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Guidelines for typing a Jurors List

The idea of these is to help keep names, addresses, etc consistent across people and years. The single most important thing you can do to help is to follow the spreadsheet's suggestions when you're typing:

Follow the spreadsheet's suggestions

Let's say you're adding a new person to the list, and they work for "Hongkong & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., Ltd.". As you can imagine, it's easy to make spelling mistakes, so we end up with several different versions of the name in the spreadsheet - not good.

What's this, & how to help

We're taking the old Hong Kong Jurors Lists, typing them out, and moving them online. It's all done by volunteers like you and me, a page at a time.

Please join in and help - it only takes around 30 minutes to finish a page. You can find full instructions here - just look for the first line that says 'Started ...' and click on that.

Thanks for your help!

David

New on Gwulo: 2020, week 03

Here's a summary of what's new on Gwulo. Please click through to the linked pages to leave a comment if you can add any information.

Upcoming Gwulo Talks

Both of the following talks are open to the public, so it'll be great if you can join us.

Hong Kong, 8 February (Saturday morning) - I'll present talk #3 to the RAS - think of it as the live version of the latest Gwulo book, Volume 3. Details and booking.

London, 28 March (Saturday afternoon) - I'll present talk #5 to the Friends of the RASHKB. This is my newest talk, and this will be the first time I've presented it in the UK. Details will follow in a future newsletter.

 

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Tracking down a Centurion

My Grandfather Malcolm Sandison was part of C Squadron in the 17th/21st Royal Lancers in the mid-late 1950’s based in Germany. He was the driver of a Centurion Mk3 later converted to a Mk5, registration 02ZR72.

Squatters in Hong Kong - lecture this Sunday

https://www.uchicago.hk/events/on-the-verge-of-metropolis-squatters-in-h...

I'm hoping to go to this ... or rather I was, but I notice that at least half of it is in Cantonese.  As a non-speaker, does anyone have any idea if such talks come with any translation usually ... ?  

Thanks!

Road Between Mody and Middle Road in 1958

If I had been able to find a map of Tsim Sha Tsui in the late fifties I would have found my answer without bothering other readers.

On the east side of Nathan Road between Middle and Mody Roads  there was a very short cul-de-sac leading to a group of shops and Henry's Cafe, laid out in a circle. I have been straining my memory for the name of this street. Can nayone helo me? I think the whole area was redevoped in 1958/59 together with the Melbourne Hotel.

 

Nick Wilson

May Road - origin of name

I've been asked recently about May Road.  I'd assumed that it was named after FH May, Governor 1912-19 ... and at https://gwulo.com/atom/23602 Gen Suzuki gives us the Wikipedia entry for it which say so.  

But ... it was started in 1907 and the person who signed the announcement of its naming in the Government Gazette was none other than then Colonial Secretary F H May - see  http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkgro/view/g1907/6398.pdf

D F Davies's report on the escape from Shamshuipo POW Camp in Jan 1942

REPORT ON AN ESCAPE FROM SHUM SHUI PO (KOWLOON) , HONG KONG PRISONERS' OF WAR CAMP, MADE ON 9th JANUARY, 1942.

The camp was actually the NANKING and HANKOW Barracks, KOWLOON, which were believed to be evacuated at the outset of the Japanese war.

Our Party consisted of:-

Jan 1942 - L T Ride's escape from Japanese-held Hong Kong

78 years ago, four escapees from the Sham Shui Po Prisoner-Of-War camp were cautiously making their way north through the New Territories, hoping to get through Japanese lines to reach Free China. The group was led by Lieut-Colonel L. T. RIDE, and this is his report of the escape.


 

4. REPORT ON ESCAPE FROM P.O.W. CAMP, SHAMSHUIPO, HONGKONG by L. T. RIDE (Late Lieut-Colonel H.K.V.D.C.)

 

1. ESCAPE PARTY PERSONNEL.

  • L. T. RIDE,          Lieut-Colonel,   C.O. H.K. Field Ambulance
  • D. W. MORLEY,  Lieut (E),           H.K.R.N.V.R.
  • D. F. DAVIES,     Sub-Lieut,         H.K.R.N.V.R.
  • Y. P. LEE,            L/Cpl.,               H.K.V.D.C. Field Ambulance

 

2. PRELIMINARIES.

No advantage of escaping was taken of the chaos which existed immediately after the surrender, for it was hoped that in my capacity as OC Field Ambulance I would obtain permission from the Japanese to search the hills for the wounded which we knew must still be lying there in numbers.

On the 28th December after three days of futile endeavour, I was given the final official reply:

Pictures of 7th Queens Hussars 1958 wanted

Does anyone have a picture of my fathers regiment from REME 7th Queens Hussars 1957/58/59? 
im unsure which year he would be in but he was born 1935.

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