Andrew SALMON (aka Jack) [1919-2000]
Andrew Salmon first came to Hong Kong in 1937 as a junior member (trumpeter) of the Royal Artillery. He fought the Japanese and was taken prisoner at Stanley in December 1941. He was in Shamshuipo camp and then was sent to Japan on the ill-fated ‘Lisbon Maru’. He survived the ship's sinking by an American submarine (USS Grouper) and was recued by Chinese fishermen from the Chusan Islands. He was subsequently recaptured, shipped to Japan and was in Osaka POW camp until the end of WWII. He was repatriated to the UK via USA/Canada. He was then assigned to a job in Sydney to help with ‘displaced personnel’ and subsequently decided to join HK Government in 1949 – HM Prisons Dept – where he stayed until retirement as Senior Superintendent in 1974. His HK postings were varied – Victoria, Stanley, Tai Lam, Chi Ma Wan, & Tong Fuk/Ma Po Ping. He was a senior member of the HK lodge of the RAOB ("Buffs").