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Re: Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Winnipeg
Posted by Ryan Helbren on August 15, 2009, 9:59 pm, in reply to "Re: Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Winnipeg"
My Grandfather who died in the late 70's was also a Grenadier. His name was Robert Helbren He was one of the regimental drummers. I was very young when he died so I only grew up with the stories about him but I am very proud of his service. |
It was one hell of a fight.
-There are not many veterans left so you may not get a reply.
: Hello: My Father was a Winnipeg Grenadier and
: he was a Hong Kong Veteran. His name was
: George Alfred Temple aka Guy Albert Temple.
: He was a prisoner of war in Japan for 4
: years. He was known by his nickname Scotty.
: He was born in 1913 and died in 1979 in
: British Columbia. If anyone knew him please
: contact me. I have not been back to Winnipeg
: for many years, but would like to thank you
: and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Band for
: honoring my father and the men of the
: Winnipeg Grenadiers with the placing of a
: Memorial Plaque at Brookside Cemetary. I
: will be sure to go and see it if I ever go
: back to Winnipeg some day. Thankyou Lynn
: (Temple) Clark
: --Previous Message--
: Hi Sgt Lalonde,
: I would like to thank you and The Royal
: Winnipeg Rifles Band for their excellent
: performance at the Winnipeg Grenadiers
: Memorial Plaque dedication. Everyone at the
: ceremony greatly appreciated the
: contribution the band made to the service.
: Please pass on my compliments to the band on
: behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Association
: and the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative
: Capt (Ret'd) Vince Lopata, CD
: Hong Kong Veterans Association of Canada
: (Manitoba Branch)
: 8 McGregor Cres
: Pinawa MB R0E 1L0
: --Previous Message--
: Today my band, The Regimental Band of the
: Royal Winnipeg Rifles, played for an
: unveiling ceremony of a plaque in honour of
: the Hong Kong Veterans from the Winnipeg
: Grenadiers at Brookside Cemetery. We were
: greatly honoured and privileged to
: participate in this event. I wish to extend
: to all veterans our heartfelt thanks and
: appreciation for their service to Canada,
: and to freedom.
: Best Regards,
: Sgt Chris Lalonde
: Hostie Acie Nominati
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