Military Service Recognition Book

71 ONTARIO COMMAND CHRISTIE, Emery J. Emery was born on March 7, 1927. He joined the Merchant Navy in 1943 and served on various ships in the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Mediterranean and from Asia to India until his discharge in 1947. He was awarded the Atlantic Star, the Burma Star, the King George Medal, the Norway Convoy Cup, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the QDJM. Emery has been a member of Petrolia Legion Branch 216 for nine years. CLARK, Larry J. “Ike” Ike was born on March 22, 1947 in Strathroy, Ontario. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Prevost in London, Ontario on October 1, 1964 as of cook. After training at CFRS Cornwallis in Nova Scotia and Montreal, he started his Navy career in Halifax and served onboard HMCS Terra Nova, HMCS Athabaskan, HMCS Crescent and HMCS Preserver. While on HMCS Crescent, he sailed through the Panama Canal to the West Coast where he was posted to HMCS Gatineau for two years. During his tour on HMCS Preserver, he had the pleasure of having Governor General Roland Michener onboard sailing from England across different countries in Europe. He was responsible for cooking State dinners for a number of heads of state. In 1988, after more than 23 years sailing in the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic and in the Caribbean, he retired at the rank of Petty Officer 2ND Class from CFB London where he had originally started. His medals include the Canadian Forces Decoration with Clasp. Ike has been a member of Sir Arthur Currie Legion Branch 116 for thirty-four years. CLARK, Benjamin Benjamin was born on September 29, 1880 in Broughton, Northampton County, England. He served in the Althorpe Park Volunteers Reserves before immigrating to Canada with his wife and three children before the outbreak of World War I. He settled in Verdun, Quebec. Benjamin enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on October 26, 1914 and served as a Private in Canada, Britain and France with the 18th Battalion until his discharge on July 3, 1919. Upon his return to Canada, he went to work for the Henry Morgan Department Store in Montreal, Quebec where he rose to the position of Assistant Manager. Benjamin worked there until his death at the age of 62.