Two Canadian infantry battalions arrived in Hong Kong to defend the British colony.
At the request of the British command to strengthen the Anglo-Indian garrison of the colony, the Canadian government sent two infantry battalions to Hong Kong, which arrived in the city on November 16, 1941.
Later, both Canadian battalions shared the fate of the garrison of Hong Kong: the perfidious attack of Japan on December 8, 1941, a short armed resistance and capitulation on December 25, 1941. Of the 1973 Canadian soldiers who fought for their interests, more than 25 percent will never return home, and the rest will remain in Japanese captivity until the end of World War II.
Location: Hong Kong
Date: November 16, 1941