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Harold Oscar ODELL / OBADOFSKY (aka Harry) [1896-1975]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Odell / Obadofsky
Given: 
Harold Oscar
Alias / nickname: 
Harry
Birth
Date: 
1896-03-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Cairo
Death
Date: 
1975-12-19

Details of birth and death from his page at https://jhshk.org/community/the-jewish-cemetery/burial-list/odell-harry-o/ which also has several photos of Mr Odell.

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Rupert LONSDALE [1905-1999]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Lonsdale
Given: 
Rupert
Birth
Date: 
1905-05-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dublin
Death
Date: 
1999-04-25
Other
Other reference: 
Mau-Mau

Rupert Lonsdale, later Canon Lonsdale, was one of the officers who served on HM Submarine L3 in the 4th Submarine Flotilla on the China Station in 1928-29, having first served on the X1 in 1927. In May 1939 he came back to the China Sea in command of Seal a Grampus class submarine, but returned to the North Sea patrol. Seal was given the task of laying a minefield in Kattegat, but was bombed by a Heinkel. Diving to evade e-boats Seal hit a newly laid minefield and was damaged.

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Joaquim GUTERRES (aka Jock) [????-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Guterres
Given: 
Joaquim
Alias / nickname: 
Jock
Death
Date: 
1942-07-26
Cause of death: 
P.O.W. - dysentery

My grandfather, Lieutenant Joaquim Guterres died at Sham Shui Po prisoner of war camp in 1942. 

Fought  at Mt Davis with company No 9.  I also am aware that his name is on a plaque outside of  Club de Recreio.

with thanks

Anthony Guterres

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George Alexander WHITE [1902-1973]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
White
Given: 
George Alexander
Birth
Date: 
c.1902-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1973-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

His entry in the 1941 Jurors List:

c   White, George Alexander. Meter Superintendent, China Light & Power Co., Ld. 9 York Road, Kowloon Tong.
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Frank Burt MINHINNICK [1887-1966]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Minhinnick
Given: 
Frank Burt
Birth
Date: 
1887-09-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Greenwich
Death
Date: 
c.1966-06-30 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 
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William Stanley GEGG [1920-1996]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gegg
Given: 
William Stanley
Birth
Date: 
1920-12-05
Death
Date: 
1996-09-14

He's mentioned in "02. Prisoners Of War - Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Forces":

Gegg W S HKVDC Signalman 3141 11
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Eugene Max JOFFE (aka Gene) [1908-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Joffe
Given: 
Eugene Max
Alias / nickname: 
Gene
Birth
Date: 
1908-07-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Moscow
Death
Date: 
2000-10-06

Note from Philip:

Eugene Max Joffe was in HKVDC serving with Hughes Group. He was an electrical engineer with CLP.

Note from Libby, Mr Joffe's daughter:

My father Gene Joffe died in London on 6/10/2000 aged 92.

He is listed in the 1941 Juror's list:

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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
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Cecil BOON [1896-1986]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Boon
Given: 
Cecil
Birth
Date: 
1896-11-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Brighton, Sussex, England
Death
Date: 
1986-10-27

Major Cecil Boon of the Royal Army Service Corps, an army dancing champion before WWII, was named the Chief Administrator Officer by the occupying Japanese Imperial Army with the responsibility of the overall administration of the Sham Shui Po POW Camp. He was hated by the bulk of his fellow POWs who called him "Cissy" and "Queen of all stooges". They saw him as a mouthpiece for the Japanese military. Major Boon had his own network of cronies who informed him of the camp's gossips which he then relayed to his Japanese superiors.

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John PRETTEJOHN [1915-1988]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Prettejohn
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
c.1915-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
c.1988-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

John Prettejohn Pte 2681 Wounded 19 Dec 1941 at Wong Nei Chong Gap.  Interned as POW at Shampshuipo, transported on Toyama Maru 1943 to Nagoya #2 Branch Camp (Narumi) working in locomotive factory.  Repatriated to HK after war.   DBS Senior Prefect 1934-35.  Reporter for SCMP to 1973.

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