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Name: Angus John Jacquard Rank: Rifleman Regiment/Service: Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/42667 Date of Birth: August 2, 1921 Place of Birth: Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 30, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet 7½ inches Weight: 132 lbs. Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: John [Jack] M. Jacquard (Father) Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Date of Death: January 1, 1944 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Yokohama War Cemetery (Japan) Grave Reference: Canadian Sec. A. C. 12. The 63rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 344 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 24 Augus Jacquard was the son of John M. and Julia Jacquard, of Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was a brother of Ainslii, Agnes and Estella. He enlisted with the West Nova Scotia Regiment on October 31, 1939, at Bridgewater. On January 18, 1940 he began training with the West Nova Scotia Regiment at Camp Aldershot. On November 28, 1940, he was transferred to Camp Sussex and taken on strength with the Royal Rifles of Canada on November 29, 1940. On December 11, 1940, he sailed from Canada to Newfoundland with he Royal Rifles of Canada as part of “W” Force. They returned to Canada on August 18, 1941, and were stationed at Valcartier. Now part of “C” Force the Royal Rifles of Canada travelled by a CNR troop train arriving in Vancouver on October 27, 1940, and embarked from there on HMCS Prince Robert. The Canadian arrived in Hong Kong on November 16, 1941. On arrival, the troops were quartered at Nanking Barracks, Sham Shui Po Camp, in Kowloon. The Battle of Hong Kong began on December 9 and continued until December 25, 1941. Rifleman Jacquard was captured on December 30 and interned at Camp Stanley [Camp ID HK-SM-01], Fort Stanley, Hong Kong Island. He was moved to Camp North Point [Camp ID HK-NP-01], North Point, Hong Kong Island on December 30 where he remained until September 26, 1942. On that date he was transferred to Camp Shamshuipo [Camp ID HK-SA-02], Kowloon, Hong Kong. On August 15, 1943, he was among some 300 that sailed from Hong Kong and interned on September 2, 1943 at Niigata 5-B POW Camp located on the Northwest coast of Honshu Island Approximately 150 km north of Kobe. On December 4, 1943, the Camp was moved to Camp Niigata- Rinko [Camp ID JP-To-5B], located at Niigata-ken, Nakakambara-gun, Ogata-mura, Japan. The prisoners were used as Stevedore labour at the port of Niigata (Marutsu), primarily foodstuffs and coal (Rinko Coal) and labour at a foundry (Shintetsu). On January 1, 1944, at Niigata a camp barracks roof collapsed at 2:00 AM during a typhoon and eight men were killed, including Augus Jacquard.
Angus John Jacquard
HMCS Prince Robert
Notes: 1. see: Fall of Hong Hong - Yarmouth/Shelburne Counties, NS - Casualties/Prisoners of War 2. The story of Augus Jacquard was featured in the 440 Production, Echoes of the Forties – Songs and Stories of a Wartime Generation (2008-2009) Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association
Augus John Jacquard was listed among the victims of Japanese Prisoner of War Commander Masato Yoshida. The trial was conducted between September 25, 1946, and February. 11, 1947, in Yokohama, Japan. Proceedings were discontinued against Masato Yoshida due to insanity. It suggested that this accused committed suicide by hanging himself.