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Nicholas John Charuk

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Nicholas John Charuk

November 30, 1943
Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Osaka, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.


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

Additional Information


June 10, 1911
Canora, Saskatchewan


September 23, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of John Charuk and Sophie Marie Skibinsky, of Tiny, Saskatchewan.

He served in Manitoba, in Jamaica with Force Y, in Hong Kong with Force C, in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,530 days of service, including 766 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Government of Manitoba named Charuk Lake, located south-east of Brereton Lake, in his honour in 1974.

Commemorated on Page 145 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Cdn. Sec. A. A. 12.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Nicholas Charuk– From: The Hands of Time: Community history book in Buchanan, Saskatchewan
  • Photo of NICHOLAS JOHN CHARUK– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Honour Roll

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