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MacMichael, Sir Harold (Alfred)locked

DSO 1917

Born 15 Oct. 1882; s of late Rev. C. MacMichael and late Hon. Mrs MacMichael; m 1919, Nesta, d of late Canon J. Otter Stephens; one d (and one d decd); died 19 Sept. 1969


King’s Lynn and Bedford Schools; Magdalene College, Cambridge (Scholar, Hon. Fellow, MA 1939); 1st class Honours in Classics, 1904


Joined Sudan Political Service, 1905; successively Inspector in Provinces of Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Khartoum, Political and Intelligence Officer with Expeditionary Force which reoccupied Darfur, 1916 (despatches three times, DSO); Sub-Gov. of Darfur Province; Asst Civil Sec.; Civil Secretary, 1926–33, and, periodically, Acting Governor-General; Governor and Commander-in-Chief Tanganyika Territory, 1933–37; High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine and High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan, 1938–44; Special Representative of HM Govt in Malaya, 1945; Constitutional Commissioner, Malta, 1946; Order of the Nile (2nd class), 1930; Burton Memorial Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1928; Star of Ethiopia, 2nd class, 1930; Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, 1938


The Tribes of Northern and Central Kordofan, 1912; A History of the Arabs in the Sudan, 1922; The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1934; The Sudan, 1954


Reading, won Public Schs fencing championship, 1901




Princes Hotel, Folkestone