Sir James Crawford Maxwell, KCMG KBE MD

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Sir James Crawford Maxwell, KCMG KBE MD

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Birthplace: St. Andrews, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Death: 1932 (62)
On voyage - at sea
Immediate Family:

Son of James Maxwell and Helen Maxwell
Husband of Lady Mabel Anna Maxwell
Brother of David Maxwell and Helen Maxwell
Half brother of Agnes Maxwell

Occupation: 1871 - 1; British physician and colonial administrator.
1871 Census: Parish: St Andrew; ED: 35; Page: 32; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1871_53
Marriage Reg.: SepQ 1909 Knaresborough RDD Vol. 9a p. 195 - Davies
Probate: 29 £ 1933 - Estate £13,312:15:6
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About Sir James Crawford Maxwell, KCMG KBE MD

Sir James Crawford Maxwell, KCMG, KBE (1869 – 1932) - British physician and colonial administrator.

  • Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1869.
  • Educated at the High School of Dundee,
  • Studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1893.
  • House-Surgeon at Halifax Infirmary for a brief period
  • District medical officer in Sierra Leone between 1897-1900.
  • Awarded the West Africa Medal and a clasp for his role in the Hut Tax War of 1898.
  • 1900, entered political service, serving first as a district commissioner in Sierra Leone.
  • Awarded the CMG in 1911.
  • 1914-1920 he served as First Class Resident in Nigeria.
  • 1920 returned to Sierra Leone as Colonial Secretary, before being promoted to a similar role in the Gold Coast.
  • 1927 appointed Governor and Commander in Chief of Northern Rhodesia.
  • Awarded the KBE in 1925 and KCMG on 1930.
  • Retired in 1932
  • Died 1932 at sea on the Oronsay aged 63 whilst on voyage to Australia.
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Sir James Crawford Maxwell, KCMG KBE MD's Timeline

1869
August 8, 1869
Dundee, Angus, Scotland
1932
1932
Age 62
On voyage - at sea