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Everything tagged "Russia"

Eugene Max JOFFE (aka Gene) [1908-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Joffe
Given: 
Eugene Max
Alias / nickname: 
Gene
Birth
Date: 
1908-07-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Moscow
Death
Date: 
2000-10-06

Note from Philip:

Eugene Max Joffe was in HKVDC serving with Hughes Group. He was an electrical engineer with CLP.

Note from Libby, Mr Joffe's daughter:

My father Gene Joffe died in London on 6/10/2000 aged 92.

He is listed in the 1941 Juror's list:

Birthplace (country): 
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Sergey Evan / Evans LAVROV [1902-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Lavrov
Given: 
Sergey Evan / Evans
Birth
Date: 
1902-09-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
St Petersburg
Death
Date: 
1972-07-03

He is listed in the 1941 Jurors List:

c   Lavrov, Sergey Evans Engineer, Marsman Hong Kong China, Ld. 3 Belfran Road, 2nd floor, Kowloon.

He escaped from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong with Jan Marsman in early 1942. 

Birthplace (country): 

David Vladimirovich BRASILEVSKY [c.1887-1946]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Brasilevsky
Given: 
David Vladimirovich
Birth
Date: 
c.1887-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1946-03-03

He is buried in the Jewish Cemetery. The Jewish Historical Society have more information about him: https://jhshk.org/community/the-jewish-cemetery/burial-list/brasilevsky-david/

Birthplace (country): 

Elizabeth Anatole TAYLOR (née BORISOFF) [1918-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Taylor
Given: 
Elizabeth Anatole
Maiden: 
Borisoff
Birth
Date: 
1918-09-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Siberia
Death
Date: 
c.1994-07-31 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Victor ORLOFF [c.1912-1959]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Orloff
Given: 
Victor
Birth
Date: 
c.1912-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1959-07-10
Cause of death: 
Suicide?
Other
Other reference: 
http://pio-ulski.com/russians-in-hong-kong/

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): 

Birthplace (country): 

Monia TALAN (aka Tai) [1913-1999]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Talan
Given: 
Monia
Alias / nickname: 
Tai
Birth
Date: 
1913-05-28
Death
Date: 
1999-06-27
Birthplace (country): 

Michael Constantin YATSKIN [1907-1965]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Yatskin
Given: 
Michael Constantin
Birth
Date: 
1907-07-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Omsk, West Siberia
Death
Date: 
c.1965-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Michael Yatskin

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.

Birthplace (country): 
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Natalie Konstantinova DAVIS (née TYRTOFF) [1907-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Davis
Given: 
Natalie Konstantinova
Maiden: 
Tyrtoff
Birth
Date: 
c.1907-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1994-03-03
Birthplace (country): 

Peter Michalovich PIANKOFF [????-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Piankoff
Given: 
Peter Michalovich
Death
Date: 
c.1944-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

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.

Birthplace (country): 

Solomon BARD (aka Solly) [1916-2014]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bard
Given: 
Solomon
Alias / nickname: 
Solly
Birth
Date: 
c.1916-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Siberia
Death
Date: 
2014-11-08
Birthplace (country): 
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