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Frederick Charles CLEMO [1897-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clemo
Given: 
Frederick Charles
Birth
Date: 
c.1897-12-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Newry, County Down

The earliest mentions of F C Clemo are in the Jurors Lists.

1921-23:

Birthplace (country): 

Florence Edith Entwhistle PILE (née BOND) [1876-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Pile
Given: 
Florence Edith Entwhistle
Maiden: 
Bond
Birth
Date: 
1876-11-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Rathgar, Dublin
Death
Date: 
1969-09-10
Cause of death: 
Unknown

Married Arthur George Pile (Canonbury, London) 1903-08-22 and emigrated to Hong Kong. Left him and emigrated to Canada 1924 with their youngest son 

Birthplace (country): 

William LYSAUGHT [1836-1910]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Lysaught
Given: 
William
Birth
Date: 
c.1836-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Newmarket, County Cork
Death
Date: 
1910-06-21

His death was reported in The Hong Kong Telegraph, 1910-06-24, page 12:

Birthplace (country): 

Ernest Hillas WILLIAMS [1899-1965]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Williams
Given: 
Ernest Hillas
Birth
Date: 
c.1899-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1965-01-01

Ernest Hillas Williams was from a Church of Ireland family from Cork (Eire). He entered the Colonial Civil Service as an administrator, eventually becoming Puisne Judge and then Assistant Attorney General.

He was a sergeant in the HKVDC, imprisoned first in Shamshuipo and then Innoshima Camp (Japan).

After the war he became Chief Justice of the British Borneo Territories.

Birthplace (country): 
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Alfred Herbert CROOK [1873-1955]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Crook
Given: 
Alfred Herbert
Birth
Date: 
c.1873-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dublin
Death
Date: 
c.1955-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

I am looking for biographical details and place of death of Mr Alfred H.Crook, who I know lived in Hong Kong in 1909 and was living in London in 1953.

Birthplace (country): 

William Henry BRERETON [1824-1887]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Brereton
Given: 
William Henry
Birth
Date: 
1824-05-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dublin
Death
Date: 
1887-10-24
Cause of death: 
Brights Disease
 
William Henry Brereton QC (born Dublin & died at his home on Mount Gough, The Peak, Hong Kong 24 Oct 1887) was buried in Happy Valley cemetery. He was the only son of Francis Frederick Brereton (Solicitor of Dublin) & was baptised in St. Mary's, Dublin on 23 July 1824 (his birth date is given as 26 May 1824).  The  Death Notice in The China Mail 25 Oct 1887 gives his age as 59.
Birthplace (country): 

Timothy MURPHY (aka Tim) [1882-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Murphy
Given: 
Timothy
Alias / nickname: 
Tim
Birth
Date: 
1882-07-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Newmarket, Co Cork
Birthplace (country): 
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Teresa YOUNG [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Young
Given: 
Teresa

Teresa Young was married to a Portuguese man. She was probably the sister of Hazel Hardy, in which case she too would have been originally Irish. 

Birthplace (country): 

Hazel HARDY (née O'SULLIVAN, aka The Angel of Hong Kong) [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Hardy
Given: 
Hazel
Maiden: 
O'Sullivan
Alias / nickname: 
The Angel of Hong Kong

Hazel Hardy was a Hong Kong civil servant in the period leading up to the Japanese attack. She was not interned after the surrender because she had Irish papers.

Her fiance before the war was Sergeant R. J. Hardy (R.A.F.), who became a POW in Shamshuipo. He sent her letters through Chinese labourers when he was part of a party forced to work on the extension of Kai Tak airport. She sent in replies by the same route and also smuggled in medicines and food - hence the nickname.

Birthplace (country): 

Gerald L KENNEDY (aka Doc) [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kennedy
Given: 
Gerald L
Alias / nickname: 
Doc

Father Gerald L. Kennedy was an Irish Jesuit stationed at Wah Yan College between 1938-1941.

He had RAMC experience during WW1 and took over the running of St Teresa's Hospital in Kowloon during the December 1941 conflict.

He can be seen in this photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jesuitsireland/8716764939/

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