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Archibald Roy Rutherford
Archibald Roy Rutherford Lance Sergeant H/6057 Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C. May 9, 1909 Truro, NS September 5, 1939 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba 30 5 feet, 11 inches fair blue brown Telegrapher Single United Church Hollis Roy (Father) Truro, NS December 5, 1943 34 Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan Section B, A. 14 Commemorated on page 210 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 28 Lance Sergeant Archibald Roy Rutherford was the son of Hollis Roy and Grace E. Rutherford, of Truro, Nova Scotia. His military service began in September of 1932 and he completed annual training in 1934 and 1935. The transferred to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in 1935 where he continued training until 1938. In 1939 he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He enlisted with the Winnipeg Grenadiers, RCIC on September 5, 1939 and departed Canada on May 24, 1940 for service in Jamacia. The Grenadiers returned to Canada, embarking Kingston, Jamaica on September 13, 1941,disembarking at Quebec on September 21, 1941. While in Canada he was granted fourteen days leave which he spent in Truro. On October 27, 1941 he departed Canada from Vancouver BC for service in Hong Kong arriving there on November 16, 1941. When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in December 1941, Lance Sergeant Rutherdord was wounded in action and taken prisoner on December 25, 1941. He was moved to the Niigata Prisoner of War Camp in Japan where he died, the result of beriberi on December 5, 1943. The following letter was written from the Hong Kong, Prisoner of War Camp on June 1, 1942.