Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Stanley Fredrick Stodgell

In memory of
Private
Stanley Fredrick Stodgell
December 19, 1941
Hong Kong

Military Service:

Service Number:
H/6353
Age:
22
Force:
Army
Unit:
Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information:

Born:
September 10, 1919 Fisherton, Manitoba
Enlistment:
September 14, 1939 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Charles and Mary Stodgell (1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Fisherton, Manitoba.

Brother of Corporal Cyril Angus Stodgell, Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) killed in action September 11, 1944, and Private Garnett James Stodgell, Winnipeg Grenadiers, died on March 20, 1943.

Commemorated on Page 45 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
SAI WAN MEMORIAL ; Victoria, Hong Kong
Grave Reference:
Column 28.
Location:
This SAI WAN MEMORIAL honours over 2000 men of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who died in the defence of Hong Kong during the Second World War. The SAI WAN MEMORIAL is in the form of a shelter building 24 metres long and 5.5 metres wide. It stands at the entrance to Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery, outside Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong. From the semi-circular forecourt, two wide openings lead to the interior of the building. The names are inscribed on panels of Portland stone. The dedicatory inscription reads:
1939 - 1945 The officers and men whose memory is honoured here died in the defence of Hong Kong in December 1941 and in the ensuing years of captivity and have no known grave The northern side of the Memorial is open and four granite piers support the copper roof. From a commanding position 305 metres above sea level, it looks out over the War Cemetery where some 1,500 men lie buried, and across the water to Mainland China - a magnificent view of sea and mountains. The Cape Collinson area has many cemeteries. Walking up this narrow one-way traffic road, one will pass the Catholic Cemetery situated on the hillside to the left of the road, and the Hong Kong Military Cemetery on the right. Sai Wan War Cemetery is about half way up Cape Collinson Road and faces the Muslim and Buddhist cemeteries. One can also get a taxi from Chai Wan Terminus and follow the same route. Alternatively, one can board a public light bus, Route No.16M, which runs from Chai Wan MTR Terminus to Stanley. En route to Stanley the minibus will pass Saiwan War Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Stanley Stodgell – In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War II and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of STANLEY FREDRICK STODGELL – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography
  • Photo of Mary E. Stodgell – In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War.  Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Mary E. Stodgell – In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War.  Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Mary E. Stodgell – In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War.  Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Private STANLEY FREDRICK STODGELL was reported Killed in Action, in the Canadian Army's 242nd overseas casualty list of the war published in the Globe and Mail on January 8, 1943.
  • Inscription – Private STANLEY FREDRICK STODGELL is one of 27 members of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps who are commemorated on this panel of the Sai Wan Memorial.  He was one of 290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong, from December 8th to December 25th, 1941.
  • Dedicatory Inscription of the Sai Wan Memorial – Dedicatory inscription of the SAI WAN MEMORIAL.  This memorial  bears the names of more than 2,000 Commonwealth servicemen, including 228 Canadians.
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong – Source: Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Canadian Casuatlies in the Defence of Hong Kong – Source: Veterans Affairs Canada.

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