Andrew Walton BROWN [c.1899-????]

Submitted by David on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 21:43
Andrew Walton
(Day, Month, & Year are approximate.)

In 1941 he was a manager at Lane, Crawford.

Part of the current Lane Crawford company is named after him:

Walton Brown takes its name from Andrew Walton Brown, the Managing Director of Lane Crawford, who rebuilt the business with HK$1,000 after it was destroyed during WWII and created an import and export division through strategic partnerships, which ultimately contributed to the post-war rebuilding of Hong Kong. In 1963, several years after his death, Lane Crawford established the Walton Brown company for import and export, in his honour. 

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Scotlands People Andrew Walton Brown born 1875 Edinburgh and Andrew Walton Brown born 1899 in Edinburgh (Father and son?) Marriage of Andrew Walton Brown in 1927 to Elizabeth Gillespie in West Calder

15 July 1907 Illinois Federal Naturalization Records has Andrew Walton Brown 31 sailor born Edinburgh 19 August 1975 who stated that he had arrived in New York USA from Glasgow 12 April 1905. and was currently living in Chicago 

Passenger List departing 15 April 1921 London for Hong Kong      

Andrew Walton Brown aged 23 Hosier  32 Grove Street Edinburgh

1948 Passenger List Southampton to Hong Kong

Andrew Walton Brown age 49 merchant

Passenger List  London to Hong Kong departing 18 December 1953

Andrew Walton Brown age 54 company director

Supplement to London Gazette 1946

Andrew Walton Brown Esq. for services during internment in Hong Kong O.B.E

(on the same page of the Gazette William John Anderson O.B.E for services during internment in Hong Kong)