William Josiah WILKINSON [1871-1926] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

William Josiah WILKINSON [1871-1926]

Names
Given: 
William Josiah
Family: 
Wilkinson
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1871-05-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Newport, Monmouthsire
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1926-02-21

He had 11 children, listed at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=481594.msg3630364#msg3630364. One of his children was Frederick J WILKINSON, who had a further nine children!

Thanks to Wayne Carew for these notes about William Josiah:

I was 3rd generation Hong Kong prior to immigrating to Canada. My great-grandfather, William Josiah Wilkinson, started the whole Hong Kong thing when he made Hong Kong his home after buying his way out of the Royal Marines in 1894. He was a warder at the Victoria Gaol, and retired from same in 1910 as the Principal Warder . He then became the overseer of the Hong Kong Land Investment & Agency Co. Ltd.

Photos that show this person

1926

Comments

James Albert Wilkinson gave evdience at a war crimes trial in 1946. He was a warder at Stanley Prison, aged 31 at the time of the trial, so born c. 1915. He left Hong Kong on November 22, 1942 and worked for British intelligence in Macao. 

Could he have been a son of William Josiah Wilkinson who escaped internment because of Portuguese or Spanish heritage?

It looks very likely - the age fits, the same profession, and the rootschat link above lists a James as one of William Josiah's sons.