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Re: Family @ Argyle Camp - Kowloon
Posted by Tony Banham on 6/23/2007, 7:12 am, in reply to "Family @ Argyle Camp - Kowloon"
Your description sounds like the Ma Tau-wei civilian internment Camp, which was established late in the war at Ma Tau Chung and held a mixture of people, including the Peveril-Guests.
Your grandmother was presumably Consuelo Delgado y Perez!
: My grandmother and her children (my mother and
: her brothers and sisters) were held as WWII
: POWs at Argyle Camp or close to -- my
: grandmother was Spanish and her children
: Eurasian. She worked in the kitchen
: preparing food. Information that I have (I
: am the granddaughter) are sketchy. My
: mother remembers a "Mr. Jolly" who
: worked in kitchen -- he may have been
: British or Australian, there was an Indian
: (?) gentleman who prayed to Mecca (?) a few
: times a day. A Scottish (?) woman who
: conducted mass exercise classes every
: morning for the whole camp. And the
: children's playmates were from a family
: called Percival Guest -- the youngest named
: Peter, nicknamed "Peanut". Any
: information about my grandmother's family
: would be most welcome and appreciated.
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