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Honours and Awards of Manitobans

Here you will find a list of Manitobans who received honours and awards from wartime Naval Service.

Last Name
Given Name(s)
Rank
From
Awards
Citation
ATKINSON
WILLIAM HENRY ISAAC
LIEUTENANT(P)
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GALLANT SERVICES IN THE PACIFIC
DSC
FOR COURAGE IN ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE
BADAMS
HARRY
ABLE SEAMAN
WINNIPEG, MB
BEM
FOR OUTSTANDING EFFICIENCY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY OVER A LONG PERIOD. THIS RATING HAS ALWAYS SET A VERY FINE EXAMPLE TO OTHERS AND DISPLAYED OUTSTANDING QUALITIES DURING LONG AND TRYING PERIODS OF A/S WORK IN HMCS CHAUDIERE FOLLOWIING D-DAY. HE WAS PRESENT ON AT LEAST TWO OCCASIONS WHEN THE SHIP ATTACKED U-BOATS.
BAIRD
SAMUEL LAWSON
LIEUTENANT(E)
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR COURAGE, RESOLUTION AND SKILL WHILE SERVING IN HMCS OTTAWA AND KOOTENAY IN ANTI U-BOAT OPERATIONS.
BATEMAN
CECIL MURRAY
SICK BAY ATTENDANT
BRANDON, MB
MID
IN AIDING SURVIVORS FROM HIS TORPEDOED SHIP, SICK BERTH ATTENDANT BATEMAN DISPLAYED COURAGE AND OUTSTANDING DEVOTION TO DUTY.
BLOOMFIELD
G.H.
YEOMAN OF SIGNALS
WINNIPEG, MB
DSM
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN ACTION WITH ENEMY COASTAL FORCES.
BOALER
REGINALD GEORGE
ACTING LEADING SEAMAN
ST. BONIFACE, MB
BEM
LEADING SEAMAN BOALER JOINED THE CANADIAN NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES. HE HAS SERVED SIXTY MONTHS AT SEA IN ONE SHIP, THE S.S. DETONIA PARK WHICH WENT FOR LONG PERIODS WITHOUT TOOUCHING A CANADIAN PORT. HIS SERVICE AT ALL TIMES HAS SHOWN A HIGH STANDARD OF EFFICIENCY, ZEAL, INITIATIVE, AND CONSTANT DEVOTION TO DUTY. HE IS WELL WORTHY OF RECOGNITION.
BONIOWSKI
BERT THOMAS
LEADING SICK BERTH ATTENDANT
EAST KILDONAN, MB
MID
FOR SERVICES IN SAVING HMCS MATANE AFTER A HEAVY AIR ATTACK AT SEA ON 20 JULY, 1944.
BOULTON
ANGUS GEORGE
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
RUSSEL, MB
DSC
FOR GALLANTRY OR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY OR FOR ZEAL, PATIENCE AND CHEERFULNESS IN DANGEROUS WATERS AND FOR SETTING AN EXAMPLE OF WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO DUTY, UPHOLDING THE HIGH TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
MID
WHILST SERVING AT SEA IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THE COMMENCMENT OF HOSTILITIES, THIS OFFICER HAS DISPLAYED THE UTMOST ZEAL, EFFICIENCY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY.
BROCK
EUSTACE ALEXANDER
CAPTAIN
WINNIPEG, MB
CBE
CAPTAIN BROCK, AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF HMCS NIOBE HANDLED A DIFFICULT JOB WITH NOTABLE SUCCESS. HE SHOWED INITIATIVE, TACT, PATIENCE AND FIRMNESS AT ALL TIMES AND LEFT HMCS NIOBE, THE HOLDING BASE FOR CANADIAN RATINGS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, VASTLY IMPROVED FROM WHEN HE ORIGINALLY TOOK OVER.
BROCK
JEFFERY VANSTONE
COMMANDER
WINNIPEG, MB
DSC
FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES IN ANTI U-BOAT OPERATIONS DURING THE WAR IN EUROPE.
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN AN ATTACK ON A SUBMARINE.
CAREY
ARTHUR RUTHERFORD
STOKER 1ST CLASS
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR CONTINUOUS GOOD SERVICE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY (ON THE 22ND SEPTEMBER, 1943) IN GETTING DEFECTIVE MACHINERY RUNNING PROMPTLY AFTER THE ELECTRIC POWER FAILED DUE TO DEPTH CHARGING, THEREBY MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO CONTINUE THE A/S ATTACKS.
CARTER
IRENE FRANCIS
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER TELEGRAPHIST
ST. BONIFACE, MB
BEM
THIS WREN RATING HAS MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRAINING AND SUPERVISING OF TELEGRAPHISTS IN THE WOMEN'S ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE AT A NAVAL W/T STATION STAFFED PRINCIPALLY BY WRCNS PERSONNEL. BY HER QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP AND LOYALTY, SHE HAS SECURED THE CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT OF ALL THOSE WORKING WITH HER.
COWAN
RONALD
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GALLANTRY OR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY OR FOR ZEAL, PATIENCE AND CHEERFULNESS IN DANGEROUS WATERS AND FOR SETTING AN EXAMPLE OF WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO DUTY, UPHOLDING THE HIGH TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
CUTHBERT
THOMAS FREDERICK
ABLE SEAMAN
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN THE DESTRUCTION OF AN ENEMY SUBMARINE.
DIBNAH
QUENTIN HAROLD
PETTY OFFICER WRITER
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GALLANTRY OR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY OR FOR ZEAL, PATIENCE AND CHEERFULNESS IN DANGEROUS WATERS AND FOR SETTING AN EXAMPLE OF WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO DUTY, UPHOLDING THE HIGH TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
EVERETT
A.W.
LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN ACTION WITH ENEMY COASTAL FORCES.
EYRE
WILLIAM BULAR
PATROLMAN
BOWSMAN RIVER, MB
COMMEN
DATION
ON THE OCCASION OF THE EXPLOSIONS AT THE NAVAL MAGAZINE, BEDFORD, HALIFAX, IN JULY 1945, THIS PATROLMAN ENTERED THE SOUTH AREA IN AN ENDEAVOUR TO COMBAT THE FIRE. HE WAS TRAPPED THERE BY EXPLOSIONS AND FIRE, ESCAPING THE FOLLOWING MORNING. HIS BRAVERY AND COOLNESS WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGH TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
FAHRNI
GORDON, PAT
SURGEON LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
DSC
FOR GREAT BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY.
FALLIS
ALLEN THOMAS
LIEUTENANT
CARBERRY, MB
DSC
FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DURING THE WAR IN EUROPE.
GOODMAN
LLOYD FRITHER
YEOMAN OF SIGNALS
WINNIPEG, MB
BEM
THIS RATING HAS BEEN ON ACTIVE SERVICE SINCE OCTOBER, 1940. SINCE THAT TIME HE HAS SERVED ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY AT SEA IN ESCORT SHIPS IN THE ATLANTIC AND IN EUROPEAN WATERS. DURING HIS SERVICE OF TWENTY MONTHS ON BOARD HMCS STORMONT HE DISPLAYED GREAT DEVOTION TO DUTY AND MARKED INITIATIVE, AND CONDUCTED HIMSELF IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO BE A FINE EXAMPLE TO THE SHIP'S COMPANY AS A WHOLE.
GOODWIN
GEORGE EVERETT
STOKER II
MACGREGOR, MB
ALBERT MEDAL
(POSTHUMOUS)
FOR SUPREME GALLANTRY IN RESCUING OCCUPANTS OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOSTEL, ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND ON THE OCCASION OF ITS DESTRUCTION ON 12TH DECEMBER 1942 BY FIRE. NOT WITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT HE COULD HAVE SAVED HIS OWN LIFE AND THAT HE HIMSELF WAS VERY BADLY BURNED, THIS RATING ASSISTED IN REMOVING TWO GIRLS FROM THE BUILDING, THEREBY SAVING THEIR LIVES. HE WAS THEN OVERCOME BY FLAMES AND LOST HIS LIFE.
GRANTHAM
WILLIAM HUGH
A/YEOMAN OF SIGNALS
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY.
HALE
WILLIAM FREDERICK
LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MID (POSTHUMOUS)
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN A FIRE AT OSTEND 14TH FEBRUARY 1945.
HOWARD
LOUIS HENRY
SUB-LIEUTENANT
NORWOOD, MB
MID
FOR DISPLAYING INITIATIVE AND RESOURCEFULLNESS IN ASSISTING SURVIVORS AFTER THE SINKING OF HMCS ESQUIMALT. THIS OFFICER, WHO WAS SERVING IN HMCS SARNIA WENT OVER THE SHIP'S SIDE TO HELP BRING MEN ABOARD, AND SUPERVISED THE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION TO THE DYING ON THE QUARTERDECK PRIOR TO THEIR BEING MOVED TO SICK BAY. HE WAS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING A LIFE AFTER APPLYING ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION FOR OVER AN HOUR. SUB-LIEUTENANT HOWARD'S CONDUCT DURING THIS TIME WAS A CREDIT TO HIS SHIP, AND AIDED GREATLY IN HELPING THE WOUNDED AND DYING. 
KATZBERG
HENRY
CERA FOURTH CLASS
THE PAS, MB
MID
THIS RATING MADE AN OUTSTANDING EFFORT IN THE MAINTENANCE OF THE MACHINERY OF ONE OF HMC MINESWEEPERS. THE UNSWERVING LOYALTY HE HAS EXHIBITED, AND THE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION HE ENJOYS AMONG HIS SHIPMATES, HAVE COMBINED TO PROMOTE A HIGH STATE OF EFFICIENCY IN HIS DEPARTMENT.
KING
LESLIE
SUPPLY PETTY OFFICER
BOISSEVAIN, MB
MID
THIS RATING HAS SERVED WITH HMCS ARVIDA FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. HE HAS CARRIED OUT HIS DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY MANNER, AND HIS CHEERFULNESS AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER HAVE BEEN IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE.
LOCKWOOD
JOHN
STOKER PETTY OFFICER
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
THIS STOKER PETTY OFFICER JOINED HMCS EDMUNSTON EARLY IN 1943. HIS CHEERFULNESS AND DEVOTION TO DUTY WHEN HIS SHIP HAS BEEN IN ACTION, AND IN ALL CASES OF EMERGENCY IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FINE EXAMPLE TO HIS SHIPMATES AND IN THE BEST TRADITIONS OF THE RCN.
MacKENZIE
JAMES WILSON McLEOD
LEADING SEAMAN
ST. JAMES, MB
DSM
FOR SERVICES IN DESTROYING ENEMY SUBMARINES.
MAHONEY
RICHARD ALEXANDER
LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR SERVICES IN DESTROYING AN ENEMY SUBMARINE ON 18-19 OF AUGUST, 1944.
MANNING
ROBERT FRANCIS
ERA 3/C
POINTE du BOIS, MB
MID
FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DURING THE WAR IN EUROPE.
McILHAGGA
LISTON BURNS
SUB-LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN ENGAGEMENT WITH R-BOATS.
MILLS
MARY EFFIE FRANCIS
LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MBE
FOR EXEMPLARY DEVOTION TO DUTY UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. AS OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF THE ISOLATED W/T STATION AT WHITEHEAD, NOVA SCOTIA, LIEUTENANT MILLS WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF HIGHLY TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT AND THE ADMINSTRATION OF A STATION WHERE THE MAINTENANACE OF MORALE WAS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. HER CONSTANT CHEERFULNESS THROUGHOUT HER APPOINTMENT AT WHITEHEAD WON THE ADMIRATION OF THOSE SERVING WITH HER.
MOIST
FREDERICK HAROLD
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER MOIST WHILST SERVING IN ONE OF HMC AUXILIARY CRUISERS HAS RENDERED EXCELLENT SERVICE AS CHIEF BOATSWAIN'S MATE AND HAS CONSISTENTLY CARRIED OUT HIS DUTIES WITH ZEAL AND OUTSTANDING EFFICIENCY.
MOTTS
VICTOR FREDERICK
CHIEF YEOMAN OF SIGNALS
WINNIPEG, MB
BEM
Chief Yeoman of Signals Motts has served in His Majesty's Canadian Signal School for two and a half years first as an Instructor and later in charge of the setting and correction of practical examinations in visual signalling. He has performed these duties with conspicuous success, and has carried the great responsibility which devolves on most Senior ratings, with tact and firmness, thus setting a very fine example to junior Petty Officers.
MUNRO
GEORGE HENRY
MOTOR MECHANIC
DAUPHIN, MB
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN A FIRE AT OSTEND 14 FEBUARY, 1945.
NELSON
DAVID HUBERT
A/CHIEF ORDINANCE ARTIFICER
THE PAS, MB
BEM
Chief Petty Officer Nelson joined the Royal Canadian Navy during the early years of the war and has served over a year and a half at sea. In June, 1944, he joined HMCS ONTARIO, prior to her commissioning and made a valuable contribution to the work in his branch. His constant cheerfulness and loyalty together with his drive, energy, efficiency and devotion to duty during the war in the Pacific Theatre were a constant example and splendid influence upon the entire ship's company.
PENNIE
DUFF MORRISON
WARRANT ENGINEER
ROBLIN, MB
MBE
This Officer has served continuously at sea since the outbreak of war in His Majesty's Canadian destroyers and corvettes. During this period his outstanding sKILL, organizing ability and devotion to duty have resulted in a high standard of efficiency in his department. He has done much to improve the morale and spirit of the Service.
PICKARD
HERBERT MARQUIS
LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN COASTAL FORCES IN MEDITERRANEAN.
PIKE
D.J.
CERA
WINNIPEG, MB
TESTAMONIAL ON PARCHMENT
FOR RESCUING ALFRED PATRICK SIMPSON, A.B., (V-62213) FROM DROWNING AT GREENOCK ANCHORAGE, GREENOCK, SCOTLAND.
POLISCHUKC
JOHN
ERA 4/C
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
THROUGHOUT TWO YEARS SERVICE IN HMCS FENNEL IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC THIS RATING HAS DISPLAYED OUTSTANDING ZEAL, EFFICIENCY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY.
ROSCOE
WALTER EWART
A.B.
NORWOOD, MB
MID
FOR CONSTANT CHEERFULNESS AND DEVOTION TO DUTY. THIS RATING HAS SERVED IN HMCS NIAGARA CONTINUOUSLY FROM SEPTEMBER, 1941, TO JUNE, 1945, A PERIOD OF FORTY-FIVE MONTHS, DURING WHICH TIME HE HAS HAD AN EXCELLENT CONDUCT AND EFFICIENCY RECORD AND HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH HIM.
ROSENDAAL
FRANK
4TH ENGINEER (MERCHANT NAVY)
TRANSCONA, MB
MBE
DIRECTED THE RESCUE OF TWO BADLY WOUNDED SEAMAN FROM A FLOODED COMPARTMENT IN THE S.S. POINT PLEASANT PARK WHICH WAS TORPEDOED AND LOST.
SMITH
WILLIAM
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
WINNIPEG, MB
BEM
FOR GALLANTRY OR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY OR FOR ZEAL, PATIENCE AND CHEERFULNESS IN DANGEROUS WATERS AND FOR SETTING AN EXAMPLE OF WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO DUTY, UPHOLDING THE HIGH TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
STANNARD
LESLIE ALFERD
ABLE SEAMAN
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
THROUGHOUT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF SERVICE AT SEA IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, THIS RATING HAS DISPLAYED OUTSTANDING ZEAL, EFFICIENCY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY.
DSM
FOR GOOD SERVICES IN ACTION WITH AN ENEMY U-BOAT IN THE WESTERN APPROACHES ON 16TH FEBRUARY, 1945.
STARR
JOHN
SIGNALMAN
WINNIPEG, MB
DSM
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN DESTROYING AN ENEMY SUBMARINE.
STEADMAN
LESLIE JOHN
ABLE SEAMAN
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
FOR HIS EXEMPLARY CHARACTER, DEVOTION TO DUTY AND CHEERFUL PERSONALITY, THIS RATING HAS SET AN EXAMPLE AND PROVIDED AN INSPIRATION FOR THE SHIP'S COMPANY. HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE SHIP'S FIGHTING EFFICIENCY HAS ENTAILED LONG HOURS OF VOLUNTARY EXTRA WORK.
STEEN
CHARLES SCOTT
LEADING SEAMAN
DAUPHIN, MB
DSM
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN A SUCESSFUL ATTACK ON AN ENEMY SUBMARINE.
STONE
DANIEL GEORGE
ABLE SEAMAN
WINNIPEG, MB
DSM
FOR SERVICES IN DESTROYING ENEMY SUBMARINES.
THOMAS
JOHN CLEMENT DEAN
LEADING CODER
BRANDON, MB
DSM
FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DURING THE WAR IN EUROPE.
TRELLER
HERBERT
LEADING SICK BERTH ATTENDANT
WINNIPEG, MB
BEM
This man, during two emergencies, due to his initiative and thorough knowledge, has been largely responsible for the preservation of lives. In addition, with men who have experienced operational fatigue, he has shown good judgement in handling and treating them and has been most conscientious in presenting to his Captain the medical problems of the ship.
WILLIAMS
NORMAN LINDSAY
LIEUTENANT
WINNIPEG, MB
MID
This Officer has shown outstanding efficiency and devotion to duty over two years, while serving in HMCS ML'S as Commanding Officer, one year of which as Senior Officer of a Flotilla. His cheerfulness during arduous paTrol duties, and his ever readiness to undertake any duty assigned to him, gReatly enhanced the high morale of his ship and Flotilla.
WILLIAMSON
RICHARD
SHIPWRIGHT 3/C
ST. JAMES, MB
MID
For untiring devotion to duty over a long period. During this rating's service aboard HMCS INCH ARRAN he has put forth untiring efforts far beyond the call of normal duty. His cheerful attitude towards his work and the thoroughness with which every duty was completed have been an excellent example to the entire ship's company.
WILSON
FREDERICK WILLIAM
ACTING LEADING SEAMAN
TRANSCONA, MB
BEM
FOR GOOD SERVICE IN THE SALVAGE OF A BURNING MERCHANT SHIP.

Descriptions:

BEM - British Empire Medal Awarded for meritorious service which warranted such a mark of royal appreciation.

DSC - Distinguished Service Cross Awarded to naval personnel for the performance of meritorious or distinguished services before the enemy.

DSM - Distinguished Service Medal. The medal is awarded to Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and men of the navy (or army and air force personnel of equal rank serving with the fleet) who show themselves to the fore in action, and set an example of bravery and resource under fire, but without performing acts of such pre-eminent bravery as would render them eligible to receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

DSO - Distinguished Service Order. Awarded to naval officers who show themselves to the fore in action, and set an example of bravery and resource under fire, but without performing acts of such pre-eminent bravery as would render them eligible to receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire For services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions; mainly to reward non-combatant services to the war and was to include women. Could be awarded for gallantry as well as service.

MID - Mentioned in Dispatches


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