Early Life of Frederick Chalmers Bourne
Frederick Chalmers Bourne was born on 12 August 1891 as the son of Sir Frederick Bourne and Isabel Alice. He studied at Rugby and later acquired his M.A. degree from Christ Church, Oxford. Bourne served in 4th Battalion Queen's Own (RW Kent Regiment) from 1910 to 1920.
Career of Frederick Chalmers Bourne
In the year 1920, he joined the British Indian Civil Service (ICS) and worked as an officer. The Indian Civil Service (ICS) was the civil service of the Government of India during the era of the rule of British Empire in India. After the year 1886, the Indian Civil Service was officially known as Imperial Civil Service. Later he was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of Lahore from 1937 to 1940 and later as the Secretary to Government of Punjab Home Department from 1940 to 1941.
Sir Frederick Chalmers Bourne held several other positions through put his career including Chief Secretary to Government, Punjab from 1941 to 1945; Acting Governor of Central Provinces and Berar from May 1945 to October 1945. He was later appointed as the Acting Governor of Assam in the year 1946 and also served as the Governor of Central Provinces and Berar from the year 1946 to 1947. He acted as the first Governor of East Bengal from 15 August 1947 until 5 April 1950.
Honours of Frederick Chalmers Bourne
Frederick Chalmers Bourne was knighted with Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (CSI) in 1944; Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (KCSI) in 1946; and Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in the year 1941.
Personal Life of Frederick Chalmers Bourne
Frederick Chalmers Bourne was married with Heather Frances, who was the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel F.W. Burbury, in 1918. Bourne died in the year 1977.
(Last Updated on : 21-08-2012)
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