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Frederick James Colvin

In memory of:

Private Frederick James Colvin

January 1, 1944
Camp Niigata-Tekko 15B, 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, Defence Medal Hong Kong Bar.

Additional Information


April 29, 1920
Carman, Manitoba

Son of Andrew George Colvin, and Ethel Luella Patterson, of Carman, Manitoba. Brother of soldiers Allan Thomas and Carman George Colvin, who served in Europe in World War II. They survived the war.

Served in Manitoba, Jamaica with Y Force, Hong Kong with C Force, Japan as a prisoner of war. He had 1,371 days of service, including 796 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named Colvin Lake located southwest of Nueltin Lake in his honor in 1972.

Commemorated on Page 277 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. 14.


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

  • Photo of FREDERICK JAMES COLVIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Veterans Affairs Canada marked the 45th anniversary of the cease-fire and honours the 26,791 Canadians who served in the Korean War with a pilgrimage to the Land of the Morning Calm.
Photo by Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Photo of FREDERICK JAMES COLVIN– 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– Honour Roll

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