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James Mortimer

In memory of:

Rifleman James Mortimer

March 7, 1944

Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

B/41307

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:

June 1, 1921
Star City, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

July 20, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

His full name is James Lake Mortimer. Son of John Wilson Mortimer and Martha Margaretta Snell, of Elora, Ontario.

Enlisted with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, he served in Ontario before being deployed to the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, on 18 October 1941, to fight in Hong Kong with Force C; he was prisoner of war in Japan, where he died at the hospital.

Commemorated on Page 399 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sec. A. D. 14.

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.

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