The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927. The rhododendrons lined the south shore of the pond.
On the left are Clifton Webb and Eileen Molyneux. Clifton Webb (1889-1966) was an actor, dancer, and singer. He performed at Edward Molyneux’s Paris nightclub, with Eileen as his dance partner. Eileen Molyneux (1890-1962) was a maternal cousin of Edward Molyneux and a long-term friend of the Dunsmuir daughters.
George Bucknam Wright attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the first class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 18 June, 1910, Wright worked for the Hudsons Bay Company before joining the RCNVR. On completing training, he joined HMCS Wetaskiwin and was later promoted to lieutenant. While posted to HMCS St Croix as Torpedo Officer, he lost his life when the ship was sunk on 20 September 1943.