Barbara LAIDLAW (née HUME) [1942- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Barbara LAIDLAW (née HUME) [1942- ]

Names
Given: 
Barbara
Family: 
Laidlaw
Maiden: 
Hume
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Living
Birth
Date: 
1942-02-06
Connections: 

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The ABC website has a recording of a conversation with Barbara from 2012, where she talks about her family's experiences in Hong Kong: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/02/20/3435041.htm

Her mother was heavily pregnant with Barbara when she went into Stanley Camp in January 1941. She needed a caesarean section to deliver the baby, so was taken out from camp to the Tsan Yuk maternity hospital (the building is still standing today), escorted by nine Japanese guards! The delivery was performed successfully by Dr Gordon King on the 6th of February. Just four days later he began his escape from occupied Hong Kong.

In the last section of the recording, from around 43:00 on, she also talks about her aunt Alison.

This link first appeared on the Stanley Camp discussion list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stanley_camp/message/3128

Barbara's birth is recorded in the MacNider diary for February 3rd. Is there any reason to think it was February 6th?

The 6th comes from a list Geoff sent me some time back, that has a note that it is based on "CWGC, CO980/119". I listened to the interview again, but Barbara doesn't mention the exact date.