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Robert Bruce HAMMOND [1914-2002]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hammond
Given: 
Robert Bruce
Birth
Date: 
1914-03-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
2002-09-02

Robert Bruce Hammond was an American missionary with the China Peniel Mission, which was founded by his father-in-law the Rev. A. K. Reiton and is first wife. He went through the 1941 hostilities in Kowloon and was interned in Stanley with his wife, their daughter Edith, and the Reitons, until the American repatriation.

He wrote a memoir of his experience: Bondservants of the Japanese (1942)

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Wenzell BROWN [1911-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Brown
Given: 
Wenzell
Birth
Date: 
1911-05-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Portland, Maine
Death
Date: 
c.1981-11-01 (Month is approximate)

Wenzell Brown was a lecturer at Lingnan University. He was interned in Stanley Camp and repatriated with his fellow Americans on June 29/30, 1942.

He wrote a book, Hong Kong Aftermath (1943), which contains a partly fictionalised account of his experiences.

He became a writer of 'pulp fiction', gaining some reputation in the 1950s for his work in the 'juvenile delinquent' genre, and  publishing his only Science Fiction novel in 1975.

He was a Quaker.

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Birthplace (country): 

Don ADY [????- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ady
Given: 
Don

Frances BAYNES [????- ]

Status: 
Unknown
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Baynes
Given: 
Frances

Wife of Eric Neville Baynes.

Herbert H. POMMERENKE [1900-1978]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pommerenke
Given: 
Herbert H.
Birth
Date: 
c.1900-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1978-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Dates of birth and death from the Biographical History at the Finding Aid to the Pommerenke family papers, online at:

http://www.history.pcusa.org/collections/findingaids/fa.cfm?record_id=193

John BECHTEL [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bechtel
Given: 
John

John Bechtel was a missionary.

Ella BUUCK [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Buuck
Given: 
Ella

Mother of Leonard, Bobby and Elaine, wife of Lorenz.

Elaine SCHRAMM (née BUUCK) [1937- ]

Status: 
Unknown
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Schramm
Given: 
Elaine
Maiden: 
Buuck
Birth
Date: 
1937-07-26

Laura Beatha ZIEGLER [1900-1961]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Ziegler
Given: 
Laura Beatha
Birth
Date: 
1900-02-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Minnesota
Death
Date: 
c.1961-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Interned at Stanley together with her children Eunice, Doris, Laurence, Ruth, Theodore and Laura Lou.

Birthplace (country): 

Laura Lou DARNELL (née ZIEGLER) [1936- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Darnell
Given: 
Laura Lou
Maiden: 
Ziegler
Birth
Date: 
1936-06-24
Birthplace (town, state): 
Minnesota
Birthplace (country): 

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