Armigel Wade

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Armigel de Vins Wade
Born(1880-10-17)17 October 1880
Henfield, Sussex, England
Died4 December 1966(1966-12-04) (aged 86)
Worthing,[1] Sussex, England
NationalityUnited Kingdom
OccupationTeacher and colonial administrator

Sir Armigel de Vins Wade CMG OBE (17 October 1880 – 4 December 1966) was a British colonial official.


Wade was born at Henfield, Sussex on 17 October 1880 the son of Charles Wade, a solicitor, and his wife Sarah. Wade was educated at Lancing College before studying at Keble College, Oxford. After graduation, he taught classics at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire and at the Forest School, before being appointed Assistant District Commissioner in the East Africa Protectorate in 1912. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1931. In the following year, he became Chief Native Commissioner in Kenya Colony. He was Chief Secretary to the Government of Kenya between 1934 and 1939; he was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1935 and knighted in 1937. He had two spells as Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Kenya, between March and August 1935, and between December 1936 and April 1937.[2][3] He retired in 1939.[4] He returned to Britain and spent some of his later years in Pulborough, Sussex, and died on 4 December 1966.[2]


  1. ^ Registration District
  2. ^ a b "Wade, Sir Armigel de Vins". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Obituary: Sir Armigel Wade, Colonial Secretary In Kenya". The Times. 6 December 1966. p. 14.
  4. ^ "Kenya And Tanganyika: New Chief Secretaries Appointed". The Times. 23 March 1939. p. 9.