Language selection


Search veterans.gc.ca

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest Arthur Boswell

In memory of:

Private Ernest Arthur Boswell

November 29, 1943


Bowen Road Hospital, Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

H/6063

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

April 15, 1909
Banbury, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

September 6, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

"Son of Ernest Arthur Boswell and Amy Gubbins. Husband of Agnes Friesen, of Roblin, Manitoba. Father of Jacqueline Agnes Eleonor and Arthur Jacob Boswell.

He served from 1930 to 1933 with the Peel and Dufferin Regiment – NPAM, Manitoba, with the Winnipeg Grenadiers from 6 September 1939, in Jamaica with Force Y, in Hong Kong with Force C. He had 1,542 days of service, including 763 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Governement of Manitoba named Boswell Lake, located north of Cross Lake, in his honour in 1973. "

Commemorated on Page 138 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY
Victoria, Hong Kong

Grave Reference:

VIII. A. 13.

Location:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY is in the north-east of the island of Hong Kong, in the Chai Wan area, about 11 kilometres from the centre of Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong. At the entrance to the cemetery on Cape Collinson Road stands the memorial to those who died in Hong Kong and have no known grave. From it, the cemetery slopes down towards the sea and originally, the view towards the main land was magnificent. The easiest way to reach the cemetery is by the mass transit railway (MTR) Hong Kong line to Chai Wan Terminus. From the Terminus one can either walk up to the cemetery following Chai Wan Road to the roundabout, turning west into Wan Tsui Road, then south east up Lin Shing Road which leads to Cape Collinson Road. The CWGC road direction sign is fixed to a wall facing down Lin Shing Road. 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 where the CWGC has another cemetery, the Stanley Military Cemetery. En route to Stanley the minibus will pass Sai Wan War Cemetery, stopping only on request.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Photo of ERNEST ARTHUR BOSWELL– 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.
  • Roll of honour

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email or call us.

Date modified: