My grandfather, Mohamed Ahsan, came to Hong Kong in approx 1920, aged 14. He studied at Ellis Kadoorie School for 2 years, and then went onto Queen’s College. Once he graduated he obtained a job as a Clerk at the General Post Office. His brother Mohamed Yousif joined him at the GPO shortly after. I have been told that one of his duties was to intercept mail that was coming from Japan, things like pro-Japanese propaganda, gold, money etc. This was apparently intended for the people that the Japanese had ‘planted’ in Hong Kong before hostilities began. <Read more ...>
Lindsay Ride: "V V Illin, late of the Hongkong Police, was serving under my command in the BAAG in China during the war, and was killed in an airoplane accident in Kunming in December 1944 whilst takiing off on a secret operation. His body was identified by one of my officers and he was buried in Kunming, butr since the war his body has been brought to Hongkong for re-interment".