Charles Lewis MacLeanRiflemanE/30288Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.July 25, 1916River Denys, Inverness Co., NSAugust 26, 1940Valcartier, QuebecNoranda, Abitibi Co. Quebec245 feet, 11 inchesClearBlueFairSingleMinerUnited ChurchAnnie MacLean (Mother) River Denys, NSDecember 25, 194125Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaColumn 25Commemorated on Page 36 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 29Charles Lewis MacLean was the son of Charles E. MacLean (1864–1938) 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 “C” 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.
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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.