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Hugh GOLDIE [c.1912-1969]

Names
Given: 
Hugh
Family: 
Goldie
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1912-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1969-01-13

Comments

Hugh Goldie was Lance-Sergeant 145 in the Hong Kong Police and at the time of the Japanese invasion was attached to Upper Levels police station and later to Aberdeen. In "Prisoner of the Turnip Heads" p128 George Wright-Nooth suggests that Goldie was attacked and killed by a large fish while swimming at Stanley soon after the Japanese surrender. This is incorrect as Goldie was repatriated and rejoined the HKP post-war.

Wright-Nooth was presumably confusing Goldie with Herbert Winkfield Jackson (L/Sgt 178) who was killed by a shark on the 23rd September 1945, an incident which was the subject of a report in the SCMP.

 

 

Scotlands People Birth Records

1912 Hugh Mackay S S Goldie Registration District  Johnstone and Endersleigh Scotland

Passenger List Incoming November 1945

Hugh M S S Goldie age 33 police officer arrved in Southampton from Hong Kong with other ex-internees

Address in UK 39 Craigview Avenue Johnstone Scotland

British Columbia Death Records

Hugh McKay (sic) Goldie born about 1913 died 13 January 1969 in Haney British Columbia