Henry Edward McCallum

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Sir Henry Edward McCallum, KCMG, (October 28, 1852 – November 24, 1919) colonial governor born Yeovil, Somersetshire, England and died in England.

McCallum attended the Royal Military College in Woolwich and began his colonial service career in 1874. He was governor of Lagos Colony before coming to Newfoundland in 1899. The friction between McCallum and Prime Minister Robert Bond resulted in his recall in early 1901. McCallum then became governor of Natal in February 1901,[1] arriving in his new province in May to take up residence in Pietermaritzburg.[2] His last appointment came as governor of Ceylon in 1907.

McCallum retired from colonial service in 1913 and returned to England.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27290. p. 1499. 1 March 1901. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Latest intelligence - Natal" The Times (London). Tuesday, 14 May 1901. (36454), p. 5.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter
Governor of Lagos
Succeeded by
William MacGregor
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Harley Murray
Colonial Governor of Newfoundland
Succeeded by
Sir Cavendish Boyle
Preceded by
Hon Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson
Governor of Natal
Succeeded by
Matthew Nathan
Preceded by
Hugh Clifford, acting
Governor of Ceylon
Succeeded by
Reginald Edward Stubbs, acting