Red River Métis
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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).
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|HK-SA-01||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||Capture||42 Jan 22|
|HK-NP-02||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||33||42 Jan 22||42 Sep 26|
|HK-SA-02||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||42 Sep 26||43 Jan 19|
|JP-Fu-5B||Omine||Kawasaki-machi, Fukuoka pref., Kyushu Island, Japan||Furukawa Industries Omine||Coal mining||8||43 Jan 23||45 Sep 22|
|Draft Number||Name of Ship||Departure Date||Arrival Date||Arrival Port||Comments||Reference|
|XD3B||Tatsuta Maru||43 Jan 19, left Shamsuipo Camp, 0500 hrs; left Hong Kong 1300hrs||43 Jan 22, 0400 hrs||Nagasaki, Japan||Tony Banham|
Canadian repatriation Draft #7 will embark at Manila, berth 116, on H.M.C.S. Prince Robert for Vancouver, Canada, 29 Sep 45.
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|Carman Manitoba Canada||Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery|
Henry Millitaire Peacefully at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Henry passed away on Saturday, October 2nd, 1999.
Hank was predeceased by his parents Roger and Celina Millitaire; his daughter, Marlene; his brothers, Lewis and Amos and his sisters, Elizabeth Proulx and Carrie McIvor. He is survived by his sister, Florence (Bobbie) Militaire; sons, Maurice and Blaine and daughters, Brenda and Denise all of Winnipeg, and daughter Doreen of Edmonton.
Hank was born on August 5th, 1914 in Carman, Manitoba. He served in the Winnipeg Grenadiers during the Second World War and was taken prisoner in Hong Kong for the duration of the war. Following his return, he worked with Huxley Cartage and a variety of trucking companies in Winnipeg. Hank spent some time in Calgary and returned to Winnipeg to retire.
A public viewing will be held at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrooke ST., Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. with prayers to follow at 9:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 6th at 10:00 a.m. at St Francis Friary, 211 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment will take place in the Carman Catholic Cemetery, Carman, Manitoba.
Memorial donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre, 2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba. Doyles Funeral Home of Carman in care of arrangements.
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