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Everything tagged "WW2: repatriated 1942 Asama Maru + Gripsholm"

Sarah Margaret MASON (née REFO, aka Peggy) [1930-2002]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Mason
Given: 
Sarah Margaret
Maiden: 
Refo
Alias / nickname: 
Peggy
Birth
Date: 
1930-11-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Memphis, Tennessee
Death
Date: 
2002-06-27
Birthplace (country): 

Alice-Ann REFO [1927- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Refo
Given: 
Alice-Ann
Birth
Date: 
1927-05-15
Birthplace (country): 

Harriet LOCKE (née REFO) [1932-2015]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Locke
Given: 
Harriet
Maiden: 
Refo
Birth
Date: 
1932-06-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Canton
Death
Date: 
2015-05-04
Birthplace (country): 

J H MIDDLECOAT [c.1895-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Middlecoat
Given: 
J H
Birth
Date: 
c.1895-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

DoB fom John Black's list, which gives his occupation in 1941 as "Canadian Pacific Railway", and also notes his nationality was Canadian.

Theodore LINDABURY [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Lindabury
Given: 
Theodore

Vaughan MEISLING [1903-1973]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Meisling
Given: 
Vaughan
Birth
Date: 
1903-01-01
Death
Date: 
1973-03-25

DoB from John Black's list.

Barbara Rose PETRO-PAVLOVSKY (née SCHURMAN) [1898-1965]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Petro-Pavlovsky
Given: 
Barbara Rose
Maiden: 
Schurman
Birth
Date: 
1898-07-12
Death
Date: 
1965-06-07

Barbara Petro was working at the American Consulate at the time of the Japanese attack of December 8, 1941. With the rest of the American diplomats and staff, she was held in a house just outside the boundaries of Stanley until just before the June/July repatriation, which she joined. Her husband had already escaped from Hong Kong, and it's believed she joined him in the USA.

Source:

Emily Hahn, China to Me, 1987 ed., 293, 307, 368.

Henry REFO [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Refo
Given: 
Henry

American missionary and teacher. He, his wife Sally, and family were interned in Stanley and repatriated on the Asama Maru/Gripsholm.

Sarah Alice REFO (née FLANIKEN, aka Sally) [1895-1956]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Refo
Given: 
Sarah Alice
Maiden: 
Flaniken
Alias / nickname: 
Sally
Birth
Date: 
c.1895-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1956-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Sally Refo was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher.

She was interned in Stanley and repatriated on the Asama Maru/Gripsholm with her husband Henry and four children.

Birthplace (country): 

Carl NEPRUD [1889-1976]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Neprud
Given: 
Carl
Birth
Date: 
c.1889-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Death
Date: 
c.1976-10-01 (Day is approximate)

In 1913 he joined the Chinese Maritime Customs, a service he remained with until the war.

During the December 1941 hostilities he was a volunteer driver taking first aid to both civilians and military. After the surrender, he continued as a driver for the uninterned medical and health workers so was never in Stanley.

He was repatriated on the Asama Maru/Gripsholm and resumed his work for the Chinese Nationalist authorities in Washington, D. C.

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