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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).
|Name of hospital||Date of admission||Date of discharge||Comments||Reference|
|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 Aug 15|
|JP-To-5B||Niigata-Rinko||Niigata-ken, Nakakambara-gun, Ogata-mura, Japan||Marutsu, Rinko Coal, Shintetsu||Stevedore labor at port of Niigata (Marutsu), primarily foodstuffs; mining coal (Rinko Coal ) and labor at a foundry (Shintetsu)||3, 6, 34||43 Sep 02||44 Mar 03|
|Draft Number||Name of Ship||Departure Date||Arrival Date||Arrival Port||Comments||Reference|
|XD4B||Manryu Maru||43 Aug 15||43 Sep 01||Osaka, Japan||Brief stopover in Taihoku (Taipei), Formosa (Taiwan); then 2 day stopover at northern point for stool tests||Tony Banham|
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|Site Description||Location||Province||Map Reference||Lat/Long||Date|
|Kitteringham Lake||Egenolf Lake, Manitoba, northeast of||Manitoba||64 O/04||59 14' 59"; 99 38' 52"||1975|
|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|1944-03-03||Dysentry, Chronic Enteritis||Died while POW|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|Jido-Yuenchi-Dori Hodogaya Japan||Yokohama War Cemetery||Cdn. Sec. A. C. 15.|
JOHN H. KITTERINGHAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. K. Kitteringham, Gladstone, Man, died March 3, 1944, while prisoner of war in Tokyo, according to word received recently by his parents, Born at Headingly in 1923 he attended school at Gladstone. He enlisted in July, 1940, trained at Camp Shilo, and volunteered for service at Hong Kong going overseas with the Winnipeg Grenadiers. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William, at Lloydminster, Sask.; Clyde, with the army in Belgium; and three sisters, Mrs. Hochen, Glenella, Man.; Mus. Wekander, Flin Flon; and Betty, training at the Winnipeg General hospital.
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