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.
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 <Read more ...>