Towards the end of 1941, the police were sworn in as auxiliary troops. There were approximately 250 European officers, plus 1250 other staff and 5000 civilians. Police HQ (which is now the Island Regional HQ and Central Police station) was in Central at Hollywood Road.
Hong Kong’s original police stations were numbered 1-9. Most had been demolished or turned to other uses by 1941, though their numbers often continued to be used for the buildings that replaced them. Those remaining were:
No. 2 was in Wanchai, and was in fact replaced by Wanchai police station in 1932.
No. 4 was located at the eastern end of the Naval Yard.
No. 7 Police Station was Western Police Station.
No. 8 was at the corner of High Street and Bonham Road. Now houses the regional unit of Hong Kong Island’s crime wing. It was also known as Upper Levels police station, which in fact replaced the original No. 8 in 1928.
The original director of Air Raid Precautions was Wing Commander A.H.S. Steele-Perkins, who left HK before the outbreak of warto become DARP India. Puckle then took over, with Bevan as his deputy.
The ARP headquarters and training school were opened in May 1940 in Morrison Hill Road (the post-war Harcourt Clinic). By mid-1941 there were something over 4,000 wardens in total, from a planned establishment of 9,600 (which would have allowed an ARP post for every 100 houses).
The St. John’s Ambulance define ‘Military’ as in uniform, and ‘Civilian’ as out of uniform. The majority of those killed would have been at the Wong Nai Chong Gap MAP (10 dead) and the St. Stephen’s College Relief Hospital (25 dead).
Bux, S.H. Private 162 Argyle
Chan Cheong Coolie Argyle
Chan Chung Military Killed
Chan Hing Lun Civilian Killed
Chan Ka Ming Private 1924 Argyle
Chan Kin Ting Corporal Civilian K.C.O.B.Div. Killed
Chan Kwan Ping Corporal Military Eastern Div Killed
Chan Lai Chuen Military Killed
Chan Ping Shan Civilian Killed
Chan Ping Kwong D/S Military C.A.A. Killed
Chan Yiu Private Civilian Killed
Cheng Kwai Chun Amb Sister Civilian K.C.N. Killed
Cheung Chung Hong Civilian Killed
Cheung Mak Poon RNH
Chu Hung Wah Civilian Killed
Chung Hiu On Private 1939 Argyle
Curreem, F.A. Private 167 Argyle
Fan Shiu Nam D/S Civilian Mongkok Div. Killed
Fok Fat Private Civilian Killed
Fong Sau Kuen Lance Corp. Civilian Mongkok Div. Killed
Ha Ling Civilian Killed
Ho Hin Cheong Civilian Killed
Ho Hing Wah Private 1916 Argyle
Hussain, M. Corporal 160 Argyle
Ip Cheong Lance Corp. Civilian Motor Transport Div. Killed
Kadir, A.M. Private 178 Argyle
Katima El Arculli Civilian V.N. Killed
Kwok Big Chuen Military S.C.A.A. Killed
Lai Yuk Ching Civilian Kowloon N. Killed
Lau Chun Pong Sergeant Civilian Killed
Lau Man Lim Private Civilian Killed
Leung Hung Kwan Civilian Killed
Leung Kwai Fong Military Killed
Leung Kwok Wah Military Killed
Leung Yat Tung Corporal Civilian Killed
Li Cheuk Wai Military Killed
Liu Shing Military Killed
Lo Kwan Dic Civilian Killed
Lo Kwan Yam Lance Corp. Civilian Killed
Lo Wai Fan Civilian Killed
Mak U Kan Sergeant 60 Argyle
Mo Yee Ching Civilian L.C.N. Killed
Mok Wah Private 1212 Argyle
Ng Wing Chiu Military Killed
Pat Yuen Military Killed
Potter, Alan Stanley  Corps Officer (22)(51)(83)(93)(106) U 1.10.42 LM
Shiu Wai Civilian Killed
Sin Chi Ling Private Military Killed
Sin Wing Civilian Killed
Sin Yuen Ping Lance Corp. Military Mongkok Div. Killed
Tong Chan Ying Sergeant Civilian Killed
Tong Chiu Hon Civilian Killed
Tong Hung Lay Private Civilian Killed
Tso Leung Private Civilian Killed
Tsoi Ping Leung Private 443 Argyle
Wai Hing Yan Cook Argyle
Wan Hau Kwong Private Civilian K.C.R. Killed
Wan Pui Chee Civilian Killed
Wong Hon Sing Private Civilian Kowloon GodownKilled
Wong Kam Moon Civilian Killed
Wong Kin Civilian Killed
Wong Kin Fai Private 2253 Argyle
Wong Wai Private Military Kong Wah Div. Killed
Wong Yan To Private 990 Argyle
Yau King Shun Private Military Killed
Yau U Kam Lance Corp. Military H.K.Y.M.C.A. Killed
Yeung Man On Military Killed
Yeung Yuet Wah Sergeant Civilian Wanchai A Div. Killed
 The smuggled list puts him, and all other police who were on the LM, in the DYP.
 Possibly mentioned in (67) as ‘Charles Carruthers’.
 D’All’s great niece Helen contributed to this research.
 Eager was killed in the accidental bombing of Bungalow C and is buried in Stanley with the other victims. According to Ian Quinn – the expert on the subject – the aircraft was trying to bomb a lighter just off shore. Eager’s son had been killed in the MTB attack on Dec 19th.
 Choked to death on a fishbone post-war (51-254).
 Wounded in Jardine’s Bazaar, Wanchai on Dec 23rd (103-176).
 Seargeant Goldie was bitten by a shark or large fish and bled to death soon after the Japanese surrender (51-128). A notice appeared in the SCMP for 29.9.45 stating that Goldie was to be repatriated ‘on or about Tuesday next’, i.e. October 3rd. However, see also the notes for Jackson below. One of these entries must be incorrect.
 Graves’ wife died in childbirth in Stanley on 3.2.44. The child was also lost. (51-200)
 Possibly mentioned in (67) as ‘Lofty’ Morton.
 Sergeant Morrison was captured by the Japanese whilst repelling a bayonet charge (51-55).
 Attempted escape from Stanley but was recaptured.
 Olivier and Haynes were murdered by pirates post-war. The pirates made sure of the job, leaving seventeen Sten gun bullets in Olivier alone (67-182).
 In the smuggled list, this presumably a POW at some stage.
 Robinson was brought over to Hong Kong from the Punjab Police, to cement the allegiance of Sikh police at a time when their loyalty – with war on the horizon – was being questioned. By all accounts, he succeeded (86-113). (1)(18)(51)(86)(93)(97)(103)
 Searle transferred to the Malaysian police post-war. Working with the Special Branch during the Emergency, he inexplicably walked into a Gurkha ambush that he had set himself. He was shot, and died from his wounds. (51-254)
 Wilson contributed to this book. Interestingly, both he and Wright-Nooth were asked to join Z-Force but had to turn them down. Wilson was in charge of the New Territories. Wislon’s wife Joy was head of BAAG in Macau before handing over to Gosano (125).
 Wounded in Jardine’s Bazaar, Wanchai on Dec 23rd (103-176).
 Author of (51) ‘Prisoner of the Turnip Heads’. Blackburn and Wright-Nooth are possibly mentioned (29-171).
 Reporting to Shanghai, Summers was head of MI6 for South China.
 The South China Morning Post of 20.9.1945 listed a ‘J.K. Fitzhenry’ of the HKVDC as being transported to Japan on (TM).
 Wife of Selwyn-Clarke’s assistant, Douglas Valentine.
 Priestwood was author of ‘Through Japanese Barbed Wire’ (30). She transferred to the ATS as a driver.
 (59-120) describes a Chinese ‘Sister Rose’ as being killed by shellfire at St. Paul’s Hospital.
 Potter is not on the St. John’s Ambulance memorial, but is listed at Sai Wan as such. He is referred to as a ‘poet’ by Lindsay Ride. (83-111) quotes one of his poems which shows potential. In a letter to Col. Murray Brown of the Volunteers in 1962, Lt. Col. Ride wrote:
“The situation concerning Potter was this. The Defence Scheme for Hongkong in 1941 included the formation of the Hongkong Field Ambulance on mobilization being ordered. The duties were the collection of all sick and wounded military personnel from both Kowloon and Hongkong and their evacuation to hospital. The HK Field Ambulance was formed from RAMC, RASC, and KHVDC Field Ambulance units, but these could not fill the establishment required and St. John Ambulance was called upon to help. They did so by setting aside a Military Unit which was attached to the HKVDC Field Ambulance for training sometime in 1940 or 1941. Potter was the officer who came with this unit and was responsible for the discipline, pay, etc. of its members. He was never a member of the HKVDC.
On mobilization he reported with his unit to the HKVDC Field Ambulance for duty, and was posted to the HQ of the HK Field Ambulance with me; he remained at these HQ throughout the hostilities, and came with us when the Japanese put us in the POW camp.
I can’t understand why the St. John Ambulance do not recognize him, but that really does not concern us. It can be taken as quite definite that he was attached to the HKVDC Field Ambulance for duty on mobilization, that he served with us throughout the hostilities, and I think this attachment should be recognized as continuing throughout the period of his internment.” (25b-Ride)