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No Medications

Heroes Remember

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Well we tried to get medicine and the Japanese officer wouldn’t give it to us or didn’t have it. The Red Cross sent a ship load of food to the Far East and medicine but the Japanese took most of it, we know they did. Our doctors did the best they could but they were handicapped there.
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Mr. Hurd discusses the Japanese denial of medications to the Canadian POWs. He also accuses his captors of stealing a relief shipment of food and medicine from the Red Cross.

Lionel Hurd

Lionel Hurd was born on February 3, 1907 in Maple Leaf, P.Q. He was the eldest of three sons. After finishing school he went to work in a lumber yard, and then out to the gold mines in Kirkland Lake. In 1936 he became a surveyor. Despite being married with two children, Mr. Hurd enlisted in 1940, serving as a Captain at an internment camp near Quebec City. He then took a demotion to Lieutenant in order to join the Royal Rifles. Mr. Hurd was soon a Captain acting as regimental quartermaster. After the fall of Hong Kong, he was fortunate to be imprisoned with the other officers, thus avoiding much of the misery experienced by the non-commissioned ranks.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
February 2, 2005
Duration:
0:37
Person Interviewed:
Lionel Hurd
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Location/Theatre:
Hong Kong
Battle/Campaign:
Hong Kong
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Rifles of Canada
Rank:
Captain

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