Individual Report: E29875 Lloyd DOULL

1st Bn The Royal Rifles of Canada

General Information

Rank: First Name: Second Name:
Sergeant Lloyd Cissell
From: Enlistment Region: Date of Birth (y-m-d):
Drummondville QC Eastern Quebec 1916-12-07
Appointment: Company: Platoon:
Platoon Sergeant D 17 Plt

Transportation - Home Base to Hong Kong

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.

Battle Information

We do not have specific battle information for this soldier in our online database. For a detailed description of the battle from a Canadian perspective, visit Canadian Participation in the Defense of Hong Kong (published by the Historical Section, Canadian Military Headquarters).

Wounded Information

Date Wounded Wound Description References

Hospital Information

No record of hospital visits found.

POW Camps

Camp ID Camp Name Location Company Type of Work Reference Arrive Depart
HK-SM-01StanleyFort Stanley, Hong Kong Island20, 31, 33Capture 41 Dec 30
HK-NP-01North PointNorth Point, Hong Kong Island41 Dec 3042 Sep 26
HK-SA-02ShamshuipoKowloon, Hong Kong42 Sep 2643 Aug 15
JP-To-3DTsurumiYokohama-shi, Tsurumi-ku, Suyehiro-cho, 1-chome, JapanNippon Steel Tube - Tsurumi ShipyardsVariety of jobs related to ship building4, 5, 3443 Sep 0345 Sep 05

Transport to Japan

Draft Number Name of Ship Departure Date Arrival Date Arrival Port Comments Reference
XD3ATatsuta Maru43 Jan 19, left Shamsuipo Camp, 0500 hrs; left Hong Kong 1300hrs43 Jan 22, 0400 hrsNagasaki, JapanBoarded train, arrived in Tokyo on 43 Jan 24 at 0700 hrs, boarded electric train for 10 mile ride to campTony Banham

Transportation: SE Asia to Home

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Post-war Photo

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Death and Cemetery Information

Date of Death (y-m-d) Cause of Death Death Class Death Ref
2005-01-10Post War
Cemetery LocationCemeteryGrave NumberGravestone Marker
Kingston Ontario Canada

Gravestone Image

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Obituary / Life Story

DOULL Lloyd C. 1916-2005- Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9, HONG KONG VETERAN Following illness at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital (Kingston) on Monday, January 10, 2005. Son of the late Llewellyn Edward and Mary Ethel Cissell Doull. Predeceased by Peggy, his beloved wife of 55 years, and by siblings Leonard, Frances, Jenny and Saidie. Dear father of Jim (Jill) and Ian. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Laura and John. Survived also by his brother Bill (Claire) and sister Helen. Lloyd was born in Atholville, New Brunswick and spent much of his adult life in Drummondvllle, Quebec. Self -educated, he progressed from factory work to become Director of Industrial Engineering. In December 1941, as a Sergeant in the Royal Rifles of Canada, Lloyd saw action in the Battle of Hong Kong. Following capitulation on Christmas Day 1941, Lloyd and his comrades endured 44 months of disease, starvation and slave labour in Japanese prison camps. Lloyd bore the physical and emotional scars of this ordeal for the rest of his life, and was cared for with endless devotion by Peggy, whom he survived by only 27 days. Following the war Lloyd became active in volunteer and community work, and devoted much of his time fighting for the welfare his fellow veterans, serving a term as President of the Hong Kong Veterans Association. Lloyd will always be remembered for his gentle disposition, his concern for others, the strength of his convictions, and the depth of his wisdom. We miss Lloyd and Peggy deeply, and will cherish their memories forever. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins. 435 Davis Drive (Waterloo Village), Kingston on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of R.C.L. Branch No. ,9 will gather Wednesday at the funeral home 7p.m. for a service. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 13. 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Lloyd's memory to the Hong Kong Veterans' Commemorative Association, I Stafford Road. No. 164., Ottawa, ON K2H 1B9, or to the Rayal Canadian Legion Branch No.9, l Railway Street, Kingston, ON K1K 2L9. In the cure of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes. Township Chapel, 613-546-5150. Relatives and friends are invited to sign the Book Condolences at


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