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Reginald & Sylvia Harding Klimanek in a dug out during 1932 Japanese attack of Shanghai

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

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1932

Wong Nai Chung Gap, View on Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 1930

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.
 

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1930

Sailors Home

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Guess we can put completion date as 1864...

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Queen's Hill Camp located at 68 Lung Ma Road, Sha Tau Kok, Fanling 1975

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1975
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1964 Queen's Hill Barracks in Lung Yeuk Tau. = 龍躍頭皇后山軍營

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1964
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Queen's Hill Barracks in Lung Yeuk Tau. = 龍躍頭皇后山軍營 1964

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1964
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