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Charles BOND [c.1841-1891]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bond
Given: 
Charles
Birth
Date: 
c.1841-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1891-10-12
Cause of death: 
Heart disease
Other
Other reference: 
Chiarini's Circus

Charles Bond was a French Canadian who came to Hong Kong on a sailing ship in 1869 and joined the police in 1870, acting as French interpreter. He  commuted his pension on retiring in 1880. At the age of 33 he married Anna Maria Reed, widow of Robert Reed. They had one daughter, Margaret Annie Bond, who lived to the age of 92. Charles Bond was apparently a widely known and popular personality in Hong Kong, a steward of the Hong Kong Club and an agent for Chiarini's Circus when they visited the Colony. He also seems to have been manager of the Shameen Hotel in Canton.

Birthplace (country): 

Mary Constance FAIRBURN (née BONNELL) [1900-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Fairburn
Given: 
Mary Constance
Maiden: 
Bonnell
Birth
Date: 
1900-05-06
Birthplace (town, state): 
Fernie, British Columbia
Birthplace (country): 

Jean Frances Marion ROBINSON [c.1912-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Robinson
Given: 
Jean Frances Marion
Birth
Date: 
c.1912-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ottowa
Birthplace (country): 

Yvonne GERIN (aka Sister Therese de l’Infant Jesus) [1897-1960]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gerin
Given: 
Yvonne
Alias / nickname: 
Sister Therese de l’Infant Jesus
Birth
Date: 
c.1897-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Coaticook, Quebec
Death
Date: 
1960-12-21
Cause of death: 
Heart attack

Her obituary was reported in the Catholic Examiner:

Sister Therese-de-l’Infant-Jesus of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Yvonne Gerin of Coaticook, Quebec, Canada), died of a heart attack in St. Teresa’s Hospital, Kowloon, on Wednesday, 21 December 1960, aged 63, having spent 43 years in Religious life and 21 years in the missions.

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Cuthbert O'GARA [1886-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
o'Gara
Given: 
Cuthbert
Birth
Date: 
1886-04-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ottawa, Ontario
Death
Date: 
1968-05-13

Cuthbert O'Gara, the son of a judge, took vows as a (Roman Catholic) Passionist in 1914 and was ordained a priest in 1915. He taught theology in the USA until 1924 when he was sent to China and after a misunderstanding ended up on mission in Yuanling (Hunan). In 1934 he became a Titular Bishop. 

During the Sino-Japanese War he established 13 refugee camps and two hospitals and helped house, feed and clothe up to 100,000 people. One writer called him 'the Stretcher-Bearer Bishop' because of his personal involvement in this work.

Birthplace (country): 

Hermena Jean OPPEN (née PHEMISTER) [1911-2007]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Oppen
Given: 
Hermena Jean
Maiden: 
Phemister
Birth
Date: 
1911-04-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Stanford, Ontario
Death
Date: 
2007-04-27

She moved to Hong Kong in 1940 and married Frederick Oppen on August 30. She trained to become an Auxiliary Nurse. She served in St. Paul's Hospital during the hostilities (her husband was one of the lay superintendents there). Both were repatriated to Canada in September 1943, having memorised the names and addresses of 40 people to write to with news of their loved-ones.

Sources: St. Paul's: HK PRO - 'Provisional Lists - Staff at St. Paul's Hospital'

Birthplace (country): 

Bill CHONG (aka BAAG No. 50 / 鄭根) [1916- ]

Status: 
Unknown
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Chong
Given: 
Bill
Alias / nickname: 
BAAG No. 50 / 鄭根
Birth
Date: 
1916-07-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Vancouver
Birthplace (country): 
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Harrison John MULLETT [c.1892-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Mullett
Given: 
Harrison John
Birth
Date: 
c.1892-01-03 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Castleton, Ontario
Death
Date: 
c.1972-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mullett's occupation in 1941 as "Dentist".

Birthplace (country): 

Anna May WATERS [1903-1987]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Waters
Given: 
Anna May
Birth
Date: 
1903-01-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Strathroy, Ontario
Death
Date: 
1987-12-08

Anna May Waters arrived in Hong Kong on November 16, 1941, as one of two military nurses accompanying the Canadian soldiers of 'C' Force.

During the hostilities and the first part of the occupation she served at Bowen Road Miitary Hospital. She was sent to Stanley Camp alongside other nursing staff on August 19, 1942.

She was part of the Canadian repatriation of September 1943, returning to her home city of Winnipeg. Between September 1944 and August 1946 she served, at first in war theatres, on the TSS Letitia.

Birthplace (country): 

Kathleen CHRISTIE (aka Kay) [1911-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Christie
Given: 
Kathleen
Alias / nickname: 
Kay
Birth
Date: 
c.1911-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1994-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Lieutenant Kay Christie was one of two women who arrived in Hong Kong alongside almost two thousand Canadian soldiers on November 16, 1941.

During the December hostilities and the first part of the occupation she served at Bowen Road Military Hospital. In August 1942 she was moved to Stanley Camp along with other nursing staff

She was sent home as part of the general Canadian repatriation of September 1943 as the Japanese accepted her civilian status. She returned to Toronto where she worked as a specialist medical secretary.

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