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Elmer Walter Blank

In memory of:

Rifleman Elmer Walter Blank

January 28, 1945

Camp Omine (FU-5B), Kawasaki, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30291

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medals and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

April 18, 1921
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 26, 1940
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Edward Herbert Blank and Martha Ernestine Altstadt, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He served in Québec, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C, in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,614 days of service, including 1,189 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 496 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sec. A. E. 15.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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