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Remembering a Mi’kmaw soldier who spent years as a prisoner of war – CBC

Patrick Metallic from Listuguj, Que., was captured in Hong Kong during the Second World War

Nov 08, 2019

Life was not easy for Patrick Metallic, a Mi’kmaq veteran from Listuguj, Que., when he returned home from the Second World War.

As a part of the Royal Rifles of Canada, a rifle regiment in the Canadian Army out of Quebec City, Metallic was one of 1,975 troops in Canada who fought in the Defence of Hong Kong and spent nearly four years as a prisoner of war.

Hong Kong was the first place Canadians fought a land battle in the Second World War. In November 1941, troops from Winnipeg and Quebec City were sent to reinforce the British colony.

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