06.1944
-
(05.1945)
Extended Defence, Commander of the Port, St. John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon (depot ship)
Parsons,
Helen Marie
H.M. Parsons
?
-
T/S.Lt.
27.05.1944
17.08.1944
-
(05.1945)
for duty with Director, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service [Naval Service HQ, Naval Personnel Branch, Ottawa, Ont.]
Paul,
Anne Kathleen
A.K. Paul
?
-
T/Lt. (S)
14.08.1944 [0-58020]
?
-
(05.1945)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont.
Paul,
Margaret Irene
M.I. Paul
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.12.1944 [0-58047]
28.01.1945
-
(05.1945)
Coverdale Special Wireless/Telegraphy Station [HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, Nova Scotia)]
Peacock,
Eleanor Louise
E.L. Peacock
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945
08.09.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, British Columbia [HMCS Givenchy]
Pitcher,
Mary Elizabeth
M.E. Pitcher
?
-
T/Lt.
06.03.1944
15.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Pope,
Diana Neville
D.N. Pope
?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1945
10.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Pound,
Marjorie Reynolds
M.R. Pound
?
-
12.09.2002
Ottawa
T/Lt. (S)
03.07.1944
T/Lt.Cdr. (S)
?
?
-
(05.1945)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa

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Rasmussen,
Betty Elsine
B.E. Rasmussen
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.03.1944
09.02.1944
-
(05.1945)
Intelligence Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Rea,
Henrietta Fair
H.F. Rea
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
13.06.1944
-
(05.1945)
Extended Defence, Commander of the Port, St. John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon (depot ship)
Reid,
Dorothy Elizabeth
D.E. Reid (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 18.11.1944 [0-61586]
(1945)     on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Robb,
Rosemary Gordon
R.G. Robb
1914
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
30.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Commodore Superintendent, Halifax [HMCS Scotian]
Rutherford,
Margaret Hope
M.H. Rutherford
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
12.06.1943
-
(05.1945)
Operational Signals Section, Signal Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for SDO duties)

 
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Saunders,
Olive Enid
O.E. Saunders
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
17.01.1945
-
(05.1945)
Flotilla Engineer Office, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Sewell,
Mary Helen Westrene
M.H.W. Sewell
?
-
T/Lt.
20.03.1944
06.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Ottawa Division RCNVR [HMS Carleton], also:
06.12.1944
-
(05.1945)
Kingston Division RCNVR [HMCS Cataraqui]
Shaughnessy,
Brigit Ann
B.A. Shaughnessy
?
-
T/Lt.
20.03.1944
07.03.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Cornwallis (training establishment, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia)
Shortt,
Isabelle
I. Shortt
?
-
T/Lt.
26.02.1945
10.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Hochelage (depot ship, Montreal, Qu.)
Sinclair,
Adelaide Helen Grant
(née Macdonald)
A.H.G. Sinclair
16.01.1900
Toronto, Ont.
-
19.11.1982
T/Cdr.
18.09.1943
Capt.
1946? (retd 31.05.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45 (Dir WRCNS)
  OC
15.07.1967
Medal of Service (converted to Officer in 1972): Dir WRCNS & Dep Dir UNICEF (57-67)
Education: University of Toronto (1918-1922 BA, 1923-1925 MA); London School of Economics (1926-1929); University of Berlin (1929)
25.03.1943


joined RCN
30.07.1943
-
31.05.1946
Director, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service [Naval Service HQ, Naval Personnel Branch, Ottawa]
Sinclair,
Ruth
R. Sinclair
?
-
T/Lt. (S)
03.07.1944 [0-67340]
01.10.1944
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Peregrine (RCN drafting depot, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Small,
Nellie Beatrice
N.B. Small
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
07.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Sydney, Nova Scotia [HMCS Protector]
Smith,
Dorothy Helen
D.H. Smith (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/S.Lt. 21.10.1944 [0-67938]
07.04.1945 - (05.1945) Communications Staff on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Snider,
Inez Lillian
I.L. Sinder
?
-
T/S.Lt. (S)
16.12.1944
?
-
(05.1945)
Command Supply Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Spencer,
Diana
D. Spencer
?
-
T/Lt.
18.09.1944
08.04.1944
-
(05.1945)
Canadian Naval Mission Overseas [HMCS Niobe]
Stansfeld,
Fay Ellington
F.E. Stansfeld (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
T/Lt. 26.02.1945 [0-69485]
18.03.1944 - (05.1945) RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
(1945)     Personnel Staff on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Stinson,
Margaret
M. Stinson
?
-
T/Lt.
03.07.1944
01.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Coverdale Special W/T Station, RCN Barracks, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]

 

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Talman,
Alice Dulcie Plumptre
A.D.P. Talman
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
12.02.1945
-
(05.1945)
Extended Defence, Commander of the Port, St. John's, Nfld. [HMCS Avalon (depot ship)
Tasker,
Mary Lorraine
M.L. Tasker
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
20.02.1943
-
(05.1945)
Mercantile Plotting Section, Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Taylor,
Doris
D. Taylor
?
Winnipeg
-
1997
WRNS:

2/O
?
WRCNS:

T/Lt.
?
T/Lt.Cdr.
?
?
-
08.1942
WRNS service
08.1942
-
?
WRCNS service



Chief Dietician, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Taylor,
Elizabeth D
E.D. Taylor (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ? [0-71949]
28.02.1945 - (05.1945) Intelligence Staff on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard (RCN base, Vancouver, British Columbia)]
Taylor,
Norma Jean
N.J. Taylor
?
-
T/Lt.
04.12.1944
27.11.1944
-
(05.1945)
Port Communication Officer, Halifax [HMCS Stadacona]
Tetu,
Alice Swanston
A.S. Tetu
?
-
T/Lt.
08.01.1945
11.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Staff, Naval Officer-in-Charge, Gaspe, Que. [HMCS Fort Ramsay]
Thornton,
Constance
C. Thornton
?
-
T/Lt.
04.12.1944
06.12.1943
-
(05.1945)
for duty with Director of Inter-Service Research and Development, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Torrance,
Jessie Dennistoun
J.D. Torrance
?
-
T/Lt.
01.03.1944
?
-
(05.1945)
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa
Townley,
Esme Frances
E.F. Townley
?
-
T/Lt.
22.05.1944
03.06.1943
-
(05.1945)
Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for watchkeeping duties)
Trevor,
Margaret W
M.W. Trevor
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
?
?
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]
Tunks,
Gladys Isabel
G.I. Tunks
?
-
T/Lt.
20.03.1944
20.03.1943
-
(05.1945)
Trade Division, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa (for watchkeeping duties)
Turnbull,
Janet
J. Turnbull
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
14.03.1945
-
(05.1945)
Miscellaneous Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona

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Wells,
Constance Enman
C.E. Wells
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1944
01.05.1943
-
(05.1945)
Miscellaneous Staff, Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic [HMCS Stadacona]
Worden,
Audrey Belle
A.B. Worden
?
-
T/S.Lt.
18.11.1944
09.04.1945
-
(05.1945)
Communications Staff, Flag Officer Newfoundland Force [HMCS Avalon (depot ship, St. John's)]

 
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Youle,
Patricia Rosemary
P.R. Youle
?
-
T/Lt.
14.08.1944
06.03.1945
-
(05.1945)
HMCS Bytown (depot ship for NSHQ)

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