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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax


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  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Brackenridge Street
    Imagecomment       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 ...
    Imagecomment     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 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Brockman Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Brockman Crescent Name of Veteran: Arthur Thomas (Brock) Brockman Feb.15, 1920-Dec.30, 2005 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 2006 Veteran or Family Visit: Colin Brockman, son Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died ...
    Image     Street Name: Brockman Crescent Name of Veteran: Arthur Thomas (Brock) Brockman Feb.15, 1920-Dec.30, 2005 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Buggey Lane (Sidney)
    Image       Street Name: Buggey Lane Name of Veteran: Sidney Buggey July 11, 1922-April 5, 2012 Rank: Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1940 to 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: 2001 Veteran or Family Visit: Sydney Buggey Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at ...
    Image     Street Name: Buggey Lane Name of Veteran: Sidney Buggey July 11, 1922-April 5, 2012 Rank: Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1940 to 1941 Year ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Buggey Lane (Henry)
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Burrells Road
    Image       Street Name: Burrells Road Name of Veteran: Albert Frederick Owen Burrells 1919-Dec. 13, 1939 Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 2001 Veteran or Family Visit: Brother Ken Burrells and sister Pat Fletcher Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Burrells Road Name of Veteran: Albert Frederick Owen Burrells 1919-Dec. 13, 1939 Rank: Royal Marine Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Byram Downs Street
    Image       Street Name: Byram Downs Street Name of Veteran: Kenneth Byram 1923-Nov. 20, 2015 Rank: Ordinary Leading Seaman and Quartermaster Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1942 to 1946 Year of Visit/Dedication September 9, 2010 Veteran or Family Visit Ken’s sister-in-law Jennifer Chong and sister-in-law Mary Braganza and ...
    Image     Street Name: Byram Downs Street Name of Veteran: Kenneth Byram 1923-Nov. 20, 2015 Rank: Ordinary Leading Seaman and Quartermaster Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1942 to ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Carnelly Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Carnelly Crescent Name of Veteran: Dennis Carnelley 1922- Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2003 Veteran or Family Visit: Patrick Clifford, second cousin Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No Dennis ...
    Image     Street Name: Carnelly Crescent Name of Veteran: Dennis Carnelley 1922- Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2003 Veteran or ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Carter-Bennett Drive
    Image       Street Name: Carter-Bennett Drive Name of Veteran: Leonard Carter-Bennett June 24, 1923-Dec.19, 2006 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1942 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1999 and June 2005 (dedication) Veteran or Family Visit: Leonard Carter-Bennett Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
    Image     Street Name: Carter-Bennett Drive Name of Veteran: Leonard Carter-Bennett June 24, 1923-Dec.19, 2006 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1942 to 1945 Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Chambers Driver
    Image       Street Name: Chambers Drive Name of Veteran: Alfred Joseph Chambers Sept. 2, 1920-May 16, 2001 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 2008 Veteran or Family Visit: Son and daughters, Edward (wife Sharon), Margaret (husband Terry), Ann (husband James) and ...
    Image     Street Name: Chambers Drive Name of Veteran: Alfred Joseph Chambers Sept. 2, 1920-May 16, 2001 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Clark Road
    Imagecomment       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 ...
    Imagecomment     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 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Clements Road
    Image       Street Name: Clements Road Name of Veteran: James Henry Clements 1910-Dec.13, 1939 Rank: Royal Marine Corporal Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: July 1998 and 1999 Veteran or Family Visit: Niece Susan Manning (1998) and brother Edward (1999) Veteran of the Battle of ...
    Image     Street Name: Clements Road Name of Veteran: James Henry Clements 1910-Dec.13, 1939 Rank: Royal Marine Corporal Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: July ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Collis Lane
    Image       Street Name: Collis Lane Name of Veteran: Joseph H.B. Collis July 19, 1917-Oct. 23, 2012 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: January 1936 to October 1937 Year of Visit/Dedication: 2005 Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at ...
    Image     Street Name: Collis Lane Name of Veteran: Joseph H.B. Collis July 19, 1917-Oct. 23, 2012 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: January 1936 to October ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Cullcastle Street
    Image       Street Name: Cullcastle Street Name of Veteran: Donald Alec Cull Aug. 1, 1929- Aug.2, 2011 Rank: Boy 1st Class, Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1946-1948 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Don Cull and wife Marie Veteran of the Battle ...
    Image     Street Name: Cullcastle Street Name of Veteran: Donald Alec Cull Aug. 1, 1929- Aug.2, 2011 Rank: Boy 1st Class, Leading Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Daniels Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Daniels Crescent Name of Veteran: H.R. (Dan) Daniels 1920- Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: July 1987 Veteran or Family Visit: H.R. (Dan) Daniels Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: ...
    Image     Street Name: Daniels Crescent Name of Veteran: H.R. (Dan) Daniels 1920- Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: July ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Davey Street
    Image       Street Name: Davey Street Name of Veteran: John (Jock) Gauthrope Davey 1920-June 2, 1940 Rank: Able Seaman, Air Mechanic Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: Dedicated 1999, plaque installed Nov. 2003 when street completed Veteran or Family Visit: Martin Davey, brother (1999) Veteran ...
    Image     Street Name: Davey Street Name of Veteran: John (Jock) Gauthrope Davey 1920-June 2, 1940 Rank: Able Seaman, Air Mechanic Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: DeCourcy Ireland Circle
    Image       Street Name: DeCourcy-Ireland Circle Name of Veteran: Stanley Brian DeCourcy-Ireland May 5, 1900-Nov.11, 2001 Rank: Captain (March 19, 1946 to Feb.26, 1948) Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1940 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No ...
    Image     Street Name: DeCourcy-Ireland Circle Name of Veteran: Stanley Brian DeCourcy-Ireland May 5, 1900-Nov.11, 2001 Rank: Captain (March 19, 1946 to Feb.26, 1948) Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Dolby Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Dolby Crescent Name of Veteran: Reginald Dolby June 16, 1924- December 2, 2013 Rank: Petty Officer Quarters Armourer 1st Class Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1946 to 1953 Year of Visit/Dedication October 3, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Reg Dolby and wife Estelle Veteran ...
    Image     Street Name: Dolby Crescent Name of Veteran: Reginald Dolby June 16, 1924- December 2, 2013 Rank: Petty Officer Quarters Armourer 1st Class Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Dooley Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Dooley Crescent Name of Veteran: John Dooley Rank: Petty Officer, Elect Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: May 2004 Veteran or Family Visit: John Dooley Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at Battle: No John Dooley served ...
    Image     Street Name: Dooley Crescent Name of Veteran: John Dooley Rank: Petty Officer, Elect Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 Year of Visit/Dedication: May 2004 Veteran or ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Dring Street
    Image       Street Name: Dring Street Name of Veteran: Stanley Alexander Dring 1919 - March 2005 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1942 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit wife Marjorie, son Graham, daughter-in-law Antoinette and granddaughter, Lauren Veteran of the ...
    Image     Street Name: Dring Street Name of Veteran: Stanley Alexander Dring 1919 - March 2005 Rank: Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1942 Year of ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Ducatel Crescent
    Image       Street Name: Ducatel Crescent Name of Veteran: James Frederick Cecil Ducatel Jan. 30, 1913-Jan. 7, 1984 Rank: Leading Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1937 to May 4, 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 2012 Veteran or Family Visit: Son Ken Ducatel, and Ken’s wife Hilde Witdouck ...
    Image     Street Name: Ducatel Crescent Name of Veteran: James Frederick Cecil Ducatel Jan. 30, 1913-Jan. 7, 1984 Rank: Leading Stoker Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1937 to ...
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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax