Irvin Kirwin RayRiflemanF/29946Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.March 12, 1921St. Mary's River, Guysborough Co., NS February 27, 1940Halifax, NSSt. Mary's River, Guysborough Co., NS 195 feet, 8 inchesDarkBrownBlackSingleWood CutterChurch of EnglandJoseph Ray (Father) St. Mary's River, NSNovember 13, 194322Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanSec. B. A. 6.Commemorated on Page 206 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 26Irvin Ray was the son of Joseph Elijah Ray (1874-1955) and Melissa Angeline (Jack) Ray (1894-1924), of St. Mary's River, Guysborough Co., NS and the brother of Alexander (1915-1945), and Russell (b. 1918). Taken on strength on February 27, 1940 with the Halifax Rifles, Irvin Ray completed training at Halifax and Aldershot, Nova Scotia. While at Aldershot on November 29, 1940 he was taken on strength with the Royal Rifles of Canada. He served with the battalion in Newfoundland on garrison duty between November of 1940 and August of 1941. On October 27, 1941 Royal Rifles of Canada departed for Hong Kong. He was taken as a prisoner of war on December 25, 1941 and was transferred when prisoners were sent to internment camps in Japan. Rifleman Culleton died of acute pneumonia while a prisoner of war on November 13, 1943.
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