Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Andrew Muir Moir

In memory of:

Rifleman Andrew Muir Moir

December 25, 1941

Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

C/65625

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Born:

March 7, 1923
Stirlingshire, Scotland

Enlistment:

March 8, 1941
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of David and Janet Moir of Lindsay, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 39 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

Send us your images
  • Photo of Andrew Moir– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– 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.
  • Stanley Military Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Grave Marker– Rifleman ANDREW MUIR MOIR was one of  290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong from December 8th to December 25th, 1941

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