October 4 1923 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on October 4th, 1923.

The ship carried a passenger list of 500 with approximately 200 in Saloon Class.

An earthquake had devastated Yokohama on September 1st, 1923 and cargo included 30 tons of relief supplies destined for the Red Cross in Japan

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on October 4th, 1923 at Vancouver and Victoria

Colonel C. B. Palmer CBE

Commander of a Division of the St. John Ambulance Association in the United Kingdom, en route to the Far East on a world tour that will include offering his services to earthquake ravaged Yokohama.

Colonel J. A. Smith

A Salvation Army Officer from London en route to China to attend the Chinese Congress at Peking.

Dr. H. P. Brown

Of Toronto, en route to China to become a Professor of Biology at the University of Changtu.

Thomas M. Fairbanks

Of New York, Vice-president of the Japan Paper Company on a business trip to Japan.

Herbert Hill

Yokohama business manager of the Japan Paper Company.

J. R. Harper

Representative of the T. Eaton Company of Toronto, en route to Yokohama to re-establish the Company operations.  The T. Eaton Company assets in Yokohama had been destroyed by the earthquake

J. H. Green

Representative of Thomas Cook & Sons in route to Yokohama to re-establish the Company’s operations following the earthquake  Thomas Cook & Sons had reported that 23 employees had perished in the earthquake

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