Stoker Gordon William
Barefoot, 20 years old, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Barefoot, of St. James, Manitoba. Barefoot
Lakes, in the Nipigon area of Ontario was named after
Stoker Barefoot on May 5th, 1960.
Stoker 1 Daniel Cant, V56590, 19 years
old, the son of Robert and Janet Cant of Winnipeg. Cant
Lake (64 N/13), west of Nueltin Lake was named after him
Able Seaman James
C. Dawes, V16586, 22 years old, the son
of William C. and Laura Dawes of Portage la Prairie and
the husband of Jeanie Dawes (née Campbell) of Paisley,
Renfrewshire, Scotland, a young woman he met while convalescing
in a military hospital in Scotland. Dawes Lake (64 I/13),
north east of Tadoule Lake was named after him in 1957.
Leading Seaman Robert M. Guthrie, 4472,
20 years old, the son of Peter and Isabel Guthrie of Brandon.
Guthrie Point (63 I/7) on Molson Lake was named after
him in 1994.
Able Seaman Frank E. Lee, V57850, 24
years old, the son of Henry and Emma E. Lee of Dickens,
Manitoba. East Lee Lake (52 M/4), north east of Wanipigow
Lake was named after him in 1986. Nearby, West Lee Lake
is named after his brother, Aircraftman 1 Frederick J.
Lee, who was also killed in the war.
Able Seaman Richard A.A. McDonald, V46463,
20 years old, the only child of Malcolm and Janet B. McDonald
of West Kildonan. Richard McDonald joined the RCNVR in
CHIPPAWA in August of 1942. Richard, a hockey player,
stayed in Winnipeg as a member of the 1943 Memorial Cup
winning Winnipeg Rangers. Afterwards, he was sent to join
the VALLEYFIELD. McDonald Narrows (63 N/6) in Kississing
Lake was named after him in 1995.
Able Seaman Bernard J. McNeill, V15283,
19 years old, was the son of Hugh A. and Angela M. McNeill
of Brandon. A defenseman for the Brandon Elks Juvenile
Hockey team, he joined the RCNVR at the age 16 by falsifying
his birth certificate. He was eleven days short of his
19th birthday when the VALLEYFIELD was sunk. McNeill Lake
(63 O/3), west of Setting Lake was named after him in
Able Seaman William W. Moore, V54554,
20 years old, the son of Wallace Moore of Cypress River.
William Moore Lake (63 P/3), east of Sipiwesk Lake was
named after him in 1995.
Stoker 1 Daniel Mulcahy, V35412, 27 years
old, the son of Kate Mulcahy of Winnipeg. Mulcahy Lake
(64 G/3), west of Southern Indian Lake was named after
him in 1963.
Stoker 1 Leon J. A. Murray,
V41543, 28 years old, the son of William A. Murray of
Lac du Bonnet, and his mother Stella B. Rheaume, and step-father
Gene Rheume of Flin Flon. Murray Rapids (64 O/16) in the
Andrew River was named after him in 1995.
Ordinary Seaman Ronald K. Phillips, V64486,
18 years old, the son of Samuel H. and Mabel M. Phillips
of Transcona. Phillips Point (64 K/1) in Big Flat Lake
was named after him in 1989.
Lieutenant Lewis John Sanger, 23 years
old, the son of John W. and Lauretta A. Sanger of Winnipeg,
and was in his second year of university when he enlisted.
Sanger Lake (63 N/12), east of Sisipuk Lake was named
after him in 1981.
Telegraphist Edward Eloi Strachan, V50046,
20 years old, the son of Mrs. Helen M. Strachan of Winnipeg.
Edward was the namesake of his uncle Edward who was killed
in the trenches of World War I at St. Eloi in France,
hence his second name of Eloi. Edward attended George
V School on Grey Street in Elmwood and later Lord Selkirk
High School where he excelled in the Manual Arts. After
school, he joined the Remington Typewriter Company as
a repairman. Later, when he was of age to join the armed
forces, Edward met with the Air Force recruiters, but
he was turned down because of his eyesight. However, when
he went down to the Winnipeg Division to join the Navy,
he was accepted. Initially he served in HMCS HALIFAX;
however in the spring of 1944, he was later transferred
the VALLEYFIELD. Strachan Lake (64 N/14), south east of
Kasba Lake was named after Telegraphist Strachan in 1972.
Able Seaman Joseph Stringer, V35344,
20 years old, the son of foster-parents Charles and Caroline
Collier of West Kildonan. Joseph “Bill” Stringer,
a troubled youth, grew up in the Knowles Home for Boys.
He was just one of the hundreds of boys who were given
a chance to become good citizens at the school, and when
he was old enough, his national pride led him to join
the navy, and he was assigned to the VALLEYFIELD. Stringer
Lake (64 N/1), north of Egenolf Lake was named after him
Leading Stoker Charles J. Topp, V516,
26 years old, the son of Charles R. and Margaret Topp
of Winnipeg. Topp Lake (64 N/7), south west of Nueltin
Lake was named after him in 1972.
Leading Stoker Stanley T. Willis, 21989,
24 years old, the son of Sidney R. and Dorothy Willis
of Dauphin. Willis Island (53 M/12) in Silsby Lake was
named after him in 1985.
Able Seaman Robert
Harvey Wilson, V599, 19 years old, the
son of James and Anne Wilson, of 397 Lipton Street in