Q+A48 Wai Chap Timber Yard 1944

Elizabeth Ride has sent this very brief mention of the Wai Chap Timber Yard in a BAAG

report dated 15th September 1944.

It reads Timber, big oil tins and scrap iron stored, with an Indian guard of some men – over 100 Chinese coolies load and unload timber.

Any further information or an image of Wai Chap would be of interest.

Kweilin Weekly Intelligence Summary #66, 15.9.1944.

Wai Chap Timber Yard ER Kweiln Weekly #66 15.9.1944 a

Wai Chap Timber Yard ER Kweiln Weekly #66 15.9.1944 b

The image shown on the Home Page of this article is not of the Wai Chap Timber Yard but has been extracted from our article, Log Sawing by hand in Hong Kong, linked below

This article was first posted on 14th August 2018.


  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 https://www.hongkongheritage.org/Pages/FindingAids/LibraryCollection/Elizabeth_M_Ride_Collection.aspx

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. The British Borneo Timber Company – Taikoo Dockyard locomotive connection
  2. Log Sawing by hand in Hong Kong

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