They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
OLIVER, Robert, ERA 3c, V30100, RCNVR, killed - 26 Feb 1943, HMCS SASKATOON - Son of Edward Oliver, and of Mary Oliver, of London; husband of Marguerite Olive Oliver, of Calgary, AB.
Engine Room Artificer Robert Oliver was lost overboard at sea. His body was recovered on February 27, 1943, he was buried at sea. An investigation indicated suicide.
Ships served in:
HMCS NADEN - Enlisted / Commenced Active Service 09 Jan 1940 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMCS COMOX - Served in COMOX 16 Feb 1940 - 15 Aug 1940 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMS ALAUNIA (Armed Merchant Cruiser) - Served in ALAUNIA 28 Aug 1940 - 15 Sep 1940 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMCS COMOX - Served in COMOX 18 Sep 1940 - 18 Dec 1940 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMCS FUNDY - Served in FUNDY 19 Dec 1940 - 28 Feb 1941 as an ERA 4c, RCNVR
HMCS LISGAR - Served in LISGAR 01 Mar 1941 - 30 Apr 1942 as an ERA 4c and ERA 3c, RCNVR. Rated ERA 3c 31 Dec 1941
HMCS STADACONA - (STADACONA for) unknown Harbour Craft - 01 May 1942 - 02 Nov 1942 as an ERA 3c
HMCS SASKATOON - Drafted to SASKATOON 03 Nov 1942 as an ERA 3c
(OR01-OR02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (OR03) Commanding Officers report in the death of ERA Oliver (OR04) Letter to ERA Oliver's widow