From Vince Lopata
lists provide the names of the individual soldiers by regiment who left
Vancouver on 1941 October 27th and were on the casualty lists provided by the
Department of National Defence on 1941 December 26th
as members who were at Hong Kong. The total number is 1977 soldiers including Gander, the mascot for
the Royal Rifles of Canada. The list provides the names, rank, regimental
number, unit, company, platoon and where they were from. The right-hand column
provides access to pictures of the individual soldiers currently
available. The company, platoon and
place where they were from is based on the information
I have at this time:
- The Winnipeg Grenadiers
- The Royal Rifles of
four pages dealing with soldier casualty information related to 'C' Force:
- Battle Deaths
- Battle Casualty Numbers
- Prisoner of War
- Prisoner of War
- Geographic Names: "C"
Force members who have geographic features in Manitoba
named after them.
- Decorations: Decorations and
awards given to "C"' Force personnel. References are included.
Distribution: Table showing the number of soldiers by regiment and region in Canada.
- Hellships: Tables provide information on the hellships, first camps and the individuals that went
- Regimental Cap
Badges: This page shows the cap badges for the "C" Force Brigade
have been trying to develop photo albums of all the 'C' Force soldiers. There
are separate albums for The Royal Rifles of Canada, The Winnipeg Grenadiers and
Brigade Headquarters. The albums show a picture for each soldier as he or she
looked like during World War II. Pages from the album are now incorporated in
the soldier lists. If you have any pictures of the soldiers that are not in the
album, would you please forward a jpg of them to Vince.
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