24 Apr 1942, Chronology of Events Related to Stanley Civilian Internment Camp

Submitted by brian edgar on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:31

Death of Stuart Deacon, aged 57, from cancer.


The camp is gradually moving from having a bread ration sent in from town to baking its own bread with a flour issue:

Quite a goodsized piece of bread today. Now that we are getting a decent ration of flour we shall have to figure out ways and means to bake our own bread, for now the little we used to get from Hong Kong has ceased.

One of the bakers in town, Thomas Edgar, dates May 7, 1942 as the end of bread supplies to Stanley.


Death: Geoffrey Emerson, Hong Kong Internment, 1973, 271; Cindy Yik-yi Chu, Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 2005, 146.

Bread: Maryknoll Diary, April 24.

Edgar:  The British Baker, September 1946

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