HMCS Ontario Crew Ashore in Hong Kong, 1945.
Photo 1 : Negative #ON-0069: Men coming ashore from motor launches. The location has been identified
as the Whitty Street Pier. This photo was taken shortly before the one below.
Photo 2 : Negative #ON-0072: Hong Kong, Connaught Road in Western.
Crew mustered on a jetty with full gear. Others are waiting in a truck -- license plate is "56680 RN". The small
street sign on the building in the background reads "Whitty Street" (readable in the enlargement link below).
SEE AN ENLARGEMENT OF THE MEN ONLY
Photo 3 : Negative #ON-0144-1: Admiring Happy Valley, Hong Kong.
HMCS Ontario might be one of the ships in the distance.
Photo 4 : Negative #ON-0145-1: Marching band, Hong Kong.
Photo 5 : Negative #ON-0145: Marching band, Hong Kong.
Photo 6 : Negative ON-0140: Sight-seeing in Hong Kong at the Japanese War Memorial (later blown up).
Photo 7 : Negative ON-0126-1: A baseball game at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. A paragraph from a document accompanying the photos
says in part: ". . . . In the afternoon a team from Ontario defeated a Hong Kong volunteer
softball nine, who put up a very spirited performance, bearing in mind that it was their first game since
being released from prison camp. The winners were presented with a trophy and medals inscrlbed in Chinese. "
Photo 8 : Negative ON-0126: Probably the captains of the Chinese and Canadian baseball teams. Note the Ontario t-shirt.
Photo 9 : Negative ON-0214: This has previously been identified as taking place in Pearl Harbour, but Tony Banham says
probably Hong Kong. Exact location still unknown.
Photo 10 : Negative ON-0093: Hong Kong, probably Lye Mun. This might be a sick parade. Tents are pitched outside. An enlargement of the men is below.
Photo 11 : Enlargement of the men in the photo above.
Photo 12 : Negative #ON-0090: Government House (where the Governor lived). You can see the tower modified by the Japanese during the occupation.
Photo 13 : Negative ON-0100: This was definitely a Hong Kong/Macau/Canton ferry. Likely requisitioned by the Royal Navy.
The location was the Aberdeen Docks south of the Island -- (info per Alfred Lai).
Email Ken Johnson.
Can you provide names, locations, details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.
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