Perry SartyRiflemanF/40751 18th Platoon, Company D, 1st BattalionRoyal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.September 14, 1918 Liverpool, Queens Co., NS June 6 1940Aldershot, NSArgyle St., Halifax, NS215 feet, 10¾ inchesDarkBrownBrownSingleLabourerUnited ChurchSadie Sarty (Mother) Liverpool, Queens Co., NSNovember 14, 194325Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanSec. B. A. 15.Commemorated on Page 210 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 28Perry Sarty was the son of Aaron William Sardy (1872–1956) and Sadie Elizabeth (Whynot) Sarty ( 1880–1955), of Mersey Point, Queens County, NS. He was a brother of Armand, Gordon, George, Mary, Ruth, and Elizabeth. His brother Gordon served with the RCAF during WWII.Taken on strength on June 10, 1940 with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, he completed training at Aldershot, NS and Camp Borden, Ontario where he transferred to the Royal Rifles of Canada. He served in Newfoundland from December 11, 1940 until July 31, 1941. He returned to Canada and on October 27, 1941 he left Canada 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 on August 15, 1943. He was transported to Japan on the Manryu Maru arriving at Osaka, Japan on September 1, 1943 While at Camp No 5. Niigata, Japan he died of pneumonia on November 15, 1943.Rifleman Sarty was interred at the Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. There is also a memorial to Perry Sarty at the United West Cemetery on Payzant Street in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
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