Rose was an original ‘old contemptible’ who had won his MC in France. Of the Wilts. Regt., he was assigned to command The Volunteers in 1938. Following Lawson’s death, he took over West Brigade and Mitchell replaced him commanding the HKVDC.
 “Yoong Yew Moy George. I have a G. Yoong No 5183 Sgt. Corps Signals, HKVDC whom I presume is the name you seek. He died in Shamshuipo POW Camp 8/9/42” (25b-Gomes). Awarded posthumous Engineering degree at HKU in 1942 (22-301).
 Killed in a fall from a second floor window in Yaumatei while under interrogation. It is not known whether he jumped or was thrown. See Goodwin’s second book, ‘Passport to Eternity’. Smuggled list says beri beri, 2.7.44.
 The majority being attached to 1 Coy (72-15).
 The Air Unit was one of several that were disbanded before hostilities, others being:
Motor Machine-Gun Platoon
Beach Light Company
Railway Operating Detachment Cadre
 Ride’s daughter Elizabeth contributed to this book. His son Edwin was author of ‘BAAG’ (90), which Ride founded after his escape. See also Appendix eighteen. Ride also contributed to (22). (1)(2)(6)(22)(24)(33)(39)(41)(51)(64)(87)(90)(97)(102)(110)(125)
 Chiang Lee Hin, Sim Beck Hoe, Lee How Fong, and Leow Hock Yew were kept under house arrest at May Hall in Hong Kong University until they tried to escape in 1943. Sim Beck Hoe ‘died in prison’ while the other three were executed (22-292).
 Marked as ‘R’ (Released) in the smuggled list.
 Khan’s hospital record specifies that he is ‘Special Guard’ and yet his serial is from the Police Force. This may be explained by the fact that the Prison Service was originally part of the Police.
 Major The Hon. J. J. Paterson had fought with the Camel Corps in Iraq in the First war – in which he was mentioned in despatches six times. (1)(6)(24)(28)(49)(52)(56)(95)(96)(102)(103)(125) – though possibly mistaken for Sorby.
 Escaped to China via Kai Tak, 9.12.41, to act as liaison officer with the British Military Mission at Kukong (1-184).
 Des Voeux was a 70-year-old bullion broker, and nephew of the former Governor of Hong Kong.
 A Shanghai Wine Merchant. On Tuesday September 9th 1947 Egal gave a talk at the Rotary Club describing the eleven Free French who fought in the colony’s defence, four of whom were killed, with a fifth dying as a POW. See SCMP for the 10th.
 Hingston fought at Vimy Ridge in the First War, and was Head Chef at the Hong Kong Hotel.
 Pearce was the 67-year-old Chairman of Hutchison and secretary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
 According to Maltby’s despatch, defence of the Stanley Prison area was under the command of the prison Superintendent, Lt.-Col. J.L. Willcocks (49-16). (98) call this ‘Stanley Force’ and comments that it includes all troops on the peninsular other than those in the fort.
 Gaunt was a pre-war teacher at St. Stephens and a brilliant mathematician. ‘On the fly’ he recalibrated the Pak Sha Wan guns to fire north (towards the mainland) instead of south (out to sea) (25b-Thomas). Myelitis.
 Disbanded on the outbreak of war, the Mobile Column under Major H.G. Williams compried two arms; the Armoured Car Platoon (which was retained as an integral unit) and the Motor Machine Gun Platoon under Captain John Way and Lt. Bill Stoker. Personnel from the latter unit generally fought with 2 Coy, although their BSA motorcycle combinations with Vickers guns, and the Bren Carriers, were used by other personnel.
 Died of wounds and buried originally at QMH (128).
 Grant’s widow celebrated her 100th birthday in 2002.
 Leiper was an ‘Essential Person’ and spent daytime during the battle working at Chartered Bank, and nighttime in uniform attached to 4 Company. He was author of ‘A Yen for My Thoughts’ (78). In an interesting example of the close-knit British community at the time, his wife was at the War Memorial Hospital with Mrs L.D. Kilbee, wife of Kilbee of MTB fame.
 Recorded as Sapper in the smuggled list, as is Randle (as Ramdale).
 A man with this name is also in the smuggled list as RAMC, (XD4).
 Evans, of the British American Tabacco Company, was one of only three escapees from the Lisbon Maru. A last-minute Volunteer, he had no uniform and – being with naval elements at the time of surrender – was dressed in a naval uniform, thus being the only Volunteer to be drafted for the Lisbon Maru. After the sinking he swam to a small island where he was joined by two others. Through Chinese help, all survived. In 1952 Evans was murdered in Saigon (61-175).
 Ex-Cadet Pilot Forrow of the air unit. (Innoshima). The OBE was thanks to his work post-war in Hong Kong Treasury.
 Possibly mentioned (106-107) as ‘Goldburne’. In which case (Innoshima).
 Headmaster of the Diocesian Boys’ School (22-181).