Who remembers Ernie?

Hello Pierre,

Attached are the pictures taken on December 31, 1941 on board the St. Laurent.

photo 5

Back row,
Lto R, Sammie McDowell,
Bill Arnold, Dick Wilson, Jack Ross and my father, Ralph Edwards.

Front Row,
Ernie Mills, the E.O. Jacques Piggott, and Keith Inglis.

The note Ernie sent to my dad on friendship, reads,

Links of Friendship
Form an Everlasting Chain
Of Happiness
So, Let not Ravages of
Time and Age
Make the Bond of Our
Link one bit Less

Year 1941-1942
Ernie Mills

photo 4

Who remembers Ernest Mills?

Ernest G. Mills

MPK – 29 Apr 1944

HMCS Athabaskan

Who remembers Ernest Mills?

Chief Engine Room Artifacer Ernest Mills,
Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Athabaskan

Someone who had written this comment:

My dad, Captain (E) Ralph W. Edwards, aged 95, served on the old Sally with Ernie Mills, who was lost on the Athabascan. The other day he and I were going through some old photos and I came across one of the Sally’s ERA’s at a Christmas party in 1941, the picture of course including Ernie Mills, a very close friend of dad’s. Under the picture was a note written by Ernie to dad about friendship, and how important friends were to Ernie. I know this doesn’t directly relate to Athabascan, but would the photo and the note be of interest?


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