Brian Freeston

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Sir Leslie Brian Freeston
KCMG OBE
43rd Governor of the Leeward Islands
In office
1943–1947
Monarch George VI
Preceded by Sir Douglas Jardine
Succeeded by W. R. Macnie (Acting)
16th High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
In office
1945 – 21 March 1947
Monarch George VI
Preceded by Sir John Rankine (Acting)
Succeeded by John Fearns Nicoll (Acting)
18th Governor of Fiji
In office
1 January 1945 – 21 March 1947
Monarch George VI
Preceded by Sir John Rankine (Acting)
Succeeded by John Fearns Nicoll (Acting)
2nd Secretary General of the Pacific Commission
In office
12 November 1951 – 12 November 1954
Preceded by William D. Forsyth
Succeeded by Ralph Clairon Bedell
Personal details
Born (1892-08-11)11 August 1892
Brentford, Middlesex, England
Died 16 July 1958(1958-07-16) (aged 65)
Bromley, Kent, England
Military service
Years of service 1914-1919
Rank Captain
Unit London Regiment

Sir (Leslie) Brian Freeston KCMG OBE (11 August 1892 – 16 July 1958) was a British colonial official.

Career[edit]

Freeston was educated at Willaston School and New College, Oxford. After service in the London Regiment of the British Army in the First World War[1] he joined the then Colonial Office in 1919. He was Governor of the Leeward Islands 1944–48; Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner, Western Pacific 1948–52; Secretary-General of the South Pacific Commission 1951–54. Freeston was knighted on 1 January 1945.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 28937". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 October 1914. p. 8228. 
  2. ^ "No. 36866". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1945. p. 6. 

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