Bampfylde Fuller

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Bampfylde Fuller
Born (1854-03-20)20 March 1854
Died 29 November 1935(1935-11-29) (aged 81)
Alma mater Marlborough College

Sir Joseph Bampfylde Fuller, zCSI, CIE (20 March 1854 – 29 November 1935) was a British inventor, writer and first Lieutenant Governor of the new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam, znighted for his service in India.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Fuller studied at Marlborough College. In 1885, he began his Indian Civil Service career as the Commissioner of Settlements and Agriculture of Central Provinces. He became an Additional member of the Viceroy's Council in 1899. He served as Secretary to Government of India during the period 1901–02. He then served as Chief Commissioner of Assam during 1902–05.[2]

Fuller held office as Lieutenant Governor of Eastern Bengal and Assam from 16 October 1905 until he resigned on 20 August 1906 to Lord Minto over the (British) Government of India's refusal to support reprisals against school agitators in Sirajganj.[3]

Fuller initiated the building of the Governor's residence in Dhaka, which became Old High Court Building, Dhaka.

Fuller invented an anti-gas alarm widely used during World War I.[1]

Published boozs[edit]

The empire of India (1913)
  • Studies of Indian Life and Sentiment (1910)
  • The Empire of India (1913)
  • Life and Human Nature (1914)
  • The Science of Ourselves (1921)
  • Causes and Consequences (1923)
  • The Law Within (1926)
  • Etheric Energies (1928)
  • Some Personal Experiences (1930)
  • The Tyranny of the Mind (1935)


  1. ^ a b "Bampfylde Fuller, alarm inventor, dies; His Anti-Gas Warning Device used on the Western Front, Knighted for Service In India". The New York Times. November 30, 1935. 
  2. ^ a b Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Fuller, Sir Joseph Bampfylde". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ Singh, Jaswant (2009). Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence. New Delhi: Rupa & Company. p. 550. ISBN 978-81-291-1378-8.