They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Chesley Norman Shave


Chief Engine Room Artificer, A5075, RCNR


Born: 28 Jan 1901, Burin, Newfoundland


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SHAVE, Chesley Norman, CERA, A5075, RCNR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Thomas and Edith Shave; husband of Mary C. Shave, St. John's, Nfld.


CERA Shave died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.


Ships served in:

* Enlisted 01 May 1941

HMCS SHULAMITE - Drafted to SHULAMITE 01 May 1941 as a MM, RCNR

* Rated Ch MM 4c 02 May 1941

* Rated Ch MM 3c 02 May 1943

HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 09 May 1944 as a Ch MM 3c, RCNR

* Rated CERA (M) 01 Oct 1944

HMCS NORTH LAKE - Drafted to NORTH LAKE 06 Mar 1945 as a CERA (M), RCNR

HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 17 Mar 1945 as a CERA (M), RCNR

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to PEREGRINE 25 Mar 1945 as a CERA (M), RCNR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 11 Apr 1945 as a CERA (M), RCNR




(CS01) CERA Chesley Shave

(CS02) Documents from the Service File of Chesley Shave



Second World War Casualty Index