1932 - Brig. Gen. M.A. "Two-Gun" Cohen, a brigade commander in the Chinese 19th Route Army, in New York on a mission for the Chinese government.jpg | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1932 - Brig. Gen. M.A. "Two-Gun" Cohen, a brigade commander in the Chinese 19th Route Army, in New York on a mission for the Chinese government.jpg

1932 - Brig. Gen. M.A. "Two-Gun" Cohen, a brigade commander in the Chinese 19th Route Army, in New York on a mission for the Chinese government.jpg
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Extracts from a U.S. Immigration Document titled:

“List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States”

S.S. President Coolidge. Passengers sailing from Hong Kong, 27 Sept. 1932.

Name in Full – Cohen, Morris Abraham

Head Tax Status – Government Official

Calling or Occupation – Army Officer, Government Official

Nationality – England

Place of Birth – London, England

Passport Visa – Government Official. NQIV #27, 3(1)

Issued – Canton, 21 Sept, 1932

Last Permanent Residence – Canton, China

London, late 1932 – “General Maurice A. Cohen of the Chinese Army is a clean-shaven, strongly built man, of early middle age, in immaculately tailored clothes, very pleasant indeed to talk to, he seems a typical North American businessman – an impression that is heightened by his North American accent gained from his domicile since boyhood in Canada. Open-air life in China has given his complexion a healthy tan. His manner is pleasant and he very kindly gave me some details of his life and work when I saw him at the home of his parents in Manchester. Although born in London, he lived for the greater part of his life in Canada before going to China at the invitation of Dr Sun Yat Sen. He came into contact first with the Chinese in Canada, and became the Foreign Secretary there of the Chinese Nationalist League (Dr Sun’s representative organisation in Canada). Always an active man, the outbreak of the War in 1914 gave him an opportunity to develop his military knowledge and he raised a battalion of Chinese, 850 strong, in Edmonton, Alberta. Mr. Cohen himself then enlisted in the Canadian Army and served in France during the War. ‘After my demobilization,’ he said ‘I proceeded to China at the request of Dr Sun Yat Sen, first President and Father of the Chinese Republic, and became his aide-de-camp. I remained in that capacity until he died, and have since held various appointments. For some time I was liaison officer between the Canton Government and all foreign Consuls-General, and was connected with the Central Bank of China which was the Government depository. At the present time I am the Military Counsellor to the Cantonese forces. I am a fully commissioned General of the Chinese Army, appointed by previous and the present governments. At the same time I have acted in a business capacity on behalf of the Chinese Government and have placed several million dollars’ worth of business for them with Great Britain during the past few years. Now I am in England I am in contact with several British firms with whom I have done business for China previously, and I shall probably make one or two calls to explain the prospects of business in the Orient. I am staying in Europe for a couple of months’. Speaking of his nationality the General said he still retained his British nationality, and travelled on a British passport.”

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