The fifth death certificate has arrived. We are seeing a familiar pattern now. This certificate is for a young man from North China – his name was Wu Ching Sheng, and he died of Tropical Dysentery and cardiac failure. Ford Hospital Plymouth is where he died.
We are now over half way in gathering the certificates, we have just three more to look for.
This is now becoming quite a difficult search – the last three names have been recorded under different spellings. I have also come across another Chinese name - someone called Fong C Wang who died in Plymouth in 1917. Unless he is Fu Wang – and has two death certificates – nothing surprises me now! I cannot match him against the list from Plymouth from the graveyard. I will have to revisit the Plymouth site. I have just ordered Fu Wang’s death certificate – and for that I had to look at the following different spellings: Fu Wang Fu Wang Fe Wang Te Fu