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Lost in the Battle for Hong Kong

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1931-01-01 to Thu, 1959-12-31

A Memoir of Survival, Identity and Success

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W J Carrie's wartime diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1941-12-08 to Sat, 1945-09-22

After hearing Barbara Anslow speak to the Hong Kong Society last year, I contacted Barbara to see if she remembered my grandfather, William (Billie) J Carrie and to let her know that I have his own wartime diary that he started on 08/12/1941 when Hong Kong Island was first shelled by the Japanese. I am happy to say she instantly remembered him from their days in Stanley Internment Camp.

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Escape from Hong Kong by Ted Ross

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1941-12-08 to Sat, 1942-01-10

Maclean's Magazine June and July 1942. In three parts. Part one is here The other two are at the bottom of the page that is referenced.  

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Personal history of F.King Paget

Here is the statement my father wrote about his life in China and Hong Kong and other points in Asia. I think it was written sometime between 1945-1947.


Personal History of F. King Paget

Both my parents were born in the United States of America of American lineage. My father, Charles Souders Paget, at Bridgeton, N.J. on Oct. 17, 1874 and my mother, Henrietta Augusta Mead, at Corona, Long Island, N.Y. on Aug. 27, 1878.

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Colin McEwan Diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1941-12-08 to Sat, 1942-11-14

Colin McEwan Diary: 8.12.1941 – 20.1.1942

 

Brief notes: 1.7.1942 -14.11.1942 (sometimes illegible)

 

(Lawrence Tsui remarks in Red)

 

Pop’s Diary – last days inHK 1941

(Captain Colin McEwan was SOE & later BAAG Field Operations Group (FOGS) with Ronald Holmes, Maxwell Holroyd, Francis Lee, Vincent Yeung, Al Wong & Osler Thomas) 

 (There appear to be 10 pages missing from the original)

 

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Diary of George Gerrard in Stanley Internment Camp Hong Kong

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Fri, 1943-01-01 to Fri, 1945-08-31

The diary was transcribed from the original by Alison Gerrard.

George Gerrard - Concise biography.

George Gerrard was born in Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire) in 1894. He was the fifth child in a family of seven. His father was the Rev. George Gerrard and his mother Mrs Helen Gerrard. The family moved to Kirkwall in the Orkneys in 1896. In 1903 they moved to Greenock where George lived for the next eleven years, completing his education at Mearns Street School.

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Catherine Hellevik's Story

My Mother's relatives were her Polish Grandmother Banderzevska, a Widow with five daughters. After her husband's death, grandmother by law, was left without property and therefore her daughters had no dowries. They started to marry Russians, and were cursed by their Mother who was drinkin too much. The Catholic Church excommunicated them for 20 years because in Russia children have to be Orthodox Church.

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1946 In Hong Kong with the RAF

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Tue, 1946-01-01 to Tue, 1946-12-31

This extract from my Grandfather's memoirs covers his last posting with the RAF before being demobbed. 


Rangoon was as deadly as ever but I was bucked by the thought of the Hong Kong posting. I waltzed into Postings as usual and there was my favourite Flight Sergeant, at his desk with his mug of char at his elbow. "Ah, you're back," said he, "have a cup of char." I parked myself and accepted his offer whilst the formalities of the posting were outlined.

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P. O. W. and ESCAPE DIARY.

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1942-01-01 to Fri, 1942-01-09
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Pokfulam Dairy Farm

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1947-09-22 to Mon, 1953-02-02
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