Allman was an American lawyer from Shanghai stuck in HK during the attack. After the repatriation he became head if the Far Eastern Bureau of the OSS (Don's dad's boss?) and later worked for the CIA. <Read more ...>
Gwen Dew was an American journalist. In 1936 she began travelling the world, mainly Asia, and writing a popular weekly column about her advenures. She took many photos of the December 1941 hostilities almost all of which have been lost.
She was interned in Stanley after the surrender and repatriated in late June 1942.
In 1948 she married Captain James Buchanan who died five years later.
California resident Norman Briggs was sent to Hong Kong by Standard Oil in August 1941.
During the December fighting he volunteered to work for Food Control. After the surrender he was interned in Stanley until the reaptriation of late JUne 1942.
Soon after being reunited his family he wrote a wartime memoir which was published posthumously in 2006 - Taken in Hong Kong. This provides a detailed and balanced account of the American experience of internment. <Read more ...>
Rose Etta Femmer married the Reverend Albert Kato Reiton in January 1913 in the United States. The couple came to Hong Kong that March to work as evangelists. In November 1914 they opened the Yaumati Peniel Misson in Kowloon.
She was in Kowloon with her family during the 1941 hostilities. After a period spent in hiding the were interned in Stanley Camp and repatriated in late June 1942.
The Reverend Albert Kato Reiton was an American Protestant missionary.
He married Edna Greer Reiton on November 15, 1909 and the next month they founded the South China Peniel Holiness Mission in Hong Kong. Edna Greer died in Kobe en route to the USA for medical treatment in January 1912 and in January 1913 Reiton married Rose Etta Femmer. The couple returned to Hong Kong in March to work as evangelists. In November 1914 they opened the Yaumati Peniel Misson in Kowloon. <Read more ...>
Edith Hammond was the daughter of missionary Bob Hammond and his wife Helen. She was ten and a half months old in January 1942 when she was interned in Stanley with her parents and grandparents. She was part of the Asama Maru/Gripsholm repatriation.
Robert Hammond, Bondservants of the Japanese (1942), 1957 ed., 49 <Read more ...>