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Shamshuipo 4.JPG - From Jim Fleming:"front row center is Dr. Major Crawford, front row, second in from right is Dr. Captain Banfill. They were the two who operated on my hand in the prison camp with a tomato can, cotton baton, chloroform, and a razor blade. Their operation was successful even given the little they had to work with. I have a feeling the one on the right, front row is Dr. Captain Reid, but I'm not positive." (Capt Reid's son, Jon, has informed us that this person is not Capt Reid - ed) From Lindsay Marmen ( Thomson):My grandfather, Captain Andrew Cecil Meredith Thomson was over in Hong Kong with the Royal Rifles ,Quebec Regiment, so I found your web site very interesting. He was better known as Pop because he was the oldest at the age of 55. The name stuck for the rest of his life.Even his children used it. He became the paymaster. We still have his book on how much supplies cost, addresses of fellow officers, drawings and a short diary, delivered mail etc.I thought I would identify him in the fourth last photo from the bottom of the group photos page. He is in the back row center with the hat on.His only comment about his time in camp was that he would walk around the compound as much as he could to stay in shape so that in case of escape he could keep up with the younger men. He continued his exercise when he did reach home in Quebec City. He passed away in the year 1975 and his presence is still felt by all his children , grandchildren and great grandchildren to whom we try to instill his memories.(received by email Jan 06)

From Jim Fleming: "front row center is Dr. Major Crawford, front row, second in from right is Dr. Captain Banfill. They were the two who operated on my hand in the prison camp with a tomato can, cotton baton, chloroform, and a razor blade. Their operation was successful even given the little they had to work with. I have a feeling the one on the right, front row is Dr. Captain Reid, but I'm not positive." (Capt Reid's son, Jon, has informed us that this person is not Capt Reid - ed)

From Lindsay Marmen ( Thomson): My grandfather, Captain Andrew Cecil Meredith Thomson was over in Hong Kong with the Royal Rifles ,Quebec Regiment, so I found your web site very interesting. He was better known as Pop because he was the oldest at the age of 55. The name stuck for the rest of his life. Even his children used it. He became the paymaster. We still have his book on how much supplies cost, addresses of fellow officers, drawings and a short diary, delivered mail etc. I thought I would identify him in the fourth last photo from the bottom of the group photos page. He is in the back row center with the hat on. His only comment about his time in camp was that he would walk around the compound as much as he could to stay in shape so that in case of escape he could keep up with the younger men. He continued his exercise when he did reach home in Quebec City. He passed away in the year 1975 and his presence is still felt by all his children , grandchildren and great grandchildren to whom we try to instill his memories. (received by email Jan 06)

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