After training as a nurse in New Zealand, Kathleen Thompson went to Britain in 1936 and joined the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.
In Hong Kong she served as matron of St. Albert's Hospital during the hostilities.
She went to Britain after the war and became Assistant Director of the Army Nursing Sevice (rank: Lieutenant-Colonel). After retirement in the 1960s she returned to New Zealand and died at the age of 94.
Arthur E. Gomes Newsletter, undated but probably March 2002 <Read more ...>
James Munro Bertram was a left-wing New Zealand journalist active before the war in China and Hong Kong. While in the Colony he worked for Madame Sun-yatsen's China Defence League and supported other initiatives designed to help China in its war against Japan, such as the Industrial Co-operatives organised by fellow New Zealander Rewi Alley. <Read more ...>