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Everything tagged "England"

Arthur Gordon WEIR [1912-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Weir
Given: 
Arthur Gordon
Birth
Date: 
1912-01-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Birkenhead
Death
Date: 
1994-11-18

Barbara Anslow:

Mr Weir was the father of Alan.

Birthplace (country): 

Bertha Maud CRYAN (née LUMMIS) [1897-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Cryan
Given: 
Bertha Maud
Maiden: 
Lummis
Birth
Date: 
c.1897-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Chelmsford, Essex
Death
Date: 
1969-02-28

DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mrs Cryan's occupation in 1941 as "Housewife".

Birthplace (country): 

Franklin Charles GIMSON [1890-1975]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gimson
Given: 
Franklin Charles
Birth
Date: 
1890-09-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire
Death
Date: 
1975-02-13

Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong during the war years.

Birthplace (country): 

Frances Elizabeth DROWN (née LEAPER, aka Betty) [1904-1986]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Drown
Given: 
Frances Elizabeth
Maiden: 
Leaper
Alias / nickname: 
Betty
Birth
Date: 
1904-12-24
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
1986-09-07

Barbara Anslow:

Mrs. Betty Drown was a talented pianist who played for us every Sunday evening in the Prison Officers' Club  aka American Club aka Central Recreation Club.

Birthplace (country): 

Lilian May FORWARD / SOO / MCGOWAN (née FITZGERALD) [1892-1943]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Forward / Soo / McGowan
Given: 
Lilian May
Maiden: 
Fitzgerald
Birth
Date: 
c.1892-03-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
West Ham, Essex
Death
Date: 
1943-12-05
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Barbara Anslow:

She lived in Block 5, [Married Quarters, Stanley Internment Camp], with husband,and 2 children from her previous marriage - Betty and Jacky FitzGerald, both of whom were half-Chinese with American connections, and were repatriated with the Americans in June 1942.

Birthplace (country): 

Eric James KENNARD [c.1921-2007]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kennard
Given: 
Eric James
Birth
Date: 
c.1921-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Death
Date: 
2007-10-16

Barbara Anslow:

In December 1941 he was a Government clerk.

Birthplace (country): 

Kenelm Hutchinson DIGBY [1884-1954]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Digby
Given: 
Kenelm Hutchinson
Birth
Date: 
c.1884-08-04 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ealing, London
Death
Date: 
c.1954-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Barbara Anslow:

[In 1942] he was a medical professor.

Birthplace (country): 

Samuel BROWN (aka Topper) [1914-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Brown
Given: 
Samuel
Alias / nickname: 
Topper
Birth
Date: 
1914-10-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Jarrow on Tyne, Northumberland
Death
Date: 
1944-02-14
Cause of death: 
Dysentery

Barbara Redwood:

[In 1941, my sister] Olive was engaged to Sam ('Topper') Brown of the Royal Artillery.

Topper died as a p.o.w in Japan.

Birthplace (country): 

Arthur John ALSEY [1911-1982]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Alsey
Given: 
Arthur John
Birth
Date: 
1911-01-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dartford, Kent
Death
Date: 
c.1982-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Barbara Anslow:

[In late 1941] I had an unserious boyfriend - Band Sergeant Arthur Alsey, of the Royal Scots.

Arthur survived the sinking of the Lisbon Maru, and the subsequent years as a POW in Japan.

Birthplace (country): 

Harold Sidney George HALE (aka Sid) [1915-1999]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hale
Given: 
Harold Sidney George
Alias / nickname: 
Sid
Birth
Date: 
1915-05-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
Romsford, Essex
Death
Date: 
c.1999-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Barbara Anslow:

In 1941 my sister Mabel had a serious boyfriend in the Royal Scots Band, a pianist and clarinetist named Harry Hale (known by his second name 'Sid').

Sid survived the sinking of the Lisbon Maru, and subsequent years as a POW in Japan.

Birthplace (country): 

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