Major Events

Date Event Remarks
2 Oct 39 Joined Canadian Army - Winnipeg Grenadiers 
7 Jun 40 Departed Winnipeg for Jamaica 
30 Aug 41Left Jamaica for Canada 
11 Sep 41 Arrived Winnipeg 
4 Oct 41Wedding day 
25 Oct 41 Departed Winnipeg by train - destination: Vancouver 
27 Oct 41Arrived Vancouver. Boards ship AWATEA 
16 Nov 41 Arrived in Hong Kong 
19 Dec 41Captured by Japanese 
22 Dec 41Moved To Argyle internment camp 
30 Dec 41Moved to ShamshuipoOn mainland (Kowloon)
23 Jan 42 Moved to North Point Camp On island
26 Sep 42Moved to Shamshuipo 
19 Jan 43 Left Hong Kong for Japan 
22 Jan 43 Arrived Japan 
24 Jan 43 Arrived Camp 3D (Yokahama/Kawasaki) (Map) Near Tokyo. Worked in a shipyard
30 Mar 45Moved to Ohashi (Map)Worked in a mine
15 Aug 45 War is over 
11 Sep 45Left camp for Tokyo 
15 Sep 45 Arrived Guam via US Air Force
17 Oct 45Arrived Victoria, BCvia US troop ship (to San Diego) and rail to Seattle
24 Oct 45 Arrived home Took over the family farm
22 Feb 46 Discharged from Canadian Army and joined the Legion 
1966 Sold the farm due to ill health 
1972Received Meritorious Service Medal from the Legion 
1981 Received Life Membership from Legion Photo
5 Feb 96Died at Stonewall hospital - age 79 years Gravestone