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Biography of Howard Elliott - Signalman

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Howard Elliott - Signalman
Howard Elliott was born November 5, 1924 in Hamilton, Ontario. He was educated in Hamilton and was employed in the accounting department of National Steel Car prior to his enlistment in the navy at age 18. His basic training took place at HMCS Montcalm in Quebec City and then HMCS Cornwallis, followed by training at the signal school HMCS St. Hyacinthe, at St Hyacinthe, Quebec. He was then drafted to HMCS Stadacona and finally to HMCS Nene. Following discharge from the navy, Howard did some travelling around the country, returning to his home in Hamilton and in 1950 was employed by Westinghouse Canada in the employee relations department. There he met Patricia Towns and they were married in 1955. Howard continued with the major appliance division of Westinghouse (later CAMCO) until his retirement in 1984. Howard and Pat's daughter, Michelle, lives in Toronto and visits her parents in Hamilton frequently.


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