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Walter Morris THOMSON (aka Tommy) [1905-1952]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Thomson
Given: 
Walter Morris
Alias / nickname: 
Tommy
Birth
Date: 
1905-03-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Turiff
Death
Date: 
1952-01-05

Thomson was educated in the University of Edinburgh. After graduated from university, he came to Hong Kong as a cadet.

During his tenure, he took up some important posts like the defence secretary (1950) and held up the post of deputy colonial secretary until his early death in 1952. He was buried in Hong Kong Cemetery.

One of his interesting trivia is, there was a youth hostel named after him in Yau Ma Tei.

Birthplace (country): 

James Haldane STEWART LOCKHART [1858-1937]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stewart Lockhart
Given: 
James Haldane
Birth
Date: 
1858-05-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ardsheal
Death
Date: 
1937-02-26

Stewart-Lockhart came from a noble, wealthy family. His father, Miles Lockhart, was a banker.

He was taught by a private tutor, then went to King William's College, later George Watson School and Edinburgh University, where he got a prize for Greek Studies.

He came to Hong Kong as a cadet in 1879. He took up a post of the registrar general in 1883.

Birthplace (country): 

Robert Oliphant HUTCHISON (aka Sandy) [1880-1920]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hutchison
Given: 
Robert Oliphant
Alias / nickname: 
Sandy
Birth
Date: 
1880-11-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Fife
Death
Date: 
c.1920-09-12 (Day is approximate)
Cause of death: 
Drowning

R.O. Hutchison was educated at Rugby School, and later, Oxford University.

He came to Hong Kong as a cadet in 1904. He served as  posts below:

Birthplace (country): 

Crawford Murray MACLEHOSE [1917-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Maclehose
Given: 
Crawford Murray
Birth
Date: 
1917-10-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
2000-05-27

He was the Governor of Hong Kong from 1971 to 1982.

Birthplace (country): 

Hugh Fletcher CARMICHAEL [c.1861-1938]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Carmichael
Given: 
Hugh Fletcher
Birth
Date: 
c.1861-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
oban
Death
Date: 
1938-05-03

He was the founding partner of the marine surveying and engineering company Carmichael and Clarke

Birthplace (country): 

Norman Dunn MEFFAN [1890-1977]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Meffan
Given: 
Norman Dunn
Birth
Date: 
1890-06-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
Arbroath
Death
Date: 
c.1977-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Entry in 1941 Jurors List:

Birthplace (country): 

David Boyd McKenzie BONE (aka Davie) [1888-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bone
Given: 
David Boyd McKenzie
Alias / nickname: 
Davie
Birth
Date: 
1888-11-11
Birthplace (town, state): 
Logie, Rosshire
Death
Date: 
1972-09-07
Birthplace (country): 

Robert MAIN (aka "Duffus") [1909-1993]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Main
Given: 
Robert
Alias / nickname: 
"Duffus"
Birth
Date: 
1909-11-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dumbarton
Death
Date: 
1993-08-18
Cause of death: 
Heart failure

Robert was interned as a HK defence volunteer in Shamshuipo POW camp, and later was shipped off to Amoy, Shanghai, and Peking for forced labour. He assumed he had been headed for Japan when the war ended. 

In camp he worked in the kitchens as often as possible, so as to get the more nutritious scrapings and rice husks from the bottom of the pans.

He also became adept at catching flies in his fist to relieve the boredom, after studying their habits when disturbed. A good party trick in later years.

Birthplace (country): 

George BOULTON [1899-1970]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Boulton
Given: 
George
Birth
Date: 
1899-07-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
c.1970-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

George Boulton born 3 July 1899 Glasgow died 1970 Washington USA   George was a Marine Engineer and based in Hong Kong did many trips to China, Japan, Hong Kong & Glasgow.

Birthplace (country): 

Alexander KINNEAR (aka Sandy) [1898-1954]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kinnear
Given: 
Alexander
Alias / nickname: 
Sandy
Birth
Date: 
c.1898-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dundee
Death
Date: 
c.1954-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

I am trying to find information about my grandfather Alexander Kinnear. This is what I know:

He was born in Dundee in 1898

His full name was Alexander Kinnear

He was known as Sandy

He joined the Hong Kong Police Force in c. 1927

He was interred at Stanley Camp

After the war he returned to Dundee and remained there until his death in 1954.

Birthplace (country): 

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