Service Men - Abott - Aune

1 - Abbott, John (Scotty) - Chief Stoker RCNR
(PH002117) (2
nd from left)
- Vol.16/1940/No.9-Sep. p.4/5 – “Our next note came from the Navy, from Dan Wallace… He says: “We had a real Powell River gathering in Victoria recently, Harry Dunn, Sandy Allen [sic], Sam Rees, Bill Gandy, Charlie
(??) , ‘Scotty’ Abbott and myself, so figure it out for yourself.”
S.P.O. J. Abbot, Y.F.D. 32, % F.M.O. St. John’s, Newfoundland
- Vol.18/1942/No.3-Mar. p.2/3 – “Working out of eastern ports, guarding convoys, hunting submarines or sweeping up mines, are lads who were born here, or who spent most of their lives in our midst…(including.)…Scotty Abbot…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “In the ranks of the bluejackets are scores of former employees, well known throughout the district. There is…Chief Stoker “Scotty” Abbot, of the machine room…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.1-Jan. p.9 – “And when we grow a bit too introspective on this fuel shortage or freezing weather give a thought to…Scotty Abbott… and scores of others who keep the U-boats from our shores and protect our men in their journeys across the high seas in all kinds of weather.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.1-Jan. p.10 – “To date, word has been received from…Scotty Abbott…and others, telling of the warm sunshine and the blue waters of the “Med”.”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Scotty Abbot, who has been in the “Med” recently, is a Chief Stoker.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.14 – “With the first group of corvettes exacting one of the greatest sea convoys in history were several Powell River boys, Stoker PO Scotty Abbott, Leading Seaman Jack Carruthers, Stoker 1/C Eddie Riley and several others.”
- May/43, p.2 – “Stoker Petty Officer Scotty Abbot was back on leave in May after six months in the “Med” on a corvette. Looks like a million and is giving the girls around town a real treat. Scotty had a couple of beers with Harry Donkersley in Gibraltar, ran across Jack and Bert Grundle and a bunch of the boys, in Ireland; took part in the Allied landing in Algeria, and generally carried himself like a P.O. and a gentleman in the navy, God Bless Him!”
- Vol.19/1943/No.6-Jun. p.14 – “I met Harry Donkerslsey in Gibraltar, “ writes Scotty Abbott. “We had a few beers together, and Harry took his plane back to England.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.11-Nov. p.10 – “And in the Mediterranean, local lads like Jackie Carruthers, Scotty Abbott, Eddie Riley and many others have fought their Oerlikons and light guns in the face of blazing Stuka attacks.”
- Jun/44, p.2 – S.P.O. J. Abbot, Y.F.D. 32, % F.M.O. St. John’s, Newfoundland “Received the last cartoon of Cigs and they came in plenty handy, also the News Letter comes regularly each month, so thanks a million and keep the News Letters coming, they are good reading.”
- Sep/44, p.2 – “Scotty Abbot, pushing convoys around the Atlantic, is now a Chief Stoker, which is one up for the Navy.”
- Mar/45, p.2 – “Scotty Abbot is still on the North Atlantic convoy, but there is a buzz that he may join the gang in the East shortly – but that is a rumor from the usual source.”
- Mar/45, p.4 – Chief Stoker Abbot, J. (Scotty), H.M.C.S. Petrolin, c/o F.M.O., St. John’s, Newfoundland - “Am still on North Atlantic convoy, but there is a buzz around that we may go to the East. Haven’t seen many of the gang recently.”
- Jun/45, p.1 – “Other fellows definitely signed up for the Pacific include Scotty Abbot...”
- Jul/46, p.6 – (re: African Landings). “…and twice torpedoes missed (Jack Carruthers’) ship by a few yards. Much of the same experience was shared by Scotty Abbot on H.M.S. Prescott.”
2 - Adams, Albert – Lance Corporal RCASC CFN
- Dec/44, p.2 – “If you have a spare moment, take time to look up Albert Adams.” (Pte. Adams, A., K-48645, #1 C.A.S.C. RU. C.A.O.)
3 - Alexander, Johnny - Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas
- Jul/44, p.1 – “And Johnny Alexander is up to Sergeant again, after reverting to go overseas.”
- Aug/44, p.3 – (in letter from Cpl. Carter, W.D.) – “Norm Hill, Johnny Alexander and Bill Crockett are very close to our camp.”
4 - Allan, A. (Sandy) - CSM 2nd Battalion BC Regiment (R)
(PH002282) (on left)
- Vol.16/1940/No.9-Sep. p.4/5 – “Our next note came from the Navy, from Dan Wallace… He says: “We had a real Powell River gathering in Victoria recently, Harry Dunn, Sandy Allen [sic], Sam Rees, Bill Gandy, Charlie (??) , ‘Scotty’ Abbott and myself, so figure it out for yourself.”
- May/43, p.5 – “Sandy Allan, CSM of E. Coy. has been called up as a permanent CSM instructor.”
- Jul/43, p.19 – (in a letter from D.A. Jack) – “Tell Sandy Allen [sic] – if this is the same person] his home town still makes “guid whusky”.”
5 - Allman, R.P. (Dick) - Sergeant Canadian Army Overseas, BLS
(K-37945), H.Q. 2
nd. C.A. BDE. C.A.O., B.L.A.
- Jan/45, p.1 – “Dick Allman has been upped to Sergeant.”
- Jan/45, p.4 – “Was glad to hear about the Monsell boys in the last News Letter, and so help me, have been chasing the B.C.R’s all over the country trying to see them and Howie Russell. We are in Holland now and I’m still fifty miles from them, but one of these days I’m going to get down and surprise the B.C.R’s…Have been in bed with a bad knee and ankle, but they are o.k. now. My best to all in Powell River.”
- Jul/46, p12 – “…and Dick Allman (was) in the fight to close the Falaise Gap.”
6 - Alsgard, Frank – Pilot Officer RCAF Overseas
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.13 – “Summer and embarkation leaves are bringing manyy of the boys back home for brief and well earned holidays…Frank Alsgard (is) among the lads who have been with us in recent weeks.”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Frank Alsgard is a Sgt. Pilot.”
- Jan/44, p.2 – “Frank Alsgard is starting into class competition with his promotion to Flt. Sgt.”
- Jun/44, p.1 – “Flt. Sgt. Frank Alsgard, nimble-thumbed chronicler, has been pitched up to W.O. and will have to cut out the “aints” and “I done its” in future correspondence.”
- Oct/44, p.1 – “From Overseas comes word that columnist Frank Alsgard has cantered through non-commissioned ranks to snaffle a nicely earned P.O. (So it’s now P.O. Alsgard, F. J-89006 (Can.) 172 Sqdn. R.A.F., R.C.A.F. Overseas.)”
- Nov/44, p.3 – “…and in case we forgot to mention it before, Frank Alsgard has put up his first ring as Pilot Officer. (We passed the story about the sailor and the airman around, Frank. John McIntyre has in turn passed it along to all the stenos.)”
- Feb/45, p.5 – “(John McIntyre) is specializing on Frank Alsgard’s sailor-airman yarn, which has gone the round in Powell River and been picked up by every travelling salesman in the country.”
7 - Alton, H.S. (Howie) – Pilot Officer RCAF Overseas
- Jul/43, p.2 – “Sgt. H.S. Alton is now with the R.A.F. in the Bahamas.”
- Jul/44, p.1 – “Howie Alton climbs close to the commissioned barrier with his new W.O.”
- Feb/45, p.2 – “Howie Alton, still taking off from North Ireland airfields, has been upped to Pilot Officer.”
8 - Amos, N.P. (Price) - Cfn Canadian Army Overseas
- Aug/44, p.3 – “(in letter from Cpl. W.D. Carter) Have only been here about four months and the first P.R. fellow I saw was Price Amos. Strangely enough, we both sat down at the same dinner table.”
- Sep/44, p.1 – “Cfn. Price Amos, K-17110, can be found at #1 C.O.E.R.U.”
- May/45, p.2 – “Quite a number of fellows who have returned in recent months are now back on Civvie Street. These include… Cpl. Price Amos …”
- Jun/45, p.2 – “Price Amos, after an operation on his arm (post discharge), is walking around with a neat cast. Will be back on the job within the next month.”
9 - Anchor, Harry - Corporal
- Apr/43, p.5 – “Corp. Harry Anchor is back home in Vancouver. He was recently honorably discharged from the RCAF. Harry is working in Vancouver for the time being.”
- Apr/44, p.3 – “Harry Anchor is still working in Vancouver and asks to be remembered to Walter Wright and all his pals in the services.”
10 - Anderson, Alt.
-Vol.16/1940/No.8-Aug. p.16 – And to the Westminster Machine Gun Regiment went four of our most popular and athletic employees, Alt Anderson, Jack Gebbie, “Baldy” Haddock, and Jimmy Hall.”
- Vol.16/1940/No.12-Dec. p.7 – “Alt Anderson, of the beater room, and still holder of the Dominion welterweight wrestling title, and bosom pal “Baldy” Haddock are having oodles of fun tossing room-mates around after “lights out.”
- Apr/43, p.4 – (in letter from Leading Seaman Bob Dunn) – “I…would like to know how Alt. Anderson is making out. (ed: We wrote you about that, Bob. He is at Tranquille, and seems to be getting along all right.)”
11 - Anderson, Olie - Sergeant
- Jul/44, p.1 – “Olie Anderson is now a straw boss, also sprouting two hooks (Corp. Anderson, O., K-4186, MPO 1110, 9th. Area Signals, Prince Rupert).
- Jan/45, p.1 – “Olie Andersen [sic] is now a Sergeant and stationed at Prince Rupert (Sgt. Andersen [sic], O., K-4186, 9
th Area Signals, Prince Rupert, B.C.)”

12 - X Anglin, J.A.
- Jul/46, p11 – (re: D-Day) “Hitting the beaches in that first unstoppable assault with the Scottish…(was)…J.A. Anglin…”
- Jul/46, p11 – (re: D-Day) “It was here on the beaches that J.A. Anglin died.”
- Jul/46, p13 – “In the fighting in Europe, from the Normandy beachhead to the Rhine, seven Powell River men gave their lives…J.A. Anglin…died in (his) country’s service.”
13 - Appleby, John – Lance Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.12 – “Several Powell River boys have landed safely overseas (including) Corporal Johnny Appleby…”
- Sep/44, p.2 – “…Johnny Appleby, in England at last reports, has started the upward trek with his first hook.”

14 - Apriles, Dino - Sergeant
- Apr/44, p.2 – “…D. Aprilis at an eastern camp (is a) three stripper.”
- Jan/45, p.2 – “…and recent advices indicate that Sgt. Dino Aprilis has picked himself an eastern bride.”
15 - Auline, Arthur - A.B. RCNVR
- Apr/43, p.4 – (in letter from Tel. Stan Richardson) – “Lately I’ve met quite a few of the boys including…Art Auline…”
- May/43, p.4 – (in letter from Tel. Stan Richardson) – “…Art Auline…comes around with me.”
- Mar/44, p.5 – A/B V-36215, H.M.S. Glasgow, Mess 14, GPO. London, England “…I’m asking the impossible, but I sure wish we had some good old Canadian beer over here. I am now on an English ship. Difficult to get used to the pipes and lingo, but now we’re right in there.”
- May/44, p.3 – V-36215, H.M.S. Glasgow, Mess 14, % GPO. London, England
“It wasn’t so long ago I was thanking you for 500 cigarettes. Now another 1000 have come along and they could never have arrived at a more opportune time. …Was at a certain barracks a while ago and found Ron Furness behind me in he grub line…later we spent a very enjoyable evening in the wet canteen.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.9-Sep. p.9 – “In recent weeks, AB Art Auline, HMS
Glasgow, and Tel. Stan Richardson, HMCS Bayfield, have been home on 30-day furloughs. Both lads were with the naval force that appeared off Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Art’s crusier HMCS (sic) Glasgow bombarded Cherbourg in support of the American landing.”
- Dec/44, p.3 - V-36215, H.M.C.S. Uganda, Mess 56, % GPO. London, England
“…from my address you will see I am right back where I started from. I remembered that I left a pint of bitters in a pub and came back for it…Before coming back here, we had a nice two months in South Carolina. The way they speak down there sure got me, especially the girls…The ship I am on now is he first Canadian crusier taken over by the R.C.N. Say hello to all the boys.”
- Feb/45, p.2 – “Beppie Tomada…(is)…in good shape and says to tell…Art Auline that the beer back home is all right and the rationing could be worse.”
- Feb/45, p.5 – (in a letter from R.A. Redhead) “…I saw a letter by Art Auline, and found he was in the same area, so we got together fast.”
- May/45, p.1 – “Art Auline has been getting in a few licks with the Uganda in he Phillipine theatre. Was in action a couple of times with the Royal Navy and reports they have a Big league team out there. The Uganda is on the way home, so can’t give you Art’s address at the moment.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.7-Jul. p.12- “Several score Powell River boys will probably participate in future Pacific action. Already Art Auline has seen action with the
Uganda off the Philippines and Okinawa.”
- Jul/46, p.7 – “Art Auline temporarily attached to H.M.S. Glasgow, of the Royal Navy, describes it (D-Day naval bombardment) as the greatest fireworks display he had seen, or hoped to see.”
- Jul/46, p.8 – “In the battle of the Pacific the Canadian crusier Uganda was in the thick of the attacks which preceded the fall of Japan. With the Uganda, as Sir Bruce Fraser’s forces delivered attacks against Formosa and other home islands of the Jap, was Art Auline, who joined the new cruiser shortly after going through D Day on H.M.S. Glasgow.”
16 – Aune, Art - Canadian Army Overseas