Douglas Roland BLAND (aka 白連) [1923-1975] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Douglas Roland BLAND (aka 白連) [1923-1975]

Names
Given: 
Douglas Roland
Family: 
Bland
Alias / nickname: 
白連
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1923-04-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ecclesall, Sheffield
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1975-05-16

Husband of Veronica Bland née Walker, father of Siobhan, Diarmuid, and Clodagh

1941 Art student at the Ruskin School, Oxford

1941-46 War service with the Royal Navy; demobilised with the rank of Lieutenant

1946 Lived in Bali

1946-48 Service with the Chinese Maritime Customs

1948 Settled in Hong Kong, and joined the Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Company

1949 Married Veronica Walker of Hong Kong

1958 First met Zao Wou-ki

1963 Mural for the lobby of the Hongkong Hilton Hotel

1975 Died in Hong Kong

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