Military Service Recognition Book

163 ONTARIO COMMAND KNIGHT, Garnet L. Garnet was born in Orillia, Ontario on July 21, 1936. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy on June 19, 1953 in Toronto and proceeded to HMCS Cornwallis, Huron Division for basic training. Upon completion of trades training, he joined HMCS Magnificent on June 26, 1954, serving continuously with the ship on all sailings, notably for the ferrying of troops to the Suez Canal in 1956. As an Engine Room Stoker, he was one of the last sailors to leave HMCS Magnificent during her final hours in the RCN. Honourably released on October 18, 1958, he remained in Halifax and married Gloria Power in 1961. An avid sports player, fan and coach, he played football for the Halifax Buccaneers and was a founding member of lacrosse in Nova Scotia. In 1973, he coached the Nova Scotia Canada Games Lacrosse Team bringing home a Silver Medal for the province. Garnet was a member of Orillia Legion Branch 34 before he passed away on December 7, 2003. KNOWLES, Harry Edwards Harry was born in St. George, Ontario on August 8, 1918. He enlisted with the Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada on July 30, 1940, serving with the Canadian Infantry Corps. He saw service in England, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany with the Canadian Armoured Corps and was discharged in April 1946. Harry received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the Defence Medal, the Italy Star, the France and Germany Star, the 1939-45 Star, the War Medal 1939-45 and the Korean Conflict Medal. He married Doris Bennett from South Wales on October 15, 1945 and they raised four children. Harry has been a Life Member of the Lynden Lions and Lynden Legion Branch 500 for sixty-six years. He has held many service positions within The Legion, including President and Treasurer. Harry passed away on April 1, 2014. KNOCKER, Malcolm W. Malcolm was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 19, 1939. He enlisted in the Army in April 1960 and served with the Regiment of the Canadian Guards at Fort York and for NATO Soest, Germany. He is an 18-month Cold War vet. He assumed ceremonial duties in Ottawa in 1961 and was inspected by President John F. Kennedy. Malcolm was discharged in June 1963. Malcolm is the recipient of the Silver and Bronze medallions in Track & Field and qualified as a Marksman for three years. On his release in June 19, 1963, he joined the Ottawa Fire Department in July and retired in 1998. He was with the Department for 35 years and was a Captain for 18 years. Malcolm has been a member of Oshawa Legion Branch 43 for forty years.