Charles Lees

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Sir Charles Cameron Lees KCMG (11 March 1837 – ?) was a British military officer and colonial administrator.

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

He was originally commissioned into the 1st West India Regiment, but transferred to the 76th Foot in 1854, was promoted Lieutenant, and transferred to the 23rd Foot as adjutant in 1858. He resigned as adjutant in 1864 and retired in 1866, becoming adjutant of the 3rd Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers later that year.

Lees was acting Governor of the Gold Coast in 1874, 1876 and 1878–79, Governor of the Bahamas from 1881–84, and Governor of the Leeward Islands from 1884–85.

He was 16th Governor of Mauritius from 21 Dec 1889 to 12 Mar 1892.[1]

He was Governor of British Guiana from 1893–95.

He married Maria Ledwell. Lees is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.[2]

Government offices
Preceded by
James Maxwell
Governor of the Gold Coast, acting
1874
Succeeded by
George Strahan
Preceded by
George Strahan
Governor of the Gold Coast, acting
1876
Succeeded by
Sanford Freeling
Preceded by
Sanford Freeling
Governor of the Gold Coast, acting
1878–1879
Succeeded by
Herbert Taylor Ussher
Preceded by
Jeremiah Thomas Fitzgerald Callaghan
Governor of the Bahamas
1881–1884
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Arthur Blake
Preceded by
John Hawley Glover
Governor of the Leeward Islands
1884–1885
Succeeded by
Charles Monroe Eldridge
Preceded by
William Robinson
Governor of Barbados
1885–1889
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Joseph Sendall
Preceded by
Sir John Pope Hennessy
Governor of Mauritius
1889–1892
Succeeded by
Sir Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham
Preceded by
Sir Charles Bruce
Governor of British Guiana
1893–1895
Succeeded by
Charles Cavendish Boyle

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Mauritius.htm
  2. ^ brompton voyage spectacle shopping ordinateur at brompton.org