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James Waymond YEE (aka Jimmy / Jim) [1915-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Yee
Given: 
James Waymond
Alias / nickname: 
Jimmy / Jim
Birth
Date: 
1915-07-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sydney

Jimmy Yee is my uncle. His full name is James Waymond Yee. Uncle Jim is kid brother to my Dad.

Birthplace (country): 

David William YEE (aka Wylum) [1913-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Yee
Given: 
David William
Alias / nickname: 
Wylum
Birth
Date: 
1913-05-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sydney
Death
Date: 
2000-02-03
Cause of death: 
Respiratory failure

Wylum is Chinese name for my Dad.  His full name is David William Yee.  Since he was named after my Grandpa, to avoid confusion, he used his middle name William.  Wylum is Chinese way of pronouncing William.
 

Birthplace (country): 

Thomas Alfred BINKS [1900-1953]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Binks
Given: 
Thomas Alfred
Birth
Date: 
1900-10-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Broughton Villiage, New South Wales
Death
Date: 
1953-02-02

Details from John Black's list, which gives Binks' occupation in 1941 as "Missionary".

Birthplace (country): 

Joy Noel WILSON (née HARRIS-WALKER) [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Wilson
Given: 
Joy Noel
Maiden: 
Harris-Walker
Birthplace (town, state): 
Alice Springs

Joy Wilson was the wife of Assistant Superintendent of Police Geoffrey Wilson.

She seems to have been in Macao at the time of the Japanese attack as during the first part of the war she worked for Consul John Reeves. After the formation of the British Army Aid Group she became an important organiser before escaping into Free China.

She predeceased her husband.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.obituaries/81nOA9pAEOA

Birthplace (country): 

Florence Lucy WONG (née CHING, aka Flo) [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Wong
Given: 
Florence Lucy
Maiden: 
Ching
Alias / nickname: 
Flo
Birthplace (town, state): 
MacKay, Queensland
Birthplace (country): 

Richard Henry WONG (aka Dick / Dickie) [1908-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wong
Given: 
Richard Henry
Alias / nickname: 
Dick / Dickie
Birth
Date: 
1908-08-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
Mackay, Queensland
Death
Date: 
1944-04-24
Birthplace (country): 

Octavius Arthur SMITH [1881-1966]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Smith
Given: 
Octavius Arthur
Birth
Date: 
1881-05-19
Birthplace (town, state): 
Wakefield, South Australia
Death
Date: 
1966-08-01

Philip Cracknell writes:

This is an extract from an Adelaide local newspaper "News" dated 21/10/45

Birthplace (country): 

Ruth LITTLE [c.1914-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Little
Given: 
Ruth
Birth
Date: 
c.1914-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Ruth Little was an Australian missionary, 27 years old in 1941, who was allowed into Hong Kong in 1940/41, in spite of the Evacuation order, to assist Mildred Dibden at the Fanling Babies Home.

She spent the war years with Miss Dibden at the home and was never interned.

Source:

http://brianedgar.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/mildred-dibden/

Birthplace (country): 

Rae SHAW (née JONES) [1941- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Shaw
Given: 
Rae
Maiden: 
Jones
Birth
Date: 
1941-01-22
Birthplace (country): 

Alfred Ernest ABLONG [1886-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ablong
Given: 
Alfred Ernest
Birth
Date: 
1886-09-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Waterloo
Death
Date: 
1941-12-19

Alfred Ernest Ablong (not to be confused with his son who bore the same name) came to Hong Kong in 1902 with his parents John Ablong and Emma (nee Ah Kin) and his five brothers and sisters.

In 1915 he married Mabel Agnes Elizabeth Cotton, a Hong Kong woman of English extraction.

Birthplace (country): 

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