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Sir James Glasgow Acheson

(1889-1973), Colonial administrator

Sitter in 3 portraits

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Sir James Glasgow Acheson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1948
NPG x189418

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Sir James Glasgow Acheson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1948
NPG x189419

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Rev. James Malcolm Acheson

03 February 2018, 20:51

Born 24th January 1889
Married to Violet Field 1st March 1917 at Meerut, India
Retired to Ross-on-Wye and then to Much Birch, both in Herefordshire
Died 5th October 1973
Violet born 22nd October 1893, died 4th August 1974
Their ashes interred together in Much Birch Churchyard; the Rector's stall in the church was given in their memory: oak carvings on the stall by their grand-daughter Jane Fenella (Nell) Glover, nee Acheson, represent aspects of their lives.
UNA CUM FIDELIBUS inscription on stall: "Together with the faithful".

Rev. J. Malcolm Acheson (grandson)

23 August 2017, 16:29

Son of John Acheson J.P. (linen manufacturer) and Harriet Acheson (social reform campaigner) of Portadown, Co. Armagh.
Education: St. Andrew's College, Dublin;
Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin (double Senior Moderator in Greek and
Latin Literature and German Literature).
Indian Civil Service 1913-1945 (Political Department from 1920); served in United Provinces, Delhi/Simla, Baluchistan and North-West Frontier; C.I.E. 1929; final post Resident in Kashmir 1943-5: Knight Bachelor 1945.
1946-8 Regional Governmental Officer, Control Commission for Germany: second in command of Schleswig-Holstein, based in Kiel.
1949 onwards: Fruit farm owner and local chairmanships in south Herefordshire; Income Tax Commissioner for Ross-on-Wye.
1950 Chairman, Magee Committee, Londonderry.
An outstanding linguist, incl. German, Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashtu etc.
Marriage (1917) to Violet Catherine French Field (later Lady Acheson), who became Chief Commissioner of the All-India Girl Guides; awarded Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal.

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