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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Arthur Feldman


Electrical Artificer 4th Class, V23593, RCNVR


Born: 06 Apr 1922, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia


Died: 26 Feb 1944 at sea


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FELDMAN, Arthur, Electrical Artificer 4c, V23593, RCNVR, Died - 26 Feb 1944, HMCS COLUMBIA - son of Morris and Grace Ellis Feldman of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NS.


EA Feldman died of wounds on 26 Feb 1944, when on 25 February 1944, due to heavy fog and faulty radar, HMCS Columbia rammed a cliff in Motion Bay, Nfld. EA Feldman was trapped by the bulkhead in the ASDIC compartment. His shipmates tried to save him but he died of his wounds. Arthur enlisted at the age of 18. He is buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland.


Ships served in:

HMCS COLUMBIA - Served in Columbia 02 Jul 1941 21 Dec 1942 as an Electrician, RCNVR

HMCS COLUMBIA - Drafted to Columbia 23 Oct 1943 as an A/EA 4c, RCNVR


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(1) Article on the death of EA Feldman. The Halifax Chronicle 29 Feb 1944 - Research by George Newbury  (2) Certificate of Service  (3) Naval Training and Active Service Record  (4-5) Service Summary  (6) Report of Death  (7) Letter to EA Feldman's mother from the Columbia's CO on the death of her son


PO A.Feldman Is Killed Overseas

The Sydney Post-record, Tuesday, February 29 1944

Researched by George Newbury



Second World War Casualty Index