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Lord Sydenham of Combe (known as Sir George Sydenham Clarke before his elevation to the peerage) has long been recognized as one of the leading governmental authorities on matters affecting the defense and security of the British Empire. Born in 1848, he began his career as an officer in the Royal Engineers. After serving with the British forces in the Sudan, he was employed at the War Office in London from 1885 to 1892 as Secretary to the Colonial Defense Committee, and from 1892 to 1901 in various tasks connected with army administration and reorganization, being also sent on special duty to many parts of Europe and America. He was Governor of Victoria (one of the Australian States) from 1901 to 1904, when he became Secretary to the important Committee of Imperial Defense. Prom 1907 to 1913 he was Governor of Bombay, and since then has presided over many royal commissions and other important bodies. Besides writing technical works on mathematics, engineering and military science, he Is the author of various books on questions of British imperialism and world politics.
Lord Sydenham of Combe; The Threat to British Rule in India. Current History 1 October 1924; 21 (1): 22–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.19220.127.116.11
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