They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
ELDRIDGE, Herbert David, LS, V2631, RCNVR, died - 18 Oct 1945, HMCS BRUNSWICKER - Son of Maurice Spencer and Ida Lillian Eldridge, of Beaver Harbour.
LS Herbert Eldridge enlisted in the RCNVR on 14 Dec 1940. He was discharged Medically Unfit 05 Oct 1944 due to tuberculosis that he contracted while in service. LS Eldridge died at Saint John Sanatorium, Saint John, NB from pulmonary tuberculosis. He is buried in the Christ Church Cemetery, Pennfield, New Brunswick
NAVAL VETERAN WIDELY MOURNED
David H. Eldridge, Three Years with Canadian Forces in North Atlantic, Dies in Hospital
The funeral of David Herbert Eldridge, whose death occurred on Thursday, Oct. 18, in East Saint John, was held from Christ Church, Pennfield Sunday, Oct. 21. Rev. H. Doody officiating.
Mr. Eldridge, who was 28 years of age, had been a patient in the East Saint John Hospital for the past year. He had previously served for three years in the R.C.N.V.R., having enlisted in 1941. His service was chiefly in the North Atlantic where he took part in many naval engagements.
Born in Beaver Harbor, he was a son of Maurice S. and the late Mrs. Eldridge. The high regards in which he was held by all who knew him was evidenced by the profusion of floral tributes at the funeral.
He is survived by his father, four brothers, Raymond, Charles and Adrian, of Beaver Harbor, and Eugene, of Saint John; four sisters, Miss Jessie and Miss Rowena, of Beaver Harbor; Mrs. Leonard Theriault, Beaver Harbour, and Mrs. Albert Henry, St. George. (The Saint Croix Courier, St. Stephen, NB, 01 Nov 1945)
Ships served in:
SAINT JOHN DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 14 Dec 1940. Commenced Active Service 30 Apr 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ROSTHERN - Served in ROSTHERN 07 Aug 1941 - 13 Aug 1942 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 29 Jun 1942
HMCS SCOTIAN - Served IN SCOTIAN 01 Jun 1944 - 01 Sep 1944 as an A/LS, RCNVR
HMCS BRUNSWICKER - Drafted to BRUNSWICKER 02 Sep 1944.
(HE01) Photo of LS Eldridge (HE02-HE03) Certificate of Service (HE04) Casualty Report (HE05) LS Eldridge's headstone in the Christ Church Cemetery, Pennfield, NB
Obituary (below) for LS Herbert Eldridge's father that lists Herbert's two brothers, Eugene and Raymond, as having served in the RCNVR
Maurice Eldridge Of Beaver Harbor Dead
Succumbs in Lancaster Hospital At Age 63 Following Lengthy Illness
Beaver Harbor, Jan. 14 - Sympathy is extended to the family of Maurice Eldridge, whose death occurred at Lancaster Hospital, Saint John, on Saturday, December 29, following a lingering illness. Born in 1882, he was a son of the late David and Amy (Holmes) Eldridge. His wife, who predeceased him by eight years, was Miss Ida Eldridge of Canal.