Friday, June 27, 2014

Samuel Dunlop, Death 28 Jun 1917, London

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 15 August 1917, Page 4


DUNLOP. - On the 28th June, at 74, Cromwell-avenue, Highgate, N. Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G. (retired Royal Artillery), late Inspector-General of Police, Straits Settlements, aged 79 years.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 16 August 1917, Page 102


Our Scottish correspondent notes the death at the age of 79 on some day not specified, in June, of Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G., formerly Inspector General of Police in the Straits, who has been on pension since Sept 3rd 1890. Colonel Dunlop was educated at Belfast University and Woolwich and commissioned in the R.A. on April 7th 1856, retiring as Colonel in 1882. He entered the service of the Colony in 1870 as acting Commissioner of Police, remaining in the Police save for a term of eighteen months just before his retirement, when he was President of the Singapore Municipality. He took part in the Perak expedition, and was Commissioner with the British forces sent to quell the disturbances in Sungei Ujong in 1874. On the murder of Mr. Birch he was appointed special commissioner temporarily for Perak Affairs. He organised the expedition which captured the Passir Salak stockade in Nov. 1875, later accompanying General Colborne's force up the Perak River and across the country to Kinta, then a long and dangerous journey. He returned to Singapore at the beginning of 1876, receiving the War Medal. He was also mentioned in despatches, and was made a C.M.G., in 1884.

Colonel Dunlop was the second District Grand master of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago, succeeding the late Mr. W. H. Read, and being followed by Sir Charles Warren. His daughter marred Mr. W. P. Waddell of Boustead & Co.

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