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Thomas Wellington Snear

In memory of:

Rifleman Thomas Wellington Snear

February 1, 1944
Niigata-Rinko 5B Camp Hospital, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30461

Age:

24

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:

November 20, 1919
Campbellton, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

June 20, 1941
Matapédia, New Brunswick

Son of Ansley Snear and Mary Louise Kaine of Campbellton, New Brunswick.

Nephew of Private James Albert Kaine, who died of tuberculosis while serving with the Canadian Infantry, 132nd Battalion CEF (Quebec Regiment) and Private Benjamin Edward Kaine, who died at Vimy Ridge while serving with 87th Battalion, CEF.

Thomas served in Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland with Force W, Hong Kong with Force C and Japan as a prisoner of war. He had 1,607 days of service, including 828 overseas.

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:
Grave Reference:

Sec. B. B. 4.

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

  • Photo of THOMAS SNEAR– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of THOMAS SNEAR– 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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