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Monday, May 01, 2017

Gravestones of the young ( Bukit Brown )

From an earlier post titled, They Died Young (posted on 1 March 2012);  i shared an observation that there are many children who died young and are buried in Bukit Brown. This article features such gravestones from those who have died young which will be updated whenever there are new re-discoveries.


Block / Hill 1

Master Eddie Chan Sin Chuan 
Died: June 29, 1942 age 16 (Block 1 Division B plot P64)
Eddie Chan Sin Chuan 


Block / Hill 2

Miss Mary Wee (daughter of Mr and Mrs Wee Eng Cheng)
Died: March 17, 1927 age 12  (Block 2 , Division C , plot 161)
Mary Wee


Miss Tan Poey Choo (daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Tan Chong Gark)
Died: May 31, 1927 age 8 (Block 2 Division A plot 162)
Tan Poey Choo


Ong Siew Kim (male)
Died: September 25, 1928 Age 15  (Block 2 Division G, plot 151)
Ong Siew Kim 


Tan Huck Hean (third son of Mr. and Mrs Tan Chong Chew )
(October 30, 1919 - November 18, 1928) age 9 (Block 2 Division F, plot 316)
Tan Huck Hean 

Daisy Tan (daughter of Mr. and Mrs Tan Chong Chew)
(October 25, 1925 - December 20, 1933) age 10  (Block 2 Division F, plot 315)
Daisy Tan 


Miss Goh Bock Neo (daughter of Mr. Goh Keng Ann )
(8 January 1913- 2 August 1927)  (Block 2, Division B, plot 19)
Goh Bock Neo

Block / Hill 3

Choo Kay Kiat
Died: July 25, 1929 age 15 (Block 3 Division A plot 1228)
Choo Kay Kiat 


Teo Ban Neo (female) daughter of L.S. Teo
Died: 18 December 1930  17 months  (Block 3 Division B) plot 1244
Teo Ban Neo


Tan Kang Bee Chew 
Died in 1940  aged 10 (Block 3 Division D plot 391 A) 
Tan Kang Bee Chew 

Lee Liang Hoon ( fourth son of Dr and Mrs Lee Lian Hoe)
16th March 1929- 1st February 1931 
Lee Liang Hoon 



Ng Swee Huat (male)
Died: September 12, 1930 age 17 (Block 3 Division A, plot 5)
Ng Swee Huat 




Block / Hill 4

Lim Kim Siew (male)
Died: January 6, 1937 Age 9 (Block 4 Division A plot 818) 
Lim Kim Siew


Lily Tan (female)
(June 20, 1938 - November 26, 1938) 5 months (Block 4, Division C, plot 773)
Lily Tan



Block / Hill 5


Dickie Lee (male)
Died: 2nd December 1941, Age 6  (Block 5, Section A, plot 64)
Dickie Lee



Teo Soon Lam (male)
Died: Sept 10,  1941 6 months old (Block 5 Division C, plot 18)
Teo Soon Lam


Tan Kai How (male)
Died: September 16, 1941 age 4 (Block 5 Division B plot 41)
Tan Kai How

Miss Ruby Lee (female)
Died: June 24, 1941 age 5 (Block 5 Section A plot 107)
Ruby Lee

Miss Lim Sian Geok (female)
Died: March 4, 1946 age 8 (Block 5 Division A plot 38.2 )
Lim Sian Geok


Low Thiam Swee (male)
18 January 1941 - 17 September 1941 age 6 months (Block 5, Division B, plot 14)
Low Thiam Swee




If you go through the Burial Registrar, there are many children buried in the Pauper Section over the years. Mapping and finding them will take time and i am told many are in unmarked graves as well.

20th September 1930,  twin daughters of Ong Seng Hong

1st August 1941 , Belom Nama (Malay for unnamed ) , age unknown, male