In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


William (Bill) Crawford


Stoker 1st Class, V38368, RCNVR


Died: date of passing unknown


CRAWFORD, William (Bill) - Peacefully, at the Brantford General Hospital, on June 13, 1994, in his 78th year, William Crawford; loving husband of Gladys Crawford (nee Stephens); father to Gary and wife, Gloria; Wayne and wife, Gloria; Lynn Shaw and husband, Ken, all of Brantford; loving grandfather of Michelle, Travis, Chad, Sean, Lance, Melanie and Kevin. William was an active member of the Dunsdon Legion Branch 461. Friends will be received at McCleister Funeral Home North Chapel, 495 Park Road North, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service in the chapel, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Randy Crozman. Interment following at Mouth Hope Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice gratefully appreciated.


Ships served in:

HMCS STAR - Enlisted 03 Jun 1942. Commenced Active Service 30 Jun 1942

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 07 Jul 1942 - 07 Sep 1942 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS SUDEROY VI - Served in SUDEROY VI 28 Nov 1942 - 31 Jul 1943 as a Sto 2c and Sto 1c, RCNVR.  Rated Sto 1c 30 Mar 1943

HMCS RIBBLE - Served in RIBBLE 24 Jul 1943 - 11 Jun 1945 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR

HMCS STAR - Drafted to STAR 20 Aug 1945. Demobilized 03 Oct 1945




(BC00A-BC00B) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2






(BC01) Bill Crawford

(BC02) Bill Crawford, front left, with unknown friends

(BC03) Sailors waiting to board a train. Location unknown

(BC04) Bill Crawford



(BC05) Sailors in a mess deck on HMCS RIBBLE. Bill Crawford on the far left with an arrow above his head



Bill Crawford's obituary - transcribed above



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