https://www.submerged.co.uk/h-m-s-amethyst/ (Yangste Incident with
photo of John Kerans)
Yangtse Incident: Michael Anderson's faithful 1957 account of crippled
H.M.S. Amethyst's daring 140 mile escape from Red Chinese in 1949. Richard
Todd plats Ly. Commander John Kerans, with William Hartnell, Robert Urquhart
and Donald Houston
from The Peerage site :-
Simon Kerans was
born on 30 June 1915 at Birr,
County Offaly, IrelandG.2
He was the son of Major Edward
Thomas John Kerans and Eva
He married Stephanie Campbell
Shires, daughter of Harold
Reginald Smith Shires and Violet
Lillian Ernestine Campbell White,
He died on 12 September 1985 at age 70 at Oxted,
Unknown GEDCOM info: Buried at St Peter's Tandridge.2
He was educated in 1926 at Royal
Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, EnglandG.2
gained the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.1
was Naval Attache in 1949 at Nanking,
was Commanding Officer of the H.M.S. Amethyst between 1949 and
1950 at River
was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1950.1
lived at 44
Gordons Way, Oxted, Surrey, EnglandG.1
BP2003 volume 1, page 283. See link for full details for this
source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
David Barttelot, online unknown url, David Barttelot (unknown
location), downloaded 14 July 2010.
David Barttelot, "re: Crosland Family," e-mail message to Darryl
Roger LUNDY (101053), 7 April 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re:
Astrid Fulton Kerans 5th December 1945 married Ronald Kerans
R.I.M.S. Hardinge leaving Southampton October 29/12
The Flagship, H.M.S. "Highflyer," at Bombay
R.I.M.S. "Northbrook" at Bombay
Slinging Mules at Bunji
Disembarking a gun
Tow just leaving R.I.M.S. "Northbrook"
Tow leaving R.I.M.S. "Hardinge"
Tow under weigh
Disembarking mules, Galag
Mules rolling in sand after landing at Galag
A boatload of mules pushing off
Supply column leaving beach, Galag
Mountain Battery on the beach, Galag
R.M.L.I. on the beach, Galag
104th leaving camp at Galag
Camp at Galag
View of camp, Chakai Bund
Officers Mess, Chakai Bund
Group of Officers, Makran Field Force, at Chakai Bund
The O.C. and Staff at Chakai Bun
men washing, Chakai Bund
Officers washing, Chakai Bund
R.M.L.I. Detachment, Chakai Bund
Per mare, per terram, per oont. R.M.L.I. going out as escort. Chakai
Sirdar Syed Khan of Geh arriving at Chakai Bund
Pir Bux, son of Sirdar Syed Khan
Sirdar Syed Khan of Geh arriving at the Durbar, Chakai Bund
32nd M. B. watering in the Rapsh River
104th crossing the Rapsh River
104th crossing the Rapsh River
104th on the march
104th halted at Barka Bund
Sirdar Islam Khan of Bhint
Mir Barkat Khan
Sirdar Islam Khan of Bhint, and followers
Officers of the Bhint column
Sirdar Islam Khan of Bhint, being introduced to O.C. the Force
The Bhint Column leaving Barka Bund
The Camel Corps with Bhint Column
Durbar at halting place, Bhint
H. E. the Persian Governor of Biaban, Mir Haji
Some of Mir Haji's followers
104th entering Sarzeh defile
M.B. entering Sarzeh defile
32nd M.B. and Sappers halted in Sarzeh defile
in Sarzeh defile
A council of war, Sarzeh
Hungry Hardinges, Sarzeh
Beauty unadorned, Sarzeh
Infantry entering Pushak defile
32nd M.B. entering Pushak defile
104th entering Pushak defile
Gun on picquet near enemy's 1st sangar
Bridge building at Gaz
Burning huts at Kalinga
Blowing up palm trees at Karatan
Cutting down palm trees, Mamurdi
down palm trees, Goshki
Palm tree falling, Karatan
Entraining mules, Sassoon Dock
104th loading up, Sassoon Dock
~~~~end of album~~~~
98 Co. Rga or d. Maj OC Williamson?, gunhill, Kroonstad, S. Africa 1901
June 1929 Canada to Ireland
The Orange Party on board "Athenia" on the St. Lawrence
H.M.S. Barham looking aft
R.M.S.P. "Orca" arriving Hamburg, 24th May 1923
Natives Coaling Ship, Castries, St. Lucia, B.W.I.
at the Course 1929
In Broughshane Churchyard
Erected by Ellen Adams of Rokeel in memory of Her Father Thomas Adams died
26th April 1845 aged 62 years, Also her Mother Anne Adams died 10th March
1892 aged 82 years. Her Sister Margaret Adams died 24th April 1854 aged 21
years. Her Brother Matthew Adams died 5th October 1873 aged 45 years. Also
the above named Ellen Adams who died 19th Oct 1907 aged 75 years
Mr. David Lewis announces the marriage of his youngest daughter Nellie Ross
to (Major) W. A. Adams on Wednesday, the twenty-fifth (25th) day of June,
nineteen hundred and twenty-four (1924) Nokomis, Sask. At. home Qu'Appelle,
In Broughshane Graveyard
Erected by Hannah Redmond in memory of her Father Alex McMillan who died
23rd February 1854 aged 79 years. Also her Son William A. Redmond who died
29th December 1868 aged 20 years. Also her Mother Mary who died 13th April
1869 aged 88 years. Also her Daughter Annie who died 19th February 1890 aged
39 years. Also the above Hannah Redmond who died 11th March 1901 aged 84
years - "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
L Kerry Top???
Iwa or Twa
photographer Abernethy Belfast
Four Doctors at wedding - Mr. William A. Agnew, Belfast, and his Bride, Miss
M. E. M. Henderson, Somerton Road, Belfast, leaving Victoria Memorial Hall,
May Street, Belfast, after their wedding. The Bride's two sisters,
Drs. Gertrude and Mabel Henderson, were bridesmaids, Dr. Glasgow, Bestman,
and Dr. Andrews Groomsman
Mrs. Frances Mary Armstrong, 46 Guildford Crt., Abel Road, Berea, J.H.B.
13th January 1949
yours truly H. Cooke
Daft Eddie or The Smugglers of Strangford Lough
1909 from A. K. Newcastle to Mrs. Creighton, "Kinallen" Dromara, Co. Down
Has a bath last Thursday, the weather is very warm now, we had a great day
in Belfast, the Holiday will never forget it. Best love A. K.
Henry Gregg, Ashvale, Dromara, Co. Down. Died 19th August, 1910; aged 85
years (My Father)
Dear Mrs. C. Sorry we cannot get out on Sunday ev. but as the maid is away,
and we have not got another in her place yet it would be impossible to get
away. But we will get up soon as we get another maid. yours truly M.
Mrs. Creighton, Kinallen
PC1 - 1900? from Roland in Portadown to Mrs. Creighton, Kinallen N.S.,
Dromara, Co. Down
PC2 & PC3 - 1910 from Nellie in Pittsburg to Mrs. John Creighton, Kinallen,
PC1 - 1909 from G or J. A. Magill in Llandudno, Wales to Mrs. John
Creighton, Kinallen, Dromara, June 19th 09.
PC2 - 26th April 1911 from Sissie in Eighth Street, Oakmont, P.A., to
Mr. John Creighton, Artana N.S., Dromara, mention of Sissie being his old
pupil, a Wm. Bell dying and asks him to give her regards to Mrs. Cromie.
PC3 - 29th December 1911 from Sissie in Oakmont, P.A. to Mr. John Creighton,
Artana N.S., Dromara, mention of Mrs. C. being seriously ill Christmas
PC1 - 21st December 1906 from G. McGowan in Banbridge to Mrs. Creighton,
PC2 - no date, to Mrs. Creighton, Kinallen, Dromara, mention hoping the
worse is over.
PC3 - 24th December 1909 from S. & R. Ross, Tandragee to Mr. & Mrs.
Creighton, Ardara N.S., Dromore (scored out) says try Dromara.
PC1 - 11th September 1909 from E. & M. Wilcock in Accrington to Mr. & Mrs.
Creighton, c/o Mrs. Quinn, Causeway Villa, Newcastle, Co. Down, mention of
heartfelt thanks, doesn't say what for.
PC2 - 6th October 1909 from Mrs. T. & myself Sarah in Newcastle to Mr. &
Mrs. Creighton, Kinallen N.S., Dromara, mention of "Betty" cheap sales and
'no more hats'.
PC3 - August 10 (10th? or 1910) from Matt. Bros. in Dromore S.O. to Mrs.
John Creighton, Kinallen, Dromara, Dear Aunt.
PC1 - 23rd December 1907 from Gladys McGowan in Lenaderg, Banbridge to Mr. &
Mrs. Creighton, Artana N.S., Dromara.
PC2 - 10th October 1911? from M. Bell & M. Skel___ in Lisburn to Mr. John
Creighton, Kinallen, Dromara, only in Lisburn for the day.
PC3 - 6th June 1910 from Sister Annie in Pittsburg, P.A. to Mrs. J.
Creighton, Kinallen, Dromara.
PC1 - 8th June 1910 from F. Watt from Dromore S.O. to Mrs. Creighton,
PC2 - 24th December 1909 from Gladys McGowan in Pittsburg, P.A. to Mr. &
Mrs. McCreighton, Kinallen, Dromara
Dairy Scene near Willows
Helen Wilson 6/5/10
On top of Mount Royal, Montreal
PC1 - no year from S. Rutherford to Mrs. Mandie McCalmond, Maretta, 79
Bloomfield Road, Belfast.
PC2 - 13th September 1923 or 28 from sig. unclear in Aberystwyth to Miss M.
McCammon, 23 Kensington Avenue, Bloomfield, Belfast.
PC3 - 15th June 1925 from Sophia to Miss M. McCammon, 23 Kensington Avenue,
PC1 - 13th July 1926 from Sally in Blackpool to Miss M. McCammon, Fleetwood
Steamers, Donegall Quay, Belfast
PC2 - 10th October 1926 from W. McC. in Hamilton, Bermuda to Miss Maud
McCammon, Maretta, Bloomfield, Belfast - Received letter on arrival. We are
having 10 days here discharging diesel engine for the ?eal Electric Light
Station, together with a large supply of monkey nuts for American tourists.
Leaving about 5th for Nassau.
Postcard published by the Yankee Store & Bermuda Drug Co.
PC3 - 23rd October 1926 from W. McC. in Kingston? to Miss Maud McCammon,
Maretta, Bloomfield, Belfast - Another for the collection, leaving today for
Haiti. A.W. (all well?)
PC1 - 29th November 1926 from W. McC. in Rotterdam to Miss Maud McCammon,
Maretta, Bloomfield Road, Belfast. Delayed waiting for coal, but leaving for
London tomorrow. all well.
PC2 - 18th ? 1924 from Evy in Penarth to Miss McCammon, 23 Kensington
Avenue, Bloomfield, Belfast.
PC3 - 6th September 1924 from W. McC. in Halifax to Mrs. McCammon, 23
Kensington Avenue, Bloomfield Road, Belfast. Arrived Halifax 4th with all my
geer. Ship not sailing till 12th writing later.