Anthonij BOSJE (aka Antony) [1902-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Anthonij BOSJE (aka Antony) [1902-????]

Names
Given: 
Anthonij
Family: 
Bosje
Alias / nickname: 
Antony
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1902-08-13
Birthplace (town, state): 
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Birthplace (country): 

[Update 2020: Antony Bosje's grand-daughter has been in touch in the comments below and says that the man in the photo below isn't Antony, and that Antony never worked in Hong Kong. So the original owner of the album, and the identity of the man in the photo, are mysteries.]

He was the original owner of a small photo album I bought a few years ago. The seller included this note:

Unique private photo album of Dutchman Antony Bosje, who joined the Royal Netherlands Harbour Company at age 21 in 1923 and was sent to Macao and Hong Kong to work at projects in the ports of both cities.

This man appears in several of the photos in the album, so I guess this was Antony:

c.1925 Unknown Man

c.1925 Antony Bosje, by Admin

Connections: 

Photos that show this person

1925

Comments

Anthonij Bosje

Birth date: 13th August 1902

Place: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Gender: Male

Registration Date and Place: 15th August 1902, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Father's Name: Petrus Johannes Bosje

Father's Birth Year (estimated): 1860

Mother's Name: Antje Bonsink

Entry Number: 9756

Information from familysearch.org

 

The man in the two photographs is not my grandfather Antony Bosje. I cannot tell you who this man is but this is definitely not him. Furthermore, my grandfather never worked in Hong Kong, but he did so in Macao and later in Peking and Huludao for the Royal Dutch Harbour Works.

Thanks Janine, that's useful to know. I've updated the details above.

That makes two new mysteries - who was the man in the photo, and who owned the photo album originally?

Regards, David