They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Donald McNeill


Chief Engine Room Artificer, V23718, RCNVR


Born: 26 Nov 1899,Ediburgh, Scotland


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


MCNEILL, Donald, CERA, V23718, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Alexander and Margaret McNeill; husband of Mary Ellen McNeill, of Verdun, Quebec.


CERA McNeill died when his ship, HMCS LOUISBURG, which was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, was sunk by bombs and torpedoes from Italian aircraft.


Ships served in:

MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 08 Apr 1941. Commenced Active Service 15 Apr 1941 as an ERA 2c

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 07 May 1941 as an ERA 2c, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 13 Jul 1941 as an ERA 2c, RCNVR

* Rated CERA 02 Oct 1941




(DM01) Documents from the Service File of Donald McNeill

(DM02) Article from the Montreal Gazette on CERA Donald McNeill, missing, presumed killed



Second World War Casualty Index