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Fred Willett

In memory of:

Rifleman Fred Willett

January 19, 1944


Camp Niigata-Rinko (TO-5B), Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30141

Age:

28

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 30, 1915
Pointe-à-la-Croix, Bonaventure, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 10, 1940
Matapédia, Quebec

He was born as Alfred Arthur Ouellette and signed his name “X”. Son of Paul Ouellette and Thérèse Boudreau, of Pointe-à-la-Croix, Bonaventure, Québec.

Brother of privates Johnny Willett and Leo Willett (born Ouellette); they both survived the Second World War. Fred stated being born on 28 February 1916 when he enlisted.

Fred served in Québec, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C, and in Japan as prisoner of war.

Commemorated on Page 478 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. 15.

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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  • Photo of FRED WILLETT– 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.
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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