Frequently Asked Questions



What role does HKVCA play in assisting the Hong Kong veterans in achieving restitution for their treatment in World War II and post-war? As indicated in our mission and goals, HKVCA advocates on behalf of the Hong Kong veterans and widows to ensure they have access to all services provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. As HKVCA has charitable status, we cannot endanger that status by making political statements on behalf of our veterans. It should be noted that the Government of Canada paid an extraordinary benefit to Hong Kong veterans in 1998. Read more by visiting the Veterans Affairs Canada site. Once there, select the Search tool and enter the search terms "hong kong veterans payment".

It should also be noted that these veterans never held their assignment against the Canadian government nor did they ever seek any type of apology for it.

How many Hong Kong veterans are still living? See the membership table below for a list of living veterans as of October 2022:
Date of Birth Regiment Rank First Name Last Name
1917-04-11 RRC Rifleman Hormidas FREDETTE
1922-08-05 RRC Sergeant George MACDONELL
I'm looking for information on a specific 'C' Force member. What's the best way to look it up?
  1. We have prepared custom individual reports on each 'C' Force member on our 'C' Force site. Visit the site's main page and type in the last name of the individual to launch the report.
  2. Our site search is a great way to see all mentions of a name on our site. This feature can be found at the top-right of most of our pages.
  3. If the above two options don't give you what you're looking for, please contact us using the link on this page, and we'll do our best to help.
How do I find the location of the Memorial Wall and is there parking?
  1. The easiest way to find the location of the Wall is to consult Google Maps. (If this link doesn't work, then search for the phrase "hong kong memorial wall ottawa")
  2. We have completed the design for a layby that will accommodate several cars, just adjacent to the Memorial Wall on King Edward Ave. This will enable people to exit their cars and walk just a few steps to the Wall. Funding has become a major hurdle. Mike Babin's column in the Autumn 2020 edition of our newsletter explains.
  3. Although not ideal for people with mobility concerns, there is currently ample parking across Sussex Dr. at the National Research Council.
I would like to join HKVCA - how do I do this? Please visit our Contacts and Membership page
How many people are members of HKVCA? Up to date as of December 1, 2022
Membership Region R V W Total
Atl 55 4 60
BC 27
9 36
ON 134 1 13 148
Pr 171 0 17 188
QC 58 0 18 76
Total 445 3 61 508

* No recent update

V: Veteran
W: Widow
R: Regular

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