They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
ANSLEY, William Charles, OS, V16254, RCNVR, died - 05 Jan 1942, HMCS BITTERSWEET - Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Ansley, of Thessalon, ON.
OS William Ansley died as a result of extensive burns, caused by scalding water, received when he was involved in a serious accident at the US Naval Yards Charleston, North Carolina. He is buried in the Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Ships served in:
RCNVR DIVISION PORT ARTHUR - Enlisted 28 Oct 1940. Commenced Active Service 30 Apr 1941
HMCS AVALON II - Served in AVALON II 08 Nov 1941 - 22 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS BITTERSWEET - Drafted to BITTERSWEET 23 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
(WA01-WA02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2
(WA03) Report of Death
Second World War Casualty Index