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Richard Lindsay Stephen GAISFORD [1905-c.1982]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gaisford
Given: 
Richard Lindsay Stephen
Birth
Date: 
1905-04-06
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ulverstone, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
c.1982-09-02 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

In his early career, Capt. Richard Lindsay Stephen Gaisford, RN, OBE was one of the  officers on HM Submarine L3 serving on the China Station in 1928-29. Photos taken by Capt. WR Fell at the time show him with fellow officers enjoying walking and boating excursions in and around Hong Kong. He married Cecily Margaret de Vitré in 1933. From 1940-1942 he served on HMS Clyde and HMS Vansittart respectively.

Birthplace (country): 

George Cunningham Paton MENZIES [1900-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Menzies
Given: 
George Cunningham Paton
Birth
Date: 
1900-01-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Cheddleton, Staffordshire
Death
Date: 
1968-03-28

George Menzies was an officer in the 4th Submarine Flotilla serving on the China station in 1928-1929 commanding one of the L Class submarines.  He had already served in the 1st World War 1916-1919 and in the 2nd World War commanded the Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth. He married Constance Grice-Hutchinson in April 1936.

Birthplace (country): 

Menzies by WRF.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

1920s Hong Kong submariners continued:

Just labelled "Menzies" in WR Fell's 1928-29 album, I assume this is George Cunningham Paton Menzies, future commander of the Submarine Depot Ship, HMS Forth in 1941, but here the walking companion of WR Fell. Is this above Aberdeen? By the look of his shirt tails, Menzies has probably just put his shirt back on for the photo.

John HANSBURY [1916-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hansbury
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1916-09-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Warrington, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1994-05-15
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Born into a working-class family in Warrington, Northern England, John Hansbury grew up in grinding poverty among the steel mills of Lancashire (now Cheshire). He had a gift for mathematics, and was able to take advantage of scholarships to get the education necessary to become a draftsman.

Birthplace (country): 

26 Mar 1946, Lantau Crash

Date(s) of events described: 
Tue, 1946-03-26

I'm so pleased to have found this group! I come from Vancouver (which is practically a colony of Hong Kong), and I'm so excited to be planning my first visit to the island in November of this year. My grandfather was a pre-war mountaineer who joined the RAF in late 1941.  He spent the next few years flying over Burma, plus 2 seasons running fitness and survival training to RAF pilots in Kashmir. Following the war, he delayed his return home to England in order to see a bit of the world, and volunteered for a 6-month posting to Hong Kong. 

at Barker Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2012
Places shown in this photo: 

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail 元荃古道

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2011

I found the Trail at Tsuen King Wai, Tsuen Wan opposit & near Adventist Hospital. According to the information in Chinese web site, It takes about 5 hours to finish hiking. The trail had good view of Tsuen Wan and even Tsing Ma Bridge.

Sharp Peak [????- ]

I went up Sharp Peak for the first time yesterday. If you've ever been to the beach at Ham Tin / Tai Long Wan, you'll have seen this pointy hill in the background.

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