The Executions of October 29, 1943

I’m trying to establish the names of the 33 people who were executed for resistance activities on Stanley Beach on October 29, 1943. Here’s what I’ve found so far. Any help, particularly from someone who reads Chinese, would be gratefully received.

This list contains the same names as Tony Banham’s Roll of Honour in We Shall Suffer There (pages 151-152). The source is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Roll of Honour (http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/Cemeteries/Stanley_Military_Cemetery/roll.htm)

MATEEN A. ANSARI

BASHIR AHMED

CHESTER BENNETT

FREDERICK WILLIAM BRADLEY

CHAN CHO KIT

CHANG YIT CLEVELAND ELROY

CHAN PING FAN

CHAN SIN CHUEN

CHENG YUET

JOHN ALEXANDER FRASER

FREDERICK IVAN GEORGE HALL

CHARLES FREDERICK HYDE

GEORGE KOTWALL

LAU KWOK PING

LAU TAK OI (wife of David Loie)

LAU TAK KWONG

LEE LAM

LEE KUNG HOI

LEUNG HUNG

LO WING

LUK CHUNG KIT

MAJID FEROZ

THOMAS CHRISTOPHER MONAGHAN

NARANJAN SINGH GREWAL

HUBERT STANLEY REES

WALTER RICHARDSON SCOTT

ALEXANDER CHRISTIE SINTON

T’SO TSUN ON

DOUGLAS WILLIAM WATERTON

WILLIAM JOHN WHITE

WONG SHIU PUN PRESTON

YAN CHEUK MING

YEUNG SAU TAK

YUNG SHAM CHEUNG

Yan Cheuk Ming must be James M. Kim, as the entry names his wife as Annie Choi (see http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=509277.xml&dvs=1354982455027~914&locale=en_US&search_terms=&adjacency=&usePid1=true&usePid2=true)

Note: Paul Tsui’s Memoirs gives a further  name, but I suspect it’s on the list in a different form

They assisted 68 Li Fong, who for a short while, succeeded in establishing an effective line of communication with the inmates at Shamshuipo Camp. Unfortunately, Li Fong seemingly successfully project went burst. A few of his young assistants Chau For (仇火 and ) were arrested, jailed and subsequently executed.

http://www.galaxylink.com.hk/~john/paul/memoirsxiii.htm

Note: Ts’o Sun On = was the joint Honorary Secretary of the Victoria League, a body which helped Hong Kong students studying in Britain  (Hong Kong Daily Press, January 27, 1937, pages 1 and  7).

He’d been Honorary Aide de Camp to H. E. Liet-Gen E. F. Norton, relinquishing the post on March 13, 1941, along with many others – I think Norton left the Colony at this point. He’s described as a Police Reservist: http://hkgro.lib.hku.hk/archive/files/764242e700aa0e98d87b25ba2d49bde2.pdf

The Government Gazette of May 23, 1941 recorded that he was switched from Adjutant to Senior Superintendent and Officer Commanding Chinese Company with effect from April 9.

He might have been related to the Hon. Doc. S. W. Ts’o, an Unoffical Memebr of the Executive Council with an interest in Police matters. Hongkong Telegraph, October 12, 1933, page 4

Note: Preston Wong Pui Pun was involved with the HK Scout Assocation, as was John Fraser.

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  1. Captaiin W.Andrew Sinton JP 28 Third Ave. Klemzig South Aust. 5087

    Alexander Christie Sinton born in Edinburgh Scotland 3rd December 1897
    Married Lillian Frost in Manchester UK 2nd November 1932 (she was born there 12th February 1915)
    My father Alex, served in the Royal Navy throughout WW1 and finally the Russian Expedition in 1919 where he won a DSM.

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