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Remembrance Day

    
"The Sai Wan Bay Memorial was erected at the Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery, Hong Kong (東區柴灣西灣國殤紀念墳場) to honour those who died in its defence.  On this Memorial are inscribed the names of over 2,000 people, 228 of them Canadian, who died with no known grave.  Below the memorial, the Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery slopes towards the sea, with a panoramic view of the coastline and distant hills.  Here are  buried 283 soldiers of the Canadian Army, including 107 who were unidentified. These are among the 1,975 Canadians who sailed from Vancouver in October 1941, to commit to battle during the Second World War in the defence of Hong Kong.  The small brigade group consisting of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada found itself in action against the Japanese.  In total, more than 550 Canadians died in the campaign or in captivity."  

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