Jack Edwards

Stirring farewell to 'indomitable, fearless' Jack Edwards

Hundreds bid farewell to war veteran and ex-servicemen's campaigner Jack Edwards in a packed St John's Cathedral yesterday.

Saturday, 2 September, 2006, 12:00am

Patten pays tribute to war veteran

Former governor Chris Patten yesterday added his voice to tributes to the late Jack Edwards for his campaign to seek justice for British prisoners of war.

Lord Patten sent a message from his London home to the British consulate in Hong Kong to commemorate Edwards, who died last Sunday aged 88.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

We shall remember him

'Give me the peace the world knows nothing of.' If ever there was a fitting epitaph for Jack Edwards, this was it. The tribute was offered by fellow Welshman and life president of the Hong Kong Male Voice Choir, Berwyn Evans.

Few deserve peace like Jack Edwards, MBE, OBE. He died last Sunday after a long battle against deteriorating health. He was 88.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

More people needed to help with Poppy Day appeal

This Saturday is Poppy Day and Sunday, November 10 is Remembrance Day.

On Sunday, we, as a community, will assemble in Central at the Cenotaph for the annual service to remember all those men and women who gave their lives in active service in all conflicts.

5 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Memorial a fitting tribute to fallen comrades

I refer to the report headlined 'New war memorial honours HK's heroes - thanks to Jack Edwards' (Sunday Morning Post, July 14).

28 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Optimism over payouts for POWs

Former prisoners of war living in the SAR may be nearing the end of a wait for Britain to decide whether to pay them compensation for their suffering at the hands of Japanese captors in World War II.

'It seems that we have to wait until October when the British Parliament opens their session,' said Arthur Gomes, chairman of the Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association.

14 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Sad sight

I refer to the letter from Jack Edwards headlined, 'Anger not directed at Tung or Government' (South China Morning Post, August 22).

30 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

In celebration of our freedom

Monday sees the first formal commemoration of Sino-Japan Victory Day in Hong Kong. It replaces the former Liberation Day instigated by the British to mark the freeing of Hong Kong from Japan.

16 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Knighthood

I fully agree with your editorial of July 8, headlined, 'Lest we forget', regarding the bare poles at the Cenotaph.

Jack Edwards expressed the same sentiments in the report headlined, 'Plea for role of Cenotaph to be preserved' (South China Morning Post, June 9), when he came up with what he called 'an easy solution'.

14 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Arise Sir Jack

It was good to see Jack Edwards firing the Noon Day Gun on television news.

No doubt he received a donation from Jardine's for the causes close to his heart - the war widows, ex-PoWs and Chinese ex-servicemen.

11 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Widows closer to passports

War widows should have their British passports within a month, veteran campaigner Jack Edwards said yesterday.

'They're all filling in the forms now,' he said, adding that about 29 would be receiving full British passports.

Mr Edwards witnessed the final passage of the Hong Kong (War Wives and Widows) No 2 Bill through the House of Commons in July.

27 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

War widows put in for passports

THE war widows have begun returning applications for British citizenship following their famous victory last month.

Immigration officials yesterday confirmed five forms have already been returned from those mailed out last week.

As soon as the widows receive certificates of registration they will be eligible to apply for full British passports.

11 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Party admits bill blunder

THE Labour Party yesterday admitted a blunder in defeating a bill which would have granted British citizenship to wives and widows of Hong Kong's World War II servicemen.

It was immediately attacked by the Conservative Party, lobbyist Jack Edwards and legislators for scuttling the long-awaited bill which had both party leaders' support.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am

Noble obliges

A MEMBER of the House of Lords offered to introduce a bill to grant passports to the widows and wives of Hong Kong servicemen, as proposed by Prime Minister John Major this week. Lord Willoughby de Broke rang veteran Jack Edwards to say he will table a bill.

8 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Re-locate

I WAS saddened to read of the uncertainty over the future of the Cenotaph in Central (South China Morning Post, February 1) and sympathise with veteran Jack Edwards' concerns over whether his comrades will be properly commemorated after the handover.

5 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

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