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Robert McLeod

In memory of:

Private Robert McLeod

July 15, 1945

Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Osaka, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

H/6466

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

August 4, 1920
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

September 19, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlisted in the 90th Rifles (Winnipeg Regiment) - NPAM - as a bugler from 1938 to September 18th, 1939, then to the regular forces of the 1st Battalion Winnipeg Grenadiers for service in Manitoba, Jamaica with Y Force, Hong Kong with C Force, Japan as a POW. He had 2,127 days of service, including 1,357 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named McLeod Point located west of the shore of Lake Opachuanau in his honor in 1989.

Commemorated on Page 544 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Cdn. Sec. A. D. 12

Location:

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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  • Photo of ROBERT MCLEOD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert McLeod– 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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