They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LIABě, Halvor Vilhelm, CERA, A2604, RCNR, MPK - 29 Mar 1945, HMCS SAINT JOHN - Son of Ole and Ellen Liabo, of Haugesund, Norway; husband of Johanne Liabo, of Haugesund
Chief ERA Halvor Vilhelm Liab° joined the RCNR on August 22, 1940 and was a 2nd engineer on a Norwegian whaler in civil life. He was born in Christiangund, Norway. Chief Liab° died when lost overboard near Barry Road, Northern Ireland, from HMCS SAINT JOHN.
Mentioned in Despatches Citation: LIABě, Havor Vilhelm, Chief Engine Room Artificer, A2604, Mention in Despatches - RCNR, HMCS SAINT JOHN - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 20 March 1945. "For services in destroying enemy submarines."
Ships served in:
HMCS GASP╔ - Served in GaspÚ 06 May 1941 - 16 Mar 1942 as an ERA 1c, RCNR
HMCS FREDERICTON - Served in Fredericton 17 Mar 1942 - 29 Oct 1943 as a C/ERA, RCNR
HMCS SAINT JOHN - Drafted to Saint John 24 Nov 1943 as a C/ERA, RCNR. Commissioning crew
(HL01-HL02) Certificate of Service (HL03) Record of Employment (HL04) Casualty Report