The Women Come to the Tomb

The Emmaus Road

 

In memory of Cecil H. Johnston; presented by his wife.

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Cecil Henry Johnson was a medical non-combatant with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in Hong Kong. After being captured by the Japanese amy, the men were being walked to the internment camp and one of the men in front of Private Johnson tripped and fell. Johnson stopped to tend to him and their captors shot and killed both men. After WWII Ended, the members of his battalion melted down their combat medals to create an award commemorating Pte. Johnson’s actions for his family.