Sir George Stewart Symes
Stewart Symes by Bassano. 12 July 1938
|Resident of Aden|
|John Henry Keith Stewart|
|Bernard Rawdon Reilly|
|Governor of Tanganyika|
|Donald Charles Cameron|
|Governor-General of Sudan|
|Born||29 July 1882|
|Died||5 December 1962 (aged 80)|
Symes was commissioned a second lieutenant in The Hampshire Regiment in August 1900, and served in South Africa during the end of the Second Boer War in 1902, receiving the rank of lieutenant on 21 April 1902. Later that year he was posted in the Aden Hinterland, where he served 1903-1904. He is said to have been the only British army officer to be awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for services in the hinterland.
He was Governor of the Palestine North District from 1920 to 1925, Chief Secretary to the Government of Palestine from 1925 to 1928, Resident of Aden from 1928 to 1931, Governor of Tanganyika from 1931 to 1934 and Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from 1934 to 1940.
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