Individual Report: H6165 Henry MCNAUGHTON

1st Bn The Winnipeg Grenadiers

General Information

Rank: First Name: Second Name:
Sergeant Henry Peter
From: Enlistment Region: Date of Birth (y-m-d):
Winnipeg MB Manitoba 1886-07-08
Appointment: Company: Platoon:
Armourer HQ Coy

Transportation - Home Base to Hong Kong

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.

Battle Information

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).

Wounded Information

No wounds recorded.

Hospital Information

Name of hospital Date of admission Date of discharge Comments Reference

POW Camps

Camp ID Camp Name Location Company Type of Work Reference Arrival Date Departure Date
HK-NP-01North PointNorth Point, Hong Kong Island1341 Dec 2041 Dec 22
HK-SA-01ShamshuipoKowloon, Hong KongCapture42 Jan 22
HK-NP-02North PointNorth Point, Hong Kong Island3342 Jan 2242 Sep 26
HK-SA-02ShamshuipoKowloon, Hong Kong42 Sep 26 45 Sep 10

Transportation: SE Asia to Home

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Post-war Photo

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Other Military Service

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Death and Cemetery Information

Date of Death (y-m-d) Cause of Death Death Class Death Ref
1969-02-15Post War
Cemetery LocationCemeteryGrave NumberGravestone Marker
Winnipeg Manitoba CanadaChapel Lawn Memorial GardensApostles Garden

Gravestone Image

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Obituary / Life Story

At Deer Lodge Hospital on February 15, 1969. Henry Peter McNaughton, aged 82 years, beloved husband of Margaret McNaughton of Ste. 2 B – 220 Hugo St. North. Funeral service was held on Tuesday. February 18 at 1:15 p.m. in the Mordue Brothers Funeral Chapel, Broadway and Edmonton St., with interment in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. C. L. Morgan officiated. Winnipeg Free Press February 18, 1969, page 29

Born in Glasgow, Scotland. DOM - #1: 8 Jul 1910 in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada. Spouse Annie Cook Smythe (1893-1927).

DOM #2 - 23 Dec 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Spouse Isabel Keating

1945 Next of Kin: Mrs. Isabel mcNaughton (wife), 200 Nassau St., Winnipeg MB.

Links and Other Resources

See the HKVCA Submissions and Links page for information on Sgt. McNaughton's 1946 poetry. Scroll down to October 2020:

  • Shadow Lights of Shamshuipo

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General Comments

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UNTIL YOU DO by S/Sgt Harry MacNaughton

from the Roll Call Volume 4-2 1980

What have you done today, lad, As you made the rounds of the Camp. Did the light of desire really shine As bright as Aladdin's lamp.

Did you stop to say a word or two To the chap whose face was long; Did you bring a sparkle to his eyes And leave in his heart a song.

Did you drop in where the sickly lay Did you bring them hope and cheer That soon they'd be with loved ones, that the end was very near.

Did you say "hello" in passing by The halt, the lame and the blind, Did you make it seem a duty Not attempt at being kind.

Did you with patience listen To someone's "ups and downs" Did you tell him that a smile or two Are better far than frowns.

If you've done these things, my lad, You too, can wear a smile That will start you off tomorrow To do the things worth while.

End of Report.

Report generated: 24 May 2024.

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Additional Notes

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  1. Service numbers for officers are locally generated for reporting only. During World War II officers were not allocated service numbers until 1945.
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  3. Some birthdates and deathdates display as follows: 1918-00-00. In general, this indicates that we know the year but not the month or day.
  4. Our POW camp links along with our References link (near the bottom of the 'C' Force home page) are designed to give you a starting point for your research. There were many camps with many name changes. The best resource for all POW camps in Japan is the Roger Mansell Center for Research site.
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