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Hugh Handley PEGG [1889-1982]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pegg
Given: 
Hugh Handley
Birth
Date: 
1889-12-27
Death
Date: 
1982-11-15

Entry in the list of Civilian Internees:

Pegg H H 52 Public Works Department
Birthplace (country): 

John Farrar MACGREGOR (aka Jack) [c.1886-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
MacGregor
Given: 
John Farrar
Alias / nickname: 
Jack
Birth
Date: 
c.1886-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Islington, London
Death
Date: 
1968-09-30

Dates from: https://gwulo.com/comment/57823#comment-57823

He appears in the 1941 Juror's list:

s   Macgregor, John Farrar Manager, Caldbeck. Macgregor & Co., Ld. 457 The Peak.
Birthplace (country): 

Florence Clara ALLISON (née JONES) [c.1883-1945]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Allison
Given: 
Florence Clara
Maiden: 
Jones
Birth
Date: 
c.1883-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1945-10-13

Carl Smith Card 77373

Will of Alfred John Thomas Allison buried 5 February 1934 St John's left all to his widow Florence Clara Allison

Florence Clara Allison was interned. List of internees Mrs. F,C.Allison Room 509 ISH

Probate Records

Florence Clara Allison widow of Gloucester Hotel Hong Kong died 13 October 1945 at 47th British Hospital Hong Kong. Administration to Ethel Annie \jones spinster                          

 

Birthplace (country): 

Clementina COCK (née MITCHELL, aka Teeny) [c.1882-1967]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Cock
Given: 
Clementina
Maiden: 
Mitchell
Alias / nickname: 
Teeny
Birth
Date: 
c.1882-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Northampton
Death
Date: 
1967-10-07
Birthplace (country): 

John Richard CARR [1904-1951]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Carr
Given: 
John Richard
Birth
Date: 
c.1904-10-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Furness, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1951-02-05
Birthplace (country): 

Louise Jane COLLETT (née USHER) [1865-c.1902]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Collett
Given: 
Louise Jane
Maiden: 
Usher
Birth
Date: 
1865-09-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Death
Date: 
c.1902-08-26 (Year is approximate)

My name is John Usher, a native of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England but have been living in Norway since 1971. One of my interest´s is tracing my ancestors and this is why I am contacting you.

Louisa Jane Usher was my grandfather’s elder sister:-

Born is Salisbury, Wiltshire 30 Sept 1865

Census 1871 – 67 Endless Street Salisbury

Census 1881 - 67 Endless Street Salisbury

Census 1891 – Skellbrok Hall Yorkshire, working as a nurse in the house of Percy S. Neville and his wife Etheline.

Birthplace (country): 

Gordon John BELL (aka Dinger) [1923-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bell
Given: 
Gordon John
Alias / nickname: 
Dinger
Birth
Date: 
1923-11-27
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hinkley, Leicestershire
Death
Date: 
1981-05-09

Director of the Hong Kong Observatory from 1965 to 1981 (source).

Birthplace (country): 

George Walter REEVE [1887-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reeve
Given: 
George Walter
Birth
Date: 
c.1887-01-03 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
swindon
Death
Date: 
c.1968-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

My granfather worked in Hong Kong, I believe at the Youmati School from 1922 to the invasion of HK in WW2. I have records of travel out but no records of travel back to the UK though from family photos he clearly did return and travel out again. As the Youmati school is a government school would British government recruit? Would he have needed any experience qualifications. He had served in WW1 and was a lieutentant (I think via the tempoary gentleman route as his family worked on the railways). Would that give him some opportunity to work in HK.

Birthplace (country): 

Desmond Cyril LONCRAINE [1910-2001]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Loncraine
Given: 
Desmond Cyril
Birth
Date: 
1910-10-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Appledore, Devon
Death
Date: 
2001-05-16

He is mentioned in the list of POWs (though with some mistakes in the name):

Longraine E D C HKVDC Private DR247 11

 

And also in the 1941 Jurors List:

c   Loncraine, Desmond Manager, D. Gestetner (Eastern), Ld. 4 Garden Terrace.
Birthplace (country): 
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Gilbert Alexander HARRIMAN [1900-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Harriman
Given: 
Gilbert Alexander
Birth
Date: 
1900-06-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Catford, London
Death
Date: 
1981-05-10
Other
Other reference: 
Sydney Stock Exchange

The name of Gilbert Harriman is remembered in my family as the trainer of my grandfather, Charles Warren’s racing ponies, known as the “Tile” ponies, during the years 1920-1923. When one of the Tile ponies won the Professional Cup at the Happy Valley Derby, a photographer was hired to commemorate the occasion, snapping Charles Warren and his daughter Evelyn together with Harriman and the magnificent trophy for posterity.

Birthplace (country): 

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