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George Alexander WHITE [1902-1973]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
White
Given: 
George Alexander
Birth
Date: 
c.1902-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1973-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

His entry in the 1941 Jurors List:

c   White, George Alexander. Meter Superintendent, China Light & Power Co., Ld. 9 York Road, Kowloon Tong.
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William Stanley GEGG [1920-1996]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gegg
Given: 
William Stanley
Birth
Date: 
1920-12-05
Death
Date: 
1996-09-14

He's mentioned in "02. Prisoners Of War - Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Forces":

Gegg W S HKVDC Signalman 3141 11
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Eugene Max JOFFE (aka Gene) [1908-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Joffe
Given: 
Eugene Max
Alias / nickname: 
Gene
Birth
Date: 
1908-07-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Moscow
Death
Date: 
2000-10-06

Note from Philip:

Eugene Max Joffe was in HKVDC serving with Hughes Group. He was an electrical engineer with CLP.

Note from Libby, Mr Joffe's daughter:

My father Gene Joffe died in London on 6/10/2000 aged 92.

He is listed in the 1941 Juror's list:

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Alexander Hugh DINNEN [1914-1992]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dinnen
Given: 
Alexander Hugh
Birth
Date: 
1914-10-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Greenock
Death
Date: 
1992-11-10

Mentioned in the list of POWs:

Dinnen A H HKVDC Sergeant 1718
Birthplace (country): 
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Thomas Andrew MADAR (aka Tommy) [1905-1990]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Madar
Given: 
Thomas Andrew
Alias / nickname: 
Tommy
Birth
Date: 
1905-05-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Shanghai
Death
Date: 
c.1990-02-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Stephen William HALL (aka Steven / Steve) [c.1922-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hall
Given: 
Stephen William
Alias / nickname: 
Steven / Steve
Birth
Date: 
c.1922-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1941-12-19
Cause of death: 
Killed by Japanese mortar shell

Ivan Bernard Trevor Passport Photo 1951.png

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Desmond Cyril LONCRAINE [1910-2001]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Loncraine
Given: 
Desmond Cyril
Birth
Date: 
1910-10-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Appledore, Devon
Death
Date: 
2001-05-16

He is mentioned in the list of POWs (though with some mistakes in the name):

Longraine E D C HKVDC Private DR247 11

 

And also in the 1941 Jurors List:

c   Loncraine, Desmond Manager, D. Gestetner (Eastern), Ld. 4 Garden Terrace.
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Osmond Skinner SKINNER [1900-1980]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Skinner
Given: 
Osmond Skinner
Birth
Date: 
1900-09-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Lee Lewisham
Death
Date: 
1980-06-02

Osmond Skinner was born in Lee in the Lewisham district of London and his birth was registered Quarter 4 Lewisham 1900. In 1911 he was living with his parents Alfred and Edith Skinner in Lewisham.

He married age 31 to Hazel Agnes Goodburn (1900 - 1987)  in Manila on 22 August 1931

Consular Birth Indices

Elizabeth Anne Skinner born in Manila Philippines abt 1932/3 aka Anne. She was the child of Osmond Skinner and Hazel Agnes

Passenger List May 1945 Hong Kong to London

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James MacKenzie JACK [1895-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Jack
Given: 
James MacKenzie
Birth
Date: 
1895-01-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hongkong?
Death
Date: 
1944-09-15
Cause of death: 
Beri beri and chronic peritonitis

James Mackenzie Jack inherited the engineering company W.C. Jack & Co. Ltd. from his father, William Jack, on his death in 1919. He was serving in Salonika with his brother at the time of his father's death. I don't know his brother's name, or if he returned safely to Hong Kong. When my uncle, Leslie Warren, had to wind up C.E. Warren & Co. in May, 1941, James Jack asked him to take over the Jacks branch in Penang while the then MD took six months leave. Jack became a POW and was in the fifth transportation to Japan, where he died in a POW camp on 15 September 1944.

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