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Public Works - Shanghai Municipal Council

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Public Works - Shanghai Municipal Council

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 6:19AM GMT
Classification: Query

I have been researching my partner's family tree and his great uncle James Edward Morgan worked for the Public Works Department of the Shanghai Municipal Council. He lived in a mill house in Shanghai and the last contact his family had with him was a letter to his brother Henry Joseph Morgan, who James Edward (known as Edward) called James, to go to Somerset House and get him a copy of his birth certificate. He didn't even know what year or month he was born but he was older than Henry and Henry was born in June 1897. James Edward talks about obtaining a copy of his birth certificate so that he can get a pension, so one wonders whether he was much older than Henry because Henry would have been aged 34 in 1931.

At the time of writing to Henry he says that there was bombing from the Japanese all around him and his family were told by the Red Cross that he had been taken as a prisoner of war, but I reckon his house was bombed and that's how he died.

What I want to try and find out is what led him to work in China and how did this come about.

I have tried Googling "Shanghai Municipal Council" but it doesn't say much, save to say what it was and the history about it.

Does anybody have any ideas as to how I would find any information about this?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
duguyango 17 Oct 2009 12:19PM GMT 
duguyango 1 Mar 2010 5:15PM GMT 
karenweir52 26 Jul 2011 8:41PM GMT 
duguyango 26 Jul 2011 9:38PM GMT 
duguyango 26 Jul 2011 9:54PM GMT 
karenweir52 26 Jul 2011 9:59PM GMT 
duguyango 26 Jul 2011 10:19PM GMT 
karenweir52 26 Jul 2011 10:26PM GMT 
bevkinman 7 Mar 2012 9:45PM GMT 
duguyango 20 Aug 2012 11:48AM GMT 
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