Based on: P. H. Munro-Faure, The Kiukiang Incident of 1927. Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 29 (1989), pp. 61-76
Suping Lu, A Dark Page in History. The Nanjing Massacre and Post-Massacre Social Conditions Recorded in British Diplomatic Dispatches, Admiralty Documents and U.S. Naval Intelligence Reports. Lanham 2012
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Paul Hector Munro-Faure was born in Switzerland in 1894. He joined the army in 1912 and served in WWI. After the war had ended, he started working for the Asiatic Petroleum Company and managed several of their branches in China, including the one in Nanjing. He was one of the founding members of the Committee for the Nanjing Safety Zone, but left Nanjing in early December 1937 on company request. In the same year, he established a Chinese Refugee Safety Center in Shanghai and in 1938, he was connected to the International Relief Committee in Nanjing. Later he received the Brilliant Star with Ribbon for his efforts in Shanghai. He returned to the army at the outbreak of WWII and after the war had ended, became Oil Attaché to the British Embassy in Romania. He died in 1956.