|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|St. Vital MB||Manitoba||1918-12-27|
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|
|HK-BMH||12/21/1941||N/A||118(42 Sep 21)|
|Camp ID||Camp Name||Location||Company||Type of Work||Reference||Arrive||Depart|
|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||44 Apr 29|
|JP-Se-2B||Yoshima||Fukushima-ken, Iwaki-gun, Yoshima-mura, Kamyoshima, Japan||Furukawa Mining Company||Coal mining||1,134||44 May 30||45 Sep 09|
|Draft Number||Name of Ship||Departure Date||Arrival Date||Arrival Port||Comments||Reference|
|XD6||Naura Maru||44 Apr 29||44 May 27||Moji, Japan||Stopped over in Formosa, went through Nagasaki and Hiroshima to POW camp||Tony Banham|
No information found.
|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|Vernon British Columbia Canada||Cremation|
No information found.
Mr. Sidney Arthur (Sid) Vale passed away in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Thursday, February 26th, 2004 at the age of 85 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Hazel of Vernon, B.C., his step-children; Gordon (Simonne) Macklem of Kelowna, B.C., Bunny (James) Raddis of creston, B.C., Wendy (Gilles Dicaire) Berge of Creston, B.C., Bill (Lucy) Brick of Leduc, Alberta, and Ted (Sherry) Brick of Vernon, B.C., 11 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Cremation preceded the Memorial Service which will be held at Desert Cove Recreational Centre on Saturday, March 6th, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187)
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Sydney Vale - A former Tribune carrier boy, Sydney Vale, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Vale, 935 St. Marys Road, St. Vital, fought with the Grenadiers at Hong Kong.
Picture & caption from Face Book Page- Operation Picture Me- Hong Kong [scanning from Winnipeg Tribune] by David Archer, 2016
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