Mr Orloff's life was summarised in newspapers after he was found dead with wrist injuries at home in Flat 516, the United Apartments, Great George Street, Causeway Bay (now Island Beverley Centre): <Read more ...>
Born in Siberia Russia around 1910 . Escaped due to revolution via Harbin Shanghai then Hong Kong. Prisoner of war at Sham Shui PO prison camp for over 3 years? I have a book of sketches by Lieut A.V. Skvorzov of life in the prison camp . I believe there is one in the museum in Hong Kong.
He was an engineer in the PWD in Hong Kong when he was head of works at Sham Shui Po in 1955 when the Li Cheng Uk tomb was discovered. His subsequent actions saved the tomb. <Read more ...>
Peter M. Piankoff was born in Irkutsk, Siberia which he left with his wife Evodika Filipoona in 1907 to run a bakery in Harbin. After a brief spell in Vladivostok in 1914-1915 the couple returned to Harbin and left Russia for good. (See https://gwulo.com/node/45369) He seems to have come to Hong Kong in or around 1924. <Read more ...>
Boris Milenko was born in central Russia during the Russian Revolution - the civil war which followed resulted in the Milenko family, along with many other White Russians who opposed the Red Russian communists, relocating to Harbin, Manchuria in 1920. Boris' father (Yuri Lukich Milenko) was a lawyer in St Petersburg prior to the Revolution, and continued to practice as a solicitor in Harbin from 1920 until the late 1940s. <Read more ...>
does anyone have any information/knowledge about Alexander (Alex) Kriloff who, I believe, was involved with BAAG? He was also known as Alex Kennedy. He was my uncle - brother-in- law of Vitaly (Vic) Veriga. <Read more ...>
Georges Joseph Hofer was living in Shanghai with Swiss nationality at the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in the summer of 1937. Later that year he was evacuated with his wife and a number of fellow nationals to Hong Kong, where he claims to have worked as a masseur. 'Claims' is the operative word: Hofer was an elaborate and skilled fantasist (who might have been born eight years later than the 'official' date given). <Read more ...>