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, Emanuel 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.
D. M. MacDougall came to Hong Kong as a Cadet in 1928. He headed the Ministry of Information during the hostilities of December 1941 and then escaped on Christmas Day in the party led by Admiral Chan Chak. In September 1944 he was appointed to head the Hong Kong Planning Unit in London. Returned to the Colony on September 7, 1945, eventually taking over as Colonial secretary. <Read more ...>