They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
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) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(EP03) Casualty report
(EP04-EP05) Letters to Stwd Pressner's mother
(EP05) Headstone of Stwd Pressner at the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.