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Brock, Eustace Alexander

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Title Commodore (RCNVR)
Official Number O-8860
 
Birth 13/08/1887 Death 01/11/1977
Place Winnipeg Place Crowborough
Area MB Area Essex
Country Canada Country UK
 
Titles
Honours CBE. OStJ. VRD.
Awards FCIS. AdC(P). AdC.
Qualifications
 
Biography
He was the Assistant General Manager and Secretary of Great West Life Insurance Company 1945-49. He was a Member of Board of Trustees of the Navy League of Canada.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNVR 1914. He served in the Auxiliary Patrol Organization. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNVR (With seniority dated 06/06/1917). (Transferred to the RCNVR 1921). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/06/1921). He was appointed as an Hon. AdC (P) to the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba 1921-31. He served as Commanding Officer Winnipeg Company RCNVR 1923-30. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/06/1929). He was appointed as a Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1931) (Promoted from the Lieutenant-Commanders List). He was appointed as a Hon. AdC to Governor-General of Canada 1931-39, (Mobilized for Second World War service 02/09/1939). He served in NSHQ for Plans Division as Controller of Naval Information. He was appointed as a Captain (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1942). He served in HMCS Niobe as Captain-in-Command 1943. He served in HMCS Niobe as Canadian Naval Liaison Officer on Staff of Second Sea Lord of the Admiralty. He was appointed as a Commodore 2nd Class (Temp.) RCNVR 1944. He served in NSHQ as Director Women's Services 1944. He was appointed as a Commodore (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 25/05/1944). He served in HMCS Niobe as Commanding Officer 1944. (Appointment Terminated (Resignation Accepted) on 30/04/1945.) (He was qualified for navigation and with a Watchkeeping Certificate.)
 
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Anecdotes
In 1944 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
2011-03-07

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