They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Olaf Elmer Berge


Stoker 1st Class, V73882, RCNVR


Born: 01 Sep 1924, Viking, Alberta


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BERGE, Olaf Elmer Sto 1C, V73882, RCNVR killed - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Egil George and Ida Helena Berge, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Stoker Berge died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour. His body was recovered and he was buried in Vancouver, BC.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 19 Oct 1943. Commenced Active Service 10 Dec 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Jun 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 08 Mar 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 28 Mar 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 08 Sep 1944




(OB01) Documents from the Service File of Olaf Berge

(OB02) Headstone for Olaf Berge in the Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia



Second World War Casualty Index