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Erwin Albert Fox

In memory of:

Private Erwin Albert Fox

February 16, 1943
Camp Tsurumi 3D, Yokohama, 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


March 27, 1913
Haliburton, Ontario


June 1, 1940
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Thomas Albert Fox and Margaret Jane Borden of Semans, Saskatchewan.

Enlisted in the 7th Quota Infantry Rifle at Regina, Saskatchewan, also served in Manitoba and Ontario, transferred on October 23rd, 1941 to the 1st Battalion Winnipeg Grenadiers for service in Hong Kong with C Force, Japan as a prisoner of war. He had 991 days of service, including 477 overseas. To commemorate his sacrifice, the Saskatchewan government named Fox Island in his honor.

Commemorated on Page 160 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:

Sec. A. B. 7.


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 ERWIN ALBERT FOX– 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.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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