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Joseph HALL [1921-1946]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hall
Given: 
Joseph
Birth
Date: 
1921-12-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Seaton, Cumberland
Death
Date: 
1946-03-26
Cause of death: 
RAF crash on Lantau Island

Joseph was posted to Hong Kong with the RAF.  He worked on the development of radar.  On 26 March 1946 was in an aircraft which crashed on Lantau Island.  He is buried in Sai Wan Cemetery.

Birthplace (country): 

John HANSBURY [1916-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hansbury
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1916-09-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Warrington, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1994-05-15
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Born into a working-class family in Warrington, Northern England, John Hansbury grew up in grinding poverty among the steel mills of Lancashire (now Cheshire). He had a gift for mathematics, and was able to take advantage of scholarships to get the education necessary to become a draftsman.

Birthplace (country): 

26 Mar 1946, Lantau Crash

Date(s) of events described: 
Tue, 1946-03-26

I'm so pleased to have found this group! I come from Vancouver (which is practically a colony of Hong Kong), and I'm so excited to be planning my first visit to the island in November of this year. My grandfather was a pre-war mountaineer who joined the RAF in late 1941.  He spent the next few years flying over Burma, plus 2 seasons running fitness and survival training to RAF pilots in Kashmir. Following the war, he delayed his return home to England in order to see a bit of the world, and volunteered for a 6-month posting to Hong Kong. 

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

School entrance

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

One of the three classrooms

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

Nature will start invading all of this.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

Tung Chung Development Pier [????- ]

Just after take-off

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2011

Just after take-off from Chek Lap Kok. A whole bunch of houses on reclaimed land off Lantau Island.

View of Mui Wo (梅窩) village, Lantau Island (Hong Kong), 1983

Text on Flickr: View of Mui Wo (梅窩) village, Lantau Island, from the Mui Wo riverbank. The camera is facing westward (approximately).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1983

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