Red River Métis
|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|Fisher Branch MB||Manitoba||1919-09-10|
Members of 'C' Force from the East travelled across Canada by CNR troop train, picking up reinforcements enroute. Stops included Valcartier, Montreal, Ottawa, Armstrong ON, Capreol ON, Winnipeg, Melville SK, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, and Vancouver, arriving in Vancouver on Oct 27 at 0800 hrs.
The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the local soldiers that were with Brigade Headquarters from Winnipeg to BC travelled on a CPR train to Vancouver.
All members embarked from Vancouver on the ships AWATEA and PRINCE ROBERT. AWATEA was a New Zealand Liner and the PRINCE ROBERT was a converted cruiser. "C" Company of the Rifles was assigned to the PRINCE ROBERT, everyone else boarded the AWATEA. The ships sailed from Vancouver on Oct 27th and arrived in Hong Kong on November 16th, having made brief stops enroute at Honolulu and Manila.
Equipment earmarked for 'C' Force use was loaded on the ship DON JOSE, but would never reach Hong Kong as it was rerouted to Manila when hostilities commenced.
On arrival, all troops were quartered at Nanking Barracks, Sham Shui Po Camp, in Kowloon.
We do not have specific battle information for this soldier in our online database. For a detailed description of the battle from a Canadian perspective, visit Canadian Participation in the Defense of Hong Kong (published by the Historical Section, Canadian Military Headquarters).
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|Site Description||Location||Province||Map Reference||Lat/Long||Date|
|Stodgell Islands||Caribou Lake, Manitoba, in||Manitoba||64 P/8||59 19' 45"; 96 07 15"||1974|
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|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|1941-12-19||Killed In Action|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|Cape Collinson Road Chai Wan Hong Kong China||Sai Wan Memorial||Column 28.||NA|
Stanley was the son of Charles and Mary Stodgell of Fisherton, Manitoba. His mother was Silver Cross Mother for 1963.
Two of his brothers were also killed in action: Cpl Cyril Angus Stodgell and WG H6688 Garnet Stodgell. His brothers Norman and Roy as well as WG H6352 George Stodgell also served during WWII.
He is commemorated on page 217 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.
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Stanley, one of the five Stodgell Brothers, enlisted on September 14, 1939 with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in Winnipeg. He trained at Fort Osborne Barracks and Minto Armouries. He went to Bermuda on the "Lady Drake" in 1940 and on to Jamaica in September 1940. He returned to Canada in 1941 and stayed for five weeks. During this time, he had a leave and visited his family in Fisherton. He took a train to Vancouver, then a ship to Hong Kong, spending 21 days at sea, arriving in Hong Kong in November 1941. After about four-five weeks, the fighting began. Stanley was killed in action on December 19, 1941. There is no known burial place for Stanley. Stodgell Islands in Caribou Lake named for Stanley Stodgell.
The Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command Vol. 12 pg 203 www.mbnwo.ca
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