David LOIE (aka LUI Fook-wing / BAAG codename "M.S." / 雷福榮) [????-1943] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

David LOIE (aka LUI Fook-wing / BAAG codename "M.S." / 雷福榮) [????-1943]

Names
Given: 
David
Family: 
Loie
Alias / nickname: 
LUI Fook-wing / BAAG codename "M.S." / 雷福榮
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1943-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Connections: 

Comments

From the entry for David Loie in the BAAG Personnel Register, Ride Collection.

Nationality British (New Zealand-born Chinese), born New Zealand date unknown, Analytical chemist, BAAG September 42 - October 43.

“Loie was employed in the Government Laboratories in Hongkong and during hostilities was a member of the Hongkong Police Reserve.  After the surrender he was compelled to continue his work in the Government Laboratories, but at the same time, he organised a group of workers from amongst the Police reserve and immediately offered their services to the BAAG.  Having access to all the work in his department, he was able to pass on most accurate and valuable information concerning the economic position of the Japanese in Hongkong.  In 1943, his group was betrayed and he was arrested, tortured unmercifully and executed.  While alive, his work was of the utmost value and the whole scheme was organised and planned by him, and his conduct in prison proved him to be a man of most outstanding courage and loyalty.”  (signed) L T Ride, Colonel.  1945.

Wife: Lau Tak Oi, executed 29th September 1943.