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Geoffrey Cadzow HAMILTON [1917-1988]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hamilton
Given: 
Geoffrey Cadzow
Birth
Date: 
1917-01-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Manchester
Death
Date: 
1988-04-12

Chinese Wikipedia has a page for him - here's a link to the English translation.

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Osmond Skinner SKINNER [1900-1980]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Skinner
Given: 
Osmond Skinner
Birth
Date: 
1900-09-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Lee Lewisham
Death
Date: 
1980-06-02

Osmond Skinner was born in Lee in the Lewisham district of London and his birth was registered Quarter 4 Lewisham 1900. In 1911 he was living with his parents Alfred and Edith Skinner in Lewisham.

He married age 31 to Hazel Agnes Goodburn (1900 - 1987)  in Manila on 22 August 1931

Consular Birth Indices

Elizabeth Anne Skinner born in Manila Philippines abt 1932/3 aka Anne. She was the child of Osmond Skinner and Hazel Agnes

Passenger List May 1945 Hong Kong to London

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Kowloon Wharves exit gate-railway tracks in place-POWs exiting

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

This screen grab from an IWM film shows Japanese POWs being marched out of Kowloon Wharves gates.

Of interest on the ground are the railway tracks connecting the wharves with the KCR terminus.

Alfred TAYLOR [1913-2001]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Taylor
Given: 
Alfred
Birth
Date: 
1913-10-24
Birthplace (town, state): 
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Death
Date: 
c.2001-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

He was a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps and interned at Shamshuipo, before being transferred to Osaka in April 1944.

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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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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)
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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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