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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax
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  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Preston Court
        Street Name: Preston Court Name of Veteran: Samuel William Preston 1911-Oct.12, 1940 Rank: Ordinary Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2003 Veteran or Family Visit: Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at Battle: No Samuel Preston died ...
      Street Name: Preston Court Name of Veteran: Samuel William Preston 1911-Oct.12, 1940 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Quaintance Avenue
        Street Name: Quaintance Avenue Name of Veteran: Jack Quaintance April 26, 1924-Mar. 30, 2006 Rank: Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1945 to 1947 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2005 Veteran or Family Visit: Rosemarie Quaintance, wife Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at ...
      Street Name: Quaintance Avenue Name of Veteran: Jack Quaintance April 26, 1924-Mar. ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Searell Avenue
        Street Name: Searell Avenue Name of Veteran: Walter Tryst Searell June 6, 1922-Aug. 11, 2005 Rank: Seaman Boy Ship Served: HMS Achilles Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to Year of Visit/Dedication September 27, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Wife Nellie Searell Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: ...
      Street Name: Searell Avenue Name of Veteran: Walter Tryst Searell June 6, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Simpson Road
        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 ...
      Street Name: Simpson Road Name of Veteran: William Ernest Simpson 1908 -June ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Smith Lane (Albert)
        Street Name: Smith Lane Name of Veteran: Albert E. Smith Feb. 27, 1922- April 18, 2020 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: April 2006 Veteran or Family Visit: Son Ken and daughter-in-law Angela Veteran of the Battle of ...
      Street Name: Smith Lane Name of Veteran: Albert E. Smith Feb. 27, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Stevensgate Drive
        Street Name: Stevensgate Drive Name of Veteran: Alfred ‘Moe’ Stevens 1926-July 8, 2007 Rank: Gunner and Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1942 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No Died at ...
      Street Name: Stevensgate Drive Name of Veteran: Alfred ‘Moe’ Stevens 1926-July 8, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Strathy Road
        Street Name: Strathy Road Name of Veteran: George H. Kirkpatrick(Pat) Strathy 1918-Oct. 12, 1940 Rank: Sub-Lieutenant, R.C.N.V.R. Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2002 Veteran or Family Visit: Members of the Strathy family, Toronto. Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: ...
      Street Name: Strathy Road Name of Veteran: George H. Kirkpatrick(Pat) Strathy 1918-Oct. ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Strickland Drive (Stickland)
        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 ...
      Street Name: Strickland Drive Name of Veteran: William Richard Stickland June 6, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Turnerbury Avenue (Michael)
        Street Name: Turnerbury Avenue Name of Veteran: Michael Turner 1925-June 26, 2019 Rank: Petty Officer Radar Mechanic and Qualified shallow water diver Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1946-1947 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
      Street Name: Turnerbury Avenue Name of Veteran: Michael Turner 1925-June 26, 2019 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Turnerbury Avenue (Roy)
        Street Name: Turnerbury Avenue Name of Veteran: Roy Turner August 5, 1927-March 27, 2017 Rank: Able Seaman, Radar Plot Operator Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: Dec. 1946-Dec. 1947 Year of Visit/Dedication September 26, 2009 Veteran or Family Visit Roy Turner and wife, June Veteran of the ...
      Street Name: Turnerbury Avenue Name of Veteran: Roy Turner August 5, 1927-March ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: DeCourcy Ireland Circle
        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 ...
      Street Name: DeCourcy-Ireland Circle Name of Veteran: Stanley Brian DeCourcy-Ireland May 5, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Carter-Bennett Drive
        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 ...
      Street Name: Carter-Bennett Drive Name of Veteran: Leonard Carter-Bennett June 24, 1923-Dec.19, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: O'Dell Court
        Street Name: O’Dell Court Name of Veteran: Harold J. O’Dell 1922-Oct.12, 1940 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 2001 Veteran or Family Visit: October 2002, sister Betty and husband Don, nephew Tony Veteran of the Battle of ...
      Street Name: O’Dell Court Name of Veteran: Harold J. O’Dell 1922-Oct.12, 1940 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Swanston Crescent
        Street Name: Swanston Crescent Name of Veteran: William Swanston Sept. 3, 1918 - June 29, 2013 Rank: Leading Signalman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1938 to 1942 Year of Visit/Dedication: September 1992 Veteran or Family Visit: William (Bill) Swanston Veteran of the Battle of the River ...
      Street Name: Swanston Crescent Name of Veteran: William Swanston Sept. 3, 1918 ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Smith Lane (Eric)
        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 ...
      Street Name: Smith Lane Name of Veteran: Eric Smith Rank: Able Seaman ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Talbotshire Street
        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 ...
      Street Name: Talbotshire Street Name of Veteran: Dennis Talbot March 14, 1931- ...
  • 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: Ellis Lane
        Street Name: Ellis Lane Name of Veteran: Robert H.C. Ellis (April 24, 1922-May 5, 2014) Rank: Midshipman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: April 1, 1940 to Oct. 1941 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: No ...
      Street Name: Ellis Lane Name of Veteran: Robert H.C. Ellis (April 24, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Plumridge Court
        Street Name: Plumridge Court Name of Veteran: William George Plumridge Jan. 16, 1921-Mar. 8, 2007 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1940 Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a Veteran or Family Visit: n/a Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at ...
      Street Name: Plumridge Court Name of Veteran: William George Plumridge Jan. 16, ...
  • Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Bennett Avenue
        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 ...
      Street Name: Bennett Avenue Name of Veteran: Edward Donald Bennett 1913-Dec. 19, ...
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Biographies: The People Behind the Street Names in Ajax