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Ross, William Gillies

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Title Ordnance Commodore (RCN)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 12/06/1907 Death 22/08/1994
Place Woodlands Place Kingston
Area QC Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
He formed the RCN Curling Club 1957-1958 and was the national president 1957-1960 of the RCN Curling Association.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR 1938. In 1938-1939 he served in the Montreal Division of the RCNVR. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR 1939. (Mobilized for World War Two service 16/09/1939). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 16/09/1939). He served in HMCS Stadacona. He served in H.M.S. Alaunia (Armed Merchant Cruiser). He served in HMCS Prince David. He served in HMCS Naden. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1943). He served with the RN for Ordnance Course 1942. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Superintendent Naval Armament Depot 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1944). He served in HMCS Avalon as Superintendent Naval Armament Depot St. John's. He served in NSHQ as Assistant Director Naval Ordnance. He was appointed as a A/Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 07/08/1945). He served in HMCS Scotian for HMC Dockyard as Superintendent Naval Armament Depot and Manager Weapon Repair 1945. (Transferred to RCN 1946). He was appointed as a Ordnance Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1944). He was appointed as a Ordnance Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1946). He served in NHQ as Director Naval Ordnance (G) 1947). He served in NHQ as Director General Naval Ordnance 1949. He was appointed as a Ordnance Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1950). He was appointed as a Ordnance Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1953). He served in NHQ as Director-General of Naval Ordnance 1949). He served in NHQ as Director General Support Facilities 1961. (He was retired in 1962). (He was qualified for gunnery and watch-keeping duties.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-05

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