When AB William Dearl Trickett was just a face.
Jim L’Esperance’s son sent me this newspaper article…
His father tells how he managed to hide and avoid transfer…
Winnipeg Sailor One of “Underground Navy” Who Hid Out to Avoid Transfer
NEW YORK, May 29—(CP)—
Sixty-four men of the Canadian navy, all but one of whom were captured when the Canadian destroyer Athabaskan was sunk in the England Channel in April, 1944, arrived here Monday en route back to Canada with varied tales of life in Germans prison camps.
The other man—AB. Sydney Bell, of Britannia Bay, Ont., was taken prisoner March 25, 1941, when a Royal Navy ship was sunk by a German surface raider 480 miles off Freetown, West Africa.
The men crossed the Atlantic in the liner Aquitania.
The party left for Montreal by train Monday night, where they will receive a medical examination and back pay before proceeding to their homes on leave.
Fourteen of the…
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