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Kowloon and Victoria Harbour (WW II)

Aerial photograph from 1944 or 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Sham Shui Po 1927

Text on Flickr:

After the Typhoon,Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, 1927

Part of: Northamptonshire Regiment Collection

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1927

Plaque at the Hau Wong Temple in Kowloon City

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010

Hau Wong Temple on Junction Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2013

Robert EDWARDS [c.1860-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Edwards
Given: 
Robert
Birth
Date: 
c.1860-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Death
Date: 
1885-07-07
Cause of death: 
Cholera

Robert ROGERS [????-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Rogers
Given: 
Robert
Death
Date: 
1885-07-15
Cause of death: 
Cholera

"Two more deaths occurred among the military under canvas at Kowloon yesterday from choleraic diarrhoea. One of the men, Bombadier (sic) Barton, of the Lancashire divison of Royal Artillery, was taken ill at 6 in the morning and died at 11. The other victim, Rogers, a private in the Buffs, was attacked at about 8 a.m, and died at 1 p.m. It is only just a fortnight since the camp at Kowloon was established and five deaths have occurred in that short period amongst the men quartered there.

Alfred BARTON [c.1864-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Barton
Given: 
Alfred
Birth
Date: 
c.1864-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Death
Date: 
1885-07-15
Cause of death: 
Cholera

"Two more deaths occurred among the military under canvas at Kowloon yesterday from choleraic diarrhoea. One of the men, Bombadier (sic) Barton, of the Lancashire divison of Royal Artillery, was taken ill at 6 in the morning and died at 11. The other victim, Rogers, a private in the Buffs, was attacked at about 8 a.m, and died at 1 p.m. It is only just a fortnight since the camp at Kowloon was established and five deaths have occurred in that short period amongst the men quartered there.

Charles Robert PHESSE [1857-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Phesse
Given: 
Charles Robert
Birth
Date: 
1857-10-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Death
Date: 
1885-07-12
Cause of death: 
Cholera
Birthplace (country): 

Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry terminal, Kowloon, Hong Kong, ca. 1930

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien (1877-1970) started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office, at Diergaardelaan 36.

Willem Kien obtained this photo during a visit to Hong Kong in the 1930s.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

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