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Ewans, Sir Martin Kennethlocked

KCMG 1987 (CMG 1980)

Born 14 Nov. 1928; s of late John Ewans; m 1953, Mary Tooke; one s one d; died 5 April 2012

HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Chairman, Children’s Aid Direct, 1996–2002


St Paul’s; Corpus Christi Coll., Cambridge (major scholar, MA)


Royal Artillery, 1947–49, 2nd Lt. Joined Commonwealth Relations Office, 1952; Second Sec., Karachi, 1954–55; First Sec.: Ottawa, 1958–61; Lagos, 1962–64; Kabul, 1967–69. Counsellor, Dar-es-Salaam, 1969–73; Head of East African Dept, FCO, 1973–77; Minister, New Delhi, 1978–82; Sen. Civilian Instructor, RCDS, 1982–83; High Commissioner: Zimbabwe, 1983–85; Nigeria, 1986–88. Chm., CSSB, 1989–95. Dir, Casalee SA, 1989–94


Bharatpur, Bird Paradise, 1989; The Battle for the Broads, 1992; Afghanistan: a new history, 2001; Afghanistan: a short history of its people and politics, 2002; European Atrocity, African Catastrophe, 2002; The Great Game: Britain and Russia in Central Asia, 2003; Conflict in Afghanistan, 2005; Great Power Rivalry in Central Asia 1842–1880, 2005; Britain and Russia in Central Asia, 1880–1907, 2008; (ed) George Nathaniel Curzon: collected writings: travels in Asia, 2008; Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asia: confrontation and negotiation, 1865–1895, 2010


Bird watching, writing


48 Gretton Court, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0QN