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Sir Hugh Charles Clifford
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1866
Roehampton
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 18, 1941
Roehampton
Greater London, England

British colonial administrator, GCMG, GBE. He was the son of Major-General Sir Henry Hugh Clifford and his wife Josephine Elizabeth, née Anstice; his grandfather was Hugh Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh. He intended to follow his father, a distinguished colonial general, into the British Army, but later decided to join the civil service in the Straits Settlements, with the assistance of his relative Sir Frederick Weld, the then Governor of the Straits Settlements and also the British High Commissioner in Malaya. He was later transferred to the British Protectorate of the Federated Malay States. Clifford arrived in Malaya in 1883, aged 17. He first became a cadet in the State of Perak. During his twenty years in Perak, Clifford socialised with the local Malays and studied their language and culture deeply. He served as British Resident at Pahang, 1896–1900 and 1901–1903, and Governor of North Borneo, 1900–1901. In 1903, he left Malaya to take the post of Colonial Secretary of Trinidad. Later he was appointed Governor of the Gold Coast, 1912–1919, Nigeria, 1919–1925, and Ceylon, 1925–1927. He continued to write stories and novels about Malayan life. His last posting was as Governor of the Straits Settlements and British High Commissioner in Malaya from 1927 until 1930. He wrote Farther India, which chronicles European explorations and discoveries in Southeast Asia.

His grandfather was Hugh Charles Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh.
His brother Brigadier General Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford died during WWI.
His two nephews were killed: Capt Thomas Joseph Fitzherbert-Brockholes killed in 1915 and Lt Roger Hugh Fitzherbert-Brockholes killed in 1919 during the Russian intervention.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Hugh Clifford (1826 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Minna Phillippa à Beckett Clifford (1869 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Hugh Gilbert Francis Clifford (____ - 1916)*
 
 Sibling:
  Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford (____ - 1916)*
  Hugh Charles Clifford (1866 - 1941)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
Wimbledon
London Borough of Merton
Greater London, England
 
Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
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Sir Hugh Charles Clifford
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Sir Hugh Charles Clifford
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Peace,Perfect Peace,God Bless.
- wessex
 Added: May. 26, 2010
 
 
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