They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Ernest Edward Burrows


Stoker 1st Class, V56742, RCNVR


Born: 22 Nov 1920, Brantford, Ontario


Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BURROWS, Ernest Edward, Sto 1c, V56742, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of James Edward and Gertrude E. Burrows, of Brantford, Ontario; husband of Evelyn Victoria Burrows, of Brantford.


Sto 1c Burrows died when HMCS REGINA was torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England by U-667 while she was aiding a merchant vessel in distress. Thirty of her crew were lost.


Stoker Burrows was born in Brantford on November 22, 1920. He went to Ryerson School and the Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He attended Park Baptist Church and the Y.M.C.A. He was employed at the Steel Company of Canada Limited. He tried several times, before he was finally accepted in late 1943 for service in the Navy. On August 08, 1942, he married Miss Evelyn V. Soderstrom. His father is Mr. James E. Burrows, 93 Lyons, Ave, Brantford, Ontario.


Ships served in:

HMCS PREVOST - Enlisted 16 Mar 1943.  Commenced Active Service 07 Apr 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 13 Jul 1943 as an Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 11 Sep 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS REGINA - Drafted to REGINA 30 Nov 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Stoker 1st Class 30 Mar 1944






(EB01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(EB02) Report of Death

(EB03-EB04) Letters to Stoker Burrows' mother



Second World War Casualty Index