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Robert Fraser FORBES [1891-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Forbes
Given: 
Robert Fraser
Birth
Date: 
1891-03-30

Robert Fraser Forbes was married to the daughter of Edwin Henry and Celestina Summers, whose name I haven't been able to discover. He appears in the Jurors List as working for Mustard & Co. His address is given as 7 Aimai Villas, Kowloon, which was also an address of E.H. Summers.

Birthplace (country): 

Benjamin Thomas Stuart ROSS [1917-1980]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ross
Given: 
Benjamin Thomas Stuart
Birth
Date: 
1917-02-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Tomintoul, Banffshire
Death
Date: 
c.1980-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

John THOMSON [1837-1921]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Thomson
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1837-06-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Edinburgh
Death
Date: 
c.1921-09-29 (Day is approximate)

John Thomson was a photographer who took some of the earliest photographs of China and Hong Kong in the 1860s and early 1870s. There is currently an exhibition of some of John Thomson's photographs (including some taken in Hong Kong) at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, until March 2022. 

 

The following is an extract from an article published on the BBC website on 3 October 2021, "The pioneering Scots photographer who captured China":

Birthplace (country): 
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Francis Scott FRASER [1924-2007]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Fraser
Given: 
Francis Scott
Birth
Date: 
1924-03-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Birgham, Roxburghshire
Death
Date: 
c.2007-09-07 (Day is approximate)
Cause of death: 
0ldage
Birthplace (country): 

Andrew Howie MCBRIDE [1900-1955]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
McBride
Given: 
Andrew Howie
Birth
Date: 
1900-08-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dumbarton
Death
Date: 
c.1955-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Entry on the list of civilian internees:

McBride A H 41 Engineer   5  
Birthplace (country): 

Robert REED [1834-1873]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Robert
Birth
Date: 
1834-04-19
Death
Date: 
1873-01-01
Other
Other reference: 
Freemason

Not much information in the Carl Smith cards on Robert Reed that I can find. He married Anna Maria Diaz or Dias at the Roman Catholic Cathedral on 2 May 1861. [CS card 00135693GIF]  He was Protestant, but I don't think he is buried in the Colonial Cemetery at Happy Valley. Their daughter Lucretia Maria Reed was baptised on 24 February 1867 at the RC Cathedral at 38 days old. Anna Maria married Charles Bond after Reed's death. Lucretia married Patrick Murray.

Birthplace (country): 

Helen Fairlie GERRARD (née HENDERSON, aka Nell) [1897-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Gerrard
Given: 
Helen Fairlie
Maiden: 
Henderson
Alias / nickname: 
Nell
Birth
Date: 
c.1897-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Leith, Edinburgh
Birthplace (country): 

Alexander Hugh DINNEN [1914-1992]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dinnen
Given: 
Alexander Hugh
Birth
Date: 
1914-10-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Greenock
Death
Date: 
1992-11-10

Mentioned in the list of POWs:

Dinnen A H HKVDC Sergeant 1718
Birthplace (country): 
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James Henry KYNOCH [c.1882-1926]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kynoch
Given: 
James Henry
Birth
Date: 
c.1882-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Edinburgh
Death
Date: 
1926-02-05
Other
Other reference: 
C.E. Warren's funeral

James Kynoch was Senior Inspector of Works at the time of his death and had been with the PWD for 18 years. He had worked on the construction of the Panama Canal. He was one of the original promoters of the Kowloon Golf Club, a member of the Kowloon Cricket Club and a member of the Committee of the Union Church, Kowloon. He seems to have been a long standing friend and PWD contact of my grandfather, Charles Warren and a Kowloon neighbour. He is one of the twenty or so people listed in the SCMP as attending Charles Warren's funeral at St Michael's Cemetery in June 1923.

Birthplace (country): 

James MCDOUGALL (aka Sonny) [c.1914-1991]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
McDougall
Given: 
James
Alias / nickname: 
Sonny
Birth
Date: 
c.1914-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Edinburgh
Death
Date: 
1991-06-01
Birthplace (country): 

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