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Donated by J. Robert Marshall

Able Seaman Samuel Robert Marshall
Royal Canadian Navy

Left to Right
Leading Seaman Harry 'POP' O'Reilly
Able Seaman Samuel Robert Marshall
Royal Canadian Navy

Samuel Robert Marshall - Carbonear, Newfoundland

Service No.- V-70485 (V-59870) RCNVR Atlantic Star & Pacific Star

1939-1945 Star, 1939-1945 Medal, Voluntary service Medal

Joined 1943 age 17 - served aboard HMS Sheffield & transferred to HMS/HMCS UGANDA 1944.,

Served in North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean
while HMCS was the only major ship to participate in the Western Pacific -attached to the British Pacific Fleet & the American 3rd Fleet .


Samuel [front row, far right] and shipmates
H.M.C.S. Uganda

Above Images and caption below taken from a Newspaper article

JUNE 1945 - ABOARD H.M.C.S. UGANDA now serving with the British Pacific Fleet, who confess to falsifying their ages to get into the Naval services - Leading Seaman Harry 'POP' O'Reilly (A-5829), formerly of St. George's Bay and Able Seaman Samuel Marshall of Carbonear. O'Reilly a veteran of the last war, whittled a few years off his age or this one, while young Marshall tacked a couple on. Like most Newfoundlanders, they are steeped in the seafaring tradition and know how to handle boats.

'POP' claims the title of the oldest 1-A seaman afloat in the Royal Canadian Navy. he will be 50 in December this year and looks back on a varied career in the First world War, where he saw action with the Royal navy at the DOGGER BANK, JUTLAND and Zeebrugge. He falsified his age to get into this war for, he says "One last fling".

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