|Rank:||First Name:||Second Name:|
|From:||Enlistment Region:||Date of Birth (y-m-d):|
|New Richmond QC||Eastern Quebec||1922-04-02|
|Company Clerk||D||Coy HQ|
Members of 'C' Force from the East travelled across Canada by CNR troop train, picking up reinforcements enroute. Stops included Valcartier, Montreal, Ottawa, Armstrong ON, Capreol ON, Winnipeg, Melville SK, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, and Vancouver, arriving in Vancouver on Oct 27 at 0800 hrs.
The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the local soldiers that were with Brigade Headquarters from Winnipeg to BC travelled on a CPR train to Vancouver.
All members embarked from Vancouver on the ships AWATEA and PRINCE ROBERT. AWATEA was a New Zealand Liner and the PRINCE ROBERT was a converted cruiser. "C" Company of the Rifles was assigned to the PRINCE ROBERT, everyone else boarded the AWATEA. The ships sailed from Vancouver on Oct 27th and arrived in Hong Kong on November 16th, having made brief stops enroute at Honolulu and Manila.
Equipment earmarked for 'C' Force use was loaded on the ship DON JOSE, but would never reach Hong Kong as it was rerouted to Manila when hostilities commenced.
On arrival, all troops were quartered at Nanking Barracks, Sham Shui Po Camp, in Kowloon.
|Date Wounded||Wound Description||References|
|41/12/22||cut on right temple||36|
|Camp ID||Camp Name||Location||Company||Type of Work||Reference||Arrival Date||Departure Date|
|HK-SM-01||Stanley||Fort Stanley, Hong Kong Island||20, 31, 33||Capture||41 Dec 30|
|HK-NP-01||North Point||North Point, Hong Kong Island||41 Dec 30||42 Sep 26|
|HK-SA-02||Shamshuipo||Kowloon, Hong Kong||42 Sep 26||45 Sep 10|
Boarded Empress of Australia, sailed to Manila, then on to San Francisco on the US ship Admiral Hugh Rodman after a five day stopover. Train to Seattle, ferry to Victoria, then to Montreal by special train five days later.
Read more details of the trip home in Mr. Doddridge's memoirs.
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|Date of Death (y-m-d)||Cause of Death||Death Class||Death Ref|
|Cemetery Location||Cemetery||Grave Number||Gravestone Marker|
|New Richmond Quebec Canada||St. Andrews United Church Cemetery||Yes|
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Philip Doddridge, aged 100, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in New Richmond on October 5th 2022.
Predeceased by his wife Edwina and two sons, Hugh and John.
He leaves behind his beloved daughter Nancy (Luc Martin), many nieces and nephews and many close friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held at the Henri Thibodeau Funeral Home, 221 Chemin Cyr, New Richmond on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Visiting hours are from 6 pm to 8 pm.
A Church Service will be held on Friday, October 14 at 1 pm at St. Andrew's United Church in New Richmond. Please take note that there will be no visitation at the funeral home on that day.
Donations can be made in Memory of Philip Doddridge to the C.L.S.C. Home Care Department of Caplan.
The management and staff of HG Division offer their deepest condolences to the family and thank them for their trust.
A Veteran of the Battle of Hong Kong (D Company, Royal Rifles of Canada) and former prisoner of war, Philip dedicated his life to the service of others, particularly in the field of education as a teacher, principal, and as Director General of the Regional School Board of Gaspesia.
He also served as the last National President of the Hong Kong Veterans Association.
Memories Uninvited - Phil's Story
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