Re: Ted Walker's postings

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Posted by John Wilson on October 17, 2011 at 01:12:44 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: Ted Walker's postings posted by Mike Field on October 15, 2011 at 19:58:57:

Re Ted Walker’s postings, he is mentioned as being at Hong Kong in Missee Lee, which though “metafictional” is regarded as happening after Winter Holiday. So he was in Hong Kong for some time. The references to China in PP and WD/SW presumably mean Hong Kong unless he could have been stationed elsewhere (Singapore or Weihaiwei) while at the China Station?

Looking at the Wikipedia articles, the Australia Station (at Sydney) was from 1913 the responsibility of the RAN not the RN. The New Zealand Station (at Sydney) was established in 1921 and transferred to New Zealand in 1940. From 1913 to 1921 New Zealand was part of the China Station, ie the responsibility of the RN.

So did Ted meet Mary when he was stationed at Australia Station, Sydney (up to 1913)? He would probably have been based elsewhere (home waters?) in World War I. And John must have been born about 1918.

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