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Military History and the Battle for Hong Kong
Military History and the Battle for Hong Kong

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Robert Grindley Southerton - Stanley Internment Camp
Fifty-year-old Robert Grindley Southerton was taking passage back home to Shanghai by way of Hong Kong. He was a teacher (and I think the headmaster) at the Shanghai Municipal Council Poltechnic School. He happened to be in Hong Kong and got stranded when w...
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Fortress Signal Coy - Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps (HKVDC) in the Battle for Hong Kong
The Fortress Signal Coy, HKVDC was mobilised on Monday, 8 December 1941. The unit consisted of two officers, a CSM and thirteen British Other Ranks (BORs) and approximately 100  Chinese linesmen. They were all staff of Hong Kong Telephone Company (HK Tel Co...
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Ensign Thomas Deacon wounded at Quatre Bras and a daughter born during the Battle of Waterloo
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815. It was a contest between the coalition of Britain, Prussia, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands including Belgium, and the Germanic States of Hanover, Nassau and Brunswick; and against the re-assembled Fr...
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S/Sgt Henry James Gordon Ross, Royal Army Medical Corps
There were so many unsung heroes who died during the Battle for Hong Kong and one of these was Staff Sergeant Henry James Gordon Ross, RAMC. He was born in June 1917, during one world war, and died during the next world war. He was aged twenty-six when he d...
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Captain Kenneth Allanson, Royal Artillery - The Battle for Hong Kong
Kenneth Edward Allanson was born in 1912 in Woking, Surrey. He was the youngest of five siblings, with two brothers and two sisters. The family moved to Lee Green, South London in the late 1920s. After leaving school Kenneth trained and qualified as a solic...
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A first hand account of the action in the Battle for Hong Kong by a young officer in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots
2/Lt Douglas Horace Baird, 2nd Bn Royal Scots
2/Lt Douglas Horace Baird, 2nd Bn Royal Scots
battleforhongkong.blogspot.com
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