Edith Mary VAN LEEUWEN (aka Peggy) [1919-????]

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 02/04/2023 - 10:05
Edith Mary
Van Leeuwen
Alias / nickname

Notes from Ron Bridge:

Dutch. Widow of Pte H van Leeuwen HKVDC kia 18.12.41

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UK Foreign and Overseas Register

H Van Leeuwen  HKVDC death 18  December 1941 Keller Bryant and Co 

Netherlands Population Register

H Van Leeuwen born 1911 

Passenger List Hong Kong to Southampton arrival 9 November 1945

Edith M Van Leeuwen age 33 (?) born Holland

Passenger List London to Hong Kong 1951

Edith Mary Van Leeuwen (Mrs) age 32  housewife born Holland. Country of future intended permanent residence China UK address 20 Pembridge Gardens London W2

Passenger List Southampton to Hong Kong 27 August 1956

Mrs Edith Mary Van Leeuwen born 7 May 1919 Secretary born Holland UK address 62 Queensborough Terrace London W2

H van Leeuwen who died as a member of the HKVDC, is mentioned as being a member of the company called Keller Bryant and Co.  I wonder why this is.  In fact he was an employee of the Java-China-Japan Lijn - a Dutch shipping company active in the Far East since 1902.

Keller Bryant and Co was an agency company in England representing several Dutch shipping companies, with offices in London, Southampton and Manchester. Apprentices of the JCJL were often sent to Keller Bryant for a short period of training.  Maybe that is the reason why H van Leeuwen is mentioned as being employed by KB.