Jephson, Harry

Plot Location2H4
Given Name(s)Harry
Place of BirthBombay
Date of Birth (Eng)May 12, 1882
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)August 25, 1972
Date of Death (Heb)15 Elul 5732
Age at Death90
Hebrew Nameיחזקאל שלום יוסף גורגי
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Marital StatusS
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Other Family DataBrother: David Jephson (b. June 1, 1885, Bombay; d. March 15, 1948, Shanghai)
Inscription (Eng)HARRY JEPHSON
BORN 12TH MAY 1882
Inscription (Heb)המ׳ יחזקאל שלום יוסף גורגי נלב״ע ט״ו אלול התשל״ב והיו ימיו צי שנה תנצב״ה
Inscription (Other)“294” of foot of base
HistoricalHe worked for S.J. David & Co. In 1925, he was living at 18 Conduit Road.

He was interned at Stanley POW camp during WWII. He was living at the Repulse Bay Hotel when the Japanese arrested him.

In December 1952, he sailed from HK to SF. He listed his American address c/o Miss L. Hope, 541 East 20th Street, Apt. 6A, NY, NY.

At the time of his death, he was resident in the Peninsula Hotel, Room 346.

The 1908 and 1909 jurors’ lists his brother, David Solomon Jephson, as working as a clerk at 3 Beaconsfield Arcade. He was an accountant. Perhaps David came to HK first as he shows up on earlier jurors’ lists than Harry does.

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