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Everything tagged "Hong Kong Cadet"

John Roskruge WOOD (aka Pa ) [1877-1953]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wood
Given: 
John Roskruge
Alias / nickname: 
Pa
Birth
Date: 
1877-11-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Islington
Death
Date: 
1953-09-24
Cause of death: 
Right Hypernephroma

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:

1899: Cadet

1900: Registrar of the Land Court

1902: NT Police Magistrate

http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkgro/view/g1902/467083.pdf

Birthplace (country): 

Claude Bramall BURGESS [1910-1998]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Burgess
Given: 
Claude Bramall
Birth
Date: 
c.1910-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1998-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Any information  on Claude and his life would be of interest. He was Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong. I think when he left HK he necame HK's man in Brussels

Henry Hessey Johnston GOMPERTZ [1867-1930]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gompertz
Given: 
Henry Hessey Johnston
Birth
Date: 
1867-08-31
Death
Date: 
1930-02-04

Gompertz was educated at Bedford School, and later Exeter College, University of Oxford.

He was the cadet of the Federation of Malaya. He was transferred to Hong Kong in 1897 and took up a number of post include the land officer in the New Territories and Puisne Judge from 1909 to 1925.

He left Hong Kong in 1925 and became the Chief Justice of the federation of Malaya until 1929. 

Walter Morris THOMSON (aka Tommy) [1905-1952]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Thomson
Given: 
Walter Morris
Alias / nickname: 
Tommy
Birth
Date: 
1905-03-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Turiff
Death
Date: 
1952-01-05

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.

Birthplace (country): 

James Haldane STEWART LOCKHART [1858-1937]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stewart Lockhart
Given: 
James Haldane
Birth
Date: 
1858-05-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ardsheal
Death
Date: 
1937-02-26

Stewart-Lockhart came from a noble, wealthy family. His father, Miles Lockhart, was a banker.

He was taught by a private tutor, then went to King William's College, later George Watson School and Edinburgh University, where he got a prize for Greek Studies.

He came to Hong Kong as a cadet in 1879. He took up a post of the registrar general in 1883.

Birthplace (country): 

Robert Oliphant HUTCHISON (aka Sandy) [1880-1920]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hutchison
Given: 
Robert Oliphant
Alias / nickname: 
Sandy
Birth
Date: 
1880-11-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Fife
Death
Date: 
c.1920-09-12 (Day is approximate)
Cause of death: 
Drowning

R.O. Hutchison was educated at Rugby School, and later, Oxford University.

He came to Hong Kong as a cadet in 1904. He served as  posts below:

Birthplace (country): 

Charles McIlvaine MESSER [1874-1938]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Messer
Given: 
Charles McIlvaine
Birth
Date: 
1874-10-11
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Death
Date: 
1938-07-26

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. 

He served in the LegCo: https://app.legco.gov.hk/member_front/english/library/member_detail.aspx...

Birthplace (country): 

Edward Dudley Corscaden WOLFE [1875-1952]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Wolfe
Given: 
Edward Dudley Corscaden
Birth
Date: 
1875-05-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Birkenhead
Death
Date: 
1952-12-04

The Captain Superintendent of Police from 1918 to 1934.

 

Eric William HAMILTON [1888-1961]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hamilton
Given: 
Eric William
Birth
Date: 
1888-01-13
Death
Date: 
c.1961-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

John Black's list gives Mr Hamilton's occupation in 1941 as "Civil Servant".

Brian Charles Keith HAWKINS [1900-1962]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hawkins
Given: 
Brian Charles Keith
Birth
Date: 
1900-08-22
Birthplace (town, state): 
Jhansi, Bengal
Death
Date: 
c.1962-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

DoB from John Black's list, which gives Mr Hawkins's occupation in 1941 as "Civil Servant".

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