I am researching my grandmother's side of the family, the Kwan Yuen Cheong, family of 15. I would like to know where the couple resided and also where the second generation (each) lived. My great-grandmother was raised by Daniel and Mary Ayow Caldwell and educated by Lady Ball (Dyer Ball's second wife). A lot has been written about her and her dentist husband, who worked for the LMS print shop before apprenticing under an "American missionary dentist" (Rudi Butt's blog says that would be Varnum David Collins but I cannot find his sources nor reach the author). <Read more ...>
John Prettejohn Pte 2681 Wounded 19 Dec 1941 at Wong Nei Chong Gap. Interned as POW at Shampshuipo, transported on Toyama Maru 1943 to Nagoya #2 Branch Camp (Narumi) working in locomotive factory. Repatriated to HK after war. DBS Senior Prefect 1934-35. Reporter for SCMP to 1973. <Read more ...>
-My name is Michael Souza and Henry Souza was my father.
-He joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corp in 1938 and when war began, he was a member of the Field Ambulance Section of the Volunteers. He became a POW when Hong Kong surrendered.
-He spent his time as a POW in the Shumshuipo POW camp and in April 1944, he was shipped to Japan and was incarcerated in Sendai Camp #2. He laboured at the Iwaki Coal Mine in Yoshima until the end of the war. <Read more ...>