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Enid Joyce Lidderdale

Born: September 27, 1911
Elham, Kent, England
Died: December 1985
Haywards Heath, North Sussex, England
Florence Elizabeth Sendall
1880 - 1963
Walter Henry Sendall
Hester Ponsford
5 Oct 1844 - 11 Feb 1926
Francis John Lidderdale
21 Aug 1868 - 8 Jan 1935



Hugo Eric Foy

Born:  1903, Kensington, London, England
Died:  1966
Marriage: September 8, 1936
    Sex   Birth   Death
John Foy   M   October 6, 1937
Hong Kong
Adela Wendy Foy   F   October 8, 1939
Hong Kong
Enid Frances Foy   F   August 6, 1942
Hong Kong
Hugo Philip Foy   M   December 1, 1951
Jesselton, British North Borneo

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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.

Reprinted from:
• 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.

Church of Latter Day Saints, Genealogical Office (www.familysearch.org)
Birth: Enid Joyce Lidderdale September 27, 1911 Elham, Kent, England
Death: Enid Joyce Lidderdale 1985 England
England and Wales General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes
Birth: Enid J. Lidderdale Jul - Sep, 1911 Lendall, Elham, Kent, England Vol. 2a Page 2254
Birth: Hugo Eric Foy Apr - Jun, 1903 Kensington, Greater London, London, England Vol. 1a Page 99
Birth: Enid Joyce Foy July 27, 1911   Vol. 18 Page 1968
Death: Enid Joyce Foy Dec. 1985 Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England Vol. 18 Page 1968

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