need to identify an old photo (1945)
Submitted by wann on Sat, 2014-06-14 12:43
The gentleman in dark jacket was a naval commader of the highest order during WW2, and was indeed the british officer who oversaw the withdrawal of the japs in the last episode of their occupation and was instrumental in the appointment of Mark Young as governor. He had in his possession a considerable amount of classified info which he kept in the basement of the old HK & Shanghai Bank and which he later donated to HKU for research purposes.
He frequented my friend Mr Cheung's restaurant (Peking Gallery) in Haywards Heath in the 80s and they became great friends, and his two daughters (now living in the UK) called him grandpa. My friend also went to his funeral in Sussex in late 90s.
Despite the stark difference in their backgrounds and my friend couldn't even establish his real name, their friendship was genuine. it would be interesting if his descendents or friends could identify him and others in the photos and complete the whole story...