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WOMEN'S ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE
Photos From The Collection of Gertrude Quinn

Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service.

Gertrude Quinn had the rank of Leading Wren, but it is not known what specific trade or job she performed. Thse two photos, one of which she appears in, indicate that she was involved with food preparation or serving or provisioning.

Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

These men seem to be kitchen staff. Location and date is unknown, but surnames are on the photo.
Back Row, L - R: Seaby, Schafer, Read, Hart, Froment, Lister, Gyllick.
Middle Row, L - R: Valenti, Simpson, Baxter, Wicks, Oswald, Bennett, Renton.
Front Row, L - R: Rattrey, Smith, Beck, Gould, Steele.

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Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

These people seem to be kitchen staff and servers. Location and date is unknown.
Gertrude Quinn is far right in the 2nd row from the front.

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Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

Location and date is unknown, but may be Kingsmill House, Ottawa.
Gertrude Quinn is 2nd from right.

Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

Photo 543a: Person, location and date is unknown, but may be Kingsmill House, Ottawa.


Can you provide names, details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.

For more about the history of the WRCNS during WW2, see this article in the Canadian Encyclopedia.


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