Friday, September 13, 2013

Balean, Geoffrey Terrell (1938-1945+)

updated March 19, 2014.

Geoffrey T. Balean (back row, right)[1]. Credit: Long Night's Journey into Day.
b.1910, Shanghai - d.1972. MRCS (Eng.) 1935; LRCP (Lond.) 1935; DTMH (Eng.) 1936. Registered to practice Hong Kong May 6, 1938 through EOP. Private practitioner 1938-EOP,  Drs. Black, Balean, Skinn & Talbot, address: Union Building 1938-EOP. HKVDC, Captain, Field Ambulance. Japanese occupation of Hong Kong: PoW 1941-45, Sham Shui Po Camp.

s/o Herman Balean and Isabel Terrell.
m. Viola Dorothy Fenton-Raven, St. Mark's Church of England, Sydney July 20, 1946 (d/o A.R. Fenton-Raven, of Edgecliff)

[1] 1944 photo of POWs kept at the Sham Shui Po Camp, taken by Japanese interpreter Itsuo Tsutada. Back row, left to right: Solomon Bard, Alberto Marie Rodrigues, Geoffrey Terrell Balean. Front row, left to right: Leo Silva, "Nobby" Clark, Carlos Basto.
Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 6, 1938, Notice #368; May 9, 1941, Notice #558. The Hong Kong War Diary [internet]. The Sydney Morning Herald, July 23, 1946, p.14.


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