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Albert DRANSFIELD [1872-1940]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dransfield
Given: 
Albert
Birth
Date: 
c.1872-10-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1940-11-24
Other
Other reference: 
Soldiers and Sailors Home

According the Eulogy published in the Hong Kong Daily Press of 26 November 1940 Albert Dransfield died suddenly, aged 68, at his home in Broom Street, Happy Valley on 24 November 1940. He is described as a loyal member of the Methodist Church and energetic supporter of the Soldiers and Sailors Home. He was resident in Hong Kong for over 30 years according to the Eulogy. The Jurors Lists give him as Storekeeper and then Timekeeper at the Taikoo Sugar Refinery Company.

English Methodist Church at QRE in 1937

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

The photo shows the old English Methodist Church which was situated at junchtion of Queen's Road East and Kennedy Road.  It was taken in 1937.

The upper part of the pitched roof structure behind was a 3-storey building (edged green) located to the south west of the old Wanchai Government School (to the west of the Church) which was not visible because it was behind a series of trees fronting the QRE.

Air photo of Wanchai Govt School 1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

This air-photo was taken in 1949 which shows the English Methodist Church at j/o Kennedy Road and Queen's Road East, and the Wanchai Govt School at j/o Kennedy Street and QRE.

WGS sketch vs map in 1958

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958

The sketch shows the main school (eight rooms), a pavilion at NW corner, staff room and lavatory, two servants' quarters, boys' latrine and storeroom at the rear as in 1958.

survey sheet showing old Wanchai School in 1958

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958

This print was extracted from an open file : "Reconstruction of Wanchai School" kept in HKSAR Public Records Office.   Scale of the survey sheet was 1" to 50 feet.

old Wanchai School at QRE 1937 (next to English Methodist Church)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

The image shows the English Methodist Church which was situated at j/o QRE and Kennedy Road in 1937.  Adjacent to its west side was the old Wanchai School premises.  Only part of the pitched roof can be seen.   There were rows of trees along QRE in front of the school boundary short wall.

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