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Everything tagged "Hong Kong Cadet"

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, 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. 

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".

David Mercer MACDOUGALL [1904-1991]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
MacDougall
Given: 
David Mercer
Birth
Date: 
1904-12-08
Death
Date: 
1991-05-13

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.

Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM [1899-1978]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Grantham
Given: 
Alexander William George Herder
Birth
Date: 
1899-03-15
Birthplace (town, state): 
Surbiton
Death
Date: 
1978-10-04

Dates of birth & death from the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography.

Birthplace (country): 

Edwin Richard HALLIFAX [1874-1950]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hallifax
Given: 
Edwin Richard
Birth
Date: 
1874-02-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Darjeeling
Death
Date: 
c.1950-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

I'm looking for photos / sketches / portraits of him for the CPS project's history book.

Details of birth & death taken from descendant's message, see below.

Birthplace (country): 

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