Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Russel Vernon Poag

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Russel Vernon Poag

December 25, 1941

Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

B/38160

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Born:

February 2, 1910
Calendonia, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 31, 1940
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Samuel and Jennie Poag, of Caledonia, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 41 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

1. C. Coll. grave 13-17.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– Hamilton Spectator
  • 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– Lance Corporal Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.was one of  290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong from December 8th to December 25th, 1941

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