They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
SCHILLER, John Vincent, AB, V12434, RCNVR, MPK - 20 Mar 1943, HMCS IROQUOIS - Son of Mrs. Eliza A. Schiller, of Edmonton, Alberta.
Able Seaman J. V. Schiller was washed overboard during a gale while attempting to save another seaman and was the Iroquois' first casualty.
John's brother Lawrence (Larry) Schiller also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.
Ships served in:
EDMONTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 09 Sep 1940. Commenced Active Service 16 Dec 1940
HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY 09 Jul 1941 - 23 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS PRINCE HENRY Served in PRINCE HENRY 24 Aug 1941 - 01 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS KAMSACK - Served in KAMSACK 16 Oct 1941 - 16 Jul 1942 as an OS and AB LR III, RCNVR. Rated AB 07 Jan 1942
HMCS IROQUOIS - Drafted to IROQUOIS 27 Sep 1942 as an AB LR III, RCNVR
(JS01-JS02) Record of Service
(JS03-JS05) Letters to AB Schiller's mother