They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
RUMPEL, Oscar Hedley, Lt, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Oscar and Ada Rumpel, of Kitchener, Ontario.
Lt Rumpel 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.
Lieut. Oscar (Tods) Rumpel, R.C.N.V.R., son of Mrs. Ada Rumpel, 125 Queen St. N. and the late Oscar Rumpel, is reported missing at sea as a result of enemy action. The notification received by his mother contains no details. Veteran of ten trips back and forth across the English Channel during the D-day invasion of France, the 33-year-old officer was home on leave last fall. He enlisted in the navy in April, 1942, and proved the mainstay in training the boys as a lieutenant in the early days of the K-W Sea Cadets. Training at H.M.C.S. Prevost, London, he passed on his knowledge as he gained it. Graduating at H.M.C.S. King's at Halifax in November, 1942, he was based at Sydney, N.S., as adjutant for some time before serving with the Royal Navy in combined operations in October, 1943. Lieut. Rumpel is a graduate of Ridley College and the University of Toronto.
Ships served in:
LONDON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 11 May 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR
HMCS PREVOST - Appointed to PREVOST 09 Nov 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR
HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS for Training and Disposal 19 Nov 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA add'l for duty with Extended Defence Officer 08 Apr 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR
HMCS PROTECTOR - Appointed to PROTECTOR for duty at A/S Fixed Defence Station, Sydney 24 May 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR
* Appointed Lt, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA for passage to NIOBE 22 Nov 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR
HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to NIOBE for Canadian Combined Operations 01 Dec 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR
LCI(L) 166 - Appointed to LCI(L) 166 04 Dec 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR, XO
HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to NIOBE add'l for passage to Canada 11 Sep 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA add'l for leave 29 Sep 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA add'l for Disposal 30 Oct 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR
HMCS NIPIGON - Appointed to NIPIGON 04 Nov 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Appointed to GUYSBOROUGH 02 Feb 1945 as a Lt, RCNVR, XO
(OR01) Portrait of Lt Oscar Rumpel
(OR02) Newspaper articles on the death of Lt Oscar Rumpel
(OR03) Documents from the Service File of Oscar Rumpel