[Update 2020: Antony Bosje's grand-daughter has been in touch in the comments below and says that the man in the photo below isn't Antony, and that Antony never worked in Hong Kong. So the original owner of the album, and the identity of the man in the photo, are mysteries.]
He was the original owner of a small photo album I bought a few years ago. The seller included this note: <Read more ...>
Jacobus van der Laan was the manager of a bank the Netherlands Trading Society when war broke out.
After the surrender he was one of the bankers kept out of internment to liquidate the assets of their instutions. He and his wife lived at the Sun Wah Hotel until being sent to Stanley in July 1943 on the completion of their work.