|Madam Lee Hong Neo|
|Madam Lee Hong Neo's tomb being enveloped by a Banyan Tree|
|Names of son and some of the grandchildren still visible|
DeathThe death notice is the first evidence and the names of the sons match. So do the year of death of Madam Lee Hong Neo matches the Year and Month of the notice below as well in the Bukit Brown burial registrar.
|Burial registrar entry matches the location and plot number|
I will start with the family members of Madam Lee Hong Neo that were easily discernible from reading the names of her son and grandson. One of her grandson scored many first in the legal domain, being the colony first Chinese District Judge and Deputy Public Prosecutor.
Son: Koh Eng Tiong
I do not have much information about Koh Eng Tiong, but interesting enough, Koh Eng Tiong's son, Koh Choon Hong whose name appears at the tomb as the grandson of Madam Lee Hong Neo scores many mentions. Koh Choon Hong, born in Malaya, studied in Anglo Chinese School, Singapore. He went on to study law in Emanuel College, Cambridge in 1925. Called to Bar in June 1929, Koh Choon Hong was admitted to the Colony Bar in 1932. He went on to be an Assistant Official Assignee. He became the colony first Chinese District Judge and in July 1940, Koh Choon Hong was appointed Deputy Public Prosecutor in 1940, the first Chinese to receive this position.
Koh Choon Hong was appointed Referee of Titles by the Perak Government during the Dinding retro-cession back to Perak and was the Custodian of Enemy Property during World War II. In 1945, he served as a Major in the Intelligence Section of the British Army, Commissioner in Malayanisation Commission; Secretary-General, Labour Party (1954); the Vice-President of the Singapore People's Alliance (1956). He stood for elections in the 1959 Singapore Legislative Assembly Elections and won for the Joo Chiat Constituency.
|Singapore Free Press November 13, 1925 , p 8.|
|Koh Choon Hong|
|Straits Tmes July 1, 1937|
|Koh Siok Puay and Koh Siok Tian|
Son: Koh Eng Hoe
Chinese Dinner For Singapore's New Knight.(1937, July 1)The Straits Times. Page 20
Mainly About Malayan. (1940, July 28). The Straits Times, Page 8
S'pore Assemblyman's daughter wins Perth beauty title. (1961, October 25). The Singapore Free Press, page 4