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Emmett Bernard Roach


Telegraphist, RCNVR


Sub-Lieutenant, O-62486, RCNVR


Lieutenant, O-62486, RCN(R)


Born: 1916


Died: 26 Jan 1981


ROACH, Emmett Bernard - Emmett Roach, GO train mover - a retired Canadian National employee who was instrumental in developing the GO Train concept, died Monday at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He was 64. During the early 1950s he was chairman of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. (The Toronto Star, Wed, 29 Jan 1981)


Ships served in:

HMCS AMHERST - Served in AMHERST as a Telegraphist prior to CFR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to CORNWALLIS 11 Jul 1944 as a Prob SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Sep 1944).  Commenced the Executive Officers' Course at CORNWALLIS 14 Oct 1944 as a Prob SLt, RCNVR

HMCS HEPATICA - Served in HEPATICA 06 Mar 1945 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 02 Mar 1945)
* HEPATICA was paid off 27 Jun 1945.  It is not known where SLt Roach was between then and his appointment to HMCS STAR

HMCS STAR - Appointed to STAR 26 Nov 1945 as an A/Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 02 Mar 1945) (Navy List Apr 1946)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX 30 Sep 1946 as an A/Lt, RCN(R) for demobilization (Navy List Oct 1946)

* Appointment Terminated (Demobilized) 02 Oct 1946 (Navy List Jan 1947)

* Retired List as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 03 Oct 1946) (Navy List Jul 1948)

HMCS YORK (Retired List) as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 03 Oct 1946) (Navy List Jul 1952)


SLt Roach on HMCS HEPATICA - circa Mar/Apr1945



Officers training course

date and location unknown.

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Roach, Emmett B. - rear row, 4th from right



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