Red River Métis
|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|Fisher Branch MB||Manitoba||1917-02-07|
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).
|Camp ID||Camp Name||Location||Company||Type of Work||Reference||Arrival Date||Departure Date|
|HK-NP-01||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||41 Dec 20||41 Dec 22|
|HK-AS-01||Argyle Street||Kowloon, Hong Kong||41 Dec 22||Dec 26|
|HK-SA-01||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||Capture||42 Jan 22|
|HK-NP-02||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||33||42 Jan 22||42 Sep 26|
|HK-SA-02||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||42 Sep 26||43 Mar 20|
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|Site Description||Location||Province||Map Reference||Lat/Long||Date|
|Stodgell Lake||North Knife Lake, Manitoba, northeast of||Manitoba||64 I/09||58 37' 52"; 96 25' 46"||1974|
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|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|1943-03-20||Acute Enteritis||Died while POW|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|Cape Collinson Road Chai Wan Hong Kong China||Sai Wan War Cemetery||VIII. F. 8.||NA|
Private Garnet Stodgell enlisted on September 28th, 1939 in Winnipeg. He trained at Fort Osborne Barracks and Minto Armories in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He went to Bermuda on the "Lady Drake". Then to Jamaica in September 1940. He returned to Canada at the beginning of October 1941. Five weeks later he took a train to Vancouver, then a ship to Hong Kong. It took 21 days to get there. He was there from 3 to 4 weeks when the fighting started. Garnet was taken prisoner on December 24th, 1941. He died in a Japanese prison on March 20th, 1943 at the age of 25 and lies in a cemetery somewhere in the orient. Stodgell Lake is named for Private Garnet James Stodgell.
Private Garnett James Stodgell 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 H6353 Stanley 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.
There may be more information on this individual available elsewhere on our web sites - please use the search tool found in the upper right corner of this page to view sources.
In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War. Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me
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