For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Alfred George Berkeley


Ordinary Seaman, V54498, RCNVR


Born:  01 Jul 1924, Edmonton, Alberta


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BERKELEY, Alfred George, OS, V54498. RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - Son of Martin and Mary Berkeley, Edmonton, AB.


OS Berkeley died when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944.


Ships served in:

HMCS NONSUCH - Enlisted 11 Feb 1943.  Commenced Active Service 26 Mar 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 24 Oct 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS BEAVER - Served in BEAVER 24-30 Dec 1943 for training while drafted to HMCS CORNWALLIS

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 15 Jan 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 03 Feb 1944 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 09 Feb 1944 as an OS, RCNVR


Documents from the Service File of Alfred Berkeley



Second World War Casualty Index