S. G. Hansom
Civilian War Dead
District Officer, Sibu
Between 1st September 1942 and 30th September 1942
Died at Long Nawang, Borneo
District officer to Sibu, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. He was the Assistant District Officer to Miri in the 1920s. He helped officiated the first oil exploration in Miri, Sarawak. In the 1930s he was promoted to District officer Sibu, Kuching under the administration of James Brooke. He was married to a Brunei royalty named, Pengiran Sa'diah and had 3 sons. 2 of his sons died in their early years. His youngest son, Jack Hansom was born in 1929 and lived to survive. He had twin sisters back in the UK called Mary and Margaret. They had lost touch and contact with Jack after the 2nd World War.
Throughout S.G Hansom's tenure in Kuching, he had helped promote peace in areas where ethnic war was imminent. During the Japanese occupation, S. G Hansom was separated from his family. His wife and his youngest son fled Kuching for Brunei (A Sultanate on the Northern Coast of Borneo). After the 2nd World War, his wife and his son went back to Kuching to find him but the Malaysian Government had only sent them a letter stating that their beloved S.G Hansom had died in-service in the year 1942. He was captured by the Japanese and died of a fatal illness in prison.
To date, his son, Jack, is still alive and is living well in Brunei. I am Jack's grand daughter. I wish to put on record and claim that S.G Hansom is our immediate family and I am his descendant.
SAFARAH. J. HANSOM