|Place of Birth||Calcutta|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||March 12, 1882|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||March 16, 1954|
|Date of Death (Heb)||11 Adar II 5714|
|Age at Death||72|
|Spouse’s Name||Daisy Goldenberg (4C7)|
|Father’s Name||R. L. Goldenberg|
|Mother’s Name||Eva Goldenberg (4B18)|
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|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Children: Alan Ezra Goldenberg (b. December 14, 1922, HK; d. August 2004, Bromley, UK) & Beryl Goldenberg (b. circa 1925). Granddaughters: Jo Goldenberg and Naomi Ozaniec.
Older brother of Charles Archie and Isaac Levy Goldenberg (4C4) and the son of Eva Goldenberg (4B18). Sisters: Annabella Oxberry (4C3) and Clara Thelma Forbes (4C8). Brothers-in-law: Ezra Abraham (2H5), James Henry Oxberry (4B20) and Alex Forbes (4C9). There was another brother (Harry) and sister-in-law.
Possible brother-in-law of Naphtali Steinberg Moses (4B19).
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM GOLDENBERG FATHER OF ALAN AND BERYL BORN 12TH MARCH 1882 DIED 16TH MARCH 1954 MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE|
|Inscription (Heb)||פה מצאב מנוח ה״מ וליים גולדנברג נ״ע נלב״ע י״א אדר ב’ תש״יד והיו ימיו ע״ג שנה תנצ״בה|
|Historical||According to the 1902 jurors’ list, William was a clerk at Hongkong Hotel. On March 2, 1916, the SCMP reported that he was appointed to represent Mustard & Co. in HK. In the 1923 jurors’ list, he is listed as a merchant at N. S. Moses & Co., located at 36B Nathan Road, Kowloon. At the time of his wife, Daisy’s, death in 1938, he was a manager at N. S. Moses & Co. Ltd.
He was a Freemason with membership at Zetland Lodge in Hong Kong.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 26 October 1937. Exactly a year later, he was promoted to Lieutenant. Daughter (Beryl) was interned at Stanley Camp during the war.
Hebrew inscription says he was 73.
After the war, Beryl active as a leader in the Girl Guides. She left Hong Kong in the late ’50s/early ’60s to settle in England.
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