Frederick Arnold WyrwasRiflemanE/30138Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.June 3, 1907Inverness, Inverness Co., NSAugust 17, 1940Valcartier, QuebecInverness, NS335 Fett, 10 inchesClearBlueFairCape Breton Highlanders (1929) Active MilitiaMarriedCoal Miner and Police ConstableUnited ChurchJessie Wyrwas (Wife) Inverness, NS April 21, 194437Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanCdn Sec. B. C. 1.Commemorated on Page 484 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 15Frederick Arnold Wyrwas was the husband of Jessie (Wiswell) Wyrwas of Inverness, NS and the father of Dorothy Annabelle and Gladys Lillian. He was taken on strength with the Royal Rifles of Canada at Valcartier on August 17, 1940. He served in Newfoundland from December 2, 1940 until July 31, 1941. He returned to Canada and on October 27, 1941 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 January 19, 1943. He was transported there on the Tatsuta Maru arriving at Nagasaki, Japan on January 22, 1943. While in the internment camp he died of wet beriberi, malnutrition, and ascariasis on December 24, 1944.
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