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Thomas Henry Chandler

 

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Engineering Mechanic, 21487, RCN

 

Born: 09 Dec 1916, Ponoka, Alberta

 

Died: 30 Nov 1985, Victoria, British Columbia

 

CHANDLER, Thomas Henry - at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, on Saturday, November 30, 1985, in his 69th year, born in Ponoka, Alberta. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1937 and served on many ships in many theatres continuously until accepting his discharge in 1958. Following this, he served with the Canadian Coast Guard on the CCGS Camsell until his retirement in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Stella; his sons, Michael (Mike) of Calgary; and his sister, Patricia, of Edmonton. Funeral service in the Family Chapel of McCall Bros. on Wednesday, December 4, at 4:15 p.m., followed by cremation at Royal Oak Crematorium.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS SKEENA - Served n Skeena 29 Dec 1937 - 20 Apr 1938 as a Sto 2c, RCN

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 21 Apr 1938 - 15 Nov 1938 as a Sto 2c and Sto 1c, RCN. Rated Sto 1c 12 Jul 1938

HMCS COMOX - Served in Comox 23 Nov 1938 - 14 Feb 1940 as a Sto 1dc, RCN

HMCS HAMILTON - Served in Hamilton 15 Jul 1941 - 29 Jun 1942 as an A/L/Sto, L/Sto and A/Sto PO, RCN.  Rated L/Sto 01 Sep 1941. Rated A/Sto PO 02 Sep 1941

HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in Iroquois 30 Nov 1942 - 25 Jul 1942 as a Sto PO, RCN

HMCS CHAUDIERE - Served in Chaudiere 14 Nov 1943 - 09 Feb 1945 as a Sto PO and Ch Sto, RCN. Rated Chief Stoker 01 May 1944

HMCS NIPIGON - Served in Nipigon 24 Sep 1945 - 18 Oct 1945 as a Ch Sto, RCN

HMCS ANTIGONISH - Served in Antigonish 19 Oct 1945 - 04 Feb 1945 as a Ch Sto, RCN

HMCS ONTARIO - Served in Ontario 03 Mar 1947 - 18 Jan 1949 as a Ch Sto and C2SM, RCN.  Trade re-designated to Stoker Mechanic 01 Jul 1948

HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Served in Magnificent 14 Apr 1950 - 23 Mar 1952 as a C2SM, RCN

HMCS SWANSEA - Served in Swansea 18 Mar 1953 - 09 May 1943 as a C2SM, RCN

HMCS HURON - Served in Huron 16 Jun 1954 - 24 Jun 1954 as a C2SM, RCN

HMCS MICMAC - Served in Micmac 20 Jul 1954 - 16 Sep 1956 as a C2SM, RCN

* Rated C1EM3 01 Jan 1957. Honourably released 11 Jul 1958

 

Certificate of Service for Thomas Chandler

 

 

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