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Samuel Robert Carberry

In memory of:

Private Samuel Robert Carberry

December 19, 1941
North Point, Hong Kong

Military Service

Service Number:







Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


February 2, 1920
Winnipeg, Manitoba


March 11, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Samuel Carberry and Margaret Gray, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brother of Private George Carberry, who served in Europe during the Second World War and survived the conflict.

Samuel Robert served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps – NPAM – from 12 May 1938 to 7 March 1940. Enrolled with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was transferred to the 1st Battalion, Winnipeg Grenadiers on 20 October 1940 to fight in Hong Kong with Force C. He had 652 days of service, including 53 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Government of Manitoba named Carberry Lake, located south-east of Lake Du Bonnet, in his honour in 1973.

Commemorated on Page 25 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Victoria, Hong Kong

Grave Reference:

VIII. A. 17.


SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY is in the north-east of the island of Hong Kong, in the Chai Wan area, about 11 kilometres from the centre of Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong. At the entrance to the cemetery on Cape Collinson Road stands the memorial to those who died in Hong Kong and have no known grave. From it, the cemetery slopes down towards the sea and originally, the view towards the main land was magnificent. The easiest way to reach the cemetery is by the mass transit railway (MTR) Hong Kong line to Chai Wan Terminus. From the Terminus one can either walk up to the cemetery following Chai Wan Road to the roundabout, turning west into Wan Tsui Road, then south east up Lin Shing Road which leads to Cape Collinson Road. The CWGC road direction sign is fixed to a wall facing down Lin Shing Road. 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 where the CWGC has another cemetery, the Stanley Military Cemetery. En route to Stanley the minibus will pass Sai Wan War Cemetery, stopping only on request.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Samuel Robert Carberry– Private Samuel Robert Carberry was 20 years of age when he was killed in action on the 19th of December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Wong Nei Chong Gap to split the defence of the Island of Hong Kong.  Province of Manitoba Memorial Geo-naming - Carberry Lake (50º 07' 35”; 95º 31' 23”) northeast of Betula Lake is named in honour of him.   
Courtesy: "Winnipeg Grenadiers Honoured in Names Throughout the Whiteshell provincial Park" by Vince Lopata.
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