I am helping with my husband's family tree and have found that his great-grandfather, William Barker, arrived in Hong Kong in 1904. He was originally from London and was a banker with the family Bank - Barker's Bank in Mark Lane, which folded in the crash in the 1892 . The family went to Australia and later William and one daughter, Winifred, settled in Hong Kong. I found a burial notice for St James Cathedral where William Barker's funeral was on 28 August, 1924 and he was 75 years old. I assume this is our William. My question is how do I go about finding arrival records, where William lived and where he worked? I have a feeling it may have been in the electrical industry.
The coincidence is that some 20 years later, in 1947, my father arrived in Hong Kong and was an electrical engineer with British General Electric Company. The company was responsible for the electrical component of the rebuilding of Kai Tak following the war. We lived there for almost 20 years.
Any help anyone can offer regarding William Barker would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Alison