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Family Album: Mann/McLean Family

  • CA RRU 025-011-1.02
  • File
  • ca. 1900-1950
  • Part of N. Atchison

Album includes photos of the McLean family in Fisherton, Ayrshire, Scotland. Jennie McLean Mann spent the duration of the Great War at her parents home in Scotland. There are wartime photos from both WWI and WWII in this album, however, only images from the family's time at Hatley Park (ca. 1911-1923) have been made available online.

Note that Charlie's father, William Edward John Mann was often known as Fred, as was Charlie (Charles Frederick). Descriptions here refer to them as WEJ and Charlie to avoid confusion.

Black Album 2

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-2
  • File
  • ca. 1908-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Black Album 2 contains pictures of various Dunsmuir vacations, including a trip to Egypt in 1912. Most of the people and places in this album are unidentified.

Russel, HDS

Hugh Dunbar Sutherland Russel attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the first class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 11 March, 1916, Russel was a surveyor before joining the RCNVR. After completing training in Canada, he was loaned to the Royal Navy. He is presumed to have lost his life on 12 December, 1942 when the submarine in which he was serving in the Mediterranean was posted missing, overdue.

Walkley, JM

John Molson Walkley attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the first class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 25 July, 1915, Walkley worked for an insurance company before joining the RCNVR. On completing training, he joined HMCS Nanaimo, which was sunk by a U-boat on 16 June 1942. Lt. Walkley was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches for his salvage efforts during the capsizing.

McConnell, RH

Russell Henry McConnell attended Royal Roads May to August in 1941, in the second class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 7 June, 1918, McConnell was an accountant before joining the RCNVR. He was serving in HMCS Raccoon when it was sunk on 7 September, 1942.

Grant, MS

Malcolm Seafield Grant attended Royal Roads September to December in 1941, in the third class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 26 October, 1914, Grant worked as a sales engineer before joining the RCNVR. On 24 August, 1944, Grant was serving on board HMCS Alberni when the ship was sunk. He did not survive. Grant was posthumously awarded a Mention in Despatches for previous action on board HMCS Alberni.

Ross, RL

Reginald Lloyd Ross attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the fourth class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 22 October 1917, Ross was a school teacher before joining the RCNVR. He was serving on HMS Penylan when she was torpedoed on 3 December 1942. Ross did not survive.

Murphy, JS

John Sydney Murphy attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1942 to 1943. He was in the first class to graduate from The Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Roads. Born April 28, 1924, Murphy was serving on HMCS Shearwater when he was lost in an air crash on April 17, 1952.

Bell-Irving, B

Brian Bell-Irving attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1943-1945. Born 2 January, 1926, Bell-Irving became a Royal Canadian Navy pilot. He died when the brakes apparently failed during a normal landing on the carrier HMCS Bonaventure.

Holland, RF

Ronald Frank “Dutch” Holland attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1949-1951. Born in 1930, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed when his CF-100 exploded in Lake Nipissing, ON on 17 August, 1954.

Marshall, JA

James Alick Marshall attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1950-1952. Born in 1932, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was with the No. 3 Advanced Flying School when he was killed in a training exercise at Portage La Prairie on 17 July 1954.

Brown, EA

Ernest Alfred Brown attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1951-1953. Born in 1933, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force on completion of his program at Royal Roads. He was training at No. 2 Flying School in Moose Jaw, SK when he was killed during a night navigation flight on August 5, 1953.

Hook, DH

David Howard Hook attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1952-1954. Born in 1934, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was stationed at CFB Moose Jaw, SK when he was killed in a training exercise on 22 August, 1973.

Bade, ER

Edward Ronald Bade attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1964-1966. Born in 1946, he joined the navy and served with 880 Anti-Submarine squadron. He was killed when his plane crashed during a search and rescue operation on 20 September, 1973.

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