Phyllis Irene FINCH [1901-1976]
Miss Phyllis Finch was born in Sticklepath, Devon, England in 23 Nov 1901 and died there 17 Mar 1976. 7 members of her family were Methodist Ministers and she became a geography teacher and Methodist Missionary to China, teaching mainly in Fatshan School. She was interned at Stanley Camp as far as I understand though she is not on the list of internees on this site.
I would love to find out more about her and where she was/what she was doing. I have a passoprt extension signed by Gimson. I have a small brochure of HMS Indomitable. I am fairly certain she is 4g on the photo.
In the last few days reference in the newspaper on the Gwulo site listed people completing their nursing experience on the wards included P.Finch. This may be her.
She was my great aunt and lived with us for some of my childhood. I was never allowed to mention this part of her life but definitely wish I had asked her for some information! She returned to China after the war and later went to Ghana, again with the Methodist church as a teacher.
I have some of her photos from 1920s and from after the war. I will look to see if any may be related to Hong Kong.
Can anyone advise me how to confirm she was at Stanley Camp? That is where her relatives believed her to be. How could I investigate the 'nurse' aspect? Any other suggestions of where I might search for her?
Has anyone had access to the various missionary's reports which I presume some will have completed on their return?
Many thanks for any suggestions. Helen