Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wallis McBurnie Burden

In memory of:

Able Seaman Wallis McBurnie Burden

October 2, 1952

Military Service


Service Number:

17635-H

Age:

21

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Navy

Division:

HMCS Iroquois

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

November 13, 1930
Algoma, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 17, 1951
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Mrs. Frances Coulter of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Brother of Ronald and Mrs. William Ayotte. Enlisted at HMCS CARLETON. Able Seaman Burden is also commemorated on the Korean War Memorial at the Naval Museum of Alberta at HMCS Tecumseh in Calgary, Alberta.

Is also commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 9 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot D Row C Grave 5

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– The Naval Museum of Alberta Society and the Calgary naval community erected a memorial dedicated to all Royal Canadian Navy sailors who served, and particularly to those who died, during the Korean War. The memorial was officially unveiled on 25 June 2000 by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta and the Chief of the Maritime Staff
  • Photo of Wallis Burden– Aimé Adam (at right with a Sten Gun) and Wallis McBurnie Burden guarding Korean prisoners. Burden was later killed when HMCS Iroquois was struck by a shell from an enemy shore battery in October 1952.


Photo:  The Memory Project / www.thememoryproject.com
  • Newspaper Clipping– This news article, relating to the Royal Canadian Navy's first battle casualties of the Korean War, which casualties included AB Burden, appeared in the November 1952 issue (at page 2) of the Crowsnest, the Royal Canadian Navy's magazine.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)
  • Newspaper Clipping– Continuation, at page 3, of the news from the previous page of the November 1952 issue of the Crowsnest.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)
  • Newspaper Clipping– This article appeared in the December 1952 issue of the Crowsnest, the Royal Canadian Navy's magazine.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)
  • Newspaper Clipping– This is a continuation of the article "HMCS Iroquois - The Aftermath" in the December 1952 issue of the Crowsnest.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)

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