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Corporal George Palmer joined the Canadian military on February 13, 1940 at Aldershot, Nova Scotia. He was originally assigned to the West Nova Scotia Regiment but transferred to the Royal Rifles of Canada quickly following his enlistment date on February 23, 1940. His unit was initially garrisoned in Newfoundland but on October 27, 1941 he boarded to HMTS Awatea in Vancouver, British Columbia, bound for Hong Kong. The Royal Rifles arrived in China on November 16, 1941 and only a short while later, on December 8, 1941, the invasion of Hong Kong Island began. George Palmer was taken as a prisoner of war on December 23, 1941 at St. Alberts Convent Hospital. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of hostilities and arrived back in Canada on October 26, 1945.
Major Maurice Albert Parker, son of Albert L. Parker and Josephine Woodward of Coaticook, Quebec, was the officer commanding D Company of the Royal Rifles of Canada.
Walter Raymond Parkes.
Private Nicholas Pastuck (H41790), son of Anthony and Dora Pastuck of Sleeman, Ontario, served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers during the Second World War. He was shipped overseas to China in November of 1941 and only a month later, after the fall of Hong Kong, was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. He survived in the prison camps until September 26th, 1942. He was only 23 years old at the time of his death. He was laid to rest at Sai Wan War Cemetery.
Brian W. Patterson.
Cecil H. Patterson.
Clyde K. Patterson.
Melvin Patterson, of Gaspe, Quebec, was a member of the 82nd Anti-Tank Battery during the Second World War.
James Reuben Pattingale.
Sergeant Glen Francis Paul (H3148), son of Henry A. and Eliza E. Paul and husband to Evelyn L. Paul, enlisted during the Second World War. He served with the Canadian Army Dental Corps and was shipped to Hong Kong along with the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers. After the fall of Hong Kong he was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. He died on April 21st, 1944 of malaria and dysentery. He was laid to rest at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery.
John Oliver Payne.
Private John Pearson was killed in action in Italy on December 14th, 1944. He was 43 years at the time of his death.
Rifleman Algee Pelletier (G17301), of Edmundston, New Brunswick, served with the Royal Rifles of Canada during the Second World War.
Percy Omar Pelletier.
Gerard Patrick Pentland.
George Nelson Peterson.
Morris Andrew Peterson.
Donald George Philip.
Captain Robert William Philip.
William Edward Phillips.
Robert Joseph Pitre.
Leading Seaman Jerry Plourde, of New Richmond, Quebec, joined the Navy in 1997 as an inspector diver. Over the course of his military career he has served in a number of different positions, including helmsmen, fire fighter, rescue swimmer, specialist in armament on war ships and Maritime Coastal Defence. Jerry Plourde is currently serving in the Naval Reserve Unit dlberville in Rimouski, Quebec, as an instructor (as of 2006).
Charles Poirier, son of the late Joseph Poirier and Mrs. Poirier of New Carlisle, Quebec, served in the Canadian Armed Forced from 1950 until 1973. During his career he represented Canada in such countries as Korea, Japan, Germany, South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Now retired, Charles has settled in Ontario.
Joseph Wilson Poirier.
Lorenzo Poirier, son of the late Joseph Poirier and Mrs. Poirier of New Carlisle, Quebec, served in the Canadian Army from 1944 until 1946. After the end of hostilities in Europe he returned to his hometown.
Marion Nelson Poirier.
Allison Robert Pollock.
Kirk Allan Pollock.
Colin Clifford Pope.
Leo Edward Porterfield.
John Russell Post.
Private Norman Archibald Hunter Pott (H6888), of Birch River Manitoba, served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers during the Second World War. He was shipped overseas to China in November of 1941 and only a month later, after the fall of Hong Kong, was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. He died of pellagra on February 11th, 1944.
William Everett Powell.
Francis Gaven Power.
Pete Pratt was one of four brothers, one of whom was killed in action, who gave service during the Second World War. Pete was a member of the R.C.E. and later the Railway Corps. He is now retired and living in Campbellton, New Brunswick.
Tad Pratt was one of four brothers, one of whom was killed in action, who gave service during the Second World War.
Lieutenant Alexander W. Prendergast served as an Intelligence Officer with the Canadian troops who served in Hong Kong.
Francis Prevost, of Paspebiac, Quebec, was a member of the R.C.A.S.C. during World War II. Following his discharge he resided and worked in Quebec City until retiring in 1986. He now resides in Paspebiac and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64.
J. Reginald Prevost.
Raymond Prevost (left), of Port Daniel, Quebec, joined the Army Service Corps in 1941. He transferred to the Royal Canadian Ordnance shortly after enlisting and saw service in England and continental Europe. After the war he worked for the Quebec Department of Roads for twelve years and then for Consolidated Bathurst in New Richmond for thirteen years. Now retired, Raymond Prevost is settled in Port Daniel, Quebec.
Charles Edward Price.
John Herbert Price.
Meirion Price (H20683), son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Price of Norwood, Manitoba, transferred from the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada to D Company of the Winnipeg Grenadiers one week before they were sent to Hong Kong.