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Archibald Roy Rutherford

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant Archibald Roy Rutherford

December 5, 1943

Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Osaka, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.


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

Additional Information


May 9, 1909
Truro, Nova Scotia


September 5, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Guy Hollis Roy Rutherford and Grace Elizabeth Wynn, of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Brother of Privates Douglas, Stewart and Charles Rutherford, who served and fought in Europe, and of Seaman Chester Rutherford, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. They all survived the war.

Served with C Company, 6th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, North Nova Scotia Highlanders (MG) - NPAM - regimental number 63130 replaced by regimental number 60124, from September 12th, 1932 to July 15th, 1938. He finished as a drill sergeant at the Royal School of Infantry and Machine Gun in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Enrolled in the 1st Battalion Winnipeg Grenadiers, he served in Manitoba, Jamaica with Y Force, Hong Kong with C Force and Japan as a prisoner of war. He had 1,548 days of service, including 769 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named Rutherford Lake located southwest of Aikens Lake in his honor in 1982.

Commemorated on Page 210 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Sec. B. A. 14.


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 Archibald Ruterford– Lance Sergeant Archibald Rutherford who died as a Prisoner of War in Hong Kong
  • Letter– This is a copy of the last letter Archibald's family received from him
  • Biography– Courtesy of The Royal Canadian Legion, Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command

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