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Everything tagged "HKVDC"

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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Ralph James SHRIGLEY [1898-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Shrigley
Given: 
Ralph James
Birth
Date: 
c.1898-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1944-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Lieutenant Ralph James Shrigley - Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. Born Scotland. Buried Hong Kong 1944.

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CLARK [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clark
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Thomas Sydney Douglas WHITLEY [1909-1985]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Whitley
Given: 
Thomas Sydney Douglas
Birth
Date: 
1909-03-15
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sailkot
Death
Date: 
1985-03-20

Mr Whitley is mentioned on Tony Banham's list of members of the HKVDC:

  • Whitley, Tomas Sydney Signalman 1321 (XD5)
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Douglas Thomas SMITH [1915-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Smith
Given: 
Douglas Thomas
Birth
Date: 
c.1915-12-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Leytonstone, Essex
Death
Date: 
c.1981-06-30 (Day is approximate)

Mr Smith is mentioned on Tony Banham's list of members of the HKVDC:

  • Smith, Douglas Thomas Corporal V1982 (XD5)
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John Hubert BOTTOMLEY (aka Jack) [1899-1964]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bottomley
Given: 
John Hubert
Alias / nickname: 
Jack
Birth
Date: 
1899-02-22
Birthplace (town, state): 
Baildon, Yorkshire
Death
Date: 
1964-07-31
Cause of death: 
Heart Attack

John Hubert Bottomley (Jack) was born in Baildon, West Yorkshire in 1899, the oldest of four children of Fred Bottomley and Elizabeth Tyson.   As a young man Jack served in World War I and was gassed as well as receiving serious shrapnel wounds in Flanders. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

After the Great War he studied engineering at Bradford Technical College (now Bradford University).  He passed the Oxbridge exams but the family could not afford to send him to Oxford or Cambridge.

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George Stephen WINCH [1912-1974]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Winch
Given: 
George Stephen
Birth
Date: 
1912-06-16
Death
Date: 
c.1974-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
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Henry Jemson TEBBUTT [1893-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Tebbutt
Given: 
Henry Jemson
Birth
Date: 
1893-07-04
Birthplace (town, state): 
Buenos Aires

He was added to the list of authorised architect in Hong Kong in 1930. See item 692 in the Government Gazette, Nov 21, 1930.

Here's his entry in the 1941 Jurors List:

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George Gwinnett Noble TINSON [????-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Tinson
Given: 
George Gwinnett Noble
Death
Date: 
c.1941-12-25 (Day is approximate)
Cause of death: 
Killed while fighting the Japanese
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