During the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941, Major Evan George Stewart (pictured here as a colonel in 1958) fought with the Hong Kong Vol­unteer Defence Corps. Photo: St. Paul’s College
During the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941, Major Evan George Stewart (pictured here as a colonel in 1958) fought with the Hong Kong Vol­unteer Defence Corps. Photo: St. Paul’s College
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How ‘Anonymous’ wrote the story of the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II: the life of Major Evan George Stewart

  • Major Evan George Stewart, long-time headmaster of St Paul’s College in Hong Kong, lost his parents and two siblings after a violent attack in China when he was 3
  • In World War II, as part of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force, he saw fierce fighting, and in a POW camp, he helped write a detailed account of the action

During the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941, Major Evan George Stewart (pictured here as a colonel in 1958) fought with the Hong Kong Vol­unteer Defence Corps. Photo: St. Paul’s College
During the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941, Major Evan George Stewart (pictured here as a colonel in 1958) fought with the Hong Kong Vol­unteer Defence Corps. Photo: St. Paul’s College
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