Wood was the son of an nonconformist minister, and his brothers were Herbert George Wood (theologian and academic) and Robert Stanford Wood (educator). He was educated at City of London School and later Jesus College, Cambridge. After graduated from university, he came to Hong Kong as a government cadet in 1899. He had hold a number of posts below:
Thomson was educated in the University of Edinburgh. After graduated from university, he came to Hong Kong as a cadet.
During his tenure, he took up some important posts like the defence secretary (1950) and held up the post of deputy colonial secretary until his early death in 1952. He was buried in Hong Kong Cemetery.
One of his interesting trivia is, there was a youth hostel named after him in Yau Ma Tei. <Read more ...>
Charles Messer was educated at Merchant Taylors’ school and later, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. He was appointed as a cadet in 1897. He was the captain superintendent of the police force from 1913 to 1918 and was promoted to the financial secretary from 1918 until 1931.