William Norman DARKIN [1901-????]
Did you also meet Norman Darkin? His wife, Marie, was evacuated to Sydney. She went on a later ship as she had just given birth to their 3rd child, a daughter.
I only knew Mr Darkin by sight in camp. I wonder if he had a son, as I have a memory of my husband and I attending a HKPolice Assn. weekend in UK some twenty-odd years ago, when we sat at the same table as a fellow whose Dad had been in Stanley, I think he was a Darkin.
Yes Mr. Darkin had a son, he served in the RHKP for many years
Yes, one of his son's served in the RHKP for many years. Norman and Marie Darkin had two sons and a daughter. Marie and the three children were on an evacuation ship to Australia. But they left on a later evacuation ship in 1941 - as Marie gave birth to her daughter just when the first ship left. Marie and my mother were French - and she was my Godmother.