1937 Marine Police group photo | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1937 Marine Police group photo

1937 Marine Police group photo

Photo courtesy of Christine Kirkham:

1937 Marine Photo

Back Row (Left to Right)

Front Row (Left to Right)

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, January 1, 1937


Why there was a Chinese youth on the photo? He worked for the police?

It is most likely he was employed as a ' room - boy ',responsible for the cleaning of the officers' uniforms and equipment as well as the single mens' accomodation.He would be paid by the officers themselves.

I didn't know him myself, but I believe Vic Mackenzie was still around as recently as about 10 years ago.

Herbert Ramsey Terrett,HKP No A21,retired as Senior Superintedent,dec 1998

Vic MacKenzie  A113  dec 2004

Rees North  A102

Matches  A87  dec 1992

Michie  A98

Bill Campbell  A68   dec 1942 Lisbon Maru

McVey  A6

My grandpa, Bert Macvey shown bottom right in the photo sadly passed away in 1998. He talked very little of his time in Hong Kong pre-war and during the war so finding this photo was a fantastic find. If anyone has any stories or information of his time in Hong Kong this would be really appreciated.

We have a page for your grandfather at:


And another photo:


Regards, David