Additions to Book of Remembrance

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12 January 2016

There were fifty-four men listed in STAR’s original Book Of Remembrance.  Here are six more that should be included.  All were buried in Canada and three died after “VE” Day.  I suspect that they might have died of illness or injury serious enough for them to have returned from overseas or never have deployed.  Any further information will be appreciated.

Able Seaman Earl Alvin Bender

V-60330, RCNVR, HMCS STAR

Born about 1926, son of William & Nettie Bender of Humberstone Township, Port Colborne.

Died 26 March 1944, aged, unknown causes.  Buried Overholts Cemetery, Humberstone.

 

Leading Stoker Kenneth Leonard Parker

V-32001, RCNVR, HMCS STAR

Born about 1922, son of Thomas Parker, husband of Pearl Parker of Ottawa.

Died 14 April 1945, aged 23, unknown causes.  Buried Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.

 

 LCdr John Woodward Dresser

O-20770, RCNVR, HMCS STAR,

T/LCdr 01 July 1943

Born 10 August 1901, son of Warren Sidney and Anna Dresser; husband of Georgina H. Dresser, 176 Geoffrey Street, Toronto.  Died 4 May 1945 (aged 43) of coronary thrombosis.  Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Sherbrooke, Quebec

 

Telegraphist Eric Milton Skinner

V-992, RCNVR

Born about 1923, son of George J. & Ada Skinner of Toronto.  Died 27 September 1945, aged 22, unknown causes.  Buried St. John’s Norway Cemetery, Toronto.

 

Plumber 1st Class John Logue

V-58849, RCNVR, HMCS STAR

Born about 1898, son of Husband of Sarah Logue of Preston.  Died 19 June 1946, aged 48, unknown causes.  Buried Preston Public Cemetery, Cambridge.

 

CERA Walter Arthur Duggins

V-22356, RCNVR

Born 13 February 1889, son of Walter E. & Annie Duggins of Glasgow, Scotland, husband of Ethel of Galt.  Died 8 October 1946, aged 57 in Veterans Hospital, London (possibly Westminster Hospital at Commissioners & Wellington Roads), unknown causes.  Buried Port Elgin (Sanctuary Park) Cemetery.

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