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Alabaster acted as Chief Justice of Hong Kong in He was educated at Tonbridge School   He was called to the bar of the Inner Temple in and practised on the Western Circuit until Alabaster said that as a result of the war he has lost "furniture, household goods, silver, cutlery, glass, carpets, pictures, clothes, bedding In Septemberhe was admitted to practice before the British Supreme Court for China in Shanghai in a hearing whereby special dispensation he was allowed not to be present.
Early life[ edit quebec Alabaster was born in Hankowthe son of Chaloner Alabastera British consular official in China.
His sisters used to read him the Times Crossword when he arrived — after lunch, he would give them the answers. A family postcard described his condition post-war: "Sir Grenville came to lunch on Sunday — he was almost blind by then, probably partly to do with deprivation when in prison camp Japanese.
He settled in Southbourne, Bournemouth. A newspaper of the time when describing him mentioned his "consummate skill", "very few young men have commanded the admiration of so many intelligent people" and "he is a young man of great intellectual distinction and is endowed with a judgement of rare clearness and sagacity"  While in London he served as secretary of the China Association.
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Mainwaring of the Indian Army. Alabaster was interned by the Japanese at Stanley Internment Camp from to Alabaster had been in Shanghai the week before his admission and was returning the week after.