They made the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Edward Julian Pressner

 

Steward, V45330, RCNVR

 

Born: 21 Sep 1921, Hamilton, Ontario

 

Died: 25 Oct 1944 at sea

 

Book of Remembrance

 

PRESSNER, Edward Julian, Stwd, V/45330, RCNVR, died - 25 Oct 1944, HMCS SKEENA - Son of Joseph and Victoria Pressner, of Montreal, Quebec.

 

Steward Pressner drowned while trying to get a safety line ashore so that the remaining crew could be safely removed from SKEENA. His body later recovered near Reykjavik Harbour. He is buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS MONTREAL - Enlisted 14 Aug 1942 as a Prob Stwd, RCNVR.  Commenced Active Service 28 Aug 1942

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 31 Aug 1942

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 24 Oct 1942 as a P/Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Dec 1942 as a P/Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS ANDREE DUPRE - Served in ANDREE DUPRE 18 Dec 1942 - 04 Jan 1943 as a P/Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 05 Jan 1943 as a P/Stwd, RCNVR

* Rated Stwd 27 Aug 1942

HMCS ST CLAIR - Served in ST CLAIR 12 Jun 1943 - 31 Jan 1944 as a Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Feb 1944 as a Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS SKEENA - Drafted to SKEENA 01 Mar 1944 as a Stwd, RCNVR

 

EP01

EP02

EP03

EP04

EP05

(EP01-EP02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(EP03) Casualty report

(EP04-EP05) Letters to Stwd Pressner's mother

 

EP06

(EP05) Headstone of Stwd Pressner at the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

 


 

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