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Defense of Hong Kong Memorial Plaque

Municipality/Province: Québec, QC

Memorial Number: 24051-128

Type: Metal plaque

Address: 805 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue

Location: Located inside the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 46.8067718   Long: -71.2136966

Contributor: Michel Litalien

This plaque was mounted by the Royal Rifles of Canada in 1991 in memory of its members who defended Hong Kong from the Japanese army during the siege of that territory in the Fall of 1941.

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Inscription found on memorial

[large plaque/grande plaque]
TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

1st BATTALION (HONG KONG)
ROYAL RIFLES OF CANADA
IN AMALGAMATION WITH
7/11 HUSSARS
1939-1945

[287 names are listed, but the wording is not clear in the photo./287 noms sont inscrits, mais le texte n’est pas clair sur la photo.]

"IN ETERNAL YOUTH THEY LIE BENEATH A FOREIGN SOIL"

[small plaque/petite plaque]
Les Royal Rifles of Canada, dont le chef-lieu était ce manège,
et les Winnipeg Grenadiers prenant part à la défense de Hong-Kong
en décembre 1941, furent les premières unités de l'Armée cana-
dienne à participer aux combats de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.
Leur courage et ténacité imposèrent des retards à l'ennemi et
contribuèrent ainsi à la victoire ultime des Alliés.

JE ME SOUVIENS
1991

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