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Twiglet Thomas
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From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper
My next talk  "From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper" is to be for the Clevedon Civic Society Local History Group Thursday 15th. September 2016 @ 7.30pm St Andrews Church Centre, Clevedon I understand that visitors are welcome - entrance fee £3   Clevedon ...

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Hong Kong Police Ancestors - Stories from the Past

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Daniel HALL 1853 - 1913 Another of those Bristol Bobbies
Readers
of my blog will already have read about Job Witchell who was recruited for the
Hong Kong Police Force from the Bristol Constabulary way back in 1882 along
with several colleagues. This
story relates to another of those officers – Daniel Hall.   But ...

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Daniel HALL 1853 - 1913 Another of those Bristol Bobbies
Readers
of my blog will already have read about Job Witchell who was recruited for the
Hong Kong Police Force from the Bristol Constabulary way back in 1882 along
with several colleagues. This
story relates to another of those officers – Daniel Hall.   But ...

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Job WITCHELL - From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper (and beyond)
  In
May 1882 Mr. Hogge, the Recruiting Officer of the Hong Kong and Straits Settlement Police visited Bristol .   The Hong Kong
Police had been established some 38 years earlier when an Inspector and 2
Sergeants from London’s Metropolitan Police volunteere...

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British Army deaths in Hong Kong 1860 - 1867

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Another mystery solved
  For the past eleven years I have
been researching “The Bristol Bobbies” - a group of twelve Bristol
constables who volunteered for duty with the Hong Kong Police in 1882.   All were born in the south-west of England
but their life stories led me on to man...

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Stormy seas - the story of George BOOLE
George Arthur William BOOLE was born in
Siddington, Gloucestershire on 30 March 1877 and baptised in West Down, North Devon on 26 August 1878 , At the age of 17, whilst working as a labourer
for Mr. Mitchell & Co. in Barnstaple , he joined the Militia (4th....

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From Royal Marine to HK Police Constable to Prison Warder to Wharfinger - Researching Hong Kong Policemen leads into all sorts of worlds.

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Bertie ELLY - The Saurian Slayer
Albert ELLY (or Bertie as he was known within the family) was born in Bath on 20 February 1875, the son of Isaac ELLY and his wife Elizabeth. As a teenager Bertie became an errand boy which bought in a few pennies for the family coffers, then at the age of...
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