Tan Huck Hean (Bukit Brown)

Tan Huck Hean beloved third son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chong Chew was born on 30 October 1919 and died on 18 November 1928.  In the burial registrar, he was listed as 9 years old when he passed away. 



Brothers and sisters 


Brother: Tan Huck Wan (1916-1944)
Mr. Tan Huck Wan is the the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chong Chew. He studied in Anglo Chinese School and was gifted in sports. He played cricket, hockey and football for the SCRC and YMCA during 1935-1941. Mr Tan Huck Wan married Miss Lim Chin Choo (third daughter of Mrs Lim Mah Seang from Penang) in 17 Sept 1939 in a very traditional but grand affair. During the wedding procession, they were escorted by police guards as the bride was wearing $100,000 worth of jewelry with the bridal clothing specially imported from Penang. Tan Huck Wan was a Corporal with the service number 38243 of the Singapore Voluntary Field Ambulance, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force. He passed away on 31st May 1944 and was buried in Bukit Brown next to her infant daughter, Ruby Tan who died on the 26th Oct 1944. She was only 6 months old. Both tombs were affected by the 8 lane highway and were exhumed by their descendants. 

Sister: Lily Tan
Lily Tan (only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chong Chew) married Richard Chua Hock Seng (eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chua Guan Chui) on December 1942. Prominent Japanese officers attended the marriage and the marriage certificate was witness and signed by Capt. Noda, Director Romu Kamri Kaisha, Mr. Hoshino of the Information Bureau, Dr. A.C. Jap and Lim Chong Ming. The bridesmaid was Miss Ruby Ong and best man, Ong Chong Bee. 

Brother: Second brother ?
Second brother (?). Is this Adam Tan mentioned in the case in 1946 whereby Tan Chong Chew and his son Adam Tan were charged and found guilty of criminal intimidation. I am not sure. 

Baby sister: Daisy Tan 
Daisy Tan (second daughter), born October 28, 1923 - died December 26, 1933, age 1 month old. She is buried in Bukit Brown very close to the tomb of Tan Huck Hean. 


Location of tomb 

Block 2 Division F, plot 316 . In the burial records, Tan Huck Hean is listed as Tan Huck Heang. Her sister, Daisy Tan is buried in plot Block 2 Division F, plot 315

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