Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tomlinson, Sterling (1939)

updated November 19, 2013.

BA; MBChB; BAO (Dublin).

HONG KONG nlt.1939. Government doctor. Medical Officer January 19, 1939. Medical Officer, Kowloon Hospital 1940. Defense Reserve, Key Post Group September 14, 1939. JP (official) April 30, 1941-EOP. Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, interned with wife and baby 1941-45, War Memorial Hospital (Wife and baby were most probably interned at Stanley Camp.).

m. Heather Foss, St. John's Cathedal February 3, 1940; d/o Dr. E.V. Foss, of Bristol. Had issue: 1. [s.n.].

[While interned during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, Tomlinson was invited as a witness at the wedding of Alexander McGregor Mitchell and Amy Matilda Mary Elizabeth Halliday which took place on January 27, 1942 at the St. John's Cathedral.]

Selected bibliography: Emerson, Geofrey Charles, Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945: Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008. Hong Kong Daily Press, February 5, 1940, p.6. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, January 27, 1939, #77; September 15, 1939, #801; May 2, 1941, #508. Hong Kong War Diary [internet].


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