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1910s Former Bowen Road British Military Hospital

1910s Former Bowen Road British Military Hospital
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1910


Hello Moddsey,

Do you know if there was another BMH further up the Peak on or near Barker Road? Thanks, Robert


Here are references to Victoria Hospital off Barker Road and to the War Memorial Hospital  at Mount Kellett. The latter operated as a Naval Hospital/BMH post WWII.

Thanks again Moddsey! Robert

Hello Moddsey,

I'm hoping to put together some photographs of HK for the book "The Farthest East" that I'm writing about the War Years and my parents incarceration in Stanley Camp. I see that a number of the photos (15 or so) were submitted by you. Should I list them here or contact you through email?  Many thanks. Robert


The construction in the center near bottom is interesting. Was it possible that it was a structure for building the terrace of Braeside which was yet to be built when the photo was taken?



Does anybody know if the BMH was on Bowen Road during the Fall of Hong Kong? In his War Diary my father mentioned that he drove to a hospital on the Peak with a badly wounded indian police colleague pursued by a Japanese Zero fighter plane. Thanks. Robert

Please see here for the main page of the BMH at Bowen Road. Donald C Bowie's 'Captive Surgeon' gives a detailed account of his time at the hospital between 1942 and 1945.

Robert, if he drove to The Peak your father likely went to either the Matilda Hospital or the War Memorial Hospital.

Many thanks David! Robert