Dorothy Haslett Hunter
I am engaged in editing the logbook of HMS Tarantula. An intriguing entry for the 6th July 1923 reads,"At Wuchow. 11.30am: Baptism Service held on board. Dorothy Haslett Hunter christened by the Rt Reverend the Bishop of Victoria." A christening aboard a ship of the Royal Navy is highly unusual, so I wonder who was Miss Hunter and why the Bishop travelled from HK to christen her?
Wuchow is of course now known as Wuzhou. The Anglican Bishop of Victoria at that time was Charles Ridley Duppuy. A google search reveals that Dorothy enlisted in the Australian Army as a Sapper in 1942, d.o.b 10th December 1922 in HK and that her next of kin was given as Edward Hunter.
Is there an historian who can shed any further light on this? Were her parents missionaries perhaps?