Philip Peveril John Wodehouse (1877 - 1951)

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Birthplace: Hong Kong
Death: Died
Managed by: Peter Neal
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About Philip Peveril John Wodehouse

Captain Superintendent of Police, Hong Kong. A civil servant like his father.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, was born in September, 1877, and was educated at Elizabeth College. Guernsey. His father, the Hon. Mr. H. E. Wodehouse, C.M.G., was for about thirty years in the service of the Colony, and for a considerable time prior to retiring on pension was Chief Police Magistrate. He was a member of the Executive and Legislative Councils, and was decorated for services in connection with the Colonial Exhibition in 1887, when he went to England in charge of the Hongkong and South China exhibits.

Twentieth century impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and other ..., Volume 1 - 1908

Mr. P. P. J. Wodehouse entered the Civil Service on leaving school in 1897, After spending a year or two in the Registrar-General's Office, he was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police, and was sent to India, attached to the Punjaub police, to pass in Hindu, having already qualified in Cantonese. Mr. Wodehouse has twice been in charge of the general census of the Colony, and during the past three years has been associated with Mr. Badeley in the development of the finger-print system for the identification of habitual criminals. In this connection he went through a course at Scotland Yard, Henry's system being the one in use there. Hockey, tennis, and swimming are the chief recreations of his leisure. He is a member of the Grosvenor Club, Piccadilly.

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Philip Peveril John Wodehouse's Timeline

1877
September 26, 1877
Hong Kong
1951
November 26, 1951
Age 74
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