PAWSEY, Charles Ridley

PAWSEY, Charles Ridley. Surbiton, Surrey 14.7.1894 — Badingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk 21.7.1972. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Charles James P., a paymaster of Royal Navy, and Ellen Edith Offord. After Berkhamsted School studies at Wadham College, Oxford (B.A.). Served as officer in WW I and joined I.C.S. 1919. From 1922 Deputy Commissioner in Kohima (Naga Hills), finally District Commissioner until 1947. In 1942-44 he had important role in defending Kohima against Japanese. Back in England lived in Badingham. Knighted 1947. Married 1954 Rita Halliday.

Publications: With N. L. Bor: “English–Sema Vocabulary”, JASB 3rd S. Letters 4, 1938, 309-349.

– “Ten Folk-Stories in Sema Naga”, JASB 3rd S. Letters 5, 1939, 261-315.

Sources: *Who Was Who 1971-80; Wikipedia.

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