Rowland Bourke

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Rowland Bourke

A Canadian naval officer who won a Victoria Cross during the Great War




Rowland Bourke is Born

Nov 28, 1891

Rowland Bourke is born in London

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Location: Britain



Rowland Bourke Moves to Canada

1902

Rowland Bourke moves to Canada

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Location: Canada



Rowland Bourke joins the Navy

Jan 1916

Rowland Bourke had tried to join the Canadian forces, only to be rejected due to poor eyesight. He travelled to Britain on his own in order to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

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Location: Britain



First Ostend Raid

Apr 23, 1918

The first attempt to block the port of Ostend and prevent it from being used by German submarines

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Location: Belgium



Second Ostend Raid

May 10, 1918

The second, more successful, attempt to prevent German submarines from using Ostend as a home base

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Location: Belgium



Rowland Bourke joins Canadian Royal Navy

1941

Rowland Bourke joins the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and is given command of HMCS Givenchy

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Location: Canada



Rowland Bourke Dies

Aug 29, 1958

Rowland Bourke dies in Canada

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Location: Canada