Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Lawrence Bernard Joseph Kelly

In memory of:

Private Lawrence Bernard Joseph Kelly

December 25, 1941

Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

H/6774

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

March 4, 1920
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

January 26, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Henrietta Kelly, of St. Vital, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 34 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

6. B. Coll. grave 3-14.

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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  • Photo of Lawrence Kelly– 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 LAWRENCE BERNARD JOSEPH KELLY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong.– Source:  Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Canadian Casualties in the Defense of Hong Kong and its Aftermath– Source: Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Grave Marker– Private LAWRENCE KELLY was one of  290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong from December 8th to December 25th, 1941
The Epitaph on the grave marker reads ¿ HE IS NOT DEAD HE IS JUST AWAY EVER REMEMBERED MUM DAD BROTHERS SISTERS R.I.P.

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