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Ron FREER [1915- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Freer
Given: 
Ron
Birth
Date: 
1915-10-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Teignmouth, Devon

Fought in Hong Kong in 1941, then a POW for the remainder of the war. Malnutrition in the Japanese POW camp left him blind. 

Read more about Ron in this article in The Telegraph on 8 Nov 2018:

Former prisoner of war, 103, to be oldest veteran to march at the Cenotaph

Birthplace (country): 

Charles Henry HART [1808-1867]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hart
Given: 
Charles Henry
Birth
Date: 
1808-11-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Death
Date: 
1867-11-06
Cause of death: 
Unknown
Other
Other reference: 
Hong Kong Land Auction 1841
My great great grandfather, Charles Henry Hart, was one of the original successful bidders for marine lots during the first auction of Hong Kong land in 1841. He was based in Macau for many years and ran a trade between Macau, Hong Kong, (probably also Canton) Calcutta and Mauritius.
Birthplace (country): 

Joseph HALL [1921-1946]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hall
Given: 
Joseph
Birth
Date: 
1921-12-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Seaton, Cumberland
Death
Date: 
1946-03-26
Cause of death: 
RAF crash on Lantau Island

Joseph was posted to Hong Kong with the RAF.  He worked on the development of radar.  On 26 March 1946 was in an aircraft which crashed on Lantau Island.  He is buried in Sai Wan Cemetery.

Birthplace (country): 

Guy Sanderson SHIRRA (aka Din Gao) [1947- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Shirra
Given: 
Guy Sanderson
Alias / nickname: 
Din Gao
Birth
Date: 
c.1947-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Earlswood

Author of The Accidental Prawn: "Interesting Times" - Policing 20th Century Hong Kong and other stories and The

Birthplace (country): 

Amelia Frances BEATTIE (née FROW) [1897-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Beattie
Given: 
Amelia Frances
Maiden: 
Frow
Birth
Date: 
1897-07-17
Birthplace (country): 

Arthur George PILE [1878-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pile
Given: 
Arthur George
Birth
Date: 
1878-05-24
Birthplace (town, state): 
Islington, London

?Naval architect, Hong Kong dockyards

Birthplace (country): 

Harold CLARKE [1873-1904]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clarke
Given: 
Harold
Birth
Date: 
c.1873-07-24 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Liverpool, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1904-08-17
Cause of death: 
Typhoid, Pneumonia

Harold was an engineer and partner at the marine surveying company Carmichael and Clarke.

He married his love Annie Gwenffa Smitho on March 17, 1903.

He passed away on August 17, 1904 after a long battle with pneumonia and then typhoid.

Harold is buried in Hong Kong.

Birthplace (country): 

Gwendolene COLTHORPE [1910-1977]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Colthorpe
Given: 
Gwendolene
Birth
Date: 
1910-02-09
Birthplace (town, state): 
Paddington, London
Death
Date: 
c.1977-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Louis DE ROME [1887-1974]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
de Rome
Given: 
Louis
Birth
Date: 
1887-12-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Bradford, Yorkshire
Death
Date: 
c.1974-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Entry in the 1941 Juror's List:

Birthplace (country): 

Ronald Fred WILBY [1926-c.2012]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wilby
Given: 
Ronald Fred
Birth
Date: 
1926-07-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Derby
Death
Date: 
c.2012-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

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