CA ACU TMM F0093
- 1940-1945 (Creation)
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83 jpg files; 168 MB
Name of creator
John Edisforth Heward was born August 26, 1916. During WWII he served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) on HMCS Thunder (1941-42), HMCS Lachine (1942-1943), HMCS Medicine Hat (1943-1944). He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1942 and ended his naval career as commander of HMCS Rockcliffe. He was demobilized in October, 1945. Heward died August 17, 2002.
Items were collected and/or created by Heward, brought in to the Naval Museum of Alberta by his son, Roger Heward, in January 2017 and digitized by the curator. Files were deposited with the archives later that same month.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Naval Museum of Alberta
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Scope and content
Consists of textual and photographic material related to the WWII career of John Edisforth Heward. Of particular note is the connection to his sinking of U889 (TG W6) while he was Captain of HMCS Rockcliffe.
- Clippings: News clippings regarding: visit to Summerside PEI, the sinking of U889, Heward's being mentioned in dispatches
- Photographs: 48 b+w images of ships at seas some with crews visible ; photographs pf HMCS Rockcliffe including one of Officers on bridge of U889 ; portraits of Heward
- Heward's accounts: of his mission to St. Malo ; "A Brief History of HMCS Rockcliffe"
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals expected
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Files arranged as received.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
File are access only. No reproduction permitted.
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Existence and location of originals
Originals are in the custody of Heward's son, Roger.
Existence and location of copies
Some of these files have been posted, by Roger Heward, to: http://www.forposterityssake.ca/GALLERIES/PERS-HEWARD-JOHN.htm
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Original CD housed in Singleton Box EW 25 3-1-6
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Fonds processed by Jason Nisenson, February 2017.
This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, February 2017.