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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax
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  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Brackenridge Street
        Street Name: Brackenridge Street Name of Veteran: Thomas Brackenridge 1917-1978 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1940 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: May 2008 Veteran or Family Visit: Bill Brackenridge, son Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at Battle: No Thomas ...
      Street Name: Brackenridge Street Name of Veteran: Thomas Brackenridge 1917-1978 Rank: Stoker ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Lurcook Street
        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, Dec. 2018 Veteran or Family Visit: Grandson Neil Robinson and his wife Michelle (2010), ...
      Street Name: Lurcook Street Name of Veteran: William James Lurcook May 8, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Clark Road
        Street Name: Clark Road Name of Veteran: David M. Clark ( -Nov. 12, 1992) Rank: Royal Marine, Gunner Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938-1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: August 1990 and June 1992 Veteran or Family Visit: David Clark and wife, Isabella Veteran of the Battle of ...
      Street Name: Clark Road Name of Veteran: David M. Clark ( -Nov. ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Chatfield Drive
        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 ...
      Street Name: Chatfield Drive Name of Veteran: Fred Chatfield 1914-1975 Rank: Telegraphist, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Buggey Lane (Henry)
        Street Name: Buggey Lane Name of Veteran: Henry H. Buggey 1921-July 24, 2006 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: July 1998 Veteran or Family Visit: Henry Buggey Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at ...
      Street Name: Buggey Lane Name of Veteran: Henry H. Buggey 1921-July 24, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Lax Avenue
        Street Name: Lax Avenue Name of Veteran: William (Bill) Lax 1911-Dec. 26, 1992 Rank: Chief Petty Officer Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 1997 Veteran or Family Visit: Niece Pinky Hill and her husband Ron on behalf of widow Olive ...
      Street Name: Lax Avenue Name of Veteran: William (Bill) Lax 1911-Dec. 26, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Pittmann Crescent
        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 ...
      Street Name: Pittmann Crescent Name of Veteran: Leonard Henry Pittman Nov. 1, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Withay Drive (Withey)
        Street Name: Withay Drive Name of Veteran: Jack Withey Jan. 27, 1916-Feb. 4, 1996 Rank: Chief Petty Officer 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 ...
      Street Name: Withay Drive Name of Veteran: Jack Withey Jan. 27, 1916-Feb. ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Harper Hill Drive
        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 ...
      Street Name: Harper Hill Drive Name of Veteran: Lawrence William John Harper ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Sharplin Drive
        Street Name: Sharplin Drive Name of Veteran: Robert (Bob)John Sharplin (June 4, 1911-June 3, 1979) Rank: Petty Officer Mechanician First Class Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Mar. 19, 1940-Sept. 30, 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 16, 2014 Veteran or Family Visit: Clive Sharplin, son Veteran of ...
      Street Name: Sharplin Drive Name of Veteran: Robert (Bob)John Sharplin (June 4, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Devineridge Avenue
        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 ...
      Street Name: Devineridge Avenue Name of Veteran: Richard Victor Devine 1912-1963 Rank: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Todd Road
        Street Name: Todd Road Name of Veteran: Norman Kelsoe Todd Rank: Lieutenant, Navigating Officer 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 Norman received the Distinguished ...
      Street Name: Todd Road Name of Veteran: Norman Kelsoe Todd Rank: Lieutenant, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Biggs Drive
        Street Name: Biggs Drive Name of Veteran: Reginald C. Biggs Rank: Gunner 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 Reginald C. Biggs received the Distinguished ...
      Street Name: Biggs Drive Name of Veteran: Reginald C. Biggs Rank: Gunner ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Farrow Crescent
        Street Name: Farrow Crescent Name of Veteran: John Coates Farrow April 18, 1918 - March 30, 1994 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: April 2018 Veteran or Family Visit: Grandson James and his wife Joanne Veteran of the Battle ...
      Street Name: Farrow Crescent Name of Veteran: John Coates Farrow April 18, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Deverill Crescent
        Street Name: Deverill Crescent Name of Veteran: Ernest Arthur Deverill Jan. 17, 1888-Apr. 5, 1952 Rank: Lieutenant Commander 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 ...
      Street Name: Deverill Crescent Name of Veteran: Ernest Arthur Deverill Jan. 17, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Large Crescent
        Street Name: Large Crescent Name of Veteran: Albert Seaborne Large Apr. 3, 1921-Feb.20, 2012 Rank: Signalman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 1991 Veteran or Family Visit: Albert Large Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No ...
      Street Name: Large Crescent Name of Veteran: Albert Seaborne Large Apr. 3, ...
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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax