Sir Laurence Nunns Guillemard
|18th Governor of the Straits Settlements|
17 February 1920 – 3 June 1927
|Preceded by||Sir Arthur Young|
|Succeeded by||Sir Hugh Clifford|
|Born||7 June 1862|
|Died||13 December 1951(aged 89)|
He was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Guillemard spent his early career in the civil service, where he was for several years Principal Private Secretary to Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Chancellor of the Exchequer. In May 1902, he was appointed Deputy-Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue.
He was appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States in 1920, and was one of the promoters of British policies favouring the Malay ethnic group. He was invested as a Companion of Order of the Bath (CB) in 1905, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1910 and a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 1923. He was promoted to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) in the 1927 New Year Honours; he retired from the service in the same year.
Places named after himEdit
- GUILLEMARD, Sir Laurence Nunns, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
- "Laurence Nunns Guillemard". nlb.gov.sg. 23 April 2014.
- [publisher=The Times|date=24 February 1902|issue=36699]
- "No. 31642". The London Gazette. 14 November 1919. p. 13800.
- "No. 11739". The London Gazette. 4 July 1905. p. 655.
- "No. 28388". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 June 1910. p. 4476.
- "No. 32830". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 June 1923. p. 3945.
- "No. 33235". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1926. p. 4.
- Listing of Photographic Collection for 'Guillemard, Sir Laurence Nunns (1862-1951) Knight, colonial governor' held at Cambridge University (Janus)
Sir Arthur Young
| Governor of the Straits Settlements and
British High Commissioner in Malaya
1920 – 1927
Sir Hugh Clifford
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