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Chak, Chan

Date of birth:
1892 (Hainan, China)
Date of death:
September 30th, 1949 (Canton, China)


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.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Head of the National Military Council of China in Hong Kong
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1942
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.
Accorded by Sir Horace Seymour the British Ambassador to China at Chungking on 4 November 1942.
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)