Herbert Alexander ANGUS (aka Ginger) [1908-1984] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Herbert Alexander ANGUS (aka Ginger) [1908-1984]

Herbert Alexander
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Birthplace (town, state): 
Morningside, Edinburgh
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DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mr Angus's occupation in 1941 as "Civil Servant".



Is it possible that Herbert Angus was married to Sue Angus? It's possible that my grandparents knew them as they would have been contemporaries - and I have some paintings by a Sue Angus. Just wondering whether our painter was Herbert Angus's wife. 

In Brian's "Note on the Angus Family" he writes:

After the war [Herbert] married an Australian woman, Sue.

I don't know if she was a painter, but I knew her as for a time in 1947 she worked in the same office as I did in Hong Kong, with the Department of Supplies Trade and Industry. Also, she and her husband Ginger Angus happened to be in Australia on leave when Frank and I were married there, and they came to the wedding:

Barbara-Wedding-Scan0039.jpg, by Barbara Anslow

Sue is the tall lady 2nd from left at the back of the attached photo, Ginger is the very tall fellow at the back.

I remember Sue as very energetic and always full of fun.  She used to show us in the office letters from her mother in Australia, as the letters were usually in the form of amusing poems.   Wish I could help about the paintings.
Regards Barbara

Dear Barbara,

This is wonderful - thank you! There is also a tall couple at my grandparents' silver wedding party in 1959 and I am wondering whether it was the same people? The photos are at http://gwulo.com/atom/26663 and http://gwulo.com/atom/26662

I don't see Ginger Angus in any of the groups at Crozier's wedding anniversary.  I didn't know the Croziers tho remember the name.

Thank you for checking anyway! 

We also have a painting by Sue Angus and she was married to Ginger Angus.

Ginger was married to Sue Angus. 

Passenger Lists London to Hong Kong 28 October 1929

Herbert Angus 21 clerk address in UK 48 Spottiswoode Street Edinburgh

Scotlands People

Herbert Alexander Angus born 1908 Morningside Edinburgh

1939 Census 30 Pembridge Square Kensington London

Herbert A Angus  civil servant born 11 March 1908 (Added in the margin in different ink Member of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps)

Sydney Australis Anglican Parish Registers

9 May 1946 Herbert Alexander Angus age 38 civil servant married Marie Suzanne Renkin age 24 clerk at St Matthews Church Manly

Electoral Records  1980 1 Penrhyn Avenue Pymble West NSW Australia

Herbert Alexander Angus civil servant and Marie Suzanne Angus

Death Notices from the Times

Herbert Alexander Angus C.B.E. born 1908 died 9 July 1984 age 76

My name is Victoria Angus. Herbert Angus was my grandfather. He married Sue Angus. My frather’s name is Peter (Pete) Angus. He was their only son. Many of my grandmothers paintings lined the wall of our house. This is amazing to hear something about them from this site!