They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
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