Albert Edward CAREY [1901-1944] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Albert Edward CAREY [1901-1944]

Names
Given: 
Albert Edward
Family: 
Carey
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1901-01-28
Death
Date: 
1944-12-13
Cause of death: 
Gangrene

Comments

He was a police officer. He was billeted in Block 17 Room 14.  He died aged forty-three. "Mr A.E. Carey died; he had hung on for a long time - got over the typhus, but developed gangrene of arm". (Source: Barbara Redwood's Diary December 1944.)  There is a note in the Medical Records to Corporal Saito for attention of Mr Hasagawa saying, "I beg to inform you that Mr A.E. Carey who is dangerously ill from typhus has expressed a desire to drink a glass of beer. I would be grateful if Lt Hara could arrange to supply two or three bottles of Japanese beer for this purpose. It may be instrumental in saving his life." (Signed by Camp Medical Officer). His next of kin was Mrs A. Carey, Melbourne, Australia. His declared personal friend in Camp was Inspector W. N. Darkin (Block 17 Room 13).