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Brock, Ernest Reginald

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Title Commodore (RCN(R))
Official Number O-8870
 
Birth 00/00/1892 Death 13/02/1964
Place Winnipeg Place Vancouver
Area MB Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CBE. VRD.
Awards
Qualifications
 
Biography
A prominent businessman he joined the RCNVR in the year of its formation. He was the first reserve naval officer to attain the rank of Commodore.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNVR (With seniority dated 27/06/1916). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RNVR (With seniority dated 27/06/1917). (Transferred to RCNVR). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCNVR 1923. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/08/1929). He served in HMCS Champlain. He served in HMCS Saguenay. He was appointed as a Commander RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1937). He served as Naval Officer-in-Charge Montreal Division RCNVR 1934-39. (Mobilized for World War Two service) 01/09/1939). He served in HMCS Donnacona as Commanding Officer 1939-40. He served in NHQ 1940. He was appointed as a Captain RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1942). He served in HMCS York as Commanding Officer Reserve Divisions and as Naval Officer-in-Charge Toronto 1942. He was appointed as a Commodore (2nd Class) RCNVR (With seniority dated 25/05/1942). He was appointed as a Commodore RCNVR (With seniority dated 25/05/1944). He served in NSHQ as Commanding Officer Reserve Divisions 1945. (He was demobilized 02/04/1946.) He was appointed as a Commodore RCN(R) (With seniority dated 15/10/1945). (He was released.) (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.)
 
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Anecdotes
In 1943 he was awarded the RCN Volunteer Officer's Decoration.
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992);
Last update
2011-03-03

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