Francis Oswald REED [1913-1941] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Francis Oswald REED [1913-1941]

Names
Given: 
Francis Oswald
Family: 
Reed
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1913-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
1941-12-18
Cause of death: 
Died in battle in Sai Wan

Francis Oswald was the sixth son of Amaro John and Maria Rita Reed, born in 1913.  He was an investment accountant at Hong Kong Land.  Francis married Vera de Carvalho In October, 1941 at St. Margaret's Church.  His eldest brother Edgar was his best man and his other brother Arthur's daughter Mary was the flower girl.  The bride's best man was Al Alvares and her sister Ina de Carvalho was bridesmaid. Tragically, Francis lost his life defending Hong Kong on 
December 18, 1941, at the age of 28.  He was the first of the four brothers to die in the war. He is buried at Stanley Military Cemetery next to his brother Stephen.

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Service No: 2798
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, 5 A.A. Bty.

Son of Amaro John and Maria Rita Reed ; husband of V. H. Reed, of Kowloon, Hong Kong. His brothers Arthur Augustus, Edgar Vincent and Stephen Arnold also fell.

Thanks for the information on Francis. I have photos of the graves of Francis and Stephen Reed who were buried at Stanley Military Cemetary.