James Mackenzie Jack inherited the engineering company W.C. Jack & Co. Ltd. from his father, William Jack, on his death in 1919. He was serving in Salonika with his brother at the time of his father's death. I don't know his brother's name, or if he returned safely to Hong Kong. When my uncle, Leslie Warren, had to wind up C.E. Warren & Co. in May, 1941, James Jack asked him to take over the Jacks branch in Penang while the then MD took six months leave. Jack became a POW and was in the fifth transportation to Japan, where he died in a POW camp on 15 September 1944. <Read more ...>
Mrs Lily Lafleur was married with Franciscus Hubertus Joseph Alphonsus Lafleur; they had a son (Ah Tong) and daughter (Ah Kan, also known as Mary). Thanks to gwulo member annpake, more information about Lily Lafleur was found. In December 1951 she sailed from Hong Kong to London.
She passed away in 1982 and was burried at St Raphaels Cemetery Cheung Sha.
Via LinkedIn I found the granddaughter and son of Franciscus' brother in the Netherlands. Lily had visited her family in law a few years after WWII. A photo of the visit survived! <Read more ...>
"MR. TONG LAI CHUEN, J.P., who occupies the post of compradore to the Holland-China Trading Company, is a native of the Hungshan district of China. His father, a well-known merchant both in that district and in the neighbouring Portuguese Colony of Macao, was for many years connected with the Yun Loong tea hong of the latter place. Mr. Tong Lai Chuen has resided in Hongkong for upwards of thirty-three years, and during that time has been actively connected with several companies. <Read more ...>
Soong Ching-ling spent the years after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war in 1937 in Chongqing and Hong Kong.
As the widow of Dr Sun Zhongshan (Yat-sen), generally seen as the founder of the Chinese Republic (1911) she was a very important figure in Hong Kong life - her China Defence League, for example, could draw the Governor and other important officials to its events. <Read more ...>
Rosalina Marques d'Oliveira was in Hong Kong at the time of the Japanese attack in December 1941.
She accepted the offer of sanctuary to all Portuguese people made by the Macau Government and on March 10, 1942 was living at 5a, Rua de Penha, a property previously recorded as belonging to a Roman Catholic mission. She was unmarried at that time.