OUR MEMORIES
CHEUNG, Oswald Victor (1922-2003)

CHEUNG, Oswald Victor (1922-2003)


 

Knight of the track

 

(1922-01-22 — 2003-12-10)

 

1986 – 1989, Sir Oswald Victor Cheung, CBE LLD QC SC JP, Chairman of HKJC .

 

Sir “Ossie” was an eminent barrister in Hong Kong, known as the “doyen of the bar”.

 

 

Watching Rivers Run Deep

 

1893, Father Cheung U Pui was a famous Chinese leader.

 

1920-04-24 Marriage of U Pui Cheung to Elizabeth Lizzie Ellis.

 

1922-01-22, Sir Oswald was born in Hong Kong.

 

1938, matriculated at the Diocesan Boys’ School, at the extraordinary young age of 16.

 

1941, graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in mathematics and chemistry.

 

1951, he was called to the Bar of England by the Lincoln’s Inn.

 

1952, he served as the Hon Secretary of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

 

1956–1962, as Captain of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (the Volunteers).

 

1965, he was the first ethnic Chinese to become a Queen‘s Counsel in colonial Hong Kong

 

1966, he rose to become Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

 

1970–1981, he was a member of the Legislative Council

 

1972, honored by the Queen with the O.B.E.

 

1974–1986, he served in the Executive Council.

 

1977, recommended by General Sir John Archer as Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.

 

1978–1981, appointed Senior Chinese Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council by Sir Murray MacLehose.

 

1987, Knight Bachelor, Commander of the British Empire for the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa).

 

1987–2003, Lincoln’s Inn bencher.

 

1996, he gained life membership of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

 

2003-12-10, passed away in in Hong Kong. (aged 81).

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

1950 Epsom Derby, his first presence and bet on GALCADOR caught PRINCE SIMON.

 

50’s and 60’s, he often went to Happy Valley races.

 

He enjoyed owning horses.

 

 

In partnership with Arculli, he raced horses in UK,and had broodmare in New Zealand.

 

 

Remarkable horses owned by Cheung Arculli Connection

 

CROSSFIRE (AG042)

 

GO LIKE BLAZES (AP012)

 

GO-GETTER (AM165)

 

VICTORY BALLAD (BC175)

 

SIX CLUBS (AT154)

 

RIVER JORDAN (BE146)

 

RIVER GARONNE (BL177)

 

RIVER SEREIN (BJ218)

 

RIVER VERDON (BG302)

 

 

Winning Trainers:
R Burns, A Chan, D Hill

 

Winning Jockeys:
I Albuino,,D Brereton, D Holland, T Ives, T Jarnet, B Marcus, J Marshall, J Matthias, G Mosse, P Robinson
A S Cruz, T O Lau, D Lee, S M Yung

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Sir Oswald was the first ethnic Chinese chairman of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club.

 

Legacy:

 

Caritas Oswald Cheung International House Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

HKJC Oswald Cheung Cup

 

 

REFERENCE

 

“Ossie” was the first ethnic Chinese to become a Queen‘s Counsel in colonial Hong Kong.

 

He was a mentor to eminent lawyers, including Audrey Eu, Margaret Ng and Edward Chan King Sang.

 

 

 

EXTERNAL LINK

 

Sir Oswald Cheung & The Hon Ronald Arculli

 

 


 

 


 

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