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Irvin Kirwin Ray

In memory of:

Rifleman Irvin Kirwin Ray

November 13, 1943

Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


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

Additional Information


March 12, 1921
St. Mary's River, Nova Scotia


February 27, 1940
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Joseph Elijah Ray and Melissa Angeline Jack, of St. Mary's River, Guysborough, Nova Scotia.

Enlisted with the Halifax Rifles Regiment, he was deployed to the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, on 28 November 1940. He served in Nova Scotia, in Québec, in New Brunswick, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C and in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,356 days of service, including 747 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 206 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Sec. B. A. 6.


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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  • Photo of Irvin Ray– 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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