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Robert Kennedy SIMPSON [1892-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Simpson
Given: 
Robert Kennedy
Birth
Date: 
1892-01-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Aberfeldy
Death
Date: 
c.1969-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Robert Johnstone DOWNS [1915-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Downs
Given: 
Robert Johnstone
Birth
Date: 
1915-12-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Boness
Birthplace (country): 

Randall Thomas GORDON-DUFF (aka Randy) [1904-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gordon-Duff
Given: 
Randall Thomas
Alias / nickname: 
Randy
Birth
Date: 
1904-08-19
Death
Date: 
1942-01-31
Cause of death: 
Ship torpedoed and sunk

Lt Randy Gordon-Duff was an officer on the HM Submarine L3 in the 4th Submarine Flotilla on the China Station 1928-1929. The task of the flotilla was to chase down pirates up and down the China coast, mainly around Wei-Hai-Wei, Bia's Bay and Hong Kong. Gordon-Duff was promoted to Lt Cmdr and returned to Hong Kong commanding HMS Proteus in 1939-1940. He died when the HMS Culver which he was commanding in 1942 was hit and sunk by two torpedoes off Cape Clear while escorting a convoy. He married Mollie Olga Sinclair in 1937.

Birthplace (country): 

Samuel BARFF [c.1828-1897]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Barff
Given: 
Samuel
Birth
Date: 
c.1828-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1897-08-25

Samuel Barff was a Hong Kong civil servant, shown living at No.13 Castle Road ("The Hut") in the 1884 directory. He came to Nagasaki, Japan in 1894 with his wife Katherine (Kate) and rented the house at No.15 Minamiyamate in the Nagasaki Foreign Settlement. The couple called the house "Cliff Field." Samuel was bedridden during most of his stay in Nagasaki. He died on August 25, 1897 at the age of sixty-nine and was buried at Sakamoto International Cemetery. In January 1898, Another family tragedy soon followed.

Birthplace (country): 

Elsie Annand PATERSON [1914-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Paterson
Given: 
Elsie Annand
Birth
Date: 
1914-08-13
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
1968-09-21
Birthplace (country): 

William Hunter PATERSON [1911-1992]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Paterson
Given: 
William Hunter
Birth
Date: 
1911-04-08
Birthplace (town, state): 
Scotstoun, Glasgow
Death
Date: 
1992-10-23
Birthplace (country): 

Jeannie WOODHEAD (née SMITH) [1907-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Woodhead
Given: 
Jeannie
Maiden: 
Smith
Birth
Date: 
1907-07-02
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dundee

Jeannie trained as a nurse at Perth Royal Infirmary before going to Hong Kong in 1938 (approx).  She was interned in Stanley Civilian Camp following the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941.  Her fiance, Fred Woodhead was interned as a POW in Sham Shui Po before being transported on the Lisbon Maru to Ossaka #1 Camp.  After the war ended Jeannie and Fred returned to Dundee and were married 3 weeks later.  Fred returned to Hong Kong and Jeannie joined him after the birth of their son in 1947.  Jeannie & Fred emigrated from the UK to Australia in late 1950, where th

Birthplace (country): 

Robert HOGARTH (aka Bert) [1914-1987]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hogarth
Given: 
Robert
Alias / nickname: 
Bert
Birth
Date: 
c.1914-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
c.1987-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

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): 

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