Robert Edward STOTT (aka Bok) [1897-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Robert Edward STOTT (aka Bok) [1897-????]

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R. E. Stott, a land bailiff, was fighting with the Volunteers on the Peak at the time of the surrender. Soon after he was diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer, and eventually ended up at the French Hospital. He escaped from there on August 11, 1942.

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He appears as "Robert Edward" in the Jurors List for 1923, "Robert" in the next few years' lists, then "Robert Edgar" in the list for 1928.

He wrote an article for The China Mail, on 1946-12-31 (see pages 4 & 5). It noted "I myself have been with them ((Chinese people)) for twenty six years", so he must have arrived in Hong Kong (or possibly China) in 1920.

Regards, David

Mr Stott's grandson has kindly posted details of his later service on my blog:

1943 7th Rajputs Indian Army posted to movement control unit India.
Seconded to M.I5 1944 operating on the China Front. Seconded to Security control 1945 to clear up Chinatown and control gangsters and extortioners. Naval Military 848 Scottish blue lodge MM.

This distinguished record suggests that the main motivation for his escape was to get back into the war.


CSM R E Stott  Far East  died 31 September 1941

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Carl Smith Card Elizabeth Stott  died 9 November 1967 of Kimberley Road Kowloon buried St John's survived by her husband and daughters Alice and Irene and son Robert

Detroit Border Crossing 1928

Robert E Stott accompanied by Elizabeth (Chinese)

Passenger List Hong Kong to London 1935

Robert Stott 37 civil servant UK address 34 Ennis Road Plumpstead Common S.E.18 [dob c 1898]

Elizabeth Stott 39 [dob c 1896] died 1967

Irene Stott 16 [dob c 1919]

Robert Stott 7 [dob c 1928]

Baptism 21 November 1897 Aldershot date of birth 14 October 1897 Robert Edward Stott son of Alfred George Stott cab driver and Sarah Ann

1901 Cenus  Living with the Brown Family at 10 Claremont Street West Ham Essex age 3 "nurse child"

"Nurse child" is a child taken into the home of someone who cares for him/her as a result of circumstances that require the child's  care away from his/her home

1911 Census  Robert E Stott adopted child age 13 scholar living with the Brown family at 10 Claremont Street West Ham Essex

WWI served with Royal Field Artillery

Very interesting. Thanks, annpake.