For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
FELDMAN, Arthur, Electrical Artificer 4c, V23593, RCNVR, Died - 26 Feb 1944, HMCS COLUMBIA - son of Morris and Grace Ellis Feldman of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NS.
EA Feldman died of wounds on 26 Feb 1944, when on 25 February 1944, due to heavy fog and faulty radar, HMCS Columbia rammed a cliff in Motion Bay, Nfld. EA Feldman was trapped by the bulkhead in the ASDIC compartment. His shipmates tried to save him but he died of his wounds. Arthur enlisted at the age of 18. He is buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Ships served in:
HMCS COLUMBIA - Served in Columbia 02 Jul 1941 21 Dec 1942 as an Electrician, RCNVR
HMCS COLUMBIA - Drafted to Columbia 23 Oct 1943 as an A/EA 4c, RCNVR
(1) Article on the death of EA Feldman. The Halifax Chronicle 29 Feb 1944 - Research by George Newbury (2) Certificate of Service (3) Naval Training and Active Service Record (4-5) Service Summary (6) Report of Death (7) Letter to EA Feldman's mother from the Columbia's CO on the death of her son
PO A.Feldman Is Killed Overseas
The Sydney Post-record, Tuesday, February 29 1944
Researched by George Newbury