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Fred Arnold Wyrwas

In memory of:

Rifleman Fred Arnold Wyrwas

December 24, 1944
Hospital 3D Tokyo, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Defence Medal, Hong Kong Bar.

Additional Information


June 3, 1907
Inverness, Nova Scotia


August 17, 1940
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Theodore Edward Wyrwas and Jessie Ann MacQuarrie. Husband of Jessie Mae Wiswell, of Inverness, Nova Scotia. Father of Dorothy Annabelle and Gladys Lillian Wyrwas.

He served with the Cape Breton Highlanders Regiment – NPAM – since 1929 in Nova Scotia, with the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, in Québec, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C and in Japan as prisoner of war where he died. He had 1,591 days of service, including 1,154 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 484 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Cdn Sec. B. C. 1.


YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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