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Peter Gordon Coughlan

In memory of:

Rifleman Peter Gordon Coughlan

September 28, 1942


Sham Shui Po Camp Hospital, Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30230

Age:

26

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 Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

July 21, 1916
Bathurst, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

August 15, 1940
Matapédia, Quebec

Son of George Coughlan and Sarah Ann Benwell. Husband of Gertrude Gough, of Cornwall Ontario. Father of Gordon Ronald, Francis Albert Roderick and Mary Gloria Coughlan. Brother of Private Randolph F. Coughlan, North Shore Regiment, who fought in Europe and survived the conflict.

Served with the North Shore Regiment from 1938 to 1939 and with the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada in Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland with Force W, Hong Kong with Force C. He had 775 days of service, including 336 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 66 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. B. 3.

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 Peter Couglan– Thank you from all the Coughlan Family.
  • Photo of PETER GORDON COUGHLAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of PETER GORDON COUGHLAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Certificate– Thank you for all you gave us.  We will always love you.  The Coughlan Family
  • Letter– Thank you.  You will never be forgotten.  Love from all the Coughlan Family
  • Medals– His Medals
  • Grave site
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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