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' <Read more ...>
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. <Read more ...>
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. <Read more ...>
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.