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William Joseph WEBBER (aka Billy ) [1887-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Webber
Given: 
William Joseph
Alias / nickname: 
Billy
Birth
Date: 
1887-12-23
Birthplace (town, state): 
Devonport, Devonshire, England
Death
Date: 
1969-04-01

Ship's Draughtsman

Was staff for CCDO, Hong Kong in 1940. Please see discussion here

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Herbert CANTON [1856-1903]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Canton
Given: 
Herbert
Birth
Date: 
1856-09-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Bloomsbury, Camden, London, Middlesex, England
Death
Date: 
1903-02-21
Cause of death: 
Disease of spinal cord

Staff-surgeon H.M.S. Tamar, Hong Kong 

 

“DEATH OF DR. CANTON

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Amy Lilian STANFORD [c.1884-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Stanford
Given: 
Amy Lilian
Birth
Date: 
c.1884-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Beckenham, Kent

"Marriages.

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Albert DENISON [1860-1939]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Denison
Given: 
Albert
Birth
Date: 
1860-01-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Leeds, Yorkshire
Death
Date: 
1939-11-09

Albert Denison was a civil engineer with Danby & Leigh and then Denison, Ram & Gibbs. He rowed and sailed and was an amateur yacht designer. In 1890 he was a founding member of the Hongkong Corinthian Sailing Club, which in 1894 was renamed Royal Hongkong Yacht Club (RHKYC). He was Commodore of RHKYC from 1909 to 1910 and again from 1911 to 1913. 

 

Birthplace (country): 

Henry Edward POLLOCK [1864-1953]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pollock
Given: 
Henry Edward
Birth
Date: 
1864-12-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
1953-02-02

Sir Henry Edward Pollock, QC, JP (普樂) was an English barrister who became a prominent politician in Hong Kong. From 1917 to 1941 he was the Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council and from 1926 to 1941 was the Senior Unofficial Member of the Executive Council. 

He was Commodore of the Royal Hongkong Yacht Club from 1905 to 1906 and again from 1908 to 1909.

 

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George Thomas Henry BOYES [1842-1910]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Boyes
Given: 
George Thomas Henry
Birth
Date: 
c.1842-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Leamington, Warwickshire
Death
Date: 
1910-03-16

Sir George Thomas Henry Boyes had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, during which he was Commodore and Naval Officer-in-Charge at Hongkong. He served as Commodore of the Royal Hong Kong Yact Club from 1895  to 1896.

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John Hope WYNNE EYTON [1852-1911]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wynne Eyton
Given: 
John Hope
Birth
Date: 
1852-04-19
Birthplace (town, state): 
Mold, Flintshire, Wales
Death
Date: 
1911-06-01

Major John Hope Wynne Eyton

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Lawrence Hugh MCCABE [1916-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
McCabe
Given: 
Lawrence Hugh
Birth
Date: 
1916-07-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Finchley
Death
Date: 
1941-12-25
Cause of death: 
Killed fighting in WW2
Other
Other reference: 
St Stephen's Chapel

Lawrence Hugh McCabe was born on 14th July 1916 in Finchley, Middlesex, the son of Edward John, a master tailer, and Hilda Nixon McCabe. He was educated at Pennell House in Eastbourne College in 1930. 

 

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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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