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Sheridan's Escape - His Own Account

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Fri, 1941-12-26 to Sun, 1942-06-07

Staff-Sergeant Patrick John Sheridan was a Royal Army Service Corps baker who, alongside the rest of the garrison, was taken prisoner when Hong Kong surrendered on December 25, 1941. An unlikely set of circumstances presented him with the chance to escape, a chance he seized with courage and determination. He left Hong Kong on June 4, 1942 arriving in Free China on June 7th. He was awarded the Military Medal for this exploit:

http://www.hut-six.co.uk/WW2data/WO373-62-U.html

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Charles Mycock's report of his wartime experiences

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Tue, 1941-12-09 to Wed, 1942-01-21

Lee Hunter, Charles Mycock's granddaughter, has very kindly sent this copy of the report Mycock gave in New Zealand. She notes "This report is dated 15th. November 1945 and was taken from my grandfather by Detective Hedwig of the New Zealand Police. I have copied it verbatim."


Charles Mycock states:-

I am at present a patient in the Hutt Public Hospital and my future address will be c/o 4 Sandrock Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

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Sheridan's diary of the hostilities

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Sat, 1941-12-06 to Fri, 1941-12-26

Staff-Sergeant Patrick John Sheridan was a Royal Army Service Corps Master Baker who was stationed in Hong Kong from 1937 (with a break when he volunteered for a period in Shanghai). He served during the December hostilities but was not sent to Shamshuipo after the surrender; instead he was allowed to carry on baking for the hospitals.

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Ella Buuck's wartime diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1942-06-29 to Sat, 1942-08-29

The following exerpts of Ella Buuck's diary were kindly provided by Laura Darnell (nee Zeigler).

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Rev. Buuck's autobiographical notes

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1942-06-01 to Wed, 1942-08-26

The following exerpts of Rev. Buuck's autobiographical booklet were kindly provided by Laura Darnell (nee Zeigler).

I (David) have split it up into days according to how events match dates in his wife Ella's diary.

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John Charter's wartime diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1942-01-01 to Mon, 1945-12-31

John Charter kept an extensive diary throughout his internment in Stanley Camp.

The diary is now in the possession of John's son, Anthony, and has recently been transcribed by Bill Lake. Anthony and Bill are working to publish the diary as a book.

[UPDATE: The diary plus additional information has been published as "The First Shall Be Last", and is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/First-Shall-Be-Last-Journal/dp/1786233967]

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Barbara Anslow's diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Fri, 1940-06-28 to Sun, 1945-10-28

This is Barbara's diary of life in Hong Kong in the wartime period. She has also added later comments, ((shown in italics & double brackets, like this)). 

Here is Barbara's introduction:


First, details of the Redwood family in 1941:

In November 1941, Mum was 46, my sister Olive 25, Mabel 18 and I almost 23. 

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R. E. Jones Wartime diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1941-11-20 to Sat, 1945-10-27

Notes from Alison McEwan:

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