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Frank Charles McGuire Private C/28713 Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps September 15, 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia August 26, 1940 Kingston, Ontario 22 5 feet, & inches Dark Brown Black Single Clerk Roman Catholic Charles McGuire (Father) Kingston, Ontario December 19, 1941 24 Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, China Column 28 Commemorated on Page 38 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 30 Frank Charles McGuire was the son of Charles Stewart McGuire (1884-1956) and Laura Christine (Riley) McGuire (1886-1955). He was the brother of George Bruce McGuire (1913-1974), Laura McGuire (1915-1989), Lawrence William McGuire (1920-2001), Marion Grace McGuire (1925-2020). George served overseas with the HQ Squadron, 4thb Armoured Division during WWII, and Lawrence served overseas with No. 5 Company, Forestry Corps. Frank McGuire served in Canada until October 27, 1941 and served in Hong Kong attached to the Royal Rifles of Canada. He was killed in action on December 19, 1941 but there is no known burial site. 107 Canadian soldiers, most of whom were killed or died of wounds during the defence of Hong Kong, which took place from December 8th to December 25th, 1941 have no known graves. There are 107 grave markers inscribed “A Soldier of the 1939-1945” that contain unidentified remains. The names of the 107 Canadians are listed on the Sai Wan Memorial.
Frank Charles McGuire
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