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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax


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  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Devineridge Avenue
    Image       Street Name: Devineridge Avenue Name of Veteran: Richard Victor Devine 1912-1963 Rank: signalman Ship Served: HMS Exeter Date of Service on Ship: Jan.11, 1939 to April 12, 1940. Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No ...
    Image     Street Name: Devineridge Avenue Name of Veteran: Richard Victor Devine 1912-1963 Rank: signalman Ship Served: HMS Exeter Date of Service on Ship: Jan.11, 1939 to April 12, 1940. Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Bennett Avenue
    Image       Street Name: Bennett Avenue Name of Veteran: Edward Donald Bennett 1913-Dec. 19, 1941 Rank: Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No Edward Donald ...
    Image     Street Name: Bennett Avenue Name of Veteran: Edward Donald Bennett 1913-Dec. 19, 1941 Rank: Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Porte Road
    Image       Street Name: Porte Road Name of Veteran: Leonard E. Porte April 18, 1928-Feb. 7, 2017 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: July 1947 to March 1948 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1999 Veteran or Family Visit: Leonard Porte Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Porte Road Name of Veteran: Leonard E. Porte April 18, 1928-Feb. 7, 2017 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: July 1947 to ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Taylor Road
    Image       Street Name: Taylor Road Name of Veteran: William George Edward Taylor Oct. 13, 1918-Oct. 1, 1986 Rank: Signalman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at ...
    Image     Street Name: Taylor Road Name of Veteran: William George Edward Taylor Oct. 13, 1918-Oct. 1, 1986 Rank: Signalman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1941 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Barnard Court
    Image       Street Name: Barnard Court Name of Veteran: Roy Victor Barnard - Dec. 7, 1919-Nov. 22, 1974 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Sept.1938 to July 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died ...
    Image     Street Name: Barnard Court Name of Veteran: Roy Victor Barnard - Dec. 7, 1919-Nov. 22, 1974 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Sept.1938 to July ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Chalmers Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Chalmers Crescent Name of Veteran: James Waugh Chalmers Nov. 4, 1913 – Dec. 4, 1990 Rank: A/Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Feb. 1938 to Feb. 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Chalmers Crescent Name of Veteran: James Waugh Chalmers Nov. 4, 1913 – Dec. 4, 1990 Rank: A/Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Feb. ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Harper Hill Drive
    Image       Street Name: Harper Hill Drive Name of Veteran: Lawrence William John Harper (Nov. 17, 1919-Nov. 27, 2015) Rank: Deck hand, Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1937-1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes ...
    Image     Street Name: Harper Hill Drive Name of Veteran: Lawrence William John Harper (Nov. 17, 1919-Nov. 27, 2015) Rank: Deck hand, Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Chapman Drive
    Image       Street Name: Chapman Drive Name of Veteran: Alec Ashley Chapman Aug. 19, 1914-Mar. 27, 1963 Rank: Lieutenant Commander Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Sept. 1, 1939 to May 17, 1943 Year of Visit/Dedication: April 10, 2013 Veteran or Family Visit: Simon and Jilly Chapman Veteran of ...
    Image     Street Name: Chapman Drive Name of Veteran: Alec Ashley Chapman Aug. 19, 1914-Mar. 27, 1963 Rank: Lieutenant Commander Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Sept. 1, 1939 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Ling Street
    Image       Street Name: Ling Street Name of Veteran: Ronald E. Ling March 11, 1920-June 21, 2003 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: March 3, 2015 Veteran or Family Visit: Marion Whiting, daughter and Mark Whiting, grandson Veteran of the Battle ...
    Image     Street Name: Ling Street Name of Veteran: Ronald E. Ling March 11, 1920-June 21, 2003 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Elliottglen Drive
    Image       Street Name: Elliottglen Drive Name of Veteran: Frederick Samuel Elliott June 30, 1925-Sept. 9, 2005 Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: November 1943 to March 1946 Year of Visit/Dedication: May 20, 2014 Veteran or Family Visit: Robert, Colin and Michael Elliott (sons) Veteran of ...
    Image     Street Name: Elliottglen Drive Name of Veteran: Frederick Samuel Elliott June 30, 1925-Sept. 9, 2005 Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: November 1943 to ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Kingham Avenue
    Image       Street Name: Kingham Avenue Name of Veteran: Reginald Francis Kingham May 26, 1917 – Mar 26, 1999 Rank: Leading Engine Room Mechanic Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 - 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Kingham Avenue Name of Veteran: Reginald Francis Kingham May 26, 1917 – Mar 26, 1999 Rank: Leading Engine Room Mechanic Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Bashford Road
    Text       Street Name: Bashford Road Name of Veteran: Cyril G. Bashford 1916-Dec.13, 1939 Rank: Royal Marine Corporal, Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: November 2000 Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: Yes Cyril ...
    Text     Street Name: Bashford Road Name of Veteran: Cyril G. Bashford 1916-Dec.13, 1939 Rank: Royal Marine Corporal, Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Burtonbury Lane
    Image       Street Name: Burtonbury Lane Name of Veteran: Frank Burton Sept.4, 1918- Rank: Telegraphist Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No Frank joined the Royal Navy in 1935 ...
    Image     Street Name: Burtonbury Lane Name of Veteran: Frank Burton Sept.4, 1918- Rank: Telegraphist Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: Veteran or Family Visit: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Chatfield Drive
    Imagecomment       Street Name: Chatfield Drive Name of Veteran: Fred Chatfield 1914-1975 Rank: Telegraphist, Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1937 to 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2005 Veteran or Family Visit: Lillian Teasdale, sister and family Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died ...
    Imagecomment     Street Name: Chatfield Drive Name of Veteran: Fred Chatfield 1914-1975 Rank: Telegraphist, Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1937 to 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: June ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Dreyer Drive
    Image       Street Name: Dreyer Drive Name of Veteran: Desmond G.C.B. Dreyer April 6, 1910-May 15, 2003 Rank: Lieutenant Commander, Gunnery Specialist, Admiral Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: 1976 Veteran or Family Visit: Admiral Sir Desmond Dreyer and wife Marjorie, Lady Dreyer Veteran of ...
    Image     Street Name: Dreyer Drive Name of Veteran: Desmond G.C.B. Dreyer April 6, 1910-May 15, 2003 Rank: Lieutenant Commander, Gunnery Specialist, Admiral Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Dowers Drive
    Image       Street Name: Dowers Drive Name of Veteran: Leonard (Jim) Dowers Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1989 Veteran or Family Visit: Jim Dowers and wife Pat Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at ...
    Image     Street Name: Dowers Drive Name of Veteran: Leonard (Jim) Dowers Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1989 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Gibson Court
    Image       Street Name: Gibson Court Name of Veteran: James Gibson 1900 -May 28, 1941 Rank: Stoker 1st Class Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to Year of Visit/Dedication: September 2001 Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No ...
    Image     Street Name: Gibson Court Name of Veteran: James Gibson 1900 -May 28, 1941 Rank: Stoker 1st Class Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Batt Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Batt Crescent Name of Veteran: Robert Batt Rank: Seaman Boy Ship Served: HMS (HMNZS) Achilles Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1943 Year of Visit/Dedication: Tree dedication June 2005, visited 1999, 2005 and 2009 Veteran or Family Visit: Bob Batt and wife Joan Veteran of the Battle ...
    Image     Street Name: Batt Crescent Name of Veteran: Robert Batt Rank: Seaman Boy Ship Served: HMS (HMNZS) Achilles Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1943 Year of Visit/Dedication: Tree dedication ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Blackburn Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Blackburn Crescent Name of Veteran: Sydney Blackburn April 25, 1917-1974 Rank: Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: 2011 Veteran or Family Visit: Son, Ken Blackburn and daughter-in-law Myra Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died ...
    Image     Street Name: Blackburn Crescent Name of Veteran: Sydney Blackburn April 25, 1917-1974 Rank: Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: 2011 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Blowers Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Blowers Crescent Name of Veteran: Hubert Roy Blowers (July 16, 1925-Nov. 17, 2017) Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Oct.1942 to May 1943 Year of Visit/Dedication: 1999 Veteran or Family Visit: Roy Blowers and wife Linda Veteran of the Battle of the ...
    Image     Street Name: Blowers Crescent Name of Veteran: Hubert Roy Blowers (July 16, 1925-Nov. 17, 2017) Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Oct.1942 to May ...
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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax