George GERRARD [1894-c.1970] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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George GERRARD [1894-c.1970]

Names
Given: 
George
Family: 
Gerrard
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1894-08-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Fraserburgh, Aberdeeenshire
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1970-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

George Gerrard came to Hong Kong in 1914 to work for the Taikoo Dock Company.

He was interned in Stanley, where he acted as a Block Quartermaster. He was repatriated on a hospital ship having lost about ten stone in weight. He returned to work in Hong Kong, eventually retiring to Whitley Bay (now Tyne and Wear).

Comments

There is a brief biography of George in the introduction to his diary. The diary covers 1943-1945, while he was interned in Stanley Camp.

George Gerrard age 41 buyer for J. Swire & Co  sailed from Hong Kong to Southampton arriving 7 July 1932. Is this him?

Yes, the age and employer match.

There is no record of a George Gerrard born 1894 anywhere in Scotland

Scotland's People There is a record of George Gerrard born 1890 Fraserburgh

1891 George Gerrard age 7 months living with parents and siblings in Fraserburgh 

Death Index George Gerrard age 76 born about 1890 died  in 1966 Northumberland Death registered December Quarter 1966.

Probate records 1967 show that he died on 23 December 1966 and his address then was 7 The Esplanade Whitley Bay. His will was sealed Aprl 1967.