chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

JB Elcum
  
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1897


Search Sacrifice Explorer for JB Elcum
Search Google for JB Elcum


JB ELCUM
(born Nov-18-1860, died Nov-28-1945, 85 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
Last updated: 2020-08-01 04:14:14

 page 1 of 1; one game  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. JB Elcum vs AL Chittenden 0-1531897Singapore Straits Times tournamentC01 French, Exchange

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-31-20  GrahamClayton: Elcum was for many years the Director of Education in Singapore, and authored several articles about the indigenous form of chess played in the Malayan peninsula. He later emigrated to Cornwall in England, and was an active player at least up to the late 1920's.
Aug-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <Mr. John Bowen Elcum, B.A., Director of Education in the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States, is the son of Mr. Hugh William Elcum, solicitor, of 13, Bedford Row, London, and was born on November 18, 1860. He was educated at Highgate School and at Queen's College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. In 1884 he became a cadet in the Straits Settlements Civil Service, and was successively Acting District Officer for South Malacca, Central District, Province Welles-tev, and the Dindings. In 1893 he became Acting Sheriff of Singapore. In 1895 he was appointed Acting Inspector of Schools, and in the next few years, in addition to discharging the duties of that position, he acted as Official Assignee and Registrar of Peeds, Collector of Land Revenue, and Officer-in-Charge of the Treasury,Malacca ; First Magistrate at Singapore, and Inspector of Prisons. He was confirmed in the appointment of Inspector of Schools for the colony in 1898, and in 1901 the title of the office was altered to that of Director of Public Instruction. From October, 1904, Mr. Elcum was Financial Commissioner of the Federated Malay States, and, shortly after it was decided to amalgamate the Education Departments of the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States, he was appointed Director of Education. Mr. Elcum ls a member of the Singapore Club and of several other local clubs, and his principal recreations are chess, golf, and croquet. He Passed the Government final examinations in Malay in 1886, in Chinese (Kheh) in 1891, and Chinese (Hokien) in 1897. He married in 1888 Ethel Harriet, daughter of Thomas Augustus Fox, late Harbour Master of Pinang.>

Twentieth century impressions of British Malaya: its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources Page 269

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC