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Name: KNOWLES, Frederick Arthur CMG

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Birth Date: 17.3.1872 Barrackpore, India

Death Date: 22.9.1922 Devon

First Date: 1898

Profession: See also KNOWLES entry. DC. Sub-Commissioner, Uganda Province

Area: Uganda

Married: Elsie Anna Seeman b. 1881 Azores, d. 20 Oct 1945 Littleham, Devon

Children: Evelyn Diana (21 Apr 1915 Uganda-1985); Ivan Arthur (1917 Brentford-1941 killed in action Libya); Lionel Francis George (16 July 1921 Devon-2015)

Book Reference: North, Hobley, Roosevelt, EAHB 1905, EAS, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, UJ, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Bright

General Information:

Roosevelt - 1909 - at Kampala we stayed with the DC, Mr Knowles, veteran administrator and a mighty hunter .......... A year or two before our host, Knowles, had been struck by lightning and knocked senseless, a huge zigzag mark being left across his body, and the links of his gold watchchain being fused; it was many months before he completely recovered  
EAHB 1905 - Asst. Collector, Uganda Protectorate, Jan 17th 1898; Collector, April 1st 1902
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa (Mr F. Knowles)
North - Appt. 3rd Class Asst., UP; dep. Mombasa for Uganda 12/5/1898; home leave 1901; Collector at Wadelai at May 1902; transferred from Wadelai to be Collector Unyoro District, Hoima April 1903; Collector Mbarara Oct 1904; Appt. Sub-Commissioner Western Province 16-6-1905
Uganda Journal - Vol 24, p. 167 - A History of Ibanda, Saza of Mitoma, Ankole by Sir John Milner Gray - …. Frederick Arthur Knowles, the translator of Mbaguta's history, was born in 1872 and joined the Uganda administrative service as an Assistant Collector in 1898. Soon after his arrival he saw active service during the Sudanese Mutiny and was awarded the Mutiny medal. He was Collector at Mbarara from 1904 to 1905. He became a Sub-Commissioner (a rank corresponding to Provincial Commissioner) in 1906 and retired 10 years later, having been awarded the CMG in 1914. He died on 22 September 1922.
Bright - 3 Dec 1898 - Mumia's - Had luncheon with Whyte, Ayres and Knowles. Whyte, the government botanist who has just come up, is an interesting old man.
Hobley - was struck by lightning in his bungalow in Uganda and was lying insensible on the floor of the burning house when his servants pluckily rescued him, and thence onwards till his death he periodically suffered terrible neuralgic pains in his head.
Gazette 1 Jan 1903 F.A. Knowles appt. to Uganda Protectorate

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