1935 – 28
July – Gareth Kidnapped in
Northern China by Bandits
German Company, Wostwag kindly supplied vehicle for an
extended trip into Inner Mongolia to witness the Japanese
presence in the area.
Invite from German Journalist Dr Herbert Mueller.
Gareth assured “Absolutely safe, no bandits”.
After kidnapping, Mueller released after two days as
captive – unusual…
Ransom obdurately rejected by bandits – unusual…
Gareth eventually, tragically murdered after two weeks on
eve of 30
birthday -12 Aug 1935.