Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Beresford Scott

In memory of:

Lieutenant Arthur Beresford Scott

December 24, 1941

Hong Kong

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Scott; husband of Marjorie E. Scott (nee Smith), of Quebec City, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 44 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAI WAN MEMORIAL
Victoria, Hong Kong

Grave Reference:

Column 23.

Location:

This SAI WAN MEMORIAL honours over 2000 men of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who died in the defence of Hong Kong during the Second World War. The SAI WAN MEMORIAL is in the form of a shelter building 24 metres long and 5.5 metres wide. It stands at the entrance to Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery, outside Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong. From the semi-circular forecourt, two wide openings lead to the interior of the building. The names are inscribed on panels of Portland stone. The dedicatory inscription reads:
1939 - 1945 The officers and men whose memory is honoured here died in the defence of Hong Kong in December 1941 and in the ensuing years of captivity and have no known grave The northern side of the Memorial is open and four granite piers support the copper roof. From a commanding position 305 metres above sea level, it looks out over the War Cemetery where some 1,500 men lie buried, and across the water to Mainland China - a magnificent view of sea and mountains. The Cape Collinson area has many cemeteries. Walking up this narrow one-way traffic road, one will pass the Catholic Cemetery situated on the hillside to the left of the road, and the Hong Kong Military Cemetery on the right. Sai Wan War Cemetery is about half way up Cape Collinson Road and faces the Muslim and Buddhist cemeteries. One can also get a taxi from Chai Wan Terminus and follow the same route. Alternatively, one can board a public light bus, Route No.16M, which runs from Chai Wan MTR Terminus to Stanley. En route to Stanley the minibus will pass Saiwan War Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Lieutenant ARTHUR BERESFORD SCOTT is one of 22 members of the Royal Rifles of Canada,  Royal Canadian Infantry Corps who are commemorated on this panel of the Sai Wam Memorial.  He was one of 290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong, from December 8th to December 25th, 1941
  • Inscription– Dedicatory inscription of the SAI WAN MEMORIAL.  This memorial  bears the names of more than 2,000 Commonwealth servicemen, including 228 Canadians
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong.– Source: Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong.– Source: Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1817 Lt Arthur Beresford Scott (RMC 1925) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Scott. He was the husband of Marjorie E. Scott (nee Smith), of Quebec City, Quebec. He served with the Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died on Dec 24, 1941. His name is listed on column 23 of the Sai Wan Memorial in Victoria, Hong Kong.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1817 Lt Arthur Beresford Scott (RMC 1925) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Scott. He was the husband of Marjorie E. Scott (nee Smith), of Quebec City, Quebec. He served with the Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died on Dec 24, 1941. His name is listed on column 23 of the Sai Wan Memorial in Victoria, Hong Kong.
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1817 Lt Arthur Beresford Scott (RMC 1925) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Scott. He was the husband of Marjorie E. Scott (nee Smith), of Quebec City, Quebec. He served with the Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died on Dec 24, 1941. His name is listed on column 23 of the Sai Wan Memorial in Victoria, Hong Kong.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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