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George William MAY [1878-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
May
Given: 
George William
Birth
Date: 
1878-11-08
Birthplace (town, state): 
Blean, Kent

George William May, husband of Mabel, father of Arthur, arrived in Hong Kong in 1910/11  with the Royal Engineers. Before the end of the decade he had left to join the Waterworks Office within the Public Works Department (Ronald Taylor, The Arthur May Story, pp. 4-5). Like his wife he was involved with the Theosophical Movement, on one occasion giving a public lecture on 'Spiritualism and Theosophy'.

Birthplace (country): 

Vyvyan Henry Copley MOYLE [1872-1958]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Moyle
Given: 
Vyvyan Henry Copley
Birth
Date: 
1872-04-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
Eston, Yorkshire North Riding, England
Death
Date: 
1958-03-10

Chaplain of St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong 1912-1928

 

"Back Here After 18 Years

 

In Hong Kong again after an absence of 18 years is the Rev. H. Copley Moyle, who is taking over temporarily the duties of the Very Rev. A.P. Rose, Dean of the Cathedral.

The Rev. H. Copley Moyle, who is 73, was Chaplain of St. John's Cathedral from 1912 to 1928, when he was succeeded by Dean Swann.

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Robert Stewart (Stuart) STEVENSON [c.1910-1946]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stevenson
Given: 
Robert Stewart (Stuart)
Birth
Date: 
c.1910-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow, Scotland
Death
Date: 
1946-03-23

"DEATH

STEVENSON - On March 23, 1946, Robert Stewart Stevenson, of Taikoo Dock, aged 35 years. The funeral will take place today, Sunday, at the Protestant Cemetery and the cortege will pass the Monument at 4 p.m."

Birthplace (country): 

Thomas Richmond ROWELL [1896-1974]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Rowell
Given: 
Thomas Richmond
Birth
Date: 
1896-12-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Death
Date: 
1974-06-29

Director of Education

The Secretary of State for the Colonies has announced that he proposes to appoint Col. T.R. Rowell as Director of Education in Hong Kong.

Col. Rowell joined the Education Department in April, 1923 and taught at the Central British School, King's College and the Ellis Kadoorie Indian School.

In 1936, he was acting Inspcetor of School and from 1924 he lectured at the Evening Institute in science and teacher training. He also lectured in geography at Hong Kong University.

Birthplace (country): 

Cecil BOON [1896-1986]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Boon
Given: 
Cecil
Birth
Date: 
1896-11-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Brighton, Sussex, England
Death
Date: 
1986-10-27

Major Cecil Boon of the Royal Army Service Corps, an army dancing champion before WWII, was named the Chief Administrator Officer by the occupying Japanese Imperial Army with the responsibility of the overall administration of the Sham Shui Po POW Camp. He was hated by the bulk of his fellow POWs who called him "Cissy" and "Queen of all stooges". They saw him as a mouthpiece for the Japanese military. Major Boon had his own network of cronies who informed him of the camp's gossips which he then relayed to his Japanese superiors.

Birthplace (country): 

James Eyles (Iles) KEATING [1839-1884]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Keating
Given: 
James Eyles (Iles)
Birth
Date: 
1839-08-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Wellers Buildling, Woolwich, Kent, England
Death
Date: 
1884-08-29

"MEMBERS of the Masonic fraternity will regret to hear that the death of Mr James Keating, who left here for the Australian Colonies about twelve months since, has been officially confirmed. When Mr Keating landed at Sydney on the 23rd August last he was suffering from fever, and went at once to the Sydney Hospital, where he died on the 29th Aug."

Birthplace (country): 

Charles Robert PHESSE [1857-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Phesse
Given: 
Charles Robert
Birth
Date: 
1857-10-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Death
Date: 
1885-07-12
Cause of death: 
Cholera
Birthplace (country): 

James MacKenzie CAMPBELL [1856-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Campbell
Given: 
James MacKenzie
Birth
Date: 
1856-08-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Petty, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
Death
Date: 
1885-06-30
Cause of death: 
Sunstroke
Birthplace (country): 
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Thomas Henry STEED [1918-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
STEED
Given: 
Thomas Henry
Birth
Date: 
1918-05-19
Birthplace (town, state): 
Coventry
Death
Date: 
1942-10-02
Cause of death: 
Thigh laceration on Lisbon Maru

My wife's great uncle. Served HMS Tamar captured by Japanese invading forces 25 Dec 1941. Died on ss Lisbon Maru 02 Oct 1942

We would like to fill in the gap between capture and his death  eg - which camp was he held in, are there any documentary references to Thomas, mention in memoires etc

Birthplace (country): 

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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