Wauchope, Arthur Grenfell

Birth Name Wauchope, Arthur Grenfell [1a]
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1874    

Education   Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom  

Military Service 1893 British Army, Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence MoD  

Military Service 1893 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, British Army, Ministry of Defence MoD Arhur Grenfell Wauchope was commissioned

Military Service 1896 The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, British Army, Ministry of Defence MoD Arthur Grenfell Wauchope was transferred

Occupation 1931   Arthur Grenfell Wauchope was appointed High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine and Trans-Jordan

Event Note

In 1936, Arthur Grenfell Wauchope was granted a second tour of duty.
His tenure included economic growth and cultural development in Palestine, based on his recognition that Jewish immigration to Palestine would be a major contribution to economic development.
Michael Fry cites: Wauchope "tried to allay the Arabs' fears by in effect guaranteeing a majority for Moslems and Christians. That only outraged the Jews."
When the British Government appointed a royal commission, that recommended partition, which inflamed the violence, and caused Wauchope to resign.



Source References

  1. The Supreme Muslim Council: Islam under the British mandate for Palestine
    1. Page: 43


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