The HKMC comprised four troops of 90 mules each. There were 15 horses and riding ponies, 20-30 Army Transport Carts, 2 General Service Wagons, and 3 Water Carts.
The establishment consisted of one Major, two Subalterns, one sub-conductor (Q), five VCOs (two Risaldars with the senior man acting as adjutant, two Jemadars, and one Jemadar (Q)), one Havildar, four Naiks, and eight Lance-Naiks.
The Corps was unarmed, but the officers were issued with .38 revolvers and had one Thompson SMG for HQ defence.
Stansfield, C.A. Major Commanding
Abdul Hamid Naik 170450 S 20.12 IGH
Abdul Karim Sepoy 786614 U 20.12.44
Abdul Rahman Sepoy 181467 U Dec 25
Abdul Rakhman Driver 783393 S 14.12 IGH U 19.3.43
Abdul Satar Lance Naik 174019 U 6.6.45
Ahmed Din Lance Naik 170476 S 14.12 IGH
Akbar Ali Lance Naik 177755 S 14.12 IGH
Akbar Khan Driver 175267 S 18.12 IGH
Akhmat Khan Driver 786636 S 14.12 IGH
Alai Akbar 21.12 QMH
Allah Ditta Jemadar
Allah Ditta Blacksmith 736760 S 14.12 IGH
Allah Ditta Lance Naik 52419 S 14.12 IGH
Arif Husain Khan Sepoy 174662 K 11.9.42
Ballu Sweeper 741405 K 1.8.43
Barkat Ali Driver 181014 S 12.12 IGH
Bhuta Khan Groom 741685 K 9.1.43
Chulamali Driver RIASC
Ditta Driver 63107 S 17.12 IGH
Diwan Khan Sepoy 178501 U Dec 21
Faiz Muhammad Jemadar
Faqir Muhammad Saddler 741922 U Dec 21
Farman Ali H 21.12 QMH
Fazal Dad H 21.12 QMH
Fazl Khan Driver 180536 K 24.10.42
Feroz Khan Risaldar
Ganbar Lance Naik 50176 H
Ghulam Ali Driver 177002 W 8.1.42 IGH
Gulab Khan Driver 180157 S 14.12 IGH
Hancock, F.S.C.  Lieutenant Attached from Middlesex
Formed in 1825, the 5th Rajput Regiment was once the 11th Rajputs and fount round Canton in 1858-9. It was the unlucky battalion of the Rajputs in WWI, being on duty in Mesopatamia without action for four months and then going to Persia for column duty. However, it coveed itself in glory in the Afghan war of 1919, being the mainstay of the Chitral force when they stopped the enemy advance (116-186). The Rajputs had arrived in Hong Kong from India in October 1940, but had twice been ordered to send experienced officers and NCOs back to India to aid the expansion of the army there. Reinforcements arrived in October 1941, but they had received very little training.
Cadogan-Rawlinson, J. Lieutenant-Col. Commanding (2)(4)(24)(42)(51)(55)(83)(93)(116)
The 2/14th Punjab Regiment was formerly the 20th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Infantry (Brownlow’s Punjabis). The battalion was called Brownlow’s after Field-Marshal Sir Charles Brownlow who raised in when he was a subaltern. Brownlow’s Punjabis volunteered as a body for service in China in 1860 and took part in the storming of the Taku Forts. In tehcombined Franco-British advance of Peking Brownlow’s Punjabis was the first unit to plant its colours on the walls of the city. In 1863 it defended the Eagle’s Nest piquet with much gallantry, and performed many other feats on the North-West Frontier. In 1882 it fought at Tel-el-Kebir and became the Duke of Cambridge’s Own on its return. It fought in Mesopotamia during the Great War and was with the 7th Lahore Division in the advance through the Vale of Sharon (116-186).
In Hong Kong the Punjabis were responsible for coastal defences from Causeway Bay to Belcher’s point. Battalion HQ was located in McDonnell road. This battalion also provided protection for Government House and Fortress Headquarters in Central.
Kidd, Gerald Ralph Lieutenant-Col. AI/544 Commanding  K Dec 21
 Hancock was kind enough to send me a cutting from the Madras Weekly of October 20th 1945: “Eight hundred prisoners of war from Hong Kong who were rescued from the ill-fated S.S. Takliwa which caught fire and was abandoned off the coast of the Nicobar Islands last Monday while on its way to India, arrived in Madras Harbour this evening…” The ship had been carrying 516 men of the Punjabis, 109 of the HKSRA, 153 of the HK Mule Corps (including Hancock), 19 men of the Rajputs, and 5 of the IMS.
 Also recorded as ‘unknown’ on the Sai Wan Memorial.
 The following details are given in the London Gazette of March 18th, 1946:- Awarded the George Cross for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. (1)(2) (38)(63)(86)(90)(116)
 Gray was another very experienced soldier. He enlisted in the Sussex Yeomanry at the age of sixteen, celebrated his nineteenth birthday at Gallipoli, and had since served in Egypt, Palestine and the North West Frontier. (2)(4)- As ‘commanding C Coy Rajputs’ (10)(14)(24)-as ‘Grey’ (28)(42)(49)(52)(86)(93)(107) (116).
 Dogra’s first hospital entry is under the name ‘Babu Ram’, but same serial.