Wo Hop Shek

Old leftists pay respects to workers killed in '67 riots

Yesterday's 45th anniversary of Hong Kong's worst-ever riots saw roughly 70 former leftists pay their respects to 16 workers killed in the violence.

Monday, 7 May, 2012, 12:00am

Coach carrying mourners runs down slope

A coach carrying a dozen mourners rolled down a slope and across a road junction in Sha Tin yesterday when the driver alighted to direct people leaving a memorial hall.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hero's farewell for fireman at Gallant Garden

Wong Ka-hei, the firefighter killed in the Tsuen Wan blaze last month, was laid to rest in Gallant Garden yesterday following tributes from senior officials at a service at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The ultimate sacrifice

Fireman Wong Ka-hei, 27, who lost his life fighting a blaze in Tsuen Wan yesterday, should be buried in Gallant Garden, the official burial ground for government servants killed in the line of duty, his commander said.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

In memoriam

Three cans of beer, chrysanthemums and an offering of three apples lie on the grave of constable Leung Shing-yan in Gallant Garden yesterday. Leung was shot dead on this day six years ago when he was called to attend a noise complaint at Shek Wai Kok Estate.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Vandals' legacy erased

Peace and dignity have returned to Gallant Garden.

Police force leaders, staff representatives and families of 13 police officers died in the line of duty paid their respects yesterday before the newly repaired graves, desecrated last month in an attack on the heroes' cemetery.

Some of the 29 desecrated graves are awaiting repair.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Wrong urn triggers search of burial lists

The government has started a search of records going back to the early 1980s after a man reported that someone else's urn was buried in his father's grave.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department yesterday said it was investigating the case and it would contact the two families involved. But it said the registered names and numbers of both graves appeared to be correct.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

Kinship to continue for police killed by same gun

Two police officers killed by the same stolen service revolver now lie close together in the burial ground reserved for civil servants who die in the line of duty.

The fresh grave of constable Tsang Kwok-hang is almost directly in front of that of Leung Shing-yan, buried in 2001.

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Families throng cemeteries to honour their ancestors

Thousands of families visited cemeteries yesterday to pay their respects to ancestors over the Ching Ming Festival. Most access roads were closed to traffic from as early as 6am, leaving grave-sweepers a long hike to their goal.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Downturn hits festival business

Thousands of grave-sweepers yesterday visited cemeteries to pay respects to their ancestors on the eve of today's Chung Yeung Festival, but incense shops complained business was down by as much as 60 per cent because of the economic downturn.

14 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Stolen Porsche found ablaze

A Porsche reported stolen in Shamshuipo last month was found ablaze on a hillside in Fanling early yesterday. The convertible was spotted near Wo Hop Shek Cemetery at about 12.30am. Firemen put out the blaze but the car was badly damaged.

4 May 2002 - 12:00am

Drowned fireman to get hero's burial

An off-duty fireman who died trying to save a schoolboy from drowning last week is to be honoured by being buried in Gallant Garden, a site normally reserved for civil servants killed in the line of duty.

4 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Mainlanders on graveyard shift arrested

Police posing as relatives about to sweep family members' graves arrested 63 mainlanders who offered to clean stones and cut grass in exchange for lai see.

The 36 men and 27 women who wore labourers' gloves and carried shovels and cans of paint approached 10 undercover officers carrying flowers and joss-sticks at Wo Hop Shek Cemetery in Fanling at 10am yesterday.

21 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Burial honour plea for officer

The family and colleagues of a police officer crushed in a road accident have expressed outrage at a decision not to allow him to be buried permanently in a cemetery for civil servants who die in the line of duty.

28 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Clean up of 'grave sweepers'

More than 100 people - mostly mainlanders - have been rounded up for charging families up to $100 a time to sweep graves.

Police and immigration officers staged a seven-hour operation to flush the suspects out of Wo Hop Shek cemetery in Sheung Shui yesterday.

They are suspected to be working illegally in Hong Kong.

21 Apr 2000 - 12:00am