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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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Joseph FOLEY [1921-2006]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Foley
Given: 
Joseph
Birth
Date: 
1921-04-24
Birthplace (town, state): 
Limerick
Death
Date: 
2006-09-04
Birthplace (country): 

Paul O BRIEN [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
O Brien
Given: 
Paul

Father Paul O'Brien was an Irish Jesuit priest.

During the December 1941 hostilities he worked in Billetting Control. He performed the burial service for Volunteer Maxwell in the grounds of St John's Cathedral. (Thomas Ryan, Jesuits Under Fire in the Siege of Hong Kong, 1944, 25, 154)

He lived for tne first part of the occupation with other Jesuits at St. Paul's Hospital and one source describes him as 'Chaplain of the French Hospital at Causeway Bay' in April 1942. (Nathan Greenfield The Damned, 2010,  Location 3736).

 

 

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Thomas Francis RYAN [1889-1971]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ryan
Given: 
Thomas Francis
Birth
Date: 
1889-12-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ballintemple, Cork
Death
Date: 
1971-02-04
Cause of death: 
Heart problems

Father Thomas Ryan came to Hong Kong as a Jesuit in 1933.

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Joseph O MARA [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
O Mara
Given: 
Joseph

Father Joseph O'Mara was an Irish Jesuit who served as a volunteer with the Billeting organisation during the December 1941 hostilities.

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Patrick JOY [1892-1970]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Joy
Given: 
Patrick
Birth
Date: 
1892-10-12
Death
Date: 
1970-02-20
Cause of death: 
Leukemia

Father Patrick Joy was ordained a priest in 1926 and came to Hong Kong as a   Jesuit in 1927. In 1931 he was appointed Professor of Moral Theology at the Reginal Seminary for South China (now the Holy Spirit Seminary, Aberdeen).

In the summer of 1941 he was appointed the Jesuit Regional Superior. As an Irish citizen he was not interned by the Japanese. During the occupation he lived first at the French Hospital, later at Wah Yan College.

He was arrested in May, 1943 and held until August. The charge is not known.

Birthplace (country): 

John Joseph FRANCIS [1839-1901]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Francis
Given: 
John Joseph
Birth
Date: 
1839-01-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dublin
Death
Date: 
1901-09-22
Cause of death: 
Apoplexy

I'm looking for photos / sketches / portraits of him for the CPS project's history book.

Details of birth & death taken from John Joseph Francis, citizen of Hong Kong, a biographical note. It also mentions that he was Police Magistrate in 1878 and 1880.

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Jeremiah Thomas Fitzgerald CALLAGHAN [1827-1881]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Callaghan
Given: 
Jeremiah Thomas Fitzgerald
Birth
Date: 
1827-12-27
Death
Date: 
1881-07-08

I'm looking for photos / sketches / portraits of him for the CPS project's history book. A Barrister, he succeeded Henry Tudor Davies as Chief Magistrate. He arrived in Hong Kong "on the 25th November, 1860, from England and was duly gazetted the next day." [1] But he didn't stay long: "Callahan (sic.) left within a year, having been appointed Governor of Labuan". [2]

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William CAINE [1799-1871]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Caine
Given: 
William
Birth
Date: 
1799-03-17
Death
Date: 
1871-09-19

Dates of birth & death given by Christopher Munn in the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography.

He was Hong Kong's first Chief Magistrate. He founded Hong Kong's Police force, and had several other important roles in Hong Kong's government between 1841 and his retirement (and departure from Hong Kong) in 1859.

I'm looking for an image of him to include in the JCCPS project. Has anyone seen one? Photos may not be available, so sketches / engravings / cartoons / paintings are also welcome.

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Dorinda JONES (née LEE, aka Dora Lee-Jones) [1865-1900]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Jones
Given: 
Dorinda
Maiden: 
Lee
Alias / nickname: 
Dora Lee-Jones
Birth
Date: 
1865-05-28
Birthplace (town, state): 
Wexford
Death
Date: 
1900-10-17
Cause of death: 
Peripheral Neuritis; Valvular Cardiac Disease

Dorinda Lee:                          1 Feb 2013

note: Her husband changed his surname to Lee-Jones after her death

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