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Sir Douglas Clague
|Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong|
|Unofficial Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong|
|Born||13 June 1917|
|Died||11 March 1981 (aged 63)|
Born in South Rhodesia, in 1917, Clague arrived in Hong Kong in 1940 as a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, and on the outbreak of World War II became a prisoner in the Sham Shui Po PoW camp. He later escaped, and joined the British Army Aid Group in free China. On the ending of the war, he famously took the surrender of Japanese forces in Bangkok more or less single-handedly.
Business Career and Involvements in Hong Kong
Clague was also one of the commandants of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force, and a member of both the Executive and the Legislative Councils of Hong Kong, when he succeeded Cedric Blaker on 21 March 1958. From 1950 to 1951 he was President of the Gunners Roll of Hong Kong.
Clague owned a lodge at Kam Tsin in the northern New Territories alongside many other wealthy people. He was also a racehorse owner and one time chairman of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club; it was under his tenure the Sha Tin Racecourse was developed. The Clague Garden Estate in Tsuen Wan is named for him, as he was also one of the longest serving chairmen of the Hong Kong Housing Society.
Clague was married to Lady Margaret Isolin Clague (née Cowley) and three children (Jonathan, Penny and Isolin).
He died of cancer aged 64, in 1981 and Lady Clague in 2011.
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- Stephen Vines, The Other Handover, Time magazine, 6 August 2005
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- "Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force : Silver Jubilee 1959-1984" (PDF). Ebook.lib.hku.hk. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
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| Chairman and Managing Director of John D. Hutchison & Co.
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