Louis DE ROME [1887-1974] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Louis DE ROME [1887-1974]

de Rome
Birthplace (town, state): 
Bradford, Yorkshire
Birthplace (country): 
c.1974-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Entry in the 1941 Juror's List:

c   Rome, Louis de Engineer, H.K. Electric Co., Ld. 205 King's Road, Flat 7.


Louis de Rome (sometimes Derome)
b. Bradford, Yorkshire [Q1 1888 Bradford Vol9b p76]
d. 1974 Leeds, Yorkshire [Q1 1974 Leeds Vol2c p809 86y which gives birth date of 14 Dec 1887
Parents: Richard, a school master and Teresa
In 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses he is living with his parents and brothers in Bradford. His brothers were Frank bc1887, Paul bc1890 and Earnest bc1892. In 1911 he is listed as an electrician.
The 1949 Electoral register gives his address as Authorpe Drive, Leeds and he is living with a Doris De Rome.

The Ancestry shipping lists show him on the following journeys:
- Jul 1921 Ascanius from Liverpool to Hong Kong:
33 electrical engineer, 34 Alcester St Redditch

- Aug 1926 Atsuta Maru from Hong Kong to London:
38? (very feint) electrical engineer, 81 Castleford Rd Birmingham with
Mrs L 27, Mster R 3, Mstr C 2

- Apr 1931 Antenor from Hong Kong to London:
43 electrical engineer, Castleford Rd Sparkhill, Birmingham with
Mrs 32, Mstr RA 7, Mstr CP 6

- Oct 1931 Antenor from Liverpool to Hong Kong
43 electrical engineer, Castleford Rd Sparkhill, Birmingham with
Mrs Doris 32, Mstr Roy Anthony 8, Mstr Colin Paul 7

- May 1940 Duchess of York from St John NB to Liverpool
52 engineer, 22 Goodwin Road, Ramsgate with Doris, 41

- Nov 1945 Highland Monarch from Hong Kong to Southampton
57 electrical engineer, c/o Barclays Bank, Vicar Lane Leeds

All show 'previous residence' as China or Foreign Country and 'intended future residence' Hong Kong or Foreign Countries

Could not find a marriage for Louis and Doris

Cheers, Jay

Thanks Jay, I've added in your extra details.