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


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.


Book of Remembrance entry


Ships served in:


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


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