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Charles Frederick ANDREWS [1902-1986]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Andrews
Given: 
Charles Frederick
Birth
Date: 
1902-07-23
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
1986-08-02
Birthplace (country): 
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Francis Oswald REED [1913-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Francis Oswald
Birth
Date: 
c.1913-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
1941-12-18
Cause of death: 
Died in battle in Sai Wan

Francis Oswald was the sixth son of Amaro John and Maria Rita Reed, born in 1913.  He was an investment accountant at Hong Kong Land.  Francis married Vera de Carvalho In October, 1941 at St. Margaret's Church.  His eldest brother Edgar was his best man and his other brother Arthur's daughter Mary was the flower girl.  The bride's best man was Al Alvares and her sister Ina de Carvalho was bridesmaid. Tragically, Francis lost his life defending Hong Kong on 

Arthur Augustus REED [1908-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Arthur Augustus
Birth
Date: 
1908-07-28
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
1941-12-19
Cause of death: 
Died in Battle at Jardine's Lookout

Arthur Augustus was the fourth son of Amaro John and Maria Rita Reed.  He attended Hong Kong University where he studied Engineering. He was in his last year when Ricci Hall opened, and he stayed till his graduation.  Arthur was Secretary of the Ricci Hall Students' Association and an active footballer. He joined China Light & Power Company after graduating as an engineer, and was an energetic worker in the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Arthur married Marie Diniz on May 17, 1938 at Church of Christ the King in Shanghai, where Marie was from.

Hugh Gordon MUIR [1910-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Muir
Given: 
Hugh Gordon
Birth
Date: 
1910-01-15
Death
Date: 
1941-12-25
Cause of death: 
Killed in the fighting at Stanley

Entry in the list of casualties:

HKVDC Muir H G 2nd Lieut.   1941-12-25 killed
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Robert Cyril REED [1903-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Robert Cyril
Birth
Date: 
1903-03-18
Death
Date: 
1969-10-04
Other
Other reference: 
Shamshuipo

The above details on the birth and death dates of Robert Cyril Reed, uncle of Angela Niles, were supplied by eurasion_david, who kindly copied his obituary from the SCMP:

"EX-TEACHER DIES

Mr. Robert Cyril Reed, a long-time resident, died on Saturday. He was 66.

Mr Reed was a teacher at the Moral Training School in Kowloon Tong.

He was a keen follower of hockey, cricket and lawn bowls.

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Lawrence Hugh MCCABE [1916-1941]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
McCabe
Given: 
Lawrence Hugh
Birth
Date: 
1916-07-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Finchley
Death
Date: 
1941-12-25
Cause of death: 
Killed fighting in WW2
Other
Other reference: 
St Stephen's Chapel

Lawrence Hugh McCabe was born on 14th July 1916 in Finchley, Middlesex, the son of Edward John, a master tailer, and Hilda Nixon McCabe. He was educated at Pennell House in Eastbourne College in 1930. 

 

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Evan George STEWART [1892-1958]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stewart
Given: 
Evan George
Birth
Date: 
1892-03-27
Birthplace (town, state): 
Bedford
Death
Date: 
1958-12-17
Cause of death: 
Effects of treatment as PoW
Birthplace (country): 

Joaquim GUTERRES (aka Jock) [????-1942]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Guterres
Given: 
Joaquim
Alias / nickname: 
Jock
Death
Date: 
1942-07-26
Cause of death: 
P.O.W. - dysentery

My grandfather, Lieutenant Joaquim Guterres died at Sham Shui Po prisoner of war camp in 1942. 

Fought  at Mt Davis with company No 9.  I also am aware that his name is on a plaque outside of  Club de Recreio.

with thanks

Anthony Guterres

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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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