Lilian May FORWARD / SOO / MCGOWAN (née FITZGERALD) [1892-1943]
She lived in Block 5, [Married Quarters, Stanley Internment Camp], with husband,and 2 children from her previous marriage - Betty and Jacky FitzGerald, both of whom were half-Chinese with American connections, and were repatriated with the Americans in June 1942.
We knew Betty (about 17 in 1943) as Betty McGowan and both she and Jackie (then about 14) are listed as such in Greg Leck's book; but in the Stanley list that Gwen Priestwood took out of camp, they are listed as FitzGeralds. Mr FitzGerald was probably American Chinese which was I guess how the 2 children were able to be repatriated - with the Americans who left in 1943, not the first lot who left in 1942. Both children were Eurasian in appearance.
Lilian died in Stanley of cancer the following year.
Mr McGowan worked for Hong Kong Government. He was killed in a car accident in Kowloon in 1947/8.
- Lilian May FORWARD / SOO / MCGOWAN (née FITZGERALD) [1892-1943] parent of Elizabeth Evelyn ELLISON / WILLIAMS (née FITZGERALD / SOO, aka Betty / Chin Yu) [1921-c.2011]
- Lilian May FORWARD / SOO / MCGOWAN (née FITZGERALD) [1892-1943] parent of John Allan FITZGERALD / SOO (aka Jacky) [1927- ]