Friday, September 13, 2013

Barnes, Joseph William (1931-1948)

updated April 1, 2014.

Joseph William Barnes. Credit: mundia.
b.1904, Hong Kong - d. 1949, Saigon, Vietnam, bur. Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley. MBBS (HK) January 8, 1931. Registered to practice Hong Kong January 29, 1931 through EOP. Probably private practitioner. Addresses: 1. #13 Chatham Road 1931; 2. #264 Prince Edward Road, Kowloon 1941.

POST 1941 activities. Battle of Hong Kong, Medical Officer, Maryknoll First Aid Post. Japanese occupation, whereabouts unknown, status of practice unknown. Listed in 1948 member roster of HKCMA. Address 1948: 4/F, Pedder Building, Tel: 57288.

s/o Francisco (or Franciscus) Henrique Barnes (Anglicized name: Francis Henry Barnes; b.1875-d.1944) and Laura Maria Jacquelina Ferraz (or Ferras) (b.1876-d.1907). Siblings: 1. Margaret Mary "Peggy" Frances Barnes (b.1900-d.1974); 2. Anne Josephine "Honey" Barnes (b.1902-d.1960); 3. Agnes Maria "Aggie" Barnes (b.1903-d.1990); 4. subject person; 5. Robert Joseph Barnes (b.1922-d.2012, medical practitioner [huge age difference with other siblings]).
Maria Francisca Da Cruz. Credit: mundia.
m. Maria Francisca "Melin" Da Cruz 1933, Rosary Church (b.1908, Hong Kong - d.1964, South Australia). Had issues: 1. Frank Anthony Jude Barnes (b.1936, Hong Kong - d.2012, South Australia, car accident).

Selected bibliography: The Bulletin of the Hong Kong Chinese Medical Association, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1948, p.50. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, January 30, 1931, #61; May 9, 1941, #558. Hong Kong War Diary [internet]. mundia [internet].


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