Enid Joyce Lidderdale, born September 27, 1911, married Hugo Eric Foy of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank on the September 8, 1936. Hugo Eric was the son of Hugo Henry Foy and Adela Beatrice Thompson (married 1902 in Kensington, London, England). The Japanese war caught them stationed in Hong Kong just as leave was due. Enid stayed with her husband, it appearing safer than it proved, owing to the same miscalculation, as at Singapore, that any improbable attack would be by sea. By Christmas 1941, however, it was all over and the place captured by land. Then came dangerous and painful imprisonment for Foy who was, in the process of events, mildly tortured and threatened with death. He was liberated, probably just in time, when American planes dropped curt messages saying what would happen to the captors if their captives were harmed. That stopped their hardships and the threat of death for Foy. Freedom came practically at once.
Given their leave at once, they found home with its austerities did not help. Foy was next posted to Shanghai, where they were all together once more; but they did not remain there long, as he was soon re-posted to Chungking. After 14 months there they went on leave to S. Africa. Next came a period in Malaya, and finally at Jesselton in British North Borneo.
Their four children were; John (6 Oct 37) died in infancy, Adela Wendy (8 Oct 39), Enid Frances (6 Aug 42) all born in Hong Kong and Hugo Philip (1 Dec 51) born in North Borneo.
They retired to a fruit farm in New Zealand in 1955. When Hugo died from a car accident in 1966, Enid returned to England to be near her daughters, and died in 1985. A woman or great beauty and courage, she met her final illness with typical fortitude.
• Lidderdale, Robert Halliday, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950 unpublished manuscript.
• Lidderdale, Halliday Adair, The Descendants of John Lidderdale 1783-1845, 1988 unpublished manuscript.