They made the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

John Normann Rodseth

 

Able Seaman, V58703, RCNVR

 

Born: 14 Oct 1909, Ňalesund, Norway

 

Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea

 

Book of Remembrance

 

RODSETH, John Normann, AB, V58703, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Edvard Martin Johansen Rodseth and Ellen Anna Rodseth, of Vestnes, Norway. John was farming when he enlisted on April 10, 1943 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

AB Rodseth died when HMCS REGINA was torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England by U-667 while she was aiding a merchant vessel in distress. Thirty of her crew were lost.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS UNICORN - Enlisted 10 Apr 1943.  Commenced Active Service 12 May 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 26 Jul 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS GIVENCHY - Drafted to GIVENCHY 20 Oct 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS PROTECTOR II - Drafted to PROTECTOR II 06 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 27 Nov 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 07 Dec 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 12 May 1944

 

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(JR01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(JR02) Report of Death

(JR03-JR04) Naval message and letter on concerns of informing AB Rodseth's next-of-kin who live in German occupied Norway

 


 

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