|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|West Selkirk MB||Manitoba||1898-03-06|
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|
|Camp ID||Camp Name||Location||Company||Type of Work||Reference||Arrive||Depart|
|HK-NP-01||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||N/A||N/A|
|HK-AS-01||Argyle Street||Kowloon, Hong Kong||N/A||N/A|
|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-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||N/A|
|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|
|Winnipeg Manitoba Canada||Brookside Cemetery||MLTY-7032-0|
WILLIAM GEORGE BOULETTE - On February 21, 1971 at Deer Lodge Hospital, William George Boulette of Manigotogan, Manitoba, husband of the late Marie Boulette, aged 72 years. Prayers were said at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1971, at the Gardiner Funeral Home, 178 Kennedy Street at York. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 1971, at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 168 Worth Street, Monsignor J.K. MacIsaac officiater followed by interment in the military plot, Brookside Cemetery. Mr. Boulette was born in Manigotogan, Manitoba in 1898. He served in the First World War and in the Second World War and was taken prisoner in Hong Kong. Mr. Boulette is survived by three brothers, Harry of Manitogogan; Joe of Bissett and John of Norway House; a sister Mrs. Angele Ross of Winnipeg.
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