They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Moses Greenblatt


Telegraphist, V23388, RCNVR


Born: 01 Oct 1921, Montreal, Quebec


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GREENBLATT, Moses, Telegraphist, V23388, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Born 01 Oct 1921 son of Joseph and Eva Greenblatt, Montreal, Quebec.


Tel Greenblatt died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.


Moses Greenblatt was educated at the Mount royal Public School and the Talmud Torah. Prior to his enlistment he was in the fur business.


Ships served in:

MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 03 Dec 1940. Commenced Active Service 06 Jan 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 21 Jan 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated O/Tel 19 Apr 1941

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 06 Jul 1941 as an O/Tel, RCNVR

* Rated Tel 06 Oct 1941






(MG01) Tel Moses Greenblatt

(MG02-MG03) Tel Moses Greenblatt on HMCS SPIKENARD

(MG04) Documents from the Service File of Moses Greenblatt




Second World War Casualty Index