They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Abraham Bullard Crosson


Leading Coder, V36397, RCNVR


Born: 26 Sep 1913, North Bend, British Columbia


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CROSSON, Abraham Bullard L/Coder, V36397, RCNVR MPK - 18 Mar 1945 HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Abraham Smith Crosson and Madeline Lenora Crosson, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


L/Coder Crosson died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 27 Feb 1942.  Commenced Active Service 14 Mar 1942 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS ST HYACINTHE - Drafted to ST HYACINTHE 10 May 1942 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 04 Jul 1942 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS CANSO - Drafted to CANSO 16 Jul 1942 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

HMCS CHATHAM - Drafted to CHATHAM 20 Feb 1943 as an O/Coder, RCNVR

* Rated Coder 14 Mar 1943

HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 20 Feb 1944 as a Coder, RCNVR

* Rated A/L/Coder 15 Dec 1943



Documents from the Service File of Abraham Crosson



Second World War Casualty Index