They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
LEYLAND, Ernest Albert, Stoker 1c, V46538, RCNVR, died - 25 Aug 1944 - HMCS OWEN SOUND - Son of Mr. Albert Leyland and Mrs. Mary Leyland of Vancouver, BC. Brother of Fred Leyland, Canadian Army (Overseas) and Roy Leyland, RCAF (Seal Island, BC).
Stoker 1c Ernest Leyland died in the City and County Hospital, Londonderry, Northern Ireland on 25 Aug 1944 of peritonitis.
Ernest's brother Frederick Leyland passed away in Vancouver, BC on 03 Jan 1979 and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.
Ernest's father Albert Leyland passed away in Vancouver BC on 08 Oct 1957. (death certificate)
Ships served in:
HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 18 Aug 1942 as a Stoker 2c. Commenced Active Service 16 Jun 1943
HMCS OWEN SOUND - Drafted to OWEN SOUND 11 Dec 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR. Rated Sto 1c 10 Apr 1944
(AL01-AL02) Attestation form (AL03-AL04) Certificate of Service
(AL05) Report of Death - RCN form (AL06) Report of Death - RN form (AL07) Report on the death of Stoker Ernest Leyland by Commodore (D), Western Approaches (AL09) Form showing which medals when to Stoker Leyland's father and mother
(AL10-AL13) Form from the Director of Estates filled out by Mrs. Mary Leyland that lists his parents and siblings (AL14) Stoker Leyland's headstone in the Londonderry City Cemetery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland