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John Roskruge WOOD (aka Pa ) [1877-1953]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wood
Given: 
John Roskruge
Alias / nickname: 
Pa
Birth
Date: 
1877-11-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Islington
Death
Date: 
1953-09-24
Cause of death: 
Right Hypernephroma

Wood was the son of an nonconformist minister, and his brothers were Herbert George Wood (theologian and academic) and Robert Stanford Wood (educator). He was educated at City of London School and later Jesus College, Cambridge. After graduated from university, he came to Hong Kong as a government cadet in 1899. He had hold a number of posts below:

1899: Cadet

1900: Registrar of the Land Court

1902: NT Police Magistrate

http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkgro/view/g1902/467083.pdf

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Robert George LIVEING [1905-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Liveing
Given: 
Robert George
Birth
Date: 
c.1905-03-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Woolwich
Death
Date: 
c.1968-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
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Gaisford, Liveing, Bry
Birthplace (country): 

Frank Gordon MAUNDER [1905-1993]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Maunder
Given: 
Frank Gordon
Birth
Date: 
1905-01-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
1993-02-27
Birthplace (country): 

Jack EDWARDS [1918-2006]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Edwards
Given: 
Jack
Birth
Date: 
1918-05-24
Birthplace (town, state): 
cardiff
Death
Date: 
2006-08-13

POW in Singapore. Subsequently sent to Kinkaseki POW Camp in Formosa (Taiwan). Worked tirelessly in defending the rights of Hong Kong war veterans.

Birthplace (country): 

Gill SHADDICK (née STEVENSON) [1947- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Shaddick
Given: 
Gill
Maiden: 
Stevenson
Birth
Date: 
1947-05-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Birthplace (country): 

Charles McIlvaine MESSER [1874-1938]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Messer
Given: 
Charles McIlvaine
Birth
Date: 
1874-10-11
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
1938-07-26

Charles Messer was educated at Merchant Taylors’ school and later, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. He was appointed as a cadet in 1897. He was the captain superintendent of the police force from 1913 to 1918 and was promoted to the financial secretary from 1918 until 1931. 

He served in the LegCo: https://app.legco.gov.hk/member_front/english/library/member_detail.aspx...

Birthplace (country): 

Andrew SALMON (aka Jack) [1919-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
SALMON
Given: 
Andrew
Alias / nickname: 
Jack
Birth
Date: 
1919-07-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
2000-10-09

Andrew Salmon first came to Hong Kong in 1937 as a junior member (trumpeter) of the Royal Artillery. He fought the Japanese and was taken prisoner at Stanley in December 1941. He was in Shamshuipo camp and then was sent to Japan on the ill-fated ‘Lisbon Maru’.

Birthplace (country): 

James Henry HAWKETT [1904-1999]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hawkett
Given: 
James Henry
Birth
Date: 
1904-01-02
Death
Date: 
1999-03-14
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James Henry Hawkett
Birthplace (country): 

Cecil Henry DALTON (aka Jim) [1903-1966]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dalton
Given: 
Cecil Henry
Alias / nickname: 
Jim
Birth
Date: 
1903-10-31
Birthplace (town, state): 
Islington, London
Death
Date: 
1966-07-04
Cause of death: 
coronary occlusion

I am looking for info about my father, Cecil Henry Dalton, a former major with the Royal Army Service Corps, who was demobbed in 1953. It was only through a chance discovery on the internet, two years ago, that I discovered that he had died in 1966 in Hong Kong, where he is buried in Happy Valley cemetery. He had been stationed in Hong Kong for the last years of his military service but returned there after being demobbed, to live as a civilian. I sent for his death certificate which led to new discoveries thanks to the archives of the South China Morning Post.

Birthplace (country): 

Brian FINCH (aka BRIAN) [1941- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Finch
Given: 
Brian
Alias / nickname: 
BRIAN
Birth
Date: 
1941-01-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Crewe, Cheshire

Maj (Ret'd Brian Finch MCIL served in The Middlesex Regiment with one of the survivors of the Lisbon Maru Incident.  He later learned Chinese and during his time in Hong Kong had close links with The Lisbn Maru Association of Hong Kong.  He translated their account of the incident seen through the eyes of the Chinese fishermen who rescued hundreds of British prisoners of war under fire from Japanese soldiers on 2 October 1942. The translation was published in November 2017 by Proverse Hong Kong.    

Birthplace (country): 

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