Alfred WHITTAKER [c.1873-c.1953] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Alfred WHITTAKER [c.1873-c.1953]

c.1873-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
c.1953-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Alfred Whittaker served in the Boxer Rebellion with the 1st Chinese Regiment and on the later disbandment of that Unit became one of three Inspectors in the Wei Hei Wei Police Force.He served with them until the rendition of WHW in c 1930.

I lose track of him until he appears,with his wife,as Interned in Stanley,being descrbed as a " Caretaker" .He died in HK in c 1953.

Gratefull for any information on him,particularly in the period 1931 - 1941.


There is an Alfred Whittaker with death date 2 September 1950 aged 78  buried Hong Kong Cemetery Happy Valley. The headstone is hard to read

Carl Smith Card 152369  seems to confirm death in 1950

Will of Alfred Whittaker caretaker British Internee Stanley Camp left all to

Esther Martha Whittaker. Witnesses F J Clarke and W Fraser 22 April1943

Affadavits Frederick James Clarke Hong Kong Police 21 October 1950 and Henry Wright  Fraser 10 January 1951 Hong Kong Police

Marriage St Bartholemew's Church Camberwell  29 March 1902 Alfred Whittaker age 29 soldier and Esther Martha Drewett 22 (born 23 December 1879 - died 1970 Croydon)

Passenger List October 1933 London to Hong Kong

Alfred Whittaker 60 supervisor and Esther Whittaker 54 travelled together

Possible links

UK India Campaign Medals

Entitled to medals list  A Whittaker 1st Dorset Regiment Nowshera

The Dorsetshire Regiment.  The newly formed Regiment went on to serve in India on the North West Frontier fighting during the Tirah Expedition (1897-1898) in order to regain control of the Khyber pass from the Afridi tribe.  The Regiment also served during the Second Boer war (1899-1902) fighting at the Relief of Ladysmith and during two World Wars.


                   Many thanks,most gratefull,puts more meat on the bones.