They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Douglas Haig Acaster


Leading Cook (Seamen), 40715, RCN


Born: 26 Mar 1918, Beausejour, Manitoba


Died: 13 Jul 1944, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Book of Remembrance


ACASTER, Douglas Haig, L/Ck (S), 40715, RCN, died - 13 Jul 1944, HMCS CHIPPAWA - Son of John Smealton Acaster and Florence Sidebottom, of North Battleford, Saskatchewan.


Douglas Acaster was a working as a teacher when he joined the RCN.  He served in Canada, in Newfoundland and at sea. He had 1,460 days of service, including 1,084 overseas.  He died in Winnipeg General hospital due to leukemia. L/Cook Acaster is buried in the North Battleford Cemetery, North Battleford, SK.


Awards and Decorations:  Good Conduct Badge, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal 1939-1945.


Ships served in:

HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 15 Jul 1940

HMCS TRAIL - Served in TRAIL 26 Apr 1941 - 03 Dec 1942 as a Cook (S) and A/L/Cook (S), RCN. Rated A/L/Cook (S) 15 Oct 1942

HMCS MELVILLE - Served in MELVILLE 06 Jan 1943 - 20 May 1944 as an A/L/ Cook (S), RCN

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Drafted to CHIPPAWA 21 May 1944






(DA01) Cook Douglas Haig  (DA02-DA03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (DA04) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index