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John Theophilus Bagram - Personal

Friends

Friends of Theo and Lil Bagram were Sir Atholl and Lady Gertrude MacGregor, he was Chief Justice of Hong Kong. These wonderful photographs show how relaxed and happy everyone was in each others' company before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Entrance to House

L-R: Lady Gertrude MacGregory, Sir Atholl MacGregor and Lillian Bagram at the entrance to the Bagram home at Branksome Towers, Hong Kong.

Rear of the photo

All comments on the photographs were written by Lillian Bagram (unless otherwise stated).

Feeding the Pigs!

Sir Atholl MacGregor watches as his wife, Lady Gertrude and Lillian try to get the attention of the pigs. 

Rear of the photo

Feeding the pigs!! Or trying to. [Pencil writing is my own].

Feeding the Pigs

Lillian Bagram and Lady Gertrude make a fuss of the pigs as they tuck into their food. Interesting to note that Lillian wrote the pigs were originally flown to Hong Kong from England.

Rear of the photo

These pigs were flown out from England

Sir Atholl MacGregor

Sir Atholl MacGregor "a cheeky soul picking a fig!"

The Bagram's and MacGregor's were together in Stanley.

 

Atholl MacGregor was interned by the Japanese in Stanley Internment Camp from 1941 to 1845. During that time he continued to act as Chief Justice for the internees, including granting a number of divorces. MacGregor survived the war, but contracted Beriberi in the camp. His last official act as Chief Justice was to swear in Franklin Charles Gimson as acting Governor of Hong Kong following the Japanese Surrender. Atholl was carried on to the first hospital ship 'Highland Monarch' leaving Hong Kong for England. It arrived in Southampton on the 9th November 1945.

He died on the 30 October 1945 at Port Sudan* whilst on his way to England with his wife Lady Gertrude. He was buried at sea.

Passenger List 'Highland Monarch'

This is the ship that Sir Atholl and his wife were evacuated onto at Hong Kong, bound for Southampton. He was passenger 212. Lady Gertrude boarded as wife........

Passenger List 'Highland Monarch'

Lady Gertrude disembarked as a widow......

This page of the passenger listing indicates passenger 212 died on the voyage.

Death Announcement for Sir Atholl MacGregor

*Sir Atholl MacGregor died on the 30th October 1945 at Port Sudan. However the Probate notice states he died at "Abadia, Suez area confirmation by Lady Gertrude Mary MacGregor."

Obituary in The Times

 

Probate Notice 1946

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