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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Edgar Edward Bieber 


Sto PO, V9844, RCNVR


Born:  13 Nov 1916, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BIEBER, Edgar Edward, Sto PO, V9844, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - Son of Andrew Phillip and of Caroline Bieber, of Winnipeg, MB.


Stoker Petty Officer E. E. Bieber was born in Winnipeg and attended Ralph Brown Machray and St. John's Schools and prior to enlistment in June 1940 was employed at the Federal Cold Storage as assistant engineer. Besides his mother he is survived by three sisters, Hazel, Ruth and Wilma, at home and three brothers, Carl, with the R.C.N.V.R. at Sydney, Nova Scotia and Harold with the R.C.A.F. at White House, Yukon Territory and Norman at home.


The province of Manitoba honoured Petty Officer Stoker Bieber by naming Bieber River in his honour.


Ships served in:


HMCS PRINCE ROBERT - Served in PRINCE ROBERT 09 Oct 1940 - 16 Apr 1941 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS OUTARDE - Served in OUTARDE 04 Dec 1941 - 16 Dec 1941 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS MONCTON - Served in MONCTON 23 Apr 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR

HMCS SARNIA - Served in SARNIA 14 Aug 1942 - 09 Sep 1942 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR 

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 as an A/L/Sto, RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Training and Active Service Records  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Casualty Report  (6) Article on 3 Winnipegers lost when HMCS Athabaskan was sunk - The Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Courtesy of Operation Picture Me



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