They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
EISNER, Eric Ewald, Steward, 40756, RCN, MPK - 22 Feb 1943, HMCS WEYBURN - Son of Gustav B. and Anna Eisner, of Mirror, Alberta.
Steward Eisner survived the sinking of HMCS WEYBURN and was picked up by HMS BLACK SWAN along with the other survivors - and was witnessed on board by other WEYBURN crew. When HMS BLACK SWAN arrived at Gibraltar and landed the survivors, Steward Eisner could not be found either on board or ashore and was listed as missing. After having found no further trace of Steward Eisneer, he was considered MPK on 22 Feb 1943.
Ships served in:
HMCS NADEN - Enlisted 16 Sep 1940 as a Prob. Stwd, RCN
HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Served in ROYAL ROADS 01 Jan 1941 - 22 Nov 1941 as a Prob. Stwd and Stwd, RCN. Rated Stwd 16 Jun 1941
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 23 Nov 1941 as a Stwd, RCN
HMCS WEYBURN - Served in WEYBURN 10 Jan 1942 18 May 1942 as a Stwd, RCN
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 May 1942 as a Stwd, RCN
HMCS WEYBURN - Drafted to WEYBURN 30 May 1942 as a Stwd, RCN. Survived the sinking of HMCS WEYBURN but missing from rescue ship HMS BLACK SWAN on landing at Gibraltar
(EE01-EE02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(EE03) Message from HMS Black Swan after Steward Eisner could not be located on arrival at Gibraltar
(EE04) Letter to Alma Siltz, fiancée of Steward Eisner on his disappearance
(EE05) Message from the British Admiralty declaring Steward Eisner deceased as of 22 Feb 1943
Second World War Casualty Index