|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|Glen Levit QC||Eastern Quebec||1913-07-23|
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).
|Camp ID||Camp Name||Location||Company||Type of Work||Reference||Arrive||Depart|
|HK-SM-01||Stanley||Fort Stanley, Hong Kong Island||20, 31, 33||Capture||41 Dec 30|
|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||43 Jan 19||45 May 13|
|JP-Se-1B||Yumoto||Fukushima-ken, Iwaki-gun, Yumoto-cho, Mizunoya, Japan||Joban Coal Mining Company||134||45 May 13||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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|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|Fairhaven Memorial Gardens|
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J.C. FRENETTE The death of Joseph C. Frenette of .482 High St., Moncton, N.B. occurred at the Moncton City Hospital on December 5th, 1979 after a brief illness. He was 86. Born in Jacquet River, he was the son of Jeremiah and Josephine (Doucet) Frenette. He was a veteran of the Second World War having been a prisoner of war in Japan from, December 1941 until August t945. He was a retired post.al employee. He was a member of Saint Augustine's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Kierstead) Frenette; one daughter Mrs. Mona Thornton of North Vancouver, BC.; one son Edwin J. of Charlottetown. P.E.I.; two grandchildren Kristine Frenette and Jeffrey Thornton; a sister, Mrs. Gerard Levesque (Bertha) of Quebec City, also several nieces and nephews. A service was held at the funeral home by members of the Legion. The funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. A. Carroll with a fitting tribute paid the deceased and special reading of the 23rd Psalm. Honorary pallbearers were: Frank Horsernan, Leonard Letes, Ronald Lavoie, Roy Garland, Art Cormier and Wayman Roberts. Active pallbearers were: Fred Dunphy. Cecil West, Reg Phillips, Malcolm Brett, Richard Saulnier and Harold Humphrey. Interment was in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Numerous floral tributes, messages of sympathy, mass cards and charitable donations were received by the bereaved family. Relatives and friends attending were from North Van. B.C., Quebec City, Dalhousie, Bathurst and Prince Edward Island. [Campbellton Graphic, January 10, 1980]
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