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Frederick Hardy NEALE (aka Freddie) [c.1901-1987]

Submitted by jill on Sat, 10/21/2023 - 20:31

Freddie Neale is recorded in the Jurors List of 1932 as a member of the Wireless Department in Butterfield & Swire. He met the 18 year-old Dorothy Moon in Hong Kong in 1930, who had accompanied her father, Edward Moon while her mother stayed in England. They married in England in 1933. Dorothy was evacuated to Australia in August 1940 with their children, Margaret and Chris. Freddie managed to get away to Pelambang, Sumatra before the Japanese invasion in December 1941.

An account of Hong Kong leading up to the Japanese invasion in 1941

Submitted by Hugh Dulley on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 18:30

"A Voyage to War: An Englishmans's Account of Hong Kong 1936-41" by Hugh Dulley

A brief description of the book:-

Hugh Dulley’s father (Peter Dulley) and mother (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 1935. Four years later at the outbreak of war, Peter, a weekend sailor, was called up in the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He eventually graduated to command an ocean-going tug of 500 tons from Hong Kong to Aden. En route he called at islands still enjoying pre-war peacetime and navigated across the Indian Ocean using a sextant.

06 Dec 1941, INTERNED - DECEMBER 1941

Submitted by Clive Hamilton on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 06:32

We were dancing in the Rose Room of the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong on the evening of Saturday the 6th December, 1941.  During the evening an announcement was made on the loudspeaker, recalling all service personnel to report to their headquarters immediately.  It was an ominous sign that war with Japan was close at hand.

Arseny Joseph SAVITSKY (aka Joe) [1903-1990]

Submitted by Suziepie on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 06:31


Portrait Artist in Stanley Prison Camp

AJ Savitsky was an artist interned in the Stanley Prison Camp during World War II, when the Japanese occupied Hong Kong, He was a Russian who had migrated to Hong Kong in the early 1930s and became a member of the Hong Kong Police Reserve in 1936. He was interned with other civilians, including police officers.