They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


William Wallace Sorrell


Able Seaman, V61536, RCNVR


Born: 26 Oct 1925, Sandwich, ontario


Died: 18 Mar 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SORRELL, William Wallace, AB, V61536, RCNVR, MPK - 18 Mar 1945, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Son of Corrine Sorrell, of Windsor, Ontario.


AB Sorrell died when his ship, HMCS GUYSBOROUGH, was torpedoed and sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 53 of her crew.


Ships served in:

HMCS HUNTER - Enlisted 07 May 1943. Commenced Active Service 09 Jun 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 08 Sep 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 29 Jan 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

 HMCS GUYSBOROUGH - Drafted to GUYSBOROUGH 01 Feb 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

 * Rated AB 09 Jun 1944





(WS01) Article from the Windsor Star on the death of AB Sorrell

(WS02) Documents from the Service File of William Sorrell



Second World War Casualty Index