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John 'Jock' Swire

John Kidston Swire, known to his family and friends as Jock, was the elder son of Jack Swire (1861-1933) and grandson of John Samuel Swire. He joined the family business in 1913 and arrived in Hong Kong just before the outbreak of World War I. As a commissioned officer with the Essex Yeomanry, from August 1914 he was attached to the Hong Kong Volunteer Corps as 2nd Lieutenant, patrolling nightly between Deep Water Bay and Aberdeen on his horse, Shanghai, to keep a lookout for German raiders. In so doing, he earned himself the nickname ‘Deep Water Bay Hussar’. Click here for more...