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John Spurway Burns

RN. British

Born  8 Mar 1921Edinburgh
Died  23 Mar 2008(87)Edinburgh

Roster information listed for John Spurway Burns

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Marne (G 35)DestroyerGunner12 Nov 1942U-515 (1)

Personal information

A video commemorating John Burns and made by his daughter Pamela Hunter is available on Youtube: John Burns WW2 Arctic Convoy Hero Edinburgh Castle Funeral.


  1. Personal communication

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