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Jack Gerald Snedden

In memory of:

Rifleman Jack Gerald Snedden

February 8, 1944
Niigata-Rinko 5B Camp Hospital, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

B/68222

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:

May 6, 1921
Picton, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 23, 1941
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Reginald Eric Snedden and Gena Frye, of Toronto, Ontario.

Enrolled with the Royal Regiment of Canada, he was deployed to the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, on 18 October 1941. He served in Ontario, in Hong Kong with Force C and in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 961 days of service, including 834 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:

Cdn. Sec. B. B. 5.

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

  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail in October 1942. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail in October 1942. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JACK SNEDDEN– 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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