The Info List - High Commissioners For Palestine And Transjordan

The High Commissioner for Palestine was the highest ranking authority representing the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the mandated territories of Palestine and Transjordan under the British Mandate for Palestine. In 1928, a separate post of High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan, the holder of which was responsible for overseeing Transjordan, was created; however, this post was always held simultaneously by the High Commissioner for Palestine. They were based in Jerusalem. The office commenced on 1 July 1920, before the commencement of the Mandate on 29 September 1923, and replaced the British military occupation under the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration, which had operated in Palestine in 1917–1918. The office ceased with the expiration of the Mandate on 15 May 1948. List of High Commissioners for Palestine and High Commissioners for Trans-Jordan[edit]

Name Term start Term end

Herbert Louis Samuel 1 July 1920 30 June 1925

Field Marshal Lord Plumer 25 August 1925 31 July 1928

Harry Charles Luke (acting) 31 July 1928 6 December 1928

John Chancellor 6 December 1928 1 November 1931

Mark Aitchison Young (acting) 1 November 1931 20 November 1931

Arthur Grenfell Wauchope 20 November 1931 1 March 1938

William Denis Battershill (acting for Wauchope) September 1937 24 November 1937

Harold MacMichael 3 March 1938 30 August 1944

Field Marshal The Viscount Gort 1 November 1944 5 November 1945

Alan Cunningham 21 November 1945 14 May 1948

See also[edit]

British Mandate of Palestine


Report to the League of Nations on the Administration of Palestine and Trans-Jordan for the year 1928 World Statesmen - Israel Agreement between his Britannic Majesty and His Highness the Amir of Trans-Jordan, February 1928 Article 1, "His Highness the Amir agrees that His Britannic Majesty shall be represented in Trans-Jordan by a British Resident acting on behalf of the High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan."

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Former (Africa)

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Former (Asia)

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Senior British representatives in neighbouring protected states

Resident of Gwalior

High Commissioner for Iraq Governor of Labuan High Commissioner for Malaya Governor of the Malayan Union Governor of North Borneo Resident Minister in Nepal High Commissioners for Palestine and Transjordan Governor of Penang Governor of Sarawak Governor of Singapore

Former (Australasia)

Governor-General of Australia

Government Resident of Central Australia Governor of New South Wales Government Resident of North Australia Governor of Queensland Governor of South Australia Governor of Tasmania Governor of Victoria Governor of Western Australia

Lieutenant Governor of the Swan River Colony Governor-General of New Zealand Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Consul in Tonga

Former (Europe)

Governor of Cyprus Lieutenant Governor of Heligoland High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands Governor of the Isle of Wight Governor of Malta Governor of Minorca Governor of Northern Ireland

Former (Oceania)

Governor of Fiji Governor of the Solomon Islands High Commissioner for the Western Pacific

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Mandatory Palestine articles


Sinai and Palestine Campaign Intercommunal conflict

Palestinian nationalism Syrian irredentism

Syrian–Palestinian Congress



Districts Lakes

Dead Sea Sea of Galilee

Land of Israel Palestine (region) Rivers

Jordan River


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Palestine Command Palestine Police Force Jewish Settlement Police Jewish Supernumerary Police Special
Night Squads During WWII

Palestine Regiment Jewish Brigade

Italian bombing Wars

Jewish insurgency


Palestine Airways Anglo-Palestine Bank Palestine pound List of post offices Arab boycott


Archaeology Football Settlements

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