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Sir John Robert Chancellor Appointed High Commissioner of Palestine

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The appointment of Sir John Robert Chancellor as High Commissioner of Palestine to succeed Lord Herbert C. Plumer, was announced today by the Colonial Office. The King has approved the appointment.

Lord Plumer, who will take a three months leave beginning this month, will retire at the end of his vacation. During his absence H. C. Luke, the new Civil Secretary, will be acting High Commissioner.

Sir John, who is now Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Southern Rhodesia, held the same post for Mauritius from 1911-16 and for Trinidad and Tobage, 1916-21. He was Staff Captain of the Intelligence Department of the War Office in 1903, Assistant Military Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence in 1904 and Secretary to the Colonial Defence Committee in 1906. He holds the military title of Lieutenant-Colonel.