They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BERRYMAN, Jack Gardner, L/Sto, V16905, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Edward H. J. and Daisy E. Berryman, of Hamilton, Ontario.
L/Sto Berryman died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.
Note: The (M) after Leading Stoker indicated he passed the Auxiliary Machinery Course and was qualified as an Auxiliary Machinery Watchkeeper.
Citation for Mentioned in Despatches:
BERRYMAN, Jack Gardner, Leading Stoker, V16905, Mention in Despatches (Posthumous), RCNVR, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 15 September 1945 and London Gazette of 14 August 1945.
"For outstanding courage, resolution and devotion to duty when their ship was sunk.
Ships served in:
HMCS STAR - Enlisted 01 May 1942. Commenced Active Service 01 May 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 06 May 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 16 Jun 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS CHARNY - Served in 23-29 Aug 1942 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 06 Sep 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS QUINTE - Drafted to QUINTE 07 Nov 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 08 Dec 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Drafted to ANNAPOLIS 01 Jan 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
* Rated Sto 1c 25 Mar 1943
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 30 Jun 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 20 Feb 1944 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
* Rated A/L/Sto 01 Apr 1944
Documents from the Service File of Jack Berryman