The China Mail.
Hongkong, Monday, May 25, 1936.
EMPIRE DAY SERVICE
School Children At The Cathedral
BOY SCOUTS AND GIRL GUIDES IN ATTENDANCE
The school children of Hong Kong celebrated Empire Day with a Special Service, taken by the Rev. H.W.Baines, at St. John's Cathedral this morning, when, owing to the unavoidable absence of His Excellency the Governor, who is indisposed, the Lesson was read by Mr. E.J.Edwards, Inspector of English Schools.
The Boy Scouts, under Mr. R.Dormer and Girl Guides, under Mrs. G.Herklots, also turned out in their numbers. The schools represented at the Service were, the Belilios Public School, Ellis Kadoorie Indian School, Quarry Bay School, Kowloon Junior School, Central British School, Garrison School, Queen's College, Diocesan Boys' School, Yaumati School, Ellis Kadoorie School, Diocesan Girls' School, Gap Road School, Wantsai School, St. Stephen's College and St. Paul's College.
Among those present were Messrs. E.G.Stewart, L.B.Holmes, A.J.Bennett, E.C.Thomas, A.St.G.Walton, F.J.de Rome, H.G.Wallington, G.W.Reeve, the Rev. G.E.S.Upsell, Miss J.Smith and Miss Wentworth.
By kind permission of Lt. Col. M.R.Rodwell and Officers, the band of the Royal Ulster Rifles was in attendance and rendered a programme of appropriate music.