Good afternoon (Canberra time) David,
In researching material for a publication on Australian citizens that fought on behalf of the Allies against the Japanese in WW2 in mainland China and SE Asia including HK, I had difficulty finding any reference to the eligibility criteria for awards, decorations, honours and medals particularly relating to the gallant men and women in their role as defenders in the defence HK during WW2.
I am aware that the French and American Governments did recognise those that fought with the Free French and American supported resistance units on mainland China but have difficulty finding any UK recognition for those in HK.
Perhaps one of the many readers on gwulo may have some information on eligibility and the recognition received for military veterans and civilian veterans in organisations such as the ARP, Ambulance Corp, etc?
Dr Anthony P. Ablong