Mrs. Wakeley's name was matched with the " SS Fort Amherst " ships passenger's list April 2,1946.
"I asked my grandmother about the ship S S Fort Amherst and I am assuming that it came from New York because she said she left England on March 18 on S. S. Sythia and that ship brought her to Pier 21 in Halifax (could not get into St. John's Harbour due to ice, so re-routed to Halifax) where they then got aboard the S. S. Fort Amherst to continue to St. John's,"Conetta.

Averil (nee White) Wakeley


Name: Miss Averil White

Branch of Service: Electrical Aircraft Fitter

Service Number:

Averil Avis Wakeley
Date of Birth: March 12, 1924
Place of Birth: Norfolk, England
Date of Death: n/a
Maiden Name: White
Married name: Wakeley
Served in: England
Occupation: Electrical Aircraft Fitter
Husband: Albert Wesley Wakeley - served in WWII as a Gunner
Date of Marriage: Sept 20, 1944 in England
Date of Departure: Liverpool, England, March 17,1946
Ships Name: SS Scythia
Date/Port Arrived in Canada: Landed in Halifax March, 1946
Travelled to NL. on: Mrs.Wakeley
---S. S. Fort Amherst which had been delayed in New York
Date Arrived in NL: April 2, 1946
Port of Arrival in NL.: St, John’s
Settled in: Frist settled in Greenspond, than moved to puffin Island,
light and fog alarm station ,
than resettled in Templeman Bonavista Bay North,
a now residing in Marystown Newfoundland,
arrived then Marystown, NL
Children: Bill, Leonard, Pauline, John, Evelyn, Violet & Isabelle.
Plus 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Information updated by grand daughter Conetta, 5/04/10
Information updated by daughter Isabelle, 4/29/10
Information updated by grand daughter Conetta,4/26/10.
Photo from "Lest We Forget" Vol 4, Nov. 2004, P. 81, Royal Canadian Legion.
Name found in the DAILY NEWS TUESDAY, March 26, 1946 With the Wives and Children
Information transcribed by John Baird and Sue O' Neill
Reprinted courtesy of Robinson-Blackmore Printing and Publishing

Page updated April 27, 2010