Robert Hormus KOTEWALL (aka 羅旭龢) [1880-1949] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Robert Hormus KOTEWALL (aka 羅旭龢) [1880-1949]

Names
Given: 
Robert Hormus
Family: 
Kotewall
Alias / nickname: 
羅旭龢
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1880-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1949-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Comments

Perhaps the most well-known Kotewall in HK was Mr. R.H. Kotewall (1880-1949) CMG, JP.

I had a Chinese book at home "香港中區街道故事", published by 三聯書局 Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd. ISBN 962-04-0733-4 (1989), which says Mr. Kotewall was a Chinese called 羅旭龢, born in HK, studied in DBS and Queen's College. He named himself RH Kotewall. He served in the Police Department and Magistry.

He was also a member of the Legislative Council in the 20s. (http://www.legco.gov.hk/1927/h270225.pdf)

He registered his comapny in 1951, doing audio/visual business and was disolved in 1955.

Because of his contribution to the society, Kotewall Road on HK island was named after him. And of course, most of us would still remember the 1972 landslide on Kotewall Road. (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61795465)

 

 

 

Thanks Raymond. I think this is the same person Harry Ching mentions, as he paid Harry to write his biography.

You wrote:

He registered his comapny in 1951, doing audio/visual business and was disolved in 1955.

Is there a mistake with those dates? He died in 1949.

There's also some brief information about him on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kotewall

Regards, David

Sir Robert H Kotewall passed away on 23 May 1949. A photo of Sir Robert from 1941 appears here

David,

thanks for pointing out. But this is where I got the information from:

http://en.hkcomp.info/hongkong/cps.jsp?key=3035-640862c0

Could it be another Kotewall, his descendant?

Raymond

His only son inherited the company and dissolved it latter.  The heir went to University of Hong Kong to read law.