They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BURNFIELD, George William, AB, 3315, RCN, MPK - 25 Jun 1940, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Son of William and Hazel Burnfield of Victoria, BC.
AB Burnfield drowned while taking part in the rescue of HMCS FRASER'S crew.
Ships served in:
HMCS NADEN (for RCN BARRACKS ESQUIMALT) - Enlisted 17 Oct 1938. Served as a Boy Seaman 17 Oct 1938 - 14 Feb 1939. Commenced 7 years service engagement 15 Feb 1939 as an Ordinary Seaman.
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Drafted to RESTIGOUCHE 05 May 1939 as an OS, RCN
(GB01-GB02) Certificate of Service
(GB03) Report of Death
(GB04) Commanding Officer's report on the death of AB Burnfield
(GB05) Letter to AB Burnfield's mother