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Everything tagged "pow"

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
Birthplace (country): 
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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.

Birthplace (country): 

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.

Birthplace (country): 

Desmond Cyril LONCRAINE [1910-2001]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Loncraine
Given: 
Desmond Cyril
Birth
Date: 
1910-10-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Appledore, Devon
Death
Date: 
2001-05-16

He is mentioned in the list of POWs (though with some mistakes in the name):

Longraine E D C HKVDC Private DR247 11

 

And also in the 1941 Jurors List:

c   Loncraine, Desmond Manager, D. Gestetner (Eastern), Ld. 4 Garden Terrace.
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Gilbert Alexander HARRIMAN [1900-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Harriman
Given: 
Gilbert Alexander
Birth
Date: 
1900-06-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Catford, London
Death
Date: 
1981-05-10
Other
Other reference: 
Sydney Stock Exchange

The name of Gilbert Harriman is remembered in my family as the trainer of my grandfather, Charles Warren’s racing ponies, known as the “Tile” ponies, during the years 1920-1923. When one of the Tile ponies won the Professional Cup at the Happy Valley Derby, a photographer was hired to commemorate the occasion, snapping Charles Warren and his daughter Evelyn together with Harriman and the magnificent trophy for posterity.

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VJ Day. 75 Years on.

ON the anniversary of VJ Day I posted a brief article about my family who were interned in Shanghai. I have copied it below: 

75 years ago today I expect my grandparents heard the incredible news of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Americans which brought about the end of their war. All my grandparents and their children were interned in Shanghai (in Chapei Camp) where there were 6 civilian camps.

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