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Rawson HK 4.jpg

Rawson HK 4.jpg

La Salle College?

Looking for help to identify these photos my grandfather took when he was in Hong Kong with the British Army in the 1950s. I've carried out some research by looking at old photos but with limited success. The photos have also been shared with a number of Facebook forums. I'm really grateful for any help anyone can give as my goal is to build an album showing my grandfather's photos against the modern day photos of our time in Hong Kong. 



The dome of the original La Salle Coillege.

The photo was taken on the roof of 33rd General Military Hospital, formerly La Salle College.   In the summer of 1949, the British Military requested the De La Salle Brothers to allow the military to use the college campus for 12-18 months, while the military construct their own hospital.  However, the occupation of the school building lasted 10 years.  


Here are some photos of the building taken in the 1970s before the building was demolished in 1979.  


Here are some photos of the grounds taken when it was a hospital, which was shared with the school by someone who was posted in the hospital then.  


The school was very happy to receive some former military personnel who worked in the hospital.  We would love to see more of your grandfather's photos in the hospital. 

Mark Huang

Old Boy of La Salle College 

Hi Gemma, is the man in this photograph your grandfather? I only ask because my father was in Hong Kong, serving with the King's Liverpool regiment from 1952-54.