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Sir David James Gardiner Rose GCMG CVO MBE CPM (April 10, 1923 – November 10, 1969) was Governor General of Guyana from 1966 to 1969.

Sir David Rose

2nd Governor-General of Guyana
In office
16 December 1966 – 10 November 1969
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterForbes Burnham
Preceded byRichard Luyt
Succeeded byEdward Luckhoo
Personal details
David James Gardiner Rose

10 April 1923
British Guiana
Died10 November 1969 (Age 46)
London, England

He was raised in Mahaica in British Guiana and was educated at Mount St Mary's College in England. Returning to British Guiana following World War II, the newly wed David Rose joined the colonial police force and later became Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime). In 1960-61 he was appointed as defense officer to the Federal Government of the West Indies Federation in Trinidad. Following the breakup of the Federation, between 1964 and 1966, he was the Administrator of Antigua.[1] He was then transferred to a newly independent Guyana, where he served as Governor General from 1966 to 1969.

He was killed in an accident while visiting London to relinquish his post. The honours he received included the Colonial Police Medal with bar for gallantry, and the highest award of Guyana, the Order of Excellence, which was awarded posthumously in 1970.


  1. ^ "Index Ro-Ry". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
Government offices
Preceded by
Richard Luyt
Governor General of Guyana
1966 – 1969
Succeeded by
Edward Luckhoo