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Ralph James SHRIGLEY [1898-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Shrigley
Given: 
Ralph James
Birth
Date: 
c.1898-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1944-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Lieutenant Ralph James Shrigley - Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. Born Scotland. Buried Hong Kong 1944.

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John Bell NICHOL [1912-1983]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Nichol
Given: 
John Bell
Birth
Date: 
1912-12-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hawick
Death
Date: 
c.1983-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

More about Mr Nichol on this thread: https://gwulo.com/node/40771

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Graham Scudamore Percival HEYWOOD [1903-1985]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Heywood
Given: 
Graham Scudamore Percival
Birth
Date: 
1903-08-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Manchester
Death
Date: 
1985-01-23

When war arrived on 8th December, 1941, Heywood was working at the Observatory on Nathan Road. Heywood set off with a colleague to the New Territories to collect several instruments. Instead he was captured by the Japanese, and began three years and eight months of life as a prisoner of war.

His account of his wartime experiences has been published in the book, It won't be long now. You can read an extract here on Gwulo.

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Robert Douglas SCRIVEN [1910-1989]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Scriven
Given: 
Robert Douglas
Birth
Date: 
1910-07-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Barking, Essex
Death
Date: 
1989-09-29
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Alfred Trevor GODFREY [1912-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Godfrey
Given: 
Alfred Trevor
Birth
Date: 
1912-02-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Birmingham
Death
Date: 
1942-10-01
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Robert Johnstone DOWNS [1915-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Downs
Given: 
Robert Johnstone
Birth
Date: 
1915-12-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Boness
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Eric Thomas HARRIS [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Harris
Given: 
Eric Thomas
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CLARK [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clark
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Wong Nai Chung Gap, View on Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 1930

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.
 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Fred WOODHEAD [1913-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Woodhead
Given: 
Fred
Birth
Date: 
1913-09-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sheffield

On 26 August 1939 Fred Woodhead set sail from Southampton to Hong Kong on the Viceroy of India together with a number of other "Crown Agents" who were members of the Hong Kong Police.  After the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941 he was imprisoned in Sham Shui Po POW Camp.  He was on the Lisbon Maru on 1 October 1942 when it was torpedoed and sunk by US submarine Grouper.  Fred survived and was then transferred to Osaka Camp #1, where he remained for the duration of the war.  He returned to the UK after his release and married his finacee, Miss Jeannie Smith, 3 weeks lat

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