Winifred Evelyn DABELSTEIN [c.1904-1944] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Winifred Evelyn DABELSTEIN [c.1904-1944]

Names
Given: 
Winifred Evelyn
Family: 
Dabelstein
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1904-10-30 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1944-09-21
Cause of death: 
Tuberculosis

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She died of tuberculosis (TB) aged thirty-nine and was also suffering from malnutrition, beri-beri and anaemia. Her medical records show she had been ill with TB since before 1934. In 1935, she had received treatment in Vienna and in 1936 she had received treatment in Japan but to no avail. She had been under the care of Dr Helen Canaval at Fanling. She was admitted to Tweed Bay in July 1942 and worsened over time although in April 1943 her condition improved enough for her to go on short walks. Her medical report is a litany of suffering and illness. Her close personal friend in Camp was Mrs Edna Grant billeted in Block 5 Room 25. Her husband Lionel Dabelstein was in Sham Shui Po (SSP) military POW camp.