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Ernest Westall (Wes) Clark

 

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Engineering Mechanic, 21479-E, RCN

 

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Motor Mechanic, R23673, RCN(R)

 

Born: 02 Jun 1918          Died: 17 Aug 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

CLARK, Ernest Westall (Wes) - age 82. Fondly remembered by his children Sharon and David (Linda), his grandchildren Kristen and Michael, sisters-in-law, Ruth Laird and Betty (Mel) Breakwell, nephews Petter, Patrick, Paul and Michael George, friends and shipmates. His family were early pioneers in Victoria and vicinity. He served in the RCN (1937-1958) including the Second World War and Korean War. He cherished his many years at sea and memories of good friends and good times. After his discharge from the Navy, Wes went to work for Air Canada until his final retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Memorial and reception will be held at noon on September 10, Sunday at the Royal Vancouver yacht Club).

 

Ships served in:

HMCS NOOTKA - Served in Nootka 10 Sep 1939 - 19 Apr 1940

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in Assiniboine 22 May 1940 - 12 Dec 1940

HMCS COBALT - Served in Cobalt 19 Jan 1941 - 26 Jan 1941

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 07 May 1941 - 26 Nov 1941

HMCS OUTARDE - Served in Outarde 11 Mar 1942 - 26 Mar 1942

HMCS BAYFIELD - Served in Bayfield 13 May 1942 - 02 Mar 1943 as a Sto PO, RCN.  Appointed Sto PO 04 Nov 1942.

HMCS SAULT STE MARIE - Served in Sault Ste Marie 23 Jun 1943 - 16 Aug 1943 as a Sto PO, RCN

HMCS THE PAS - Served in The Pas 14 Oct 1943 - 19 Jan 1944 as a Sto PO and Ch Sto PO, RCN.  Rated Ch Sto PO 01 Dec 1943

HMCS RIBBLE - Served in Ribble - 24 Jul 1944 - 12 Jun 1945 as a Ch Sto PO, RCN

HMCS WARRIOR - Served in Warrior 24 Jan 1945 - 13 Jun 1946 as a Ch Sto PO and Ch Sto, RCN.  Rated Ch Sto 01 Apr 1946

HMCS ONTARIO - Served in Ontario 29 Sep 1947 - 12 Aug 1949 as a CPO Sto Mech & C2SM.  Rated C2SM 01 Jul 1948

HMCS DISCOVERY - Served in Discovery 03 Oct 1949 - 01 Jun 1950 and 21 Jul 1950 - 28 Feb 1951 as a C2SM, RCN

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader 02 Apr 1951 - 26 Jul 1951 as C2SM, RCN

HMCS SAULT STE MARIE - Serve in Sault Ste Marie 03 Aug 1951 - 18 May 1952 as a C2SM, RCN

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader 19 May 1952 - 01 Sep 1953 as a C2SM, RCN - 1st Korean War tour. Rated C2EM3(NQ) 16 Jul 1953

HMCS NEW GLASGOW - Served in New Glasgow 03 May 1954 - 17 Jul 1955 as a C2EM3 & C1EM3, RCN. Rated CPO1 15 Apr 1954

HMCS DISCOVERY (Recruiting office) 18 Jul 1955 - 11 Jul 1958 as a C1EM3 / C1EMS.  Rated C11EMS 01 Jan 1957.  Honourably released 11 Jul 1958

 

 

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(1-2) Pages 1 and 3 from 1st Certificate of Service - page 2 missing.  (3-4) pages 2 and 3 from 2nd Certificate of Service - page 1 missing  (5) Summary of High Seas service  (6) "A good day at sea" - possibly on HMCS Crusader  (7) PO Wes Clark (2nd from right) and friends/shipmates

Courtesy of David Thorpe

 

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