For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

William Oliver Burrow

 

Leading Seaman, V7988, RCNVR

 

Born:  13 Feb 1922, Toronto, Ontario          Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea

 

Book of Remembrance entry

 

BURROW, William Oliver, LS, V7988, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of William V. T. and Florence Burrow, of Toronto, ON. 

 

The province of Ontario honoured Leading Seaman Burrow by naming Burrow Lake in his honour.

 

Ships served in:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in Assiniboine 01 Jan 1941 - 03 Jun 1943 as an OS / AB / A/LS, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to Athabaskan 09 Nov 1943 as a A/LS, RCNVR

 

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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Naval Training and Active Service record  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Report of Death  (6) Letter of LS Burrow's mother informing her that he is missing, presumed dead

 

HMCS Assiniboine I18 Christmas card - Dec 1943

 

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