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8 Feb 1942, Chronology of Events Related to Stanley Civilian Internment Camp

Date(s) of events described: 
Sun, 8 Feb 1942

A 'rainy, drizzly Sunday'. 18 American nationals among the Maryknoll sisters are moved by bus to Stanley (a lorry takes their luggage). The American Block is full, so their Chairman ((presumably Bill Hunt)) arranges for them to temporarily occupy two nearby rooms in the British section. They will stay there for about two weeks.

 

The bakers in the Exchange Building - Thomas Edgar, Patrick Sheridan, James Hammond and Serge Peacock - are moved from the Exchange Building to the French Hospital, where the volunteer drivers (Owen Evans, Charles Winter and Dr. Robert Henry) are also interned.

 

Jan Marsman hides his diamond ring in a secret place only he knows. He's preparing to escape, and one day he'll return and reclaim it.

Source:

Maryknoll: Cindy Yik-yi Chu, The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 2004, 53-54

Bakers: article by T. Edgar in The British Baker, September 13, 1946

Marsman: Jan Marsman, I Escaped From Hong Kong, 1942, 191