PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Chak, Chan
Date of birth: 1892 (Hainan, China)
Date of death:  September 30th, 1949 (Canton, China)
Nationality:  Chinese
BIOGRAPHY: 
Chan Chak was an admiral in the Republic of China Navy. He lost a leg in the Battle of Bocca Tigris and was shot in his wrist in 1941.

Military career:
?: Whampoa naval academy
1911: Republican Revolution
?: aide of President Sun Yat-sen
1939-1941: Head of the National Military Council of China in Hong Kong

Commands held:
4th Fleet
1st Fleet

His decorations and awards documents were donated to the Hainan Province Archives, Haikou, Hainan. His KBE can be seen in the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence.
     
KNIGHTS/DAMES COMMANDERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (K/DBE)
Rank: Admiraal
Unit: Head of the National Military Council of China in Hong Kong
Awarded on: August 19th, 1942
Action: For his services in assisting in the defence of Hong Kong and subsequent escape of a large party of 68-72 high ranking officials (such as David Mercer MacDougall) and officers to Free China.
Details: Accorded by Sir Horace Seymour the British Ambassador to China at Chungking on 4 November 1942.
 

Gerelateerde bezienswaardigheden

Hainan Province ArchivesHong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wikimedia Commons
Information source(s):   - Admiral Chan Chak - Escape from Hong Kong
- How British helped one-legged Chinese admiral make great escape from Second World War Hong Kong - Telegraph
- Great Escape: How Brits Helped One-Legged Admiral Flee Hong Kong - China Real Time Report - WSJ
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