Herbert C. Brokenshire

Herbert C. Brokenshire

July 15, 1896 -- October 24, 1944). Administrator of the Davao Mission Hospital of the Congregational Churches of America from 1926 to 1941. In the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Reserve, with rank of Lt. Commander, activated, August 1941; held as P.O.W. in Bilibid Prison. Perished on the Arisan Maru on October 24, 1944.

June 3rd, 1942

One of my dysentery cases is dying. No food except plain rice, which patients can’t eat. Gave my last can of sardines to make a

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June 5th, 1942

Food has come in. Able to get two cans of soup for my isolation patients. Hurrah! If we can only get food — it would

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June 19, 1942

About 500 patients in from Bataan. Plenty of dysentery cases sent over to me. Rice and watery mongo bean soup for patients. Very little soup.

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