General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands, March 1914, 1914-03
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Figures positively identified in the photograph are:
Sir Henry Hesketh Bell, seated in centre of group.
Sir Thomas Laurence Roxburgh (1853-1945) seated at right. Roxburgh served in the Colonial Civil Service in Jamaica for some years and was Administrator of St. Christopher and Nevis from 1906-1915.
Sir Thomas Alexander vans Best (1870-1941), seated at left. At this period, Colonial Secretary of the Leeward Islands, Best later served in Trinidad (Colonial Secretary 1919-25) and Malta (Lieutenant Governor 1925-30), before ending his career as Governor of the Windward Islands from 1930-33.
Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Bennett Davidson-Houston (1870-1960), standing second from right. After military service in Mashonaland and West Africa, Davidson-Houston was appointed Commissioner of Montserrat in 1906. He later served as Administrator of St. Lucia 1918-27; Acting Governor of the Windward Islands 1923, 1923-24 and 1925; Chief Secretary, Nyasaland 1927-30; Acting Governor, Nyasaland 1929, 1930.
Thomas Leslie Hardtman Jarvis ( - ), at right of back row. Commissioner of the Virgin Islands 1909-13.
Benyon, standing second from left. A.D.C. to Sir Henry Hesketh Bell.
The two remaining figures have not been individually identified but are probably:
Thomas Stafford Sidney (1863-1917), Attorney General of the Leeward Islands 1909-1917.
William Douglas Auchinleck (1848-1932) Auditor General of the Leeward Islands 1907-23.
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- From the Fonds: Bell, Sir (Henry Hesketh Joudou, 1864-1952, Knight, colonial governor) (Person)