Stewart Symes

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George Stewart Symes
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Stewart Symes by Bassano. 12 July 1938
Governor of Tanganyika
In office
Preceded by Donald Charles Cameron
Succeeded by Harold MacMichael
Governor-General of Sudan
In office
Preceded by John Maffey
Succeeded by Hubert Jervoise Huddleston
Personal details
Born 1882
Died 1962

Lieutenant Colonel Sir George Stewart Symes GCB, GCMG, DSO (1882–1962) was a British Army officer and colonial governor.[1]

Symes served in the South African War in 1902 and in the Aden Hinterland, 1903-1904. He is said to have been the only British army officer to be awarded a DSO for services in the hinterland.[2]

He was Governor of the Palestine North District from 1920 to 1925, Chief Secretary to the Government of Palestine from 1925 to 1928, Resident of Aden from 1928 to 1931, Governor of Tanganyika from 1931 to 1933 and Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from 1934 to 1940.[3]


  1. ^ Robertson. J.W. (September 2004). "Symes, Sir (George) Stewart (1882–1962)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Lieutenant Colonel Sir (George) Stewart Symes
  3. ^ Long, Charles William Richard (2004). British Pro-consuls in Egypt, 1914-1929: The Challenge of Nationalism. Routledge. p. 215. ISBN 0-415-35033-6. 

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