|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|New Richmond QC||Eastern Quebec||1914-10-11|
Members of 'C' Force from the East travelled across Canada by CNR troop train, picking up reinforcements enroute. Stops included Valcartier, Montreal, Ottawa, Armstrong ON, Capreol ON, Winnipeg, Melville SK, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, and Vancouver, arriving in Vancouver on Oct 27 at 0800 hrs.
The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the local soldiers that were with Brigade Headquarters from Winnipeg to BC travelled on a CPR train to Vancouver.
All members embarked from Vancouver on the ships AWATEA and PRINCE ROBERT. AWATEA was a New Zealand Liner and the PRINCE ROBERT was a converted cruiser. "C" Company of the Rifles was assigned to the PRINCE ROBERT, everyone else boarded the AWATEA. The ships sailed from Vancouver on Oct 27th and arrived in Hong Kong on November 16th, having made brief stops enroute at Honolulu and Manila.
Equipment earmarked for 'C' Force use was loaded on the ship DON JOSE, but would never reach Hong Kong as it was rerouted to Manila when hostilities commenced.
On arrival, all troops were quartered at Nanking Barracks, Sham Shui Po Camp, in Kowloon.
We do not have specific battle information for this soldier in our online database. For a detailed description of the battle from a Canadian perspective, visit Canadian Participation in the Defense of Hong Kong (published by the Historical Section, Canadian Military Headquarters).
|Date Wounded||Wound Description||References|
|Name of hospital||Date of admission||Date of discharge||Comments||Reference|
|Camp ID||Camp Name||Location||Company||Type of Work||Reference||Arrive||Depart|
|HK-NP-01||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||41 Dec 30||42 Sep 26|
|HK-SA-02||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||42 Sep 26||43 Jan 19|
|JP-To-3D||Tsurumi||Yokohama-shi, Tsurumi-ku, Suyehiro-cho, 1-chome, Japan||Nippon Steel Tube - Tsurumi Shipyards||Variety of jobs related to ship building||9||43 Jan 19||45 Apr 16|
|JP-Se-4B||Ohashi||Iwate-ken, Kamihei-gun, Katsushi-mura, Ohashi, Japan||Nippon Steel Company||134||45 Apr 16||45 Sep 15|
|Draft Number||Name of Ship||Departure Date||Arrival Date||Arrival Port||Comments||Reference|
|XD3A||Tatsuta Maru||43 Jan 19, left Shamsuipo Camp, 0500 hrs; left Hong Kong 1300hrs||43 Jan 22, 0400 hrs||Nagasaki, Japan||Boarded train, arrived in Tokyo on 43 Jan 24 at 0700 hrs, boarded electric train for 10 mile ride to camp||Tony Banham|
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The belt he is wearing is a trophy belt... it has a dozen or so regimental badges from different branches of the service. We understand this was common for soldiers to "trade" badges with each other and collect them on belts.
|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|Callander ON Canada||Callander|
Charles Angus Cochrane of 610, Hwy. 94, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday. He was 60. Rev. Gordon Ross will conduct the funeral service at the Paul Chapel Friday, 2:30pm with interment at Callender Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects at the Paul Funeral Home in Powassan. Born Oct. 11, 1914 in New Richmond, Que., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cochrane. He came to Callander four years ago where he was employed as a security guard at Dupont. A veteran of the Hong Kong Royal Rifles, Mr. Cochrane was a prisoner-of-war for four years during the Second World War. He was a member of Branch 445, Royal Canadian Legion of Callander. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 1949, he married the former Thelma Jones in Toronto April 24, 1953. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Addison Harrison (Patricia) of North Bay and Mrs. Norman Willett (Judith) of New Richmond, Que.; two brothers Dave and Archie of New Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Henry Hardy (Mary) of Whitby and three grandchildren.
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