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Accessible Tunnel Entrance

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Accessible Tunnel (view into the portal)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Partially Collapsed tunnel

Mostly collapsed tunnel (inside view)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Shing Mun Reservoir Japanese Tunnels (below redoubt) [c.1943- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1943-11-30 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Up the first flight of stairs on the Maclehose trail going towards Shing Mun Redoubt. At the first flat path section there will be one or two large 'cuttings' into the earth, below the trail. Directly below about 10-15 Meters is the larger, accessible tunnel. This one had lots of bush and vines going into the portal, and had obviously had not been entered in quite a while. The tunnel is of standard width-height of the smaller ones and had a split. Both splits get much more narrow until inaccessible, but still go on. The total length of tunnel accessible is around 30-35 meters.

WAYABIYASHI [????-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wayabiyashi
Death
Date: 
c.1942-05-05 (Month is approximate)
Cause of death: 
Mortar Fire

Lieutenant Wayabiyashi was the officer who led the opening attack on The Shing Mun Redoubt, and effectively led to its fall. He was able to utilize the cover of darkness on the early morning of the 10th of December to skirt around the pillboxes of the Shing Mun Redoubt and go over the reservoir dam, attacking the redoubt from the rear. He led the group of 20 highly motivated men of the 229th IJA Infantry Regiment, and according to memoirs, they used only grenades and blades in capturing the redoubt.

Gordon Burnett Gifford HULL [1885-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hull
Given: 
Gordon Burnett Gifford
Birth
Date: 
1885-01-29
Death
Date: 
1969-09-15

G. B. Gifford Hull was Resident Engineer on the Jubilee (Shing Mung) Reservoir. His name is inscribed on the memorial stone at the Reservoir which was begun in 1933 and finished in 1937.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HK_ShingMumReservoir_MemorialStone.JPG

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