My Great Grand Aunt Edith, known in the family as Edie, married David Christie of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company on 17 December 1902 at St Peter’s Church, Hong Kong by Rev. J.K. France. The marriage announcement notes her name as Edith Jones and that she was from Melbourne and Sydney. <Read more ...>
Percy Ablong served with the British Army during World War I where he suffered severe injuries and gas inhalation. He was repatriated back to the colony and died on 19 April 1916. He never married. <Read more ...>
I am writing a book about my mother-in-law Mavis Gock Ming. Mavis was the daughter of Chinese father Gock Ming and Australian mother Mabel Jenkins. Born in Peth, Australia in 1916, Mavis' father took the family to Shanghai in 1925 where he worked for the Wing On department store. After completing high school at the Shanghai Public School for Girls Mavis returned to Sydney Australia where she trained as a physical education instructor with the Women's League of Health. In 1939 she went to Hong Kong to start a branch of the Women's League of Health. <Read more ...>
His first mention in the Jurors Lists is in 1908, when he's listed as the Sub-Manager of the Hong Kong Hotel, and his address given as "on premises". He's shown with the same details for the lists in 1909-1911.
Then he gets a promotion, and the lists for 1912-1917 he's listed as the Manager of the Hong Kong Hotel.
From 1918-22 (the latest year we've transcribed so far), his title changes to Manager & Secretary, but other details remain the same. <Read more ...>
John Black's list gives Mr Andrewes's occupation in 1941 as "Civil Servant".
His full name is given on page J58 of the Blue Book for 1939, which gives his position as "Official Receiver in Bankruptcy and Registrar of Trade Marks and Patents", and his date of first appointment as 27th Oct., 1928. <Read more ...>
It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint Police Constable No. 4 William Fincher to be an Inspector of Nuisances under section 9 of The Public Health Ordinance, No. 24 of 1887.