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Charles Lewis MacLean Rifleman E/30288 Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. July 25, 1916 River Denys, Inverness Co., NS August 26, 1940 Valcartier, Quebec Noranda, Abitibi Co. Quebec 24 5 feet, 11 inches Clear Blue Fair Single Miner United Church Annie MacLean (Mother) River Denys, NS December 25, 1941 25 Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, China Column 25 Commemorated on Page 36 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 29 Charles Lewis MacLean was the son of Charles E. MacLean (1864ā€“1938) and Annie (Cummings) MacLean (1882-1946). Charles served with the Royal Rifles of Canada, training at Valcartier until October, 1941 when he sailed as part of ā€œCā€ Force for Hong Kong. The battle in Hong Kong was fought between December 7 and December 25, 1941. The Royal Rifles of Canada fought the Japanese at the area of the Repulse Bay Hotel between December 20 and December 22, 1941. He was reported missing, presumed killed in action during the battle for Hong Kong. The official date of death is December 25, 1941. His body was never recovered. Rifleman Charles Lewis MacLean is listed on the Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong.
Charles Lewis MacLean
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The Sai Wan Memorial contains 2072 names of Commonwealth soldiers who died in the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 or in prisoner-of-war camps and who have no known grave.