This photo, courtesy of my parents, Dr and Mrs. Mike and Elizabeth Cooper in Victoria, British Columbia, shows the second home of Dr Edward Wilfred Kirk. My mother "Elizabeth Joy" and her three siblings Mary, Gordon and David, and their mother Winifred Kirk née Stubbs left this home in the weeks leaving up to the invasion.
After the arrival of the Japanese, Bob Tatz boarded here briefly, before moving to the neighbouring house of George S. Kennedy-Skipton.
I wonder when this photo was taken. A little googling suggests that the name "E. Fouliard" would appear to match with a resident Frenchman "Émile Fouliard" who is cited on this page ( http://francehongkong.blogspot.ca/2008/10/la-france-libre-hong-kong.html ) as being President of the local Committee of the Hong Kong Free French.