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The Diary of Mrs Grace Smith - the blind lady of Stanley Internment Camp

Submitted by jjohnantonsmith on Mon, 09/06/2021 - 02:05

This is part of the story of Mrs Grace Smith (John Anton-Smith's grandmother), a blind lady who was brought from the UK to Hong Kong to be looked after by her son, Raymond. He employed a lady known only as Chan, who became a devoted companion, to drive her around and otherwise see to her needs. John inherited this battered little diary, measuring only 6cm x 8cm, in which Grace, with the help of an unknown scribe, recounted various events during her time in Stanley Internment Camp.

L? CHAN [c.1912- ]

Submitted by dby on Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:50

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The Story of Chan

Chan was the beloved companion of Mrs Grace Smith, who was blind. Grace was the mother of Raymond Smith who employed Chan to look after her from 1930 until December 1941. She volunteered to accompany Mrs Smith when she was interned in Stanley Camp so that she could continue to look after her. Chan vanished during the war and was never seen again in spite of many attempts to find her after the war.