Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tuxford, Alfred Stanley (1906-1926)

updated March 13, 2014.

b. September 8, 1875, Norwich, Norfolk - d. August 2, 1948, Brisbane, Australia; bur. Bulimba Cemetery. Hong Kong nlt.1906, LMSH 1915. Singapore net.1926. British North Borneo nlt.1929, Sandakan, among other positions, Officer-in-Charge of Constabulary 1935; Central Hospital, Lahad Datu. Australia net.1946. Member, Royal Society of Arts 1910.

HONG KONG nlt.1906. Manager, Lazarus & Co.[1], address: #3&5, Pedder Street 1906. Ophthalmic Optician 1907-09+. Dresser, Government Civil Hospital July - September, 1914. Authorized person to grant death certificates 1915-26. Member, Hong Kong Reserve Association 1906. Common Juror 1906-10. Residence: #74, Caine Road 1907-08; #21 Seymour Road 1909.

A letter Tuxford and his wife sent to their son Eric Blanchard and their duaghter-in-law. Sent from Lahad Datu, dated 17 April 1940. Credit: North Borneo Stamps.
s/o Frederic Tuxford (b.1839, Norwich, Norfolk) and Hanna Bunn Roberts.
m. Clarissa Long, (b.1869-d. September 9, 1953, Brighton-le-Sands, Merseyside, England). Had issues: 1. Doreen Tuxford (m. George Ingate); 2. Stanley Gordon Tuxford (b.1900, Hong Kong - d.1980. British North Borneo, surveyor and rubber plantation manager. North Borneo Volunteer Force. Japanese occupation of Borneo, PoW, Kuching. Migrated to Australia after the war. m. Deidre [s.n.] (d.1989). Had issues: 1. George Tuxford (b.1932)); 3. Eric Blanchard Tuxford (b.1904, Hong Kong, – d. February 2, 1943, Burma (Myanmar), bur. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon (Yangon). Artists Rifles, Second Lieutenant December 1937, Captain. m. Margot [s.n.].)

Publications: Heart Failure in Beri-Beri (The Lancet, Vol. 212, Issue 5488, November 3, 1928, p.948). "Lily Rash" or "Photophytodermite" (The Lancet, Vo. 225, Issue 5810, January 5, 1935, p.55). Administration of Carbon Tetrachloride for Hookworm (The Lancet, Vo. 255, Issue 5831, June 1, 1935, p.1302).

[The only persons authorized to grant death certificates who were not registered medical practitioners were licentiates of the Hong Kong College of Medicine, which started admitting non-Chinese students from 1907. Tuxford was one of the last LMSHs awarded by HKCMC. When the medical college merged into the University of Hong Kong in 1912, several students, of their own choices, were not transferred to HKU and instead finished the HKCMC program. The last two LMSHs were awarded in 1915. Persons holding LMSH qualification were allowed to practice in Hong Kong, but unfairly not to be listed in the government medical register and not to be addressed officially as Drs.]

[There was a Mrs. Tuxford who taught at the Diocesan Boys’ School ca.1909. I wonder if she was Clarissa (Long) Tuxford.]

[1] N. Lazarus, opticians, consulting manufacturer and wholesaler, had their head office at 59 Bentinck Street, Calcutta, and branches at London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, 1915, February 5 (#57); 1916, June 23 (#275); 1918, July 19 (#276); 1919, June 13 (#266); 1920, June 18 (#351); 1926, May 7 (#257). Hong Kong Government, Medical and Sanitary Reports for the Year 1914, p.52. Hong Kong Jurors List for 1906, 1909, 1910. The London Gazette, November 30, 1937, p.7519. Report of the Hong Kong Volunteer Corps, for the Year April 1, 1905 to March 31, 1906. Mervyn Towers: Memoirs of a World War II Veteran [internet]. Rootsweb [internet]. The Straits Times, January 5, 1910, p.6; February 27, 1929, p.13; July 23, 1935, p.10; April 4, 1950, p.2. Wang, Fung Yee; Chan-Yeung, Mo Wah Moira, To Serve and to Lead: A History of the Diocesan Boy's School Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009.

[Proactive research ended November 1, 2013.]


Anonymous said...

In the records of the Hong Kong College of Medicine, Alfred Stanley Tuxford entered the College of Medicine in 1909 and graduated with the LMSH (Licentiate of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Hong Kong) in 1915. He was one of the College students who did not transfer to the university to as an undergraduate student in 1912, and were among the 2 in the last batch of Licentiates graduating in January 1915, following which the College ceased to operate and handed over all its records to the University of Hong Kong. Lindsay Ride, writing in his chapter entitled 'The Test of War', in Brian Harrison's book, 'The University of Hong Kong, the first 50 years', had this to say: 'Dr. A S Tuxford, after much inhuman treatment, survived to enjoy the peace for only a short time.'

rudi butt said...

Thank you for the information.

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