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Jack CHURCHILL (aka Fighting Jack / Mad Jack) [1906-1996]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Churchill
Given: 
Jack
Alias / nickname: 
Fighting Jack / Mad Jack
Birth
Date: 
1906-09-13
Death
Date: 
1996-03-08
Cause of death: 
Natural Causes

A famous British Soldier from WWII. He lived in Hong Kong for 7 years with his family while his father was (apparently) director of public works. http://gwulo.com/node/35565

Born in Ceylon, Jack Churchill is the last person credited with a Longbow kill in combat and had a number of military and civilian adventures across Eurasia. Read Wiki here:

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill#Retirement_.281959.E2.80.93...

Birthplace (country): 

Sidney Gerald KIRKBY-GOMES [1867-1943]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kirkby-Gomes
Given: 
Sidney Gerald
Birth
Date: 
c.1867-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Colombo
Death
Date: 
1943-11-22
Birthplace (country): 

Alfred Gascoyne WISE [1854-1923]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wise
Given: 
Alfred Gascoyne
Birth
Date: 
1854-08-15
Birthplace (town, state): 
Colombo
Death
Date: 
1923-06-25

I'm looking for photos / sketches / portraits of him for the CPS project's history book.

Birthplace (country): 

John Coleman CHARTER [1912-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Charter
Given: 
John Coleman
Birth
Date: 
1912-07-22
Birthplace (town, state): 
Colombo
Birthplace (country): 

Hugh Blackwell Layard DOWBIGGIN [1884-1966]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dowbiggin
Given: 
Hugh Blackwell Layard
Birth
Date: 
1884-05-22
Death
Date: 
c.1966-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 
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