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Ernest William Ayers
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 Information
 Photographs  [1] 
 Service #  V/8278
 Rank  Signalman
 Force  Navy
 Regiment  Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
 Death Date December 07, 1941
 Engagement  -
 Cemetary  Halifax Memorial
 Hometown  Hamilton, Ontario
 Age  19
 Birthdate  -
 Peacetime Work  -
 Awards & Citations
None are listed, but that doesn't mean this individual does not have any.
 Biography/Accounts
Son of William and Julia Ann Ayers, of Hamilton, Ontario. On 7 December 1941, Windflower was escorting Convoy SC.58 when she collided with merchant Zypenberg in dense fog on the Grand Banks at 46° 19N, 49° 30W. 23 crew were lost.
 Fallen Buddies
Members of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve that fell on the same day as Ernest William:

 From klmshields55 on Aug 30, 2012 01:37:23
Ernie was home in Hamilton, Ontario with his family a week before he left for duty onboard the HMCS Windflower.  He was one of 2x signalmen on board.  When the ship was hit in the starboard end, he was sleeping below deck, as he was off duty.  23 men were lost near the Grand Banks, Atlantic on December 7, 1941.