Governor of North Borneo

The Governor of North Borneo was the appointed head of the government of North Borneo.

Governor of North Borneo
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceSandakan (before 1946), Kota Kinabalu (1946–1963)
Inaugural holderWilliam Hood Treacher
Formation1881–1963
Final holderWilliam Allmond Codrington Goode
Abolished1963

Originally the Governor was appointed by the North Borneo Chartered Company, which was responsible for the administration of the protectorate. Upon North Borneo becoming a Crown colony in 1946, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the Governor of British North Borneo became an appointee of the Crown (i.e. of the Government of the United Kingdom).

Flag of the Governor of North Borneo (1882–1903).
Flag of the Governor of North Borneo (1903–1915).
Flag of the Governor of North Borneo (1915–1941).
Flag of the Governor of the Crown Colony of North Borneo (1946–1963).

List of Governors appointed by the CompanyEdit

  British North Borneo  
Portrait Name Tenure Monarch
From To
1   William Hood Treacher 1881 1887  
Victoria
House of Hanover
(20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901)
2   William Maunder Crocker 1887 1888
3   Charles Vandeleur Creagh 1888 1895
4   Leicester Paul Beaufort 1895 1899
5   Hugh Charles Clifford 1900 1901
6   Ernest Woodford Birch 1901 1903  
Edward VII
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(22 January 1901 – 6 May 1910)
7   Edward Peregrine Gueritz 1904 1911
 
George V
House of Windsor
(6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936)
8   Francis Robert Ellis 1911 1912
9   Sir James Scott Mason 1912 1912
10   Cecil William Chase Parr 1913 1915
11   Aylmer Cavendish Pearson
1st term
1915 1922
12   William Henry Rycroft 1922 1925
13   Aylmer Cavendish Pearson
2nd term
1925 1926
14   John Lisseter Humphreys 1926 1929
15   Arthur Frederick Richards 1930 1933
  Douglas James Jardine 1934 1937
16
 
Edward VIII
House of Windsor
(20 January 1936 – 11 December 1936)
 
George VI
House of Windsor
(11 December 1936 – 1 April 1942)
17   Charles Robert Smith 1937 1942
  Japanese Occupation of British Borneo  

From 1 April 1942 to 10 June 1945.

  British Military Administration of Borneo (1945-1946)    
George VI
House of Windsor
(10 June 1945 – 6 February 1952)
18   Charles Robert Smith 1945 1946
  Crown Colony of North Borneo  
19   Edward Francis Twining 1946 5 May 1949
20   James Calder

Officer Administering the Colony

5 May 1949 10 January 1950
21   Herbert Ralph Hone 10 January 1950 1954
 
Elizabeth II
House of Windsor
(6 February 1952 – 16 September 1963)
22   Roland Evelyn Turnbull 1954 1959
23 William Allmond Codrington Goode 1959 1963

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