Opened around 1909, Gresson Street is a street in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It connects Queen‘s Road East (south) to Johnston Road (north). 1918-01-22 “Siege of Gresson Street”, took place as a gang of youths were trapped while robbing a tenement at No.6 Gresson Street. Four or five policemen and two robbers were shot dead and an additional robber and six policemen were wounded. The Governor, Francis May, a former Captain Superintendent of Police, personally negotiated with the last remaining gang member, but to no avail. When the young man refused to surrender, the Royal Garrison Artillery was used to “bomb” him out.
The street was named after William Jardine Gresson (1869-1934) a partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co. from 1901 to 1910.
1915 Gresson hunting Magazine
Gresson was reported as controlling a famous hunting country for Lord Coventry In the May issue of the Baily's Magazine ...
1869–1934 Gresson, William Jardine
(1869-1934) a partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co. from 1901 to 1910.
1870-1880 Jardine, Matheson & Co.’s property, East Point
The ornamental gate is now situated at Hong Kong Jockey Club's Beas River Riding School in Sheung Shui. c.1870-1880 ...