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Roland Arthur Charles NORTH [1889-1961]

Names
Given: 
Roland Arthur Charles
Family: 
North
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1889-01-28
Birthplace (town, state): 
Nettlecombe, Somerset
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1961-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

In 1941, was the Secretary for Chinese Affairs.

Dates & information from John Black's list and comments below.

While in Stanley Camp, he prepared some sort of regular news bulletin. R E Jones describes him as "the chap here who makes up a series of very useful notes from the Chinese & Japanese papers".

Comments

More information from http://www.southwilts.com/site/the-idyllists/family-ties.htm

North's son Roland Arthur Charles North. Roland was born at Beggearnhuish House on 28th January 1889. He joined the Civil Service in 1912 and became Secretary for Chinese Affairs in Hong Kong in 1936.

Thanks to Brian for the link.

R A C North's place of birth and date of death is given in this page by Malcolm Peaker:

[...] .A.C. North was born to Selina Weetch, J.W. North’s wife, on 28 January 1989 at Beggearnhuish House, Nettlecombe, Somerset.

[...]  He did return to Hong Kong, with his wife and daughter, in 1947 on his way to live in Australia; they left Southampton on P&O's Strathmore on 4 March 1947. From then until he died in 1961, aged 72, he lived with his family at Katoomba, New South Wales. After his death, his widow Leo (died 1976) and daughter, Philippa, returned to live in Somerset. Philippa died in 2005.