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Rhys Caradoc JONES [1901-1995]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Jones
Given: 
Rhys Caradoc
Birth
Date: 
c.1901-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Liverpool
Death
Date: 
c.1995-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Robert MORRISON [1782-1834]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Morrison
Given: 
Robert
Birth
Date: 
c.1782-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Buller’s Green, Morpeth, Northumberland
Death
Date: 
c.1834-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Dr Robert Morrison was a Protestant missionary, who first visited China in 1807. The following outline of Dr Morrison's life was given as a speech by L T Ride at Hong Kong University's Loke Yew Hall on 4th September, 1957.


ROBERT MORRISON - THE SCHOLAR AND THE MAN

Birthplace (country): 

Donald Oscar RUSSELL [1887-1961]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Russell
Given: 
Donald Oscar
Birth
Date: 
1887-08-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
New Malden
Death
Date: 
1961-07-08

He's mentioned in the Jurors Lists throught the 1920s, eg the 1929 list shows:

Birthplace (country): 

Fred WOODHEAD [1913-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Woodhead
Given: 
Fred
Birth
Date: 
1913-09-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sheffield

On 26 August 1939 Fred Woodhead set sail from Southampton to Hong Kong on the Viceroy of India together with a number of other "Crown Agents" who were members of the Hong Kong Police.  After the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941 he was imprisoned in Sham Shui Po POW Camp.  He was on the Lisbon Maru on 1 October 1942 when it was torpedoed and sunk by US submarine Grouper.  Fred survived and was then transferred to Osaka Camp #1, where he remained for the duration of the war.  He returned to the UK after his release and married his finacee, Miss Jeannie Smith, 3 weeks lat

Birthplace (country): 

Douglas Thomas SMITH [1915-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Smith
Given: 
Douglas Thomas
Birth
Date: 
c.1915-12-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Leytonstone, Essex
Death
Date: 
c.1981-06-30 (Day is approximate)

Mr Smith is mentioned on Tony Banham's list of members of the HKVDC:

  • Smith, Douglas Thomas Corporal V1982 (XD5)
Birthplace (country): 
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John Hubert BOTTOMLEY (aka Jack) [1899-1964]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bottomley
Given: 
John Hubert
Alias / nickname: 
Jack
Birth
Date: 
1899-02-22
Birthplace (town, state): 
Baildon, Yorkshire
Death
Date: 
1964-07-31
Cause of death: 
Heart Attack

John Hubert Bottomley (Jack) was born in Baildon, West Yorkshire in 1899, the oldest of four children of Fred Bottomley and Elizabeth Tyson.   As a young man Jack served in World War I and was gassed as well as receiving serious shrapnel wounds in Flanders. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

After the Great War he studied engineering at Bradford Technical College (now Bradford University).  He passed the Oxbridge exams but the family could not afford to send him to Oxford or Cambridge.

Birthplace (country): 
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Paul Erik DUTOIT [1913-1964]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dutoit
Given: 
Paul Erik
Birth
Date: 
1913-10-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
1964-08-22

Paul Dutoit, the founder of the Macau Grand Prix and a Master at Diocesan Boys School.

Birthplace (country): 

Frederick CLAYSON [1858-1913]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clayson
Given: 
Frederick
Birth
Date: 
c.1858-07-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Bridge Canterbury
Death
Date: 
1913-03-31
Other
Other reference: 
Brother of William Hughes Clayson

Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Customs China. Also, 3rd Assistant at Shanghai. Joined customs in October 1879. - The Chronicle and Directory for China, japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits ...

Father-in-law Captain William Gore Annelsey

Died at Farnham, Surrey, England

Birthplace (country): 

Richard ROTHWELL [1821-1895]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Rothwell
Given: 
Richard
Birth
Date: 
1821-04-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Carlisle, Cumbria
Death
Date: 
1895-02-20
Cause of death: 
old age

I am a distant cousin of Richard Rothwell. He lived in Canton China from 1845 until 1857, making two short visits to England in 1851 and 1856. He was a clerk working for Jamieson, Howe, & Co. in the tea trade. His brother Thomas Rothwell was a tea merchant in Shanghai from 1855 until 1883. From 1862 until the brancruptcy in 1876 he traded under the name Rothwell, Love & Co. together with his partner Joseph Love jun.

Birthplace (country): 

Jack Fraser ROBINSON [1901-1962]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Robinson
Given: 
Jack Fraser
Birth
Date: 
c.1901-07-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hampstead, London
Death
Date: 
1962-11-10

His appears in the 1941 Jurors List:

Birthplace (country): 

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