Thomas Ross HUNTER [1905-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Thomas Ross HUNTER [1905-????]

Names
Given: 
Thomas Ross
Family: 
Hunter
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1905-01-05

Comments

Thomas Ross Hunter.  

Prior to joining the Hong Kong Police in 1928 (?), he had served for at least six years in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, possibly as a Drummer in the Pipes & Drums. 

Born 1905 (Edinburgh)

Died 1975 (Edinburgh)

A ship manfest for 1938 reveals travel by him and his wife, but the name/date/place of marriage/wife is not recorded.

The 31st Mar 1932 edition of the Edinburgh Evening News contains a photo of him (in uniform of a Drummer in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) and mentions him being a Sergeant in the HKP and having been awarded the Police Medal the previous year for 'conspicuous service' in 'the riot', as well as a life saving medal by the Governor of Hong Kong.  He apparently served in the Water Police.  

Thomas Ross HUNTER    Born 31.1.1905           Enlisted  16.10.1929  L/Sgt A 197.     Promoted Sgt on 14.3.1938  Interned Married      Repat on Highland Monarch 2.10.1945    

Sub Insp 5.2.1946    CPLSM 16.10.1947 as Inspector.