They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
EDEN, Donald Albert, Paym-SLt, O-21776, RCN, MPK - 31 Mar 1941, HMS BONAVENTURE - Son of Louis A. and Helen Eden, of New Westminster, BC.
Sub-Lieutenant Donald Albert Eden, age 21 was well known in New Westminster. He was a former carrier for the Vancouver Sun in New Westminster has been killed in action with the Royal Navy, aboard HMS BONAVENTURE according to a casualty list released by Ottawa. Sub-Lieutenant Eden was born in Moose Jaw and is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. and Helen Eden, 1724 Seventh Avenue, New Westminster and had been with the navy since August 1937. He was educated at New Westminster graduated from Duke of Connaught High School. Donald was born at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and was a student when he enlisted on April 19, 1937 at Esquimalt British Columbia. In August 1937 he went to England and received his commission as a sub lieutenant in August 1940. He also served on the H.M.S. Royal Oak, Berwick, and Orion and was with the HMS BONAVENTURE when he was killed. He last saw his parents in 1939 when HMS ORION visited Vancouver. Besides his parents he leaves a brother, Charles.
Ships served in:
HMS ROYAL OAK
(DE01-DE02) Record of Service (DE03) Report of Death (DE04) Naval Message sent to SLt Donald Eden's father informing him of his death