In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

William Edward (Bill) Partridge

 

Acting Leading Seaman Submarine Detector, V45853, RCNVR

 

Born: 16 Aug 1922, Toronto, Ontario

 

Died: 08 Nov 1986, Peterborough, Ontario

 

PATRIDGE, William Edward (Bill) - at Civic Hospital, Peterborough on Saturday, November 8, 1986. William (Bill) Partridge of Cardiff, Ontario, in his 65th year, (retired employee of Carling-O'Keefe, Montreal), beloved husband of Margaret Hicks, dear father of Chris and his wife Jo-Anne of Bowmanville, Connie Foster and her husband Harvey of PEterborough and Craig and his wife Jane of R. R. 3, Bancroft, Grandfather of Kimberly, Timothy and Tammy. Beloved son of the late Owen Partridge and Maude Perkins. A memorial service will be held at the Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge St., Peterborough on Tuesday, November 11 at 3 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment St. John's Norway, Toronto. In memory of Mr. Partridge donations to the Kawartha Pine-Ridge Lung Association. (The Toronto Star 10 Nov 1986)

 


 

Acting Leading Seaman William Edward Partridge

V-45853, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

21 Aug 1942 to 17 Sep 1945

 

Five days after his 20th birthday, Bill enrolled in the RCNVR to serve his country during World War II. He began active service on 15 Oct 1942 as an Ordinary Seaman at HMCS YORK, Toronto, ON. His training continued at HMCS NADEN, Esquimalt, B.C., from 12 Dec 1942 to 1 Apr 1943. Bill began his service on the Canadian Fairmile B motor launch, ML Q067, which was part of the 75th Flotilla providing anti-submarine patrols, port defence and rescue duties. In March 1943 Bill began training as a submarine detector and on 9 Aug 1943 he was confirmed. 15 Oct 1943 Bill achieved the rank of Able Seaman. On 25 Jan 1944, Bill began his service on the river class frigate, HMCS NEW WATERFORD (K321), which was assigned to Escort Group 6, providing convoy protection in the most dangerous midsection of the North Atlantic route. Bill achieved the rank of Leading Seaman on 1 Nov 1944. Billís service on the HMCS NEW WATERFORD ended on 4 Jan 1945. He was demobilized.

 


 

Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 21 Aug 1942.  Commenced Active Service 15 Oct 1942

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 12 Dec 1942 as an OS, RCNVR

*  Rated Prob. SD 27 Mar 1943

HMCS GIVENCHY - Drafted to GIVENCHY 02 Apr 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

FAIRMILE ML Q067 - Drafted to Q067 11 Apr 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated SD 09 Aug 1943

* Rated AB 15 Oct 1943

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 13 Jan 1944 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS NEW WATERFORD - Drafted to NEW WATERFORD 25 Jan 1944 as an AB, RCNVR

* Rated A/LS 01 Nov 1944

HMS FERRET (Royal Navy Short Base, Londonderry, Northern Ireland) - Drafted to FERRET 05 Jan 1945

HMCS NEW WATERFORD - Drafted to NEW WATERFORD 11 Jan 1945

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 07 Jan 1945

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 10 Aug 1945

* Demobilized 17 Sep 1945

 


 

Certificate of Service and Discharge Certificate for Bill Partridge

 

Crew of ML Q067

RCN Neg. E-5447

 

Bill Partridge - front row, 1st on left

 

The photo is also posted on a ship's company photo page for ML Q067

 


 

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