1922/01/19 - Born, Red Deer AB, Alberta
The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Attd 2 RS
1941 - In the Autumn the British government accepted the Canadian Government's offer, to send two infantry battalions (1,975 personnel) to reinforce the Hong Kong garrison.
‘C’ Force was formed comprising of the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers
1941 - Members of 'C' Force from the East travelled across Canada by Canadian National Railways picking up reinforcements enroute. Stops included Valcartier, Montreal, Ottawa, Armstrong ON, Capreol ON, Winnipeg, Melville SK, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, and Vancouver.
1941/10/27 - Arrived Vancouver at 0800 hrs.
1941/10/27 - ‘C’ Force did not have their full equipment as the freighter ‘Don Jose’, was carrying all their vehicles and was diverted to Manila when war began. , sailed from Vancouver aboard the Awatea accompanied by Prince Robert. Awatea was a New Zealand Liner and the Prince Robert was a converted cruiser.
1942/11/16 - Arrived Hong Kong where all of ‘C’ Force was quartered at Nanking Barracks, Sham Shui Po Camp, in Kowloon.
When the Japanese attacked Hong Kong, ‘C’ Force fought with heavy losses in the Battle for Hong Kong.
1941/12/25 - Hong Kong Surrendered
1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong
1942/09/26 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
1943/01/19 - Tatsuta Maru to Japan
1943/01/22 - Arrived Nagasaki, Japan and Boarded train
1943/01/24 - Arrived Tokyo, boarded electric train for 10 mile ride to camp
Yokohama-shi, Tsurumi-ku, Suyehiro-cho, 1-chome, Japan
Worked at Nippon Steel Tube - Tsurumi Shipyards, ship building
1945/04/16 - Iwate-ken, Kamihei-gun, Katsushi-mura, Ohashi, Japan
Nippon Steel Company
1945/09/15 - Liberated Home in USS Ozark, via Pearl Habour to San Francisco, then train to Seattle and ferry to Victoria
Tony Banham - http://www.hongkongwardiary.com/hkwdhome.html
Hong Kong Commemorative Association
KEW:- WO 361/1970, WO 361/1983,