Laurie Reuben NIELSON [1902-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Laurie Reuben NIELSON [1902-????]

Names
Given: 
Laurie Reuben
Family: 
Nielson
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1902-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

DoB from John Black's list.

Comments

The book Angels of the Underground: ... has the note:

New Zealander Laurie Reuben (L.R.) Nielson moved to Manila with his American wife Annette (known as Bumpy) during the first half of the 1930s. He organised a group of investors to build Nielson Airport in 1937, the first commercial airfield in the Philippines. After the ((Japanese occupation of The Phlippines)), Annette and their two sons were interned in Santo Tomas, but L.R. was taken to Hong Kong and never returned. At the end of the war the only part of his business empire that remained was the airport tower.