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Creery, Wallace Bouchier

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-16700
 
Birth 22/02/1900 Death 03/02/1987
Place Vancouver Place Ottawa
Area BC Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CBE. King Haakon VII Cross of Liberation (Norway)
Awards AdC.
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
He was the son of Andrew McCreight Creery. He was the father of Lieutenant Timothy William Hulbert Creery RCN(R) and Captain Raymond Arbuthnot Bourchier Creery RCN. He rescued General General Georges P. Vanier, Canadian Ambassador to France, from the coast of France in 1940. H.M.C.S. Fraser was sunk in collision with H.M.S. Calcutta in the Gironde River estuary 25/06/1940. He co-signed the formal Instrument of Surrender of Hong Kong by Japan on behalf of Canada.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 03/08/1914). He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Fifth Term) 1914. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 02/02/1917). He served in H.M.S. Leviathan. He served in H.M.S. Carnarvon. He served in H.M.S. Roxborough. He served in H.M.S. Minotaur 1917. He served in H.M.S. Canada 1918. He served in H.M.S. Barham 1919. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN. He was appointed as a A/Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/12/1920). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/09/1920). He served as Torpedo Officer RCN Barracks Esquimalt 1926. He served in H.M.S. Vernon for Long Torpedo Course 1926. He was qualified as a Torpedo Officer at H.M.S. Vernon 1926. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 02/09/1928). He served in HMCS Armentieres (In command) 1928. He served in H.M.S. Codrington as Torpedo Officer and Senior Staff Officer Royal Navy Third Destroyer Flotilla 1930. He served in the RN Staff College course. He served in HMCS Champlain (In command) 1934. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1935). He served as Director of Naval Reserves 1935. He served as Commander-in-Charge Halifax 1937. He served in HMCS Fraser (In command) 1938. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN 1940. He served as Captain-in-Charge Halifax and HMCS Kings Harbour Master 1940. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1942). He served as Chief of Staff to the Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast. He served in NSHQ as Director Operations 1943. He served in NSHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff 1943. He was appointed as an AdC. He served in HMCS Prince Robert (In command) 1944. He served in Royal Roads (RCNC) as Commanding Officer 1948, He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1948). He served as Chief of Naval Personnel 1948. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 29/04/1950). He served in HMCS Naden as Flag Officer Pacific Coast 1950. He served in NHQ as Vice-Chief of Naval Staff and Member of the Naval Board 1953. (He was retired 08/05/1955.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features Creery Islands (BC).
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992);
Last update
2015-08-17

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