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John Hamilton Stubbs

In memory of:

Lieutenant Commander John Hamilton Stubbs

April 29, 1944


North of Île de Ras, France

Military Service


Service Number:

O/70990

Age:

31

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Navy

Division:

H.M.C.S. Athabaskan

Citation(s):

Distinguished Service Order (DSO) - RCN / HMCS Assiniboine - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and London Gazette of 3 December 1942. "For gallantry, devotion to duty and distinguished service under fire." Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 11 July 1944. "For good service in action with enemy destroyers. For leadership, resolution and skill in His Majesty Ships Black Prince and Ashanti and His Majesty Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Haida and Huron in a successful action with enemy destroyers in the English Channel." 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, 1939-45 War Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information


Born:

June 5, 1912
Kaslo, British Columbia

Son of Major John Hamilton Stubbs and Dorothy Bessie Stubbs. Husband of Ruth Stubbs, of St. John's Wood, London, England. The province of British Columbia honoured Lieutenant Commander John Hamilton Stubbs by naming Mount Stubbs in his honour.

Commemorated on Page 455 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PLOUESCAT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Finistere, France

Grave Reference:

Row B. Grave 35.

Location:

Take the Morlaix to Brest road, D58, and take the exit for Plouescat, D10. Head towards the town centre until a small square (where parking is permitted), with a hotel in the corner, is reached. The Communal Cemetery adjoins the Square with just a small road in between. The CWGC plot lies on the left hand side of the entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Hamilton Stubbs.
  • Photo of John Hamilton Stubbs.– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Article– Local Hereos article about Lieutenant-Commander John Hamilton Stubbs.  Reprinted with permission by author, Michael Whitby, Historian, Directorate of History and Heritage, National Defence, Ottawa
  • Biography– Local Hereos article about Lieutenant-Commander John Hamilton Stubbs.  Reprinted with permission by author, Michael Whitby, Historian, Directorate of History and Heritage, National Defence, Ottawa
  • Gravemarker– Grave of LCdr John Hamilton Stubbs, DSO, DSC.

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