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.
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).
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).
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
R Burns, A Chan, D Hill
Caritas Oswald Cheung International House Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
HKJC Oswald Cheung Cup
He was a mentor to eminent lawyers, including Audrey Eu, Margaret Ng and Edward Chan King Sang.