Frederick Alexander MACKINTOSH [c.1881-1956] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Frederick Alexander MACKINTOSH [c.1881-1956]

Frederick Alexander
c.1881-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Birthplace (country): 

Details from John Black's list, which gives Mackintosh's occupation in 1941 as "Merchant".



Would this be the Mackintosh who owned Mackintosh & Co.Ltd., Men's Wear Specialists, 16 Des Voeux Road? If so, according to HK Dollar Directory 1935, my father's cousin Lyall Glendinning worked for the company. Thanks to Gwulo I am still discovering family "trivia".

Yes, that's the one. I just checked the 1941 Juror's List ( and found this entry:

Mackintosh, Frederick Alexander Manager, Mackintosh's, Ld. 270 The Peak


Hi Sandra! My partner’s great grandfather was the owner - message me if you want more info, we eon’t Know a huge amount but maybe can fill in some of each other’s gaps! 

b.1881 Berkeley, Gloucestershire, ENG
d. 15 December 1956 Amersham, Berkshire, ENG
Will probated Oxford 3 April 1957; Resealed Victoria, Hong Kong 25 September 1957

Son of William Arthur Mackintosh and Fanny Amelia Price
m. 27 October 1914 Hong Kong Mabel Beatrice Osborne
The wedding was solemnized at St John's Cathedral, Hongkong, on October 27, of Mr Frederick Alexander Mackintosh, of Hongkong, and Miss Mabel Osborne, who arrived in the Colony the day before from home. The ceremony was performed by the Chaplain of the Cathedral (Rev VH Copley Moyle). The bride was given away by Mr RL Bridger, and Mr HF Scriven supported the bridegroom as best man.
The Straits (Singapore), November 3 1914 p


Thanks for the additional information about Mr & Mrs Mackintosh, I've added in the extra details to their pages.

Any chance they left any notes or photos about their time in Hong Kong (especially the internment in Stanley)?

There was a similar account of the wedding on page 8 of The Hong Kong Telegraph for 1914-10-27:

This morning, at 11 o’clock, Mr Frederick A Mackintosh, of Mackintosh and Co., well-known in Hongkong, was married to Miss Mabel Osborne, who arrived in the Colony from Home yesterday by the s.s. Miyazaki Maru. The ceremony took place at St. John’s Cathedral and was performed by the Rev. V. H. Copley Moyle.

The bride was given away by Mr. R. L. Bridger, and Mr. H.E. Scriven acted as best man. A large number of friends witnessed the ceremony, including Mrs. Eustace, Mr. and Mrs. Chapple, Mrs. Dick Bridger, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crawford, Mrs. Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs. Diss, Mr. and Mrs. Paine and Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls.

Similar accounts appeared in the Daily Press and China Mail the next day.

Sorry, I do not have any information regarding their time in Asia.