Gurney, Henry, 1898-1951

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1898-06-27
Death 1951-10-06
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Sir Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney (1898-1951) Knight, High Commissioner Colonial Service

Born 27 June 1898, son of G.G.H. Gurney and Florence Gurney (nee Chamier). Educated Winchester College; University College, Oxford. Served 60th Rifles, 1917-19; entered Colonial Service, Kenya, 1921; Assistant Colonial Secretary, Jamaica, 1935; Chief Secretary to Conference of East African Governors, 1938-44; CMG 1942; Colonial Secretary, Gold Coast, 1944-46; Chief Secretary to Palestine Government, 1946-48; Kt.1947; KCMG 1948; High Commissioner for Federation of Malaysia, 1948-51. Married, 1924, Isabel Lowther Weir: 2 sons. Killed in an ambush in Malaya, 6 October 1951.

From the guide to the Sir Henry Gurney Collection, 1948-1963, (Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony's College, Oxford)

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Subjects:

  • Violence

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  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • Israel (as recorded)