I. B. TREVOR [????-????]
THE ESCAPE OF CAPT I B TREVOR HKVDC.
The escape was made from Shamshuipo from a slipway used for careening sampans, which was not wired. 11.25 p m February 1st the route commenced by creeping along a typhoon wall for some 600 yards, swimming to a point in Shamshuipo Bay opposite a Chinese Sauce factory, and then up Golden Hill and down the Shingmun gorge.
After crossing the river at the bottom, there was a climb over the top of Needle Hill and down Lead Mine Pass, behind the Taipo Market, and along the road to Fanling. From there across Gill’s Cutting, over Bird’s Nest Pass, across the Shataukok Road, and then more climbing over the hills and descending into Lin Ma Hang Village.
Travelled by night and rested and fed by day. Saw dead bodies of the Hongkong defenders in the hills as we passed.
At Lin Ma Hang contacted the village elder who had lived the greater part of his life in Panama. He provided us with food and Chinese clothing and also detailed a guide who took us on to a band of smugglers. After a whole day during which we were interrogated, we were escorted to a Chinese military outpost, and then on to Po Kut on the Chinese section of the railway. Six Japanese outposts were bypassed on the way. Then cautious travel to Li Long by night. Soon afterwards, we were in unoccupied territory and could walk freely by daylight. We made for Ko Nan, 15 miles to the west where we contacted a small guerilla section.