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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax


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  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Fearn Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Fearn Crescent Name of Veteran: Luther Fearn May 5, 1918-June 11, 2000 Rank: Seaman Torpedoes Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Feb. 17, 1938 to April 12, 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died ...
    Image     Street Name: Fearn Crescent Name of Veteran: Luther Fearn May 5, 1918-June 11, 2000 Rank: Seaman Torpedoes Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Feb. 17, 1938 to ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Trott Lane
    Image       Street Name: Trott Lane Name of Veteran: Basil Arthur Trott Dec.22, 1919- Rank: Seaman Ship Served: HMS Exeter Date of Service on Ship: 1936 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: August 2003 Veteran or Family Visit: Basil Trott Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No ...
    Image     Street Name: Trott Lane Name of Veteran: Basil Arthur Trott Dec.22, 1919- Rank: Seaman Ship Served: HMS Exeter Date of Service on Ship: 1936 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: August ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Smith Lane (Eric)
    Image       Street Name: Smith Lane Name of Veteran: Eric Smith Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1999 Veteran or Family Visit: Sons Ken and Ray Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No Eric was ...
    Image     Street Name: Smith Lane Name of Veteran: Eric Smith Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1999 Veteran or Family ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Talbotshire Street
    Image       Street Name: Talbotshire Street Name of Veteran: Dennis Talbot March 14, 1931- Rank: Boy Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1947-1948 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Dennis Talbot Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at Battle: No ...
    Image     Street Name: Talbotshire Street Name of Veteran: Dennis Talbot March 14, 1931- Rank: Boy Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1947-1948 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Jonesridge Drive
    Image       Street Name: Jonesridge Drive Name of Veteran: Ken Jones Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: August 11, 1945 to August 26, 1947 Year of Visit/Dedication September 27, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Ken Jones Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at ...
    Image     Street Name: Jonesridge Drive Name of Veteran: Ken Jones Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: August 11, 1945 to August 26, 1947 Year of Visit/Dedication ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Langsdorff Drive
    Image       Town of Ajax Street Dedication Street Name: Langsdorff Drive Name of Veteran: Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff Mar. 20, 1894-Dec. 19, 1939 Rank: Captain of the Kriegsmarine (German Navy in WW2) Ship Served: Admiral Graf Spee Date of Service on Ship: 1937 to 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 2007 Veteran or Family ...
    Image     Town of Ajax Street Dedication Street Name: Langsdorff Drive Name of Veteran: Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff Mar. 20, 1894-Dec. 19, 1939 Rank: Captain of the Kriegsmarine (German Navy in WW2) Ship ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Lurcook Street
    Imagecomment       Street Name: Lurcook Street Name of Veteran: William James Lurcook May 8, 1922-Dec. 17, 1989 Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: March 1940 to 1942 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2010 Veteran or Family Visit: Neil Robinson, grandson and wife Michelle Veteran of the Battle ...
    Imagecomment     Street Name: Lurcook Street Name of Veteran: William James Lurcook May 8, 1922-Dec. 17, 1989 Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: March 1940 to ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Morden Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Morden Crescent Name of Veteran: William A. Morden Rank: Royal Marine Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2006 Veteran or Family Visit: Francis Curwood and her daughter Iris Gengembre, cousins Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Morden Crescent Name of Veteran: William A. Morden Rank: Royal Marine Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: June ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Napiermews Drive
    Image       Street Name: Napiermews Drive Name of Veteran: John Napier Aug. 30, 1919-Mar. 8, 2002 Rank: Chief Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Exeter Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Friend and crewmate Basil Trott Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Napiermews Drive Name of Veteran: John Napier Aug. 30, 1919-Mar. 8, 2002 Rank: Chief Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Exeter Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Nicholls Court
    Image       Street Name: Nicholls Court Name of Veteran: Jack Nicholls 1912- Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 1988 Veteran or Family Visit: Jack Nicholls Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No Jack ...
    Image     Street Name: Nicholls Court Name of Veteran: Jack Nicholls 1912- Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 1988 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Parry Road
    Image       Street Name: Parry Road Name of Veteran: William Edward Parry Apr. 8, 1893-Aug. 21, 1972 Rank: Captain Ship Served: HMS Achilles 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 William Edward Parry ...
    Image     Street Name: Parry Road Name of Veteran: William Edward Parry Apr. 8, 1893-Aug. 21, 1972 Rank: Captain Ship Served: HMS Achilles Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Pittmann Crescent
    Imagecomment       Street Name: Pittmann Crescent Name of Veteran: Leonard Henry Pittman Nov. 1, 1914-Nov. 3, 2007 Rank: Gunner, Able Seaman 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 Leonard ...
    Imagecomment     Street Name: Pittmann Crescent Name of Veteran: Leonard Henry Pittman Nov. 1, 1914-Nov. 3, 2007 Rank: Gunner, Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Simpson Road
    Image       Street Name: Simpson Road Name of Veteran: William Ernest Simpson 1908 -June 30, 1940 Rank: Sick Berth Attendant Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: Visit in October 1999, dedication in June 2002 Veteran or Family Visit: Vivienne Coombe, daughter ...
    Image     Street Name: Simpson Road Name of Veteran: William Ernest Simpson 1908 -June 30, 1940 Rank: Sick Berth Attendant Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Strickland Drive (Stickland)
    Image       Street Name: Strickland Drive Name of Veteran: William Richard Stickland June 6, 1913-Sept. 6, 2004 Rank: Engine Room Artificer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 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: Strickland Drive Name of Veteran: William Richard Stickland June 6, 1913-Sept. 6, 2004 Rank: Engine Room Artificer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to ...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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