December 8 1921 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, Commanded by L. D. Douglas began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on December 8th, 1921. 

The ship carried 900 passengers and a heavy cargo. 

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on December 8th, 1921 at Vancouver and Victoria.


General T. G. Chen

A Chinese officer attached to the Chinese delegation at Washington.  Great Britain awarded General Chen the Military Cross for his service in Europe during World War One.

Commander C. C. Yu

Of Chinese military forces.

Matti Tarkkanen

Chairman of the Finnish Government Commisiion on Immigration.

T. Thomas

Of the Standard Oil Company office in Tientsin.


J. L. Newmarsh

General Manager of the Pekin-Mukden Railway.

H. W. Sassoon

Prominent International Banker.

J. W. Bell

A Superintendent with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.

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