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Everything tagged "Wales"

Herbert Howell BEDDOW [1898-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Beddow
Given: 
Herbert Howell
Birth
Date: 
1898-12-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Llanelli
Death
Date: 
1941-12-16
Cause of death: 
Hit during Japanese shelling of Leighton Hill
Birthplace (country): 

Ethel OLSON [c.1899-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Olson
Given: 
Ethel
Birth
Date: 
c.1899-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Bridgend

Ethel Olson appears in photographs with my 14 year old father, Reggie Warren, both in Singapore and in Hong Kong. She was married to my father's uncle, Charles Olson, and seems to have taken him under her wing to some extent after his own father, Charles Warren died. Although the family myth is of a complete rift between the Warrens and Olsons after the death of Charles Warren in 1923, a note from Ethel still exists congratulating Cicely Warren, wife of my uncle, Leslie Warren, on the birth of their daughter in 1927.

Birthplace (country): 

Edward YOUDE [1924-1986]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Youde
Given: 
Edward
Birth
Date: 
1924-06-19
Birthplace (town, state): 
Penarth
Death
Date: 
1986-12-05
Cause of death: 
Heart attack

Governor of Hong Kong from 20 May 1982 until 5 December 1986.

Dates from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Youde

Birthplace (country): 

William Josiah WILKINSON [1871-1926]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wilkinson
Given: 
William Josiah
Birth
Date: 
1871-05-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Newport, Monmouthsire
Death
Date: 
1926-02-21

He had 11 children, listed at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=481594.msg3630364#msg3630364. One of his children was Frederick J WILKINSON, who had a further nine children!

Thanks to Wayne Carew for these notes about William Josiah:

Birthplace (country): 

Alfred MORRIS [1874-1945]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Morris
Given: 
Alfred
Birth
Date: 
c.1874-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Cwmavon
Death
Date: 
1945-07-08
Cause of death: 
Heart failure

My grandfather Alfred was the first Headmaster of King's College from 1926-1934 following on from his tenure at Saiyingpun school after arriving in Hongkong in 1905 on the "Simla" - with 2 small children, my mother Dorothy Langston nee Morris and Edwin Alan - later killed in WW1.

Birthplace (country): 

Rees NORTH [1909-1997]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
North
Given: 
Rees
Birth
Date: 
1909-02-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Cardiff
Death
Date: 
c.1997-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Christine Kirkham wrote:

My father, Mr Rees North was with the Hong Kong Police and was interned in Stanley. More...

Birthplace (country): 

Doris Jane WATSON (née SCOURSE) [1910-2009]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Watson
Given: 
Doris Jane
Maiden: 
Scourse
Birth
Date: 
1910-07-23
Birthplace (town, state): 
Cardiff
Death
Date: 
2009-03-18
Birthplace (country): 

Joseph Frederick CHANNING [1915-1997]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Channing
Given: 
Joseph Frederick
Birth
Date: 
c.1915-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Pontypridd
Death
Date: 
1997-06-13

John Black's list gives Channing's occupation in 1941 as "Police".

Birthplace (country): 

Thomas PRITCHARD [c.1878-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pritchard
Given: 
Thomas
Birth
Date: 
c.1878-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Pwllheli
Death
Date: 
1944-08-10

Thomas Pritchard was my paternal grandfather. He is buried in the Stanley Cemetary. My father and I saw his grave when we went out to HK in 1982.

In brief, he came from Pwllheli, north Wales and had a long career at sea. He had served for the Hong Kong and Macao Shipping Line for a while through the 1930s at least (I posted a pic of him with Robert Ho Tung in one of your galleries yesterday) and commanded the steamers Kinshan and Taishan.

Birthplace (country): 

Thomas Abednego NICHOLAS [1893-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Nicholas
Given: 
Thomas Abednego
Birth
Date: 
1893-05-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Newport, Pembrokeshire
Death
Date: 
1942-10-31
Birthplace (country): 
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