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:

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

 

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