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Annette BEAUDOIN (aka Sister St. Philippe) [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Beaudoin
Given: 
Annette
Alias / nickname: 
Sister St. Philippe

John Rutherford SPENCE [1880-1976]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Spence
Given: 
John Rutherford
Birth
Date: 
1880-10-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Denholm
Death
Date: 
1976-05-12

DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mr Spence's occupation in 1941 as "Missionary".

Birthplace (country): 

E Kay C MANN / FRANKLIN (née CLARKE) [c.1914-2005]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Mann / Franklin
Given: 
E Kay C
Maiden: 
Clarke
Birth
Date: 
c.1914-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.2005-10-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Dates of birth and death from her obituary at: http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/oct/25/obituaries.mainsection

Other notes about her life in Hong Kong from her obituary:

Hermena Jean OPPEN (née PHEMISTER) [1911-2007]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Oppen
Given: 
Hermena Jean
Maiden: 
Phemister
Birth
Date: 
1911-04-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Stanford, Ontario
Death
Date: 
2007-04-27

She moved to Hong Kong in 1940 and married Frederick Oppen on August 30. She trained to become an Auxiliary Nurse. She served in St. Paul's Hospital during the hostilities (her husband was one of the lay superintendents there). Both were repatriated to Canada in September 1943, having memorised the names and addresses of 40 people to write to with news of their loved-ones.

Sources: St. Paul's: HK PRO - 'Provisional Lists - Staff at St. Paul's Hospital'

Birthplace (country): 

Harrison John MULLETT [c.1892-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Mullett
Given: 
Harrison John
Birth
Date: 
c.1892-01-03 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Castleton, Ontario
Death
Date: 
c.1972-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mullett's occupation in 1941 as "Dentist".

Birthplace (country): 

Nell E ELLIOTT [1889-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Elliott
Given: 
Nell E
Birth
Date: 
1889-01-01

Details from John Black's list, which gives her occupation in 1941 as "Social Worker".

Aubrey Vernon GREAVES [1886-1971]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Greaves
Given: 
Aubrey Vernon
Birth
Date: 
1886-01-06
Birthplace (town, state): 
Barbados
Death
Date: 
c.1971-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Captain Aubrey Vernon Greaves moved from the West Indies to Canada in 1906. In 1916 he garduated from the University of Toronto in Medicine, and saw medical service in France  in the last months of WW1. He joined the Colonial Medical Service in 1925 and in 1930 was appointed Director of the Pathological Institute at Hong Kong University.

Birthplace (country): 

Anna May WATERS [1903-1987]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Waters
Given: 
Anna May
Birth
Date: 
1903-01-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Strathroy, Ontario
Death
Date: 
1987-12-08

Anna May Waters arrived in Hong Kong on November 16, 1941, as one of two military nurses accompanying the Canadian soldiers of 'C' Force.

During the hostilities and the first part of the occupation she served at Bowen Road Miitary Hospital. She was sent to Stanley Camp alongside other nursing staff on August 19, 1942.

She was part of the Canadian repatriation of September 1943, returning to her home city of Winnipeg. Between September 1944 and August 1946 she served, at first in war theatres, on the TSS Letitia.

Birthplace (country): 

Kathleen CHRISTIE (aka Kay) [1911-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Christie
Given: 
Kathleen
Alias / nickname: 
Kay
Birth
Date: 
c.1911-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1994-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Lieutenant Kay Christie was one of two women who arrived in Hong Kong alongside almost two thousand Canadian soldiers on November 16, 1941.

During the December hostilities and the first part of the occupation she served at Bowen Road Military Hospital. In August 1942 she was moved to Stanley Camp along with other nursing staff

She was sent home as part of the general Canadian repatriation of September 1943 as the Japanese accepted her civilian status. She returned to Toronto where she worked as a specialist medical secretary.

Sources:

Birthplace (country): 

Charles W SKEET [????- ]

Status: 
Unknown
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Skeet
Given: 
Charles W

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