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MacPherson-Brooks Wedding 1943, Stanley Prison Camp, police

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 

The Wedding of Doris Brooks and Duncan MacPherson (Sgt in HK Police) in Stanley Internment Camp, Hong Kong, on 9th June 1943 during WWII.  The mother of Doris, Emily Brooks, and her brother, Roland (Ron) Brooks, were also interned in the camp. It was also the birthday of Ron Brooks.

Wartime wedding

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 

The wedding of Thomas Edgar and Evelina d'Oliveira, June 29, 1942.

Thomas Edgar was a baker, and not at that time interned in Stanley. Evelina was Portuguese, but voluntarily entered Stanley when Tom was interned in 1943.

The Japanese man in the photo is almost certainly Lieutenant Tanaka (not the Tanaka who was executed for war crimes), a man whose helpfulness to Allied prisoners was recorded by Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke.

The church I believe to be St. Joseph's.


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