Francis Harold WOODS (aka Timber) [1902-1977]
Notes from Rob Woods:
My grandfather was in the Hong Kong Police before being interned at Stanley Camp with my Grandmother, my Dad and his two brothers when the Japanese invaded Hong Kong.
His name is Harold Woods and I believe his nickname was "Timber" Woods.
He played the clarinet and was in the Hong Kong Police Orchestra or Band and their performances were played on the radio i believe.
Notes from 1314:
As Francis Harold WOODS, born 30.12.1902, Served in the Band of the Brigade of Guards and enlisted in the HKP as P.C A.59 on the 26.7.1928. Advanced to Lance Sergeant on 2.3.1929.
Interned with family in Stanley, referred to in Wright-Nooth at Page 200, notes him as a clarinetist, banished to the Stanley Camp Mortuary to practice. Following post internment leave he returned to Hong Kong on the 28.1.1947 per SS Ranchi. Awarded CPLSM 28.7.1946 as Sub Inspector, and first clasp thereto on the 26.7.1953.
Returned to UK on retirement on 10.2.1954 per SS Corfu with wife and sons J.T and J.H., address given as Sidcup, Kent.