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Men had a lot of boils in their necks and one orderly would help another to clean up their neck or something like that and you know, you didn't have a blade, you had a hard time to shave, you know, your face, you'd leave your whisker was growing and you'd get sores and that and when you did have a chance, it was just God awful. I brought some pictures to show them, my wife, I have a daughter that never looked at them but I've had people that looked at some of them pictures I have of Hong Kong fellows when we landed back in Gordon Head, BC. They had a hard time to believe it was Canadians. I mean, they were sent to me by a friend of mine from the west coast that a nurse took of us when we came back from Hong Kong and landed in Gordon Head, BC. Not good to look at.

Mr Law talks about some pictures that he had sent to him from that time in his life.

Reginald Law

Reginald Law was born on April 13th, 1920 in Flatland, New Brunswick. His father took sick from his job as a fish warden so Mr. Law was called to work during grade eight to fill in as a fish guide until he joined the army when he was nineteen. He enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec and joined the Royal Rifles of Canada.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
February 10, 1998
Person Interviewed:
Reginald Law
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Royal Rifles of Canada

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