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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.

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