1940

Jim L'Esperance 008 (2)

This picture was also pasted in Jim L’Esperance’s Wartime Log.

I am sure it was pasted when Jim came back from Marlag und Milag Nord.

Jim is here with all the POWs.

He’s the third sailor on the right top row.

athab 2

Jim is also on this picture taken in 1971.

Athabaskan crew 1971

This is the original sent by Yves Dufeil back in 2009 when I started this blog. I just added a few information since then so we may never forget these men and the sailors who never came back.

Athabaskan 1971 with numbers

Lest We Forget those who never came back…

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4 thoughts on “1940

  1. How exciting to see those photos shared by L’Esperance. A couple of years ago I tried to find out about Jim Tyrie, from Kingston. Nobody by the name of Tyrie appears in this area. He was a cook on Athabaskan. Anyway I happened upon a good friend of his in Kingston. Seems as if Tyrie had come originally from Scotland, immigrating to Canada prior to the war. Worked as a farm hand east of Kingston and joined the navy from here. He was a POW, returned to Kingston but never married so he had no relatives here. That’s why I could not find any link to him.

  2. This 1971 picture was shared by Yves Dufeil in 2009. He had wrote about the sinking in French. I used his story with his permission to write some posts here.

  3. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
    We will remember them.

    “Ode of Remembrance” from Laurence Binyon’s poem, “For the Fallen” (1914)

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