Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frank Cormier

In memory of:

Rifleman Frank Cormier

December 25, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

E/29950

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Born:

October 12, 1907
New Richmond, Québec

Enlistment:

July 29, 1940
New Carlise, Québec

Son of Joseph Hermas Cormier and Marie Elizabeth (née Dubé) Cormier. Husband of Ruby (née Renouf) Cormier and father of Ivan, Elizabeth "Betty" and Shirley Cormier of New Richmond, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 604 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

5. C. Coll. grave 4-20.

Location:

STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, originally the Military Cemetery in which members of the Hong Kong Garrison and their families were buried, is situated just beyond the small fishing village of Stanley in the southern part of Hong Kong island on the Tai Tam Peninsula, which has Stanley Bay on the west and Tai Tam Bay on the north. From Stanley Village take the Wong Ma Kok Road. The cemetery is adjacent St Stephens College and is close to St Stephen's beach. It is reached from Victoria by car along a winding, hilly road which at first overlooks the harbour and mainland. After climbing to the pass called Wong Nei Cheng Gap the road descends to the sea at Repulse Bay and then continues along the rocky hillside to Stanley village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Rifleman JOSEPH FRANK CORMIER was one of 290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong, from December 8th to December 25th, 1941
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong.– Source:  Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Canadian Casualties in the Defense of Hong Kong and its Aftermath– Source: Veterans Affair Canada.
  • Photo of Frank Cormier– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.

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