70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries
- Submitted by Admin on Fri, 2012-05-04 11:30Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Tue, 27 Feb 1945
- Submitted by brianwindsoredgar on Sat, 2013-04-27 21:43Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Tue, 27 Feb 1945
Death of Lionel Ernest Norwood Ryan.
Lionel Ryan was born in Kingston, Surrey in 1888 and he entered Christchurch College, Oxford in 1907. He seems to have sailed to Hong Kong, via Quebec, in September 1926. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company as a freight agent, and more generally in 'shipping'.
According to an obituary created by his old Oxford College he was the 111th person to die in Stanley.
- Submitted by Admin on Fri, 2015-01-23 14:32Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Tue, 27 Feb 1945
Cloudy, brighter & warmer.
Air-raid 3.30am machine guns only?
Outside roll-call 8.30am.
Working on Hosp. roof.
Lorry with fresh fish 5.30pm.
US big offensive over Roer R. [Ruhr?] in 3 places 23rd. Turkey declared war on G & J 24th. Egypt declared war too 24th. Tokyo bombed 25th.
2 Minelayers & 1 Ex. Blue Funnel 6,000 ton freighter entered Taitam Bay 6.30pm.
Blasting going on all night & day.