Chan Kim Ming and Susan Soo – 1944 BAAG counter espionage report

Elizabeth Ride has sent two pages of BAAG Counter Espionage Precis No. 1, 21st January 1944, which concern Chan Kim Ming and Susan Soo.

This adds to information about Chan and Soo included in our article, Bobbie (Bobby) and Frank Gardner and Chan Kim Ming in Macau, 1944, BAAG report, linked below.

Chan Kim Ming also known as, Jimmy Chan, Chan Yat Ming, Chan Yat Hung, Chan Kam Hung and Chan Kin Man.

Before the war, Chan had apparently been the agent for German company Bayer in Swatow and Hongkong.

The BAAG CEP No 1 (together with others) is kept at the Hong Kong Heritage Project, linked below.

BAAG Counter Espionage Precis #1 p 6 Chan Kim Ming, Susan Soo

BAAG CEP No 1 p6

This section of the report mentions that Chan was the Manager of Billy Company, agents for Bayer’s products in Swatow and Hong Kong.

Information about either Billy Co or Bayer in Hong Kong pre and during WW2 would be welcomed.

BAAG Counter Espionage Precis #1 p 12 Chan Kim Ming

BAAG CEP No 1 p12

Further information:

  1. For general information about the Elizabeth Ride collection, her father Sir Lindsay Ride, and the British Army Aid group during WW2 a very useful introduction is through http://gwulo.com/node/13968
  2. The BAAG papers are kept at the  Hong Kong Heritage Project – Elizabeth M Ride Collection

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. Bobbie (Bobby) and Frank Gardner and Chan Kim Ming in Macau, 1944, BAAG report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.