|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|Quebec QC||Eastern Quebec||1910-03-21|
|Platoon Commander||D||18R Plt|
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-SM-01||Stanley||Fort Stanley, Hong Kong Island||20, 31, 33||Capture||41 Dec 30|
|HK-NP-01||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||41 Dec 30||42 Sep 26|
|HK-SA-02||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||42 Sep 26||43 Aug 19|
|HK-AS-02||Argyle Street||Kowloon, Hong Kong||20, 33||43 Aug 19||44 May 11|
|HK-SA-02||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||20, 33||44 May 11||45 Sep 10|
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|Image||Name of Award||Abbreviation||References||Precedence||Comments|
|Mentioned-in-Despatches||MiD||39, 40, 124||13||Citation not found|
|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
MacMILLAN, Angus A. Lieut.-Col. Passed away suddenly July 12, 1996 in his eighty-seventh year, In White Rock, British Columbia. Born in Rivers, Manitoba, March 21, 1910. Veteran of Hong Kong WWII. Outstanding teacher at Quebec High School. Predeceased by his wife Louise, father of Kirke (Jean) and Heather (Neil Joyes). Beloved granddad of Leslie-Jean (James Cuell) and Jennifer. Great-granddad to Kayleigh Jean. Donations to the Arthritis Society if desired. Memorial service at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Surrey, British Columbia, on July 19, 1996.
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