14 Jul 1941, Chronology of Events Related to Stanley Civilian Internment Camp
A report in today's Hong Kong Telegraph states that fifteen Americans, twelve of them children, have left Hong Kong this week on the President Pierce.
They're from the Alliance Children's Hostel in Belfran Road, which is transferring to the USA. It was founded in 1932 to give American missionaries a place to leave their children to be educated in Hong Kong while they evangelised in China.
The three adults leaving are Mrs John Bechtel and Mr and Mrs C. B. Carter, and the children include Harriet and John H. Bechtel. The Rev. John Bechtel, who's been running the hostel with his wife since its opening, stays on with Miss M. E. Whitney to continue mission work.
Hong Kong Telegraph, July 14, 1941, page 3
Note: John Bechtel was interned in Stanley and later wrote a partially fictionalised account of his time in Hong Kong called Fetters Fall.