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Glenford Irvine

In memory of:

Rifleman Glenford Irvine

January 10, 1943

Camp Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30172

Age:

22

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:

December 31, 1920
Flatlands, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

August 10, 1940
Matapédia, Quebec

Son of John Mowat Irvine and Barbara Isabel Bain of Flatlands, New Brunswick.

Brother of Harold John Irvine, service number E-30148, Royal Rifles of Canada, prisoner of war in Hong Kong; he survived the war.

Cousin of James Maxwell Irvine, service number G-22769, Royal Rifles of Canada, prisoner of war in Hong Kong and Japan and survived the war. Cousin of Rifleman Ronald Irvine, died in captivity at Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, while serving with the Royal Regiment of Canada.

Nephew of Rifleman Morton Irvine, died as a prisoner of war in camp Niigata-Tekko 15B, Japan.

Commemorated on Page 173 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY
Victoria, Hong Kong

Grave Reference:

VIII. C. 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

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  • Photo of Glennie Irvine– 1921-1943
  • Telegram– Telegram Received by my Grandfather of his son (Glennies )Capture.
  • Telegram– Telegram Received by my Grandfather of Glennies Death.

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