HMCS Niobe, John Montague
I received several emails from Ken Montague,
which read in part:
" I found a photo of John Montague as a young sailor on Niobe.
It's faded and has suffered water damage, but perhaps it will still be usable.
" John had been thrown into the Royal Navy as a result of being caught stealing a pair
of boots in Bethnal Green High Street. (He was very young and very poor). This was before the days of intercoms and
radios, so ships' orders were passed along by means of trumpets and drums and that's what they started him on.
Somewhere along the line he became a physical training instructor. I believe he finished the WWI as a C.P.O.
During WWII, they made him Canada's first Warrant Officer. "
John Montague of HMCS Niobe. Date unknown.
Can you provide details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.
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