They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Dirk Van Ooyen


Steward, V8608, RCNVR


Born: 23 Nov 1911, Etten, Holland


Died: 28 Jan 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


VAN OOYEN, Dirk, Stwd, V8608, RCNVR, MPK - 28 Jan 1944, HMCS MAHONE - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Van Ooyen, of Ginneken, Holland. Father of Winnifred Corie Marie, William Dirk Lenard and Adrian Robert.


Steward Van Ooyen died as a result of a collision between HMCS MAHONE and SS Fort Townsend at Sydney, Nova Scotia. His body was not recovered.


Ships served in

RCNVR DIVISION HAMILTON - Enlisted 20 Jan 1941

HMCS BADDECK - Served in BADDECK 16 May 1941 - 18 Aug 1941 as a Prob. Steward, RCNVR

HMS CANDYTUFT - Served in CANDYTUFT 26 Apr 1941 - 27 Oct 1941 as a Prob. Steward, RCNVR

HMCS ALGOMA - Served in ALGOMA 04 Nov 1941 - 23 Oct 9142 as a Steward, RCNVR

HMCS MAHONE - Drafted to MAHONE 19 Feb 1943






(DV01-DV02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (DV03) Report of Death  (DV04) Letter to Stwd Van Ooyen's mother-in-law, guardian of his children. Dirk and his wife were legally separated.


Second World War Casualty Index