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3075   Corporal Cornelius Charles Stimpson
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Dated added: 08/03/2018   Last updated: 25/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps (Hong Kong Army)
Died: 27/08/1943 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 40
Summary      
Cornelius Charles Stimpson was the son of Charles Henry and Sarah Jane Stimpson. He was born about 1903 in England. All the children were born in England. By 1911 the family were living in Magherafelt. Cornelius later became the husband of Margaret Isobel Stimpson. Corporal Cornelius Stimpson served with the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps in World War Two. He was captured by the Japanese at Christmas 1941. Corporal Cornelius Charles Stimpson died a prisoner of war on 27th August 1943.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Stanley Military Cemetery
  Stanley, Hong Kong
Grave Ref: Grave 4-E-6
CWGC Casualty 2815430
Summary      
Stanley Military Cemetery is just beyond the town of Stanley in the southern part of Hong Kong island on the Tai Tam Peninsula.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Rainey Endowed Roll of Honour WW2 06
References and Links
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1 1911 census lists Stimpson family Lists Corneilous as age 8 living with the family at house 26 in Townparks, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 British Far East PoW Roll Details of Corporal Cornelius Stimpson POW
3 Gwulo: Old Hong Kong Photo of Argyle Street Camp
4 Rootschat forum Discussion about the family
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Cornelius Charles Stimpson's grave can be purchased here
6 Wikipedia - Argyle Street Camp Brief details of the POW Camp
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020