Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

1939 – 1945

In 1923, the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) was established out of the former Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve. During the Second World War, the RCNVR became the backbone of the Canadian Navy, recruiting officers and sailors. By the end of the war, Canada possessed the third-largest navy in the world, with a complement of nearly 100,000. Most of these men and women were members of the RCNVR.

After the Second World War ended, the RCNVR was merged into the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve.

Source: “Canadian Forces Naval Reserve”. Wikipedia,, accessed July 3, 2020.


Anderson, Charles Malcom
Ankenmann, Richard Douglas (Bob)
Atwood, John Wesley
Austin, David Franklin
Baker, William
Bard, Donald A.
Barfoot, Stewart L.
Bass, Henry A. "Harry"
Bean, Bill
Becker, Hilbert
Beingeessner, Harry F.
Beingessner, Norman E.
Bell, John Stewart MacKenzie
Bowes, Donald K.
Brusso, Mervyn Gordon
Buchanan, Douglas James
Bullock, Donald
Cairns, Orville Wesley
Campbell, Bruce A. Dr.
Cassidy, Gerald Edmund ("Gerry")
Christie, John W.
Cook, Albert John
Crawford, Vernon John
Davis, Iona
Davis, Thomas F.
Downs, Maurice Eldridge
Duggins, Walter Arthur
Edwards, John "Jack"
Emmerson, Alf
Finlay, Douglas
Fisk, Kenneth Reid
Gilberston, George
Gordon, Ross A.
Gorrie, Jack D.
Graff, John A.
Graham, Colin Edward
Graves, Fenerty Parker
Harrington, Reginald
Heppenstall, Robert Reginald
Horton, Robert Philip
Hughes, Leeming
Hussey, John J.
Isbester, Bruce Cameron
Isbester, Jethro "Jeff"
Kenny, Bruce T.
Knight, Howard Leslie
Laur, Wilfred "Wilf"
Little, Henry
Lyons, Bob
Lyons, Lorne Alfred
MacDonald, John Murdock
MacIntosh, Marshall W.
MacRitchie, Murdo Murray
MacRobert, Gordon Freeman
Manto, Bruce E.
Marchello, Steve
McClelland, Thomas John
McEachnie, Don "Swak"
McGaw, Dorne MacQuarrie
McKenna, Phil
McNeil, Glenn
McNeill, Lloyd George
Mitchinson, Norman
Moore, Lloyd Gladwin
Morrison, James A.
Morrison, Melvin Clarence
Neath, John Frederick Earl
Page, Orville Stephen
Payie, William (Bill)
Pearson, Fred G.
Read, William J.
Redmond, Mervin H.
Robinson, James
Rodgers, Walter "Watt"
Russell, Thomas C.
Saunders, Earl G.
Schambers, Howard
Schmidt, Milton Frederick
Shaw, James R.
Shaw, Robert A.
Stanton, Dereck James
Stoddart, Clarence John
Taylor, George Kenneth
Taylor, Norman William
Thompson, Adam Robert
Tilker, Clarence Alvin
Timmins, Harold Alfred
Tranter, Lionel Beatty
Vallie, Roy
Wark, Clarence Leonard
Warrilow, Percy E.
Weiss, Wilfred
Weller, Austin J.
Wendt, Jack C.
Westfield, John Russel "Chief"
Wilson, George William
Winch, Wilmer James

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