Arthur William HERON [1876-1935] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Arthur William HERON [1876-1935]

Arthur William
Birthplace (town, state): 
Uxbridge, London
Birthplace (country): 

His death was reported on page 8 of the Hong Kong Daily Press, 1935-09-18:

Mr. A. W. Heron

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Arthur William Heron at the Kowloon Hospital yesterday after a brief illness at the age of 60.

The late Mr. Heron came out to the East about 35 years ago and was first attached to the Peninsular and Oriental Lines. Later he joined the firm of Messrs. Jardine Matheson and after serving them for some time he joined the Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Co. Ltd., from which firm he retired in 1933 after being with them for many years.

Of a genial disposition, the late Mr. Heron was widely known and his demise will be sadly regretted by a wide circle of friends who had known him in the course of business and social activities.

The deceased hailed from Uxbridge and leaves behind two married daughters to mourn his death. One of them, Mrs. O. F. Hamilton, resides in the Colony, and the other, Mrs. E. J. Spiers, is at present in England. The funeral takes place this evening, passing the Monument at 5.30 p.m.



Born 21 January 1876 in Uxbridge Middlesex and baptised 19 May 1876 in Uxbridge

1896 Register of Indentured Apprentices Identured with Australasian Shipping

28 January 1897 certified as "second mate of a foreign-going ship"

1901 Census living a home with parents single age 25 merchant mariner

Married Florence Osborne Lambert on 5th December 1905 (at St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong).  Kathleen Florence Heron was born on 6th October 1908

Passenger List 1927 London to Hong Kong

William Heron 51 Craft supplies

Kathleen Heron 19

Dorothy Heron 17

Address in UK 34 High Street Uxbridge Middlesex