James Masterton-Smith

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Sir James Edward Masterton-Smith KCB (24 August 1878 – 4 May 1938) was a British civil servant.

He was the son of Edward Smith, formerly a member of the Stock Exchange.

In 1905 Masterton-Smith married Barbara Crosbie-Hill. She was the eldest daughter of W. S. J. Crosbie-Hill, JP, of the Red House, Sevenoaks, Kent. They had one son and one daughter. His first wife died in 1921 in tragic circumstances.[1]

In 1923 Masterton-Smith married Marjorie, the only daughter of Hubert B. Marten of 15 Mallord Street, London, SW3.

Masterton-Smith was educated at Harrow School and Hertford College, Oxford.

He entered the Home Civil Service (Class I). His career is summarised:

He was a member of the official side of the National Whitley Council for the Civil Service;



  1. ^ Kensington Tragedy: Lady Masterson-Smith's Death, Fulham Chronicle, 26 August 1921, London

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Preceded by
Sir George Fiddes
Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies
Succeeded by
Sir Samuel Wilson