They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
SILVESTER, Charles Victor, Victualling Petty Officer, 40604, RCN, died - 24 Nov 1941, HMCS COLUMBIA - Son of Mrs. Priscilla Silvester, Victoria, BC.
PO Silvester, having recently complained to his mess mates about having problems sleeping, appeared to have acquired sleeping pills while ashore. He died from an overdose of sleeping pills. He is buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ships served in:
HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 19 Jul 1939 as a Victualling Assistant, RCN
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE 09 Sep 1939 - 02 May 1940 as a VA, RCN
HMCS FUNDY - Served in FUNDY 12 Jun 1940 -17 Sep 1940 as a VA and LVA, RCN. Rated LVA 01 Jul 1940
HMCS COLUMBIA - Drafted to Columbia 24 Sep 1940 as an LVA, RCN. Rated VPO 01 Feb 1941
(CS01-CS02) Certficate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (CS03) Report of Death (CS04-CS05) Letter to VPO Silvester's mother