General Wauchope, Commander of Northern Ireland, Named Palestine High Commissioner
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General Wauchope, Commander of Northern Ireland, Named Palestine High Commissioner

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Lieutenant-General Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, general officer commanding Northern Ireland, was appointed High Commissioner of Palestine and Transjordania today by King George to succeed Sir John Chancellor who has been High Commissioner since 1928. High Commissioner Chancellor’s resignation, effective November 1, at the expiration of his three year term, has been accepted by King George.

The High Commissioner-designee has had a distinguished military career dating from 1893. General Wauchope served with distinction in the Boer War from which he emerged a captain. During the World War he was wounded several times and thrice decorated. From 1902 to 1903 he was commander-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope.

In 1923 he was a member of the Overseas Settlement delegation to Australia and New Zealand. From 1924 to 1927 he was chief of the British section of the military Inter-Allied Commission of Control in Berlin. Since 1929 he has been in command in Northern Ireland.

Ever since the Palestine riots of August-September, 1929, rumors have been current that High Commissioner Chancellor would resign. During the last year these reports became increasingly frequent.

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