Awards & Titles:

Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael & St. George

Early Life :

Hon. LL.D. 1897. Younger s. of Col. Goldie-Taubman, Scots Guards, and Speaker of the House of Keys, Isle of Man. B. May 20, 1846, at the Nunnery, Isle of Man. Educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Lieut., R.E. K.C.M.G., 1887. P.C., 1898. F.R.S., 1902. Hon. D.C.L., Oxford. Attended Berlin Conference as expert on affairs of the Niger, 1884-5. Obtained grant of Royal charter to the National African Company, under title of Royal Niger Co., Chartered and Limited, which secured 400,000 square miles of most highly fertile, highly mineralised, and thickly populated portion of W. African territory, known as Nigeria, 1897. On Royal Commissions on S. African War, 1902-3, and on War Stores, 1905-6. President, National Defence Association, 1905-14 and 1915-20. Died Aug. 20, 1925. (D.N.B.; Who was Who.)

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Action : War Survivor 

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Detail :

Sir George Goldie, original name George Dashwood Goldie-taubman, (born May 20, 1846, near Douglas, Isle of Man—died Aug. 20, 1925, London), British colonial administrator, organizer of a chartered company (1886) that established British rule on the Niger River, who was chiefly responsible for the development of northern Nigeria into an orderly and prosperous British protectorate and later a major region of independent Nigeria. Although his importance in West Africa may have equalled that of Cecil John Rhodes in South Africa, he differed from Rhodes in his preference for obscurity; he destroyed his papers and pronounced a curse on any of his children should they write about him after his death.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Old Union No. 46 E.C.London

11th January 1881
8th February 1881
8th March 1881

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