George William GEGG [c.1876-1920] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

George William GEGG [c.1876-1920]

George William
c.1876-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 
Cause of death: 
blood poisoning

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The following appeared on page 3 of Hong Kong Daily Press, 1920-06-09:



It must have been a rude shock that his many friends learnt of the death of Mr. G. W. Gegg, of Messrs. Hughes & Hough, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday. Mr. Gegg had up to Thursday last been seemingly in his usual health, but it appears that on Friday symptoms of blood-poisoning in his leg were evident, and he went to bed. It was, however, too late to stop the poison from spreading, and his death ensued.

Mr. Gegg identified himself in a marked manner with racing in the Colony, not only as a gentleman rider but also as an official at the annual race meetings of the Jockey Club and the monthly meetings of the Gymkhana Club. By his death, these two institutions lose a keen and hardworking enthusiast, and an ever ready helper.

A good judge of ponies and a capable rider —till internal troubles prevented him from taking the saddle as often as he would have liked in the past few months—he will be missed at future gymkhanas. As Secretary for a period of the Hongkong Dog and Poultry Show, Mr. Gegg worked with such untiring enthusiasm that he made a thorough success of the 1919 dog show.

Mr. Gegg came to Hongkong originally to join Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co. Afterwards he became manager of the Horse Repository at Causeway Bay, and joined Messrs. Hughes & Hough as an assistant in 1911 or thereabouts and a year or two ago was admitted into partnership.

He was an unassuming and good-natured man, alike in his business and in his private capacity. Mr. Gegg leaves a widow and one son, a lad of 17 or 18, who is at school in Winnipeg. To the bereaved mother and son the sympathy of all who knew Mr. Gegg will be extended.


The funeral, which took place yesterday evening, was largely attended. The cortege reached the Monument shortly after 5 p.m. Immediately behind the coffin walked the widow and Mr. Hidden (brother-in-law), while following them were Mr. T. F. Hough, Mr. F. C. Mason Hurley and a number of friends who included [...]

Mr Stanley Hidden was also given second mention in the list of mourners published in the SCMP for the 1923 funeral of my grandfather, Charles Warren. This makes sense if he lived at 15 Broadwood Road (next door to the Geggs) as recorded in the 1921 Jurors list. The Rate Books, however, give H.W. and Tomé Walker as the owners of "Brinkilly" or "Brinkelly", 15 Broadwood Road from 1916 to 1925 at least. But I've just seen that in the 1920 Jurors List his address is given as 14 Broadwood Road, so perhaps the 1921 address is a mistake. In any case, Stanley Hidden was clearly a near neighbour of the Warrens, who lived at no. 20. Given that his surname doesn't match Mrs. Gegg's maiden name, was he the husband of G.W. Gegg's sister?

Birth George William Gegg 1875 Fareham Hampshire

Carl Smith Card 1902 George William Gegg manager of Hong Kong dairy

Ancestry Public Tree shows a marriage of George william Gegg to Edith Carlotta Johnson-Lee  (Born 1882 Trinidad West Indies}

Marriage 27 September 1902 St Joseph's RC Church George William Gegg Protestant to Edith Carlotta Lee 

Baptism 11 October 1903 Richard Conrad Gegg                                                                     

Burial George William Gegg buried in the Colonial Cemetery 8 June 1920 aged 45 

Will Carl Smith Card George William Gegg left all to his wife   Edith Johnson Gegg

Marriage 3 October 1927 St Margaret's Church Happy Valley  E J Ainslie to Edith Carlotta Gegg widow