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Huts at Lantau Mountain Camp

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938

On arrival at the top of Lantau Island

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938

Being carried to the top of Lantau Island

Carried as a small child up Lantau

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938

Having landed at Silvermine Bay, the early stages of the walk were through rice paddy fields to reach the bottom of the trail up the mountain.. It's difficult to imagine this form of transport in post-colonial times.

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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