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George Sokalski

In memory of:

Private George Sokalski

May 30, 1944
North Point Hospital, Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

H/6924

Age:

41

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, Defence Medal, Hong Kong Bar.

Additional Information


Born:

March 12, 1903
Kopycznce, Poland

Enlistment:

April 23, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

He was born with the name Grzegorz Sokalski.

Son of Wincenty (aka Vincent) Sokalski and Rosalia Kowalzchuk of Poland. Husband of Mary Delinowska of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Father of Victoria, Leon and Rudolf Sokalski.

Served in Manitoba, Jamaica with Y Force and Hong Kong with C Force. He had 1,134 days of service, including 946 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named Sokalski Lake located west of Lake Nejanilini in his honor in 1975.

Commemorated on Page 448 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. F. 5.

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

  • Photo of GEORGE SOKALSKI– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GEORGE SOKALSKI– 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.

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