Past Governor Generals



C.M.G. 1911; born 3 January 1870; 2nd son of late Rev. B.C. Davidson-Houston, M.A., of County Cork and Dublin; married Annie H. (died 1940) oldest daughter of E. Langley Hunt, of County Limerick; two sons.

Education: Corrig School, Ireland; St. Edward's Oxford.

2nd Lieut. 5th Royal Dublin Fusilliers, 1887; Lieut. 1889; Captain, 1892; Major 1902; Lieut. Colonel, 1906; British South Africa Company Police, and Assistant Commissioner Mashonaland, 1890-1892; Assistant Inspector Gold Coast Hausas, 1894; Captain West African Frontier Service, Kwahu, 1894-1895; Ashanti Expedition, 1895-1896. Commanded Advanced Guard (despatches, star); Special Mission to Samory and N.W. Ashanti, 1896; with Hausa Detachment Jubilee Celebrations, 1897 (medal); Operations N.T. Gold Coast, 1897-1898 (medal and clasp); Acting resident Ashanti, 1899-1900; Ashanti Campaign, 1900 (medal and clasp); South African Campaign, 1901-1902, Staff Officer (Queen's medal Five Clasps); Staff Officer Colonial Coronation Contingent, 1911 (medal); Commissioner Ashanti, 1902; Acting Chief Commissioner of Ashanti, 1903-4-5; Commissioner of Montserrat, B.W.I., 1906; Delegate to Imperial Education Conference, London, 1911; Canada-West Indies Reciprocity Conference, Ottawa, 1912; International Road Congress, London, 1913; Imperial Motor Transport Conference, London, 1913; Canada-West Indies Conference, Ottawa, 1925; Colonial Office Conference, London, 1927 and 1930; D.A.Q.M.G. Central Force, 1915; Eastern Command, 1916; Headquarters 1st Army, B.E.F., 1917; Deputy Controller of Labour, France, 1918 (British War and Victory Medals); Administrator of St. Lucia, B.W.I., 1918-1927; Acting Governor, Windward Islands, March 1923, November 1923-July 1924, September - October 1925, and June - July 1926; Chief Secretary, Nyasaland, 1927-1930; Acting Governor, Nyasaland, May - November 1929, March - April 1930; retired, 1930. Address: The Old Cottage, Chestnut Avenue, Esher, Surrey. T.: Emberbrook 1171. Clubs: Royal Commonwealth Society: Kildare Street (Dublin).

Died 18 September 1960.


cr. 1935; C.B.E. 1930; born 20 January 1875; son of J.G. and M.E. C. Doorly; married 1902, Marie C. Lofthouse; three daughters. Education: Jamaica College. Clerk, Immigration Department, Jamaica, 1892; Protector of Immigrants Jamaica, 1909; Government Emigration Agent, Madras, 1913; Assistant Colonial Secretary, Jamaica, 1922; Administrator of St. Lucia, 1928-1935; Retired, 1935. Address: Halfway-Tree, P.O. Jamaica, B.W.I.

Died 5 February 1942.