For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


William E. Connolly


Signalman (T.O.), V40271, RCNVR


Born: 1920          Died: 2008


In Memoriam 1920 - 2008 William E. Connolly T.O. of Signals R.C.N. WWII Hero 1942 - 1945 A survivor of the torpedoed and sunken ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN and Prisoner of War. There will never ever be another you. Dearly beloved husband of Iolanda (Vi ) Connolly. (Hamilton Spectator 22 Apr 2013)


Ships served in:

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Survived the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan. Rescued / captured by German forces, and became a POW.



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